The Scumbus Is Coming

Never since the major sizzle and reveal of Australian Pie / Meat Pie / Going Down Under has there been talk of Tony Martin‘s co-host of radio’s Get This Ed Kavalee on his own movie adventure – we FINALLY get to see it!

A film project that Kavalee has been working on for the last few years – Scumbus – is seeing the light of day, thanks to Channel 10. Not to be confused with the vengabusScumbus tells the story of two irresponsible police officers who are doomed to a makeshift police caravan in a suburb full of “there’s chuck everywhere!” and “weekend” listeners. Tommy (Kavalee) goes by the book, but Red (Toby Truslove) has other ideas.

Kavalee reportedly spent around $60,000 of his own coin to get the independent project up and running, with friends and colleagues playing roles in the film. The cast includes Martin himself, as well as favourite Lachy HulmeGlenn RobbinsRyan SheltonDave Hughes, Samantha Tolj and other familiar faces.


Scumbus will premiere 9:30pm Saturday 10th November on Channel 10. Check your program guide to see if it’s in your area.

So don your jumper pants and crack open a can of Steven Seagal Lightning Bolt energy drink while eating your marinara.. mariana for a thrill ride that may outdo the blades of steel.


See the trailer here.


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    • john on November 11, 2012 at 10:21 pm
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    As a diehard fan of Get this, Scumbus i.s
    brilliant movie.I got my “helmet of hair” fix. I was laughing my head off as the wife looked at me as if I a mental case. I have to say well done “chickenman”, wheres my copy of I.D. or maybe a sweet remote controlled helicopter.

    • Mark on November 15, 2012 at 8:09 am
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    ScumBus was the Best thing I have seen this year on TV. When Is ScumBus Coming out on DVD

  1. Anybody know where one could get a copy of this if one happened to miss it when it was first shown? I can’t believe I missed this!!! I mean, as the man would say, “THIS IS DIZZY STUFF, FOLKS.” !!!!!

    • Carmen on December 4, 2013 at 12:11 pm
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    Channel 10 (Melb) Sunday 8 December 2013 11pm.

    • Michael on December 23, 2013 at 9:55 pm
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    I think I’m in the same boat as a lot of people.
    When is the DVD being released.
    I’ve missed both screenings of Scumbus and I’m not sure if it has even been shown in Sydney.
    It would be nice to add it to my collection of Get This Podcasts & The Joy of Sets TV Series.
    Not to mention at least watching it.
    Will we see the DVD any time soon.
    Please say yes.

      • on January 4, 2014 at 7:31 am
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      Available here:

        • Michael on January 4, 2014 at 7:50 am
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        Thanks shitscared.
        I was hoping for the DVD to get quality over content.
        But, if this is it, it will do.
        At least I can watch it just in case we never see the DVD.
        Hope the bloody Internet holds up.
        Ciao and thanks again.

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