Posted by: ilanasmith | January 10, 2008

Come and Fuckin’ Get It

When I was a kid, we lived in a pretty remote part of Australia, and only had one TV channel.  This was the ABC , which is government-funded, commercial-free and mostly showed stuff ganked from the BBC, along with a scattering of home-grown fare: news programs that could bring down state governments, science programs that ensured an entire generation of Australians never considered the possibility of unsafe sex, and the occasional brilliant original sitcom.  Any incidental exercise I encountered as a child was most likely due to Sesame Street and Play School filling in the first hour and a half of programming after school finished.  Oh, and a shitty local library whose books I’d all read.

For much of the eighties, a television chef named Peter Russell Clarke had a quick, daily, 5-minute cooking program on the ABC.  This invariably aired between two programs that I watched (usually Inspector Gadget and Doctor Who), so I saw a lot of him.  I found the scheduling unfortunate and the personality annoying.  He was a bit too bubbly and enthusiastic, and even as a kid, I didn’t respond well to that.  Also, he giggled.  A grown man.  Giggling.

However, this grown woman giggled the other day upon discovering the following video. I present to you: Peter (G’day) Russell (G’day) Clarke, bloopering the fuck out of everything: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nsP4QsMiFA

YouTube is managing to rather effectively skewer many childhood icons, and this video is only nudged out of first place because of my eternal love for unnecessary censorship of the Count.

Speaking of swearing, I also love this crappy video of a snippet of Arj Barker.  Mostly because I really have heard people use "…fuckin’…" in place of "…um…".


Responses

  1. This guy is fantastic – we never had ads like these (linked from the video you posted) growing up, and I feel I am less of a man for it.


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