History Series / TheChasersWarOnEverything

10th Jul '15 4:02:06 PM Morgenthaler
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!!''TheChasersWarOnEverything'' and other works by the Chaser provide examples of:

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!!''TheChasersWarOnEverything'' !!''The Chaser's War on Everything'' and other works by the Chaser provide examples of:of:
24th May '15 5:08:11 PM nombretomado
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They planned to return to television in April 2011 to cover [[TheHouseOfWindsor the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William]] - In their own words, it was to be "uninformed and unconstitutional" - but the BBC and the royal family [[SeriousBusiness put a stop to that]] a week before the wedding by amending the licencing terms of the wedding broadcast to prevent usage of the footage in comedy. [[InternetBackdraft No-one was amused.]]

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They planned to return to television in April 2011 to cover [[TheHouseOfWindsor [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William]] - In their own words, it was to be "uninformed and unconstitutional" - but the BBC and the royal family [[SeriousBusiness put a stop to that]] a week before the wedding by amending the licencing terms of the wedding broadcast to prevent usage of the footage in comedy. [[InternetBackdraft No-one was amused.]]
16th Mar '15 8:46:07 PM jormis29
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*** Points to the Turkish Consulate for NOT letting them in [[TheTrojanWar (this time that is)]].

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*** Points to the Turkish Consulate for NOT letting them in [[TheTrojanWar [[UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar (this time that is)]].
29th Dec '14 11:45:37 AM nombretomado
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* ButtMonkey: Current affairs shows ''Today Tonight'' and ''A Current Affair'' provided a seemingly ceaseless source of {{narm}}ful and [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer incorrect]] material to be satirised; when they dabbled in international stuff, FoxNews was given the same treatment for the same reasons.

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* ButtMonkey: Current affairs shows ''Today Tonight'' and ''A Current Affair'' provided a seemingly ceaseless source of {{narm}}ful and [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer incorrect]] material to be satirised; when they dabbled in international stuff, FoxNews Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}} was given the same treatment for the same reasons.
14th Nov '14 4:23:00 AM dcamm1987j
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** It was rerun on payTV network TheComedyChannel and male aimed digital channel 7mate, although both channels are known for rerunning shows that were previously aired on the ABC, but the first time for a topical, satirical Australian comedy show to be rerun several years after their initial airing.
5th Sep '14 5:11:20 AM ClatoLawa
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* BRollRebus: Andrew and Chas mocked ''Today Tonight'' and ''A Current Affair'''s use of this
-->'''Andrew''': Very subtle techniques, though some would say, they're like being hit over the head with a sledgehammer. (''Cue clip of Chas hitting Andrew over the head with a sledgehammer.'')
-->'''Chas''': I don't know Andrew, I though it was more like, uh, having your teeth pulled out, scraping your fignernails down a chalkboard, tearing your hair out, and being hit by a truck. (''Each line is accompanied by an appropriate shot.'')
-->'''Andrew''': Actually, I don't know, I thought, it was a bit more like being patronized by a farcically inane television presenter.
-->'''Naomi Robson''': And that's one way of putting it.
9th May '14 6:22:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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The Chaser began as creators of a satirical newspaper, called ''The Chaser'' (not dissimilar to ''TheOnion''). After a slow start, sales skyrocketed when they published then Prime Minister John Howard's phone number. This got the attention of Australian interviewer and TV star Andrew Denton, who got them a spot on the ABC, Australia's government-funded network; the result was ''The Election Chaser'', a short series covering the 2001 federal election and taking the piss out of everyone involved. They then went on to do the news parody show ''CNNNN'' (Chaser Non-stop News Network), mostly mocking {{CNN}} and Australian current affairs. They followed this with more coverages of elections, a stage show, and then their most famous work: ''The Chaser's War on Everything''.[[note]]Rejected names for the show include ''Hey Hey It's The Chaser'', ''The Age of Terror Variety Hour'', ''Thank Allah It's Friday'' and ''The Chaser is Right''.[[/note]]

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The Chaser began as creators of a satirical newspaper, called ''The Chaser'' (not dissimilar to ''TheOnion''). After a slow start, sales skyrocketed when they published then Prime Minister John Howard's phone number. This got the attention of Australian interviewer and TV star Andrew Denton, who got them a spot on the ABC, Australia's government-funded network; the result was ''The Election Chaser'', a short series covering the 2001 federal election and taking the piss out of everyone involved. They then went on to do the news parody show ''CNNNN'' (Chaser Non-stop News Network), mostly mocking {{CNN}} Creator/{{CNN}} and Australian current affairs. They followed this with more coverages of elections, a stage show, and then their most famous work: ''The Chaser's War on Everything''.[[note]]Rejected names for the show include ''Hey Hey It's The Chaser'', ''The Age of Terror Variety Hour'', ''Thank Allah It's Friday'' and ''The Chaser is Right''.[[/note]]
12th Apr '14 6:29:33 AM ClatoLawa
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* FootballHooligans: Parodied with one skit which involved selling balaclavas and (fake) knuckledusters in club colors to [[RugbyLeague Canterbury Bulldogs]] fans.

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* FootballHooligans: Parodied with one skit which involved selling balaclavas and (fake) knuckledusters in club colors to [[RugbyLeague Canterbury Bulldogs]] fans. This resulted in Chas being arrested.
12th Apr '14 6:28:28 AM ClatoLawa
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* ExcuseQuestion: Parodied.
--> 'Who are these shows aimed at? A) Bicycles, B) The Sydney Opera House, or C) Morons.'

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* ExcuseQuestion: Parodied.
Parodied in a seqment about interactive late-night TV quiz shows.
--> 'Who Which I guess leads to the question, "Who are these shows aimed at? at?" A) Bicycles, B) The Sydney Opera House, or C) Morons.'Morons?'
10th Mar '14 1:05:20 PM TheGreatSkrond
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The Chaser's stunts have gotten them into trouble a few times, culminating in an incident during the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) being held in Sydney in 2007: despite their expectations that the stunt would go no further than the outer boundary, their fake motorcade [[GoneHorriblyRight entered the Red Security Zone]] (the highest level security zone), despite having 'FAKE' and 'This is obviously a joke' stamped on their "passes", and with a. Chas, Julian, and a number of the crew for the show got arrested. It was this prank alone that started international buzz and later a bidding war for American syndication, eventually won by Creator/{{G4TV}} in late 2008.

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The Chaser's stunts have gotten them into trouble a few times, culminating in an incident during the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) being held in Sydney in 2007: despite their expectations that the stunt would go no further than the outer boundary, their fake motorcade [[GoneHorriblyRight entered the Red Security Zone]] (the highest level security zone), despite having 'FAKE' and 'This is obviously a joke' stamped on their "passes", and with a.a person dressed as Osama bin Laden in one of the vehicles. Chas, Julian, and a number of the crew for the show got arrested. It was this prank alone that started international buzz and later a bidding war for American syndication, eventually won by Creator/{{G4TV}} in late 2008.
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