Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Important Alert


Tomorrow night (Thursday), 8:30pm, ABC1, Skippy: Australia's First Superstar. Don't ask me what is Skippy. You know very well, wherever you live. Probably available on iView later for everyone with broadband.

14 comments:

  1. In 1969 I knew a Sydney actress (Karin Peterson) and she had done an episode of Skippy and I asked her about 'him' - she said:
    "oh there's lots of Skippys and they KEEP THEM IN HESSIAN BAGS.

    and Ken James was great with Tina Bursill in that mad soap opera AIRPORT. I saw him once in a bank.

    that is all.

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  2. Indeed there were a lot Brownie. I think they are content in bags. Reminds them of the pouch.

    Airport or Skyways? I have seen him around a few times.

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  3. oh of course SKYWAYS
    It was hilarious.
    Tina Bursill had this great line
    "can't you see I'm trying to run an airport here!"

    TV channels should rerun lots of old stuff - ratings would skyrocket even for Zig&Zag racing around the 1960's streets of South Melbourne in their firetruck.
    Will you tune in for
    The Ossie Ostrich Redux?
    I hope they include The Legendary Stardust Cowboy doing Paralyzed- I made his Texas flag for the show.

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  4. Anonymous12:40 am

    On the way in to work tonight I listened to 3AW and they were interviewing Ken James who is going to be on the show tomorrow night.
    I remeber last year when he was peeved about the show not giving the actors royalties yet selling merchandise world Wide and yadda yadda. A bit like what has happened with the Prisoner stars I guess. I am thinking, no one knew how popular these shows would become down the track. If they did, the actors sure would have secured better deals.
    Cazzie

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  5. "Don't ask me what is Skippy. You know very well, wherever you live."

    Absolutely...he's a wallaby pretending to be a kangaroo. I wonder why the producers didn't just hire a proper roo. Speciesism, I suspect.

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  6. Anonymous8:12 am

    What? - you mean Skippy couldn't fly a helicopter - my childhood dreams have been shattered...
    Michael

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  7. Agree Brownie. Some reruns of old Aussie shows.

    Cazzie, they would be so rich now, it is not funny. I hope actors protect themselves better now.

    Wallabies can't kill you like a kangaroo can Brian.

    Yep, Michael, seems he couldn't do much at all.

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  8. Mightn't be able to fly a helicopter but they taste delish lightly grilled in a marinade of cab sav with Spanish onions, green tomatoes and a light splash of brandy...

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  9. Dennis Hill was the creator of Skippy. He died from parkinsons' disease a few years back Don bought out wheelchair accesible VW Van from his widow - so we/I have the creator of Skippy's van - and his widow gave us a copy of the first Skippy promo (paper) they sent out to all the TV stations - Don was really excited about that

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  10. Anonymous6:16 pm

    I tried to watch Skippy on iView but couldn't because I live abroad! I wanna see Skippy!!!!! Vik.

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  11. Jayne, I have nothing against eating them. I just don't like the taste.

    Hey MC. What an interesting bit of extra trivia. Still have the promo paper?

    I was wondering about that Vik. Same as the BBC, foreigners not allowed to view. I will keep it for your next visit. Can't send it unfortunately.

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  12. Anonymous9:58 pm

    I actually sent the ABC an email asking if Aussies living abroad could be given access to iView. Not expecting a positive response but I'm curious about what they'll say.

    I don't know - first I lost my voting rights, then I was denied access to Medicare and now I can't enjoy Skippy - talk about punishing expat Aussies!!! Vik.

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  13. I have already checked on your behalf Vik. The answer is no due to copyright reasons. However, Google is your friend and there is a TORRENT of tv shows to see.

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  14. Anonymous11:36 pm

    Thank you. I'll check. Vik.

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