WHEN AUSTRALIAN TV WAS GOOD
What the actual FUCK happened to Australian television? I mean, it’s never been the best programming in the world, British TV had it all over us but it seems the mid-90’s Australian TV was rife with lose your shit laughing shows, nothing even comes close these days? The general accretion of pandering bullshit TV shows these days are just carbon copies of each other, creating this circle of jerks effect.
Not to say that the shows of yesteryear were all the more superior use of intelligence, just saying that there was were a shit-ton more interesting and more importantly, funny shows out there. For instance, genius sketch shows like Full Frontal and Fast Forward, the vox-pox Late Show interviews and street sketches were consistently packed full of lolz. Sir Les Patterson’s crude sexist jokes were always on point. Even the Footy Show was watchable to even the most adverse footy fan.
They were great times. Let’s go to there.
Milo Kerrigan – Holden Statesman – Full Frontal
David McGahans World – Cats – Full Frontal
Amish Road Rage – Full Frontal
Sidenote – When Amish people get mad at Youtube videos about Amish people: This comment exists
Eric Bana compilation Full Frontal
The Late Show – Dinner Party Sketches
The Late Show – Shitscared: Bike sketch
The Late Show – Street Interviews
Sir Les Patterson 1981 on Willesee
Hey Hey it’s Saturday 1986
Norman Gunston – 1989 Logies
Even the ads were better, hands up if you remember this Holden ute ad:
Great TV times.