Ooh, me Easter Eggs! From Bargearse/Olden Days DVD

SPOILER ALERT!!

If you’ve got your copy of The Olden Days/Bargearse that came out in late August, thank forum member menagers for finding the Easter Eggs contained within.

1. Main menu: Bargearse, arrow up, devil icon – exorcism film
2. Main menu: The Olden Days, arrow left, zero icon – funniest home video gag
3. Main menu: subtitles, arrow down, beer mug icon – The Whinging Pom (at last!)
4. Subtitles: main menu, arrow down, VHS icon – video shop sketch
5. Olden Days 1st menu: next, arrow left, beetle icon – OTT pest control
6. Olden Days 1st menu: main menu, arrow right, horse icon – poor Charlie the Wonderdog being forced to root Rob’s leg
7. Olden Days 2nd menu: main menu, arrow down, swastika icon – Hitler’s about
8. Olden Days 2nd menu: 11., arrow left, ALF icon – tribute to Alf Camileri
9. Bargearse 1st menu: 1., arrow up, $ icon – (forgotten?)
10. Bargearse 1st menu: next, arrow down, dial icon – cinema ads
11. Bargearse 2nd menu: 6., arrow up, dogbone icon – Ken Bruce ad
12. Bargearse 2nd menu: main menu, arrow right, hand icon – “hands off” in Bourke St.
13. Where’s me bloody extras? menu: audio comm., arrow left, magnifying glass icon – murder comma she wrote
14. Where’s me bloody extras? menu: DVD credits, arrow down, footy icon – Bruce Mac season 2
15. Where’s me bloody extras? menu: main menu, arrow left, umbrella icon – Merchant Ivory
16. DVD credits menu: arrow left, gun icon – last but never least, the 4 kinsman – cop killer.

Ooh, me Easter Eggs!

Apols for lack of updates!

Apols for the lack of updates to the site—I’ve been away for a few months. The forum is still going strong and we are welcoming several new members each week, some of whom didn’t remember The Late Show the first time around and are discovering its comedic genius for the first time, which is great to see. Also, there’s a burgeoning Facebook group to do with the Late Show (look up Late Show D-Generation) which has more than 300 members, and a YouTube group that pools together all those brilliant clips into one neat area (you can look that one up for yourselves).

Don’t forget to visit the forum to discuss other projects the D-Gen alumni are up to!

Meanwhile if anyone has any stories, gossip, pics etc don’t forget to mail them to me so I can put them on the news page.

September 27, 2007

Mick Molloy’s new show!

The Nation promo – Mick’s new show

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJWoQHcyCC4[/tube]

Thanks to 13schoolyards who has the scoop from the man himself – it sounds great.

*The Nation isn’t a panel chat show – rather, it’s a fake news program, with skits, sketches, fake news, comments, etc. Supposedly the idea is to keep the format loose enough so Mick and company can do pretty much whatever they like.

*The cast is Mick, Gary Eck, Akmal Saleh and Nikki Osbourne. The writers include Mick and his brother Richard.

*No-one from the old Mick Molloy Show is involved – no Tone, no Judith, no Bob Franklin. Mick said he couldn’t ask any of them to put themselves on the line again – this time it’s all him if it goes wrong.

*It is going to be on Tuesdays at 9.30pm – probably starting the first Tuesday in June. It’s not live, but they’re going to tape it about two hours before it goes to air to keep it topical.

TV Hits 1994

How I remember this article… and thanks SO MUCH to Matt for sending it in to me, who received it from joey_macka. It was a 1994 article from TV Hits, soon after The Late Show had ended and the ABC was repeating the series on Wednesday nights. Several people had requested a top-up dose of their favourite comedy team. Are you one of the ones listed?

 

80s flashback – Five in a Row

Thanks again to Scott M. for scanning in the Five In A Row cassingle from 1989. Zoom into the PDF to enjoy the extremely niche yet memory-jogging jokes including “Con the Fruiterer Pty Ltd”, the tracks by the Young Talent Team, Molly Meldrum and Wa Wa Nee and “Copperart Road”. From way back in 1989 (beginning of high school for me).

Thank God You’re Here wins Logie

Working Dog’s successful series Thank God You’re Here has won a TV Week Logie!
In the nominees section, it was good to see a strong presence from ABC TV (The Late Show cast’s original home). Discuss this in our forums!

Most Outstanding Comedy Program

The Chaser’s War on Everything (ABC TV)
The Glass House (ABC TV)
Spicks & Specks (ABC TV)
Stupid Stupid Man (TV1)
Thank God You’re Here (Network Ten) – WINNER

The Whingeing Pom is real

Thanks to Scott McPhee for giving us this image.

If you aren’t familiar with The Late Show sketch of The Whingeing Pom Bar & Bistro, check out

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvFormOyvBQ[/tube]

Boytown at the Barbican

Hi all,
Finally got to see Boytown at tonight’s screening at the Barbican in London.

A heavily-pregnant Sally Phillips came on to say hello and read a note from Mick, who gave us his best wishes. In his message he joked that he may in fact be the father of Sally’s unborn child, and he warned us that the camera added ten pound of weight (on his chin). I was tempted to raise my hand and ask if Boytown Confidential would ever see the light of day but my boyfriend was already embarrassed by the noise I was making taking this crap mobile phone picture.

As for the movie, I really did enjoy it – far better than some of the reviews on our forums at any rate! I’ll be singing their signature tune for the rest of the weekend, that’s for sure.

Oh, and the audience really loved it too … much laughter (and big cheers when Tony Martin made his appearance!). Everyone clapped at the end.

Champagnecomedy.com is two

February 2007 marked Champagne Comedy’s second birthday; although my original Late Show page on Geocities has been online for – wait for it – more than TEN YEARS.
The fact that The Late Show still entertains and endures proves how talented the D-Gen alumni are. I’m also ecstatic that a couple of new forum members who were around my age when I first enjoyed the show are actively participating in the discussions as well – one even has created a The Late Show theme for her MySpace profile. The website wouldn’t be the same without you all!

Less music, more talk

We hope that the irreverent banter on Tony Martin’s Triple M Get This radio slot is here to stay, but the crap music threatens to take over the 2 hour slot!

If you listen to the ‘new’ Get This on TripleM, are less than pleased and would prefer the talk to stay and the crap music to go away, you can take a stand by signing the petition or emailing Triple M to complain. And to cover all bases here’s another petition.

Thankfully things seem to be back to normal for now, but we must prevent this happening again. Sign the petitions and take a stand.

Don’t forget to join the forum to chat in the members only section about this.