May 31

Rob Sitch is Red Faced (Tribute to Thunderbirds)

Rob Sitch on Hey Hey It's Saturday 1984

Rob Sitch on Hey Hey It’s Saturday 1984

Since late 2014, Daryl Somers has been releasing full archive episodes of Hey Hey It’s Saturday on HeyHey.TV – accessible via a paid subscription.

In an upcoming release, episodes from 1984 and 1985 will be available – including an episode of the early days of The D-Generation, before they were actually D-Generation.

The Melbourne Uni Revue, to be more precise – acting out a Thunderbirds parody, with Rob Sitch, Nick Bufalo and John Harrison.

Down the track, the concept was revisited on their own show on the ABC in 1986-87 on The D-Generation – and featured on the Best Bits Of The D-Generation releases.

And not to forget, the redubbing of Thunderbirds as Blunderbirds on the show Our Place.

And as a dovetail, in 1996, Sitch, Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Jane Kennedy did a radio serial based on the Thunderbirds, called Implausible Rescue, which was played on the Today Radio Network.

If you have any more Implausible Rescue or Blunderbirds recordings, contact us champagnelateshow@gmail.com

1 comment

    • Daniel Hopmans on May 31, 2016 at 10:07 pm
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    Great callback to their FM Playhouse days there with “Implausible Rescue”.

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