Thanks to forum regular Mason Hell-Cat / Flemishdog and the beauty of YouTube, want to know what the fuss was all about before The Late Show appeared?
The D-Generation got their televisual start with a sketch comedy show on the ABC in 1986, with cast members Rob Sitch, Santo Cilauro, John Harrison, Madga Szubanski, Marg Downey & Michael Veitch. As the show developed, Tom Gleisner, Mick Molloy, and Tony Martin & Jane Turner joined the cast. When The D-Generation sketch show was shown, it was seen as a ‘rebellious’ comedy show that was full of toilet humour and labelled a ‘disgrace’ (mostly from the … very mature… viewers who’d rather watch endless repeats of Fawlty Towers and Dad’s Army).
Take a glimpse at the farce, that was The D-Generation in 1986 from disgruntled viewers (with some added positive feedback.
Starts at 1 minute 22 seconds
Looks like Tim Bowden has had ongoing issues with them for a while…
Starts at 6 minutes 31 seconds