Tag: The Late Show

Sep 17

Top or Frontbottom?

Top and Bottom lists that rank the topic of discussion can be entertaining and compelling at the same time. While there are no thorough and correct answers (unless a registered survey or census has been performed), many listings are usually done by matter of opinion, and with the odd listener / reader / viewer interaction. …

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Sep 05

Vale “Dr” Aaron Beaucaire

Aaron Beaucaire, or “Doctor” Aaron Beaucaire – according to a Muckraking segment based on violence, passed away late August. Beaucaire was popular with The Late Show fans. Known for his over-the-top explosions and special effects on the show, he was also considered “The Fifth Beatle” when props man Alf Camilleri* wasn’t around (but the fans …

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Jul 27

Remembering: The ACTUAL Show itself: Tom and Santo Speak

Continuing the celebration of The Late Show and its 20 year anniversary (which has been a week past since time of publish) we have a zinger for you. For the next installment of the ‘Remembering” series, two of The Late Show and Working Dog cast members – Tom Gleisner and Santo Cilauro, took time out of their extremely …

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Jul 17

Happy 20th Anniversary, The Late Show!

20 years ago today, “Generation X”ers (and a few older “Generation Y”ers) were about to embark on a new form of Australian comedy. Channel 7 sketch comedy show Fast Forward was the talk of the town, into their 4th season, but was nearing the end of its life cycle. Where will Australia turn to for laugh-a-minute …

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Jun 20

Remembering: The Pissweak Kids (with bonus interview)

Over the two years of The Late Show, there were various sketches starring children ranging from 8 – 14.  They eventually became known and credited as The Pissweak Kids. What originally began as sketches from The D-Generation in 1986 – 1987 as Tommy Cravat Jnr promoting pissweak theme parks, the idea was rejuvenated for The Late Show, …

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May 26

Happy Birthday Bargearse!

Today (26/5/12) marked  Detective Sargeant Bargearse‘s 84th birthday. Well, kind of. It was the great, late actor Leo “Lucky” Grills who played Detective Sargeant ‘Bluey’ Hills in the Channel 7 drama production Bluey from 1976 to 1977. Bluey wasn’t your typical detective. What made him unique was that he drank, ate, smoked and did all the …

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May 13

Remembering: Impressions of Rob Sitch

Over the two seasons, Rob Sitch has played many characters, such as Graham from Graham & The Colonel, the egotistical chauvinistic character in the dinner party sketches, Gavin Oz from The Oz Brothers and more. But he’s well-known (and stated by Santo Cilauro on the show) that he is the master of disguises. His first impression …

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May 08

Remembering: Music Video Parodies

Nearly every sketch comedy show – without fail – create their own song parodies. Most of the piss-takes are around songs or artists which are popular at the time. Sometimes the parody songs are that funny and entertaining, they can out-do the actual song. Even to the point that when you hear the original, you …

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Apr 17

Remembering: Piffy The Bell Ringer (with bonus interview)

Throughout the 2 seasons of The Late Show, a segment called Toilet Break would be played, around 3/5 of the way into the show. Season 1 played excerpts from The Saturday Show from the late 70s to early 80s, and Season 2 were highlights from the 80s talent show Pot Luck, hosted by Ernie Sigley and judge Bernard …

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Apr 02

Remembering: Musical Finale

Pete “Aerosmith” Smith Season Two. At the end of each episode of 1993, Tony Martin would introduce a musical finale to play over the end of the credits. It was usually a large, well known artist or band that was requested. Tony would rely on his partner-in-crime Mick Molloy to chase down the talent to do their …

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