Thank God You're Here - New show from Working Dog in 2006

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Post by 13 schoolyards » Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:14 pm

According to a friend (who recently interviewed Rob for The Panel Xmas special), the new Working Dog travel guide to a fictional Sth American country will be called...

(drum roll)

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Post by LSNut » Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:08 pm

BeerStud2 wrote:Yeah I too think the travel guide book thing might be stretched a bit now. I don't think they should do another one.
No way Jose !!! There is plenty of ripe material still left in the myriad of cliches spread throughout the remaining dodgy continents - Sth America, Africa, Northern Asia, Sub-Continent ..

Come to think of it there's just as much material in the so called '1st World' continents too !! Imagine a Phaic Tan for the good 'ole U.S.A !!! What a minefield..

I think if you watch 'A River Somewhere' you can see the writing on the wall for the Jetlag travel series back then.. :)
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Post by BeerStud2 » Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:44 pm

Im just worried that the joke will become old. Flogging a dead-horse is what Im scared of. Yes, there are plenty of jokes to be made in a similar travel book but Im just scared it won't work. I know they have more in them then this...

[EDIT: Just noticed I repeat myself a lot in this post don't I? Sorry folks!]
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Post by Steve » Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:47 pm

Nah don't worry about it Nah don't worry about it..

If afraid also that a third travel book will be a carbon copy of the other 2 books with only the names and places changed.. well you know what I mean.
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Post by Mason Hell-Cat » Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:02 pm

Yeah exactly what Im talking about.....!
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Post by 13 schoolyards » Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:57 am

I did think Phaic Tan was a bit of an improvement (or at least, a bit different) from their first one - a few more running gags about their writers and their little sections for starters.

I think these books are at least partly aimed at people who've actually been to the countries being sent-up (or at least, the Working Dog crew think they are) - looked at from that point of view, it doesn't matter that the jokes are basically the same because they're tackling an entirely different subject. So there's two audiences for these books - travellers who know the countries, and comedy fans who come for the jokes. Which means that a new book is great for the first audience (because it's about a new country) but bad for the second (because it's full of basically the same jokes)
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Post by sleeping_pirate » Sat Dec 10, 2005 3:57 am

13 schoolyards wrote:So there's two audiences for these books - travellers who know the countries, and comedy fans who come for the jokes.
But the countries are made up...
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Post by Steve » Sat Dec 10, 2005 6:16 am

are they? i don't think so
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Post by LSNut » Sat Dec 10, 2005 6:34 am

Steve wrote:are they? i don't think so
LOL are you serious steve ???

I think the closest relation and inspiration for name Molvania is the *REAL* country of Moldova - a tiny landlocked nation in Eastern Europe !!

As for Phaic Tan - haha where do you begin..
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Post by Steve » Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:51 am

(yes I'm joking)
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