History Series / ThankGodYoureHere

28th Jan '16 10:10:31 AM Mikeyfan93
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''Thank God You're Here'' is as an Australian TV show from Creator/WorkingDogProductions, in which several famous actors have to [[{{Improv}} improvise]] their way through a random situation. Hosted by veteran Aussie actor Shane Bourne, each episode of the Australian original features four prominent members of the Australian entertainment business thrown into bizarre scenes. The performer is dressed in an appropriate costume, sent through a blue door into small set where they are greeted with the words "Thank God you're here" and expected to [[AssPull completely make up]] their names, answers to questions, songs, speeches, ideas etc., often with hilarious results.

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''Thank God You're Here'' is as an Australian TV show from Creator/WorkingDogProductions, in which several famous actors have to [[{{Improv}} improvise]] their way through a random situation. Hosted by veteran Aussie actor Shane Bourne, each episode of the Australian original features four prominent members of the Australian entertainment business thrown into bizarre scenes. The performer is dressed in an appropriate costume, sent through a blue door into a small set where they are greeted with the words "Thank God you're here" and expected to [[AssPull completely make up]] their names, answers to questions, songs, speeches, ideas etc., often with hilarious results.
24th Jan '16 11:41:20 AM CountDorku
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The guests provide something of a snapshot of the Australian comedy scene (with a side order of radio and TV) of the mid-Noughties. Some of the sketches are relatively universal things (mostly the history skits) but others are things like parodies of the ABC program ''The New Inventors'' (which was cancelled in 2011).
19th Jan '16 10:47:21 PM CountDorku
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** Tony Martin guessed fairly early on in his superhero sketch that the joke would be that his superhero was kind of a nebbish and decided to just roll with it, culminating in him joking that his female sidekick was getting on a bit but good at making the tea, shortly before said sidekick was revealed to be in her seventies.
17th Jan '16 11:59:10 PM CountDorku
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** Rebal Wilson's use of the phrase "bush-pig".


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* CatholicSchoolGirlsRule: Shane Bourne was, shall we say, very appreciative of Julia Zemiro in a schoolgirl outfit.


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* GoldenSnitch: For some ''inexplicable'' reason, Tom Gleisner would always say that it was too close to call and he wouldn't be able to decide on a winner until after the All-In Challenge.


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* LovableRogue: Bob Franklin's philandering golfer in one episode, who managed to be surprisingly charming and surprisingly caddish at the same time, probably due to his English accent.
-->(when asked about his sex life) I think it's brilliant, personally. Shame my wife isn't involved.
* LovableSexManiac: Josh Lawson. Some of the other guests could fall into this too, just not as consistently.


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* PretentiousLatinMotto: Regularly used in sketches involving educational institutions, whether the actor was a student (Julia Zemiro) or a teacher (Tahir Bilgic). Generally they end up translated as something bizarre.


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* {{Squick}}: Tom Gleisner occasionally does an exaggerated display of this in response to comments about, say, John Howard chafing.
17th Jan '16 11:44:34 PM CountDorku
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* SophisticatedAsHell: About the highest level of class it generally reaches. Tahir Bilgic, for example, translated a school's PretentiousLatinMotto as "Pay your debts or die".
-->'''Police Officer''': Psychiatric analysis suggests he may be suffering from Copenhagen syndrome - what's that mean?\\
'''Angus Sampson''': (as a police negotiator) You boys down the precinct probably know that one as (makes "he's crazy" gestures beside head) 'a bit spakko'..."
22nd Mar '15 11:38:55 PM jormis29
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** ShaunMicallef once mentioned having "a wall taken out and all these people put in" while gesturing at the audience.

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** ShaunMicallef Creator/ShaunMicallef once mentioned having "a wall taken out and all these people put in" while gesturing at the audience.
10th Nov '14 8:31:00 PM SuperSauce
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor; Some of the guests relish being more than a little mean during their performances. When the skit is over and they can break character, they usually apologise to anyone they insulted for a joke.
10th Nov '14 3:50:59 AM SuperSauce
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* RunningGag: Josh Lawson trying to leave before the skit is over.

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Josh Lawson trying to leave before the skit is over.over, as well as hitting on and touching the female co-performers.
** A few guests also take advantage of genuine food and drink used as props. The co-performers catch on but the guests keep trying.
10th Nov '14 3:33:07 AM SuperSauce
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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Two comedic examples
** For the guests (in all but a few cases): Leaving the scenario prematurely -- they are always dragged back in by the co-performers
** For the producers: Creating scenarios for [[LoveableSexManiac Josh Lawson]] which don't give him the slightest opportunity to fondle and hit on female co-performers.
27th Sep '14 9:15:42 PM Jbadder
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*** And that was after starting the same scene trying to pull Shane Bourne on stage through the door. And before trying to leave the stage through the wall (Nicola stopped him, of course).
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