Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"I'm Shaun either way aren't I"

Many years ago, I wrote my Honours dissertation on something I very grandly named "Postmodern Satire". The clip above from The Micallef Pogram was one of my central examples. At the time I had to rely on vhs recording technology and the coincidence that I just happened to be watching the ABC on the night it was on and my supervisor happened to record it. This evening while watching Shaun Micallef on the Channel Ten quiz show I was reminded of it. And look, ta da! Through the wonders of the internet and you tube here it is for us all to enjoy. I can't remember exactly what my argument was (it was a long time ago) but I think it was this sketch that really sparked my ongoing interest in television comedy and particularly, Australian television comedy. It's one of my all time favourite TV things. Enjoy.

(Bonus feature: This clip takes away all your crankiness from the day caused by stoopid, whingey, whiney coworkers who send ridiculous pernickety emails feeling sorry for themselves and expecting you to be interested when they could have actually used the time it took them to write the whingey email to do the simple thing you requested they do in the first place)


jinx said...

hope I wasn't one of those co workers!!!!

Wendy said...

Oh NO never you!

i'll fill you in very soon ;)

let me say just i was flabbergasted and spent the night dreaming of the sarcastic replies i would have loved to send back.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering if you'll be following and blogging about the American round of the Biggest Loser that has just started? I'm interested to hear your response to it, in comparison/competition to the Australian version.

John said...

Shaun Micallef is a comic genius.

Wendy said...

without a doubt John. Absolutely!

hmmm anonymous...i think i might be all biggest losered out at the moment. but if i catch some of it i will be sure to post.