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 Post subject: The Paul Hogan Show
PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:01 am 
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Never seen this AUSTRALIAN show myself... it was referenced (with fond remembrance) by Australian cricket commentators calling the recent "Pink Test"

Thought I 'd give it a go.... mate!


The Paul Hogan Show


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The Paul Hogan Show is a popular Australian comedy show which aired on Australian television from 1973 until 1984. It made a star of Paul Hogan, who later appeared in "Crocodile" Dundee. Hogan's friend (and producer of Crocodile Dundee) John Cornell also appeared in the show, playing Hogan's dim flatmate Strop. The show also aired on the New York Tri-State area television WWOR channel 9, in the early 1980s.

Episodes of the series generally opened with Hogan, playing a version of himself he called 'Hoges', presenting a stand-up comedy routine dressed in his bridge rigger's costume of boots, shorts, and shirt with sleeves cut off. The show then presented a series of comedy sketches, usually with Hogan in the lead role and playing various recurring characters, these include:
  • Leo Wanker: an inept daredevil stuntman;
  • George Fungus: a take-off of real-life television journalist George Negus of the Australian 60 Minutes;
  • Super Dag: an ocker superhero complete with terry-towelling hat and zinc-creamed nose. His powers include his ability to use his esky in innovative ways;
  • Perce the Wino: an old drunken derro who starred in a series of silent, Benny Hill-style, sketches;
  • Donger: variants of this beer-gutted character include Sgt Donger, the tough cop with a bionic beer-gut, and Arthur Dunger, a caricature of the suburban tinny-chugging Australian male.
  • Nigel Lovelace: a skateboarding eleven-year-old ("almost twelve" as they say in the show);
  • The Phantom: a parody of the famous comic book hero The Phantom

Another recurring sketch featured Hogan again playing "himself" as Hoges, depicting the character's situation of living the carefree bachelor life in a disorderly apartment with his flatmate Strop.

The show would generally end with him in his bridge painter getup trying to flip cigarettes into his mouth.

The series also regularly featured attractive female models and actresses in its sketches - frequently in revealing costumes. Television actress and presenter Delvene Delaney (who later married Cornell) was the most frequent and best-known of these. Other women to appear in the series were Sue McIntosh, Karen Pini, Anya Saleky, Karen West and Abigail.[1]

Many sketches in the show were parodies of contemporary television shows. These included "Thick 'Ead" (Mastermind), "Pot o'Brass" (Pot o'Gold), "A Casual Affair" (A Current Affair) "Sale of the Week" (Sale of the Century), and "Benny Five'O" (a Benny Hill-inspired take-off of Hawaii Five-O).

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:08 am 
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Not sure what if any full episodes are available online... but plenty of YT clips.


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