The Mick Molloy Show

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A 2 hour adult night variety show hosted by Mick Molloy. Saturday nights 8:30pm on Channel 9 in 1999.

Not long after finishing the highly successful radio show Martin/Molloy with co-host Tony Martin on the then Austereo Radio Network the year before, Molloy was offered a Saturday night variety show to be broadcasted after the long running Hey Hey It’s Saturday. The premise was a laid-back format, with a rough-casual looking Molloy hosting the show from a couch, in a studio set up to look like an inner-city studio warehouse. Molloy was joined by a regular cast of close friends, comedians and entertainers, such as his long-serving radio partner Martin, Bob FranklinJudith LucyLeigh Paatsch, Dave O’NeilPaul HesterRoz HammondSimon “Pendo” Pendergast, Pete Smith and others. Dwarf actor Arthur Serevetas appeared as “Mini-Mick” during the time of the entire series broadcast, as the 1999 film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me was being shown at the cinemas.

House band The Largest Living Things performed the show theme live at the beginning of broadcast, with Hester on drums and singer, introducing the talent on the show. There were one-off and re-occurring segments on the show, such as sports and entertainment, as well as pre-recorded sketches. Each episode would have a guest band performing 2 to 3 songs.

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The show was originally signed to make 20 episodes, however due to low ratings and negative feedback, it was axed after the eighth episode without warning, not allowing Molloy to wrap up the series in full. He had been paid a handsome $1 million advance pay cheque.

Episode One – July 10, 1999

Episode Two – July 17, 1999

Episode Three – July 24, 1999

Episode Four – July 31, 1999

Episode Five – August 7, 1999

Episode Six – August 14, 1999

Episode Seven – August 21, 1999

Episode Eight – August 28, 1999

The Mick Molloy Show Episode 1

Guide by Steve. Originally broadcast Saturday July 10, 1999 Even on the very first show, Mick created controversy with his screening of a portion of this pilot episode. The show settled in introducing the format and many of the segments including “Checking out the Neighbours“, “Bob’s Scrapbook“, “How Delightful“, Entertainment News with Leigh Paatsch and …

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The Mick Molloy Show Episode 2

Guide by Steve. Originally broadcast Saturday July 17, 1999 Intro On the couch – complaints Talkback radio Highlights package from first episode Highlights package for this episode Guest band: Velvet Tongue < Commercial Break > On the couch – John Howard, John Laws, Stephen King’s car accident, Bob and Pendo talk to Manchester United players …

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The Mick Molloy Show Episode 8

Guide by Steve. Originally broadcast Saturday August 28, 1999 This turned out to be the last ever The Mick Molloy Show, with rumours the cast and crew were informed during the following week. The show did not return. Guest author Mark Thomson talks about his book “Meat, Metal, Fire – The Legendary Australian Barbecue”. Another …

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