History Series / TheChasersWarOnEverything

1st Jan '18 2:07:51 PM DrFraud
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It returned to air in 2009, this time with only ten episodes. Only two episodes in, it caused controversy over a sketch about terminally ill children. This also led to questions about whether it has [[JumpTheShark jumped the shark.]] In case you were wondering, it didn't; they even managed to handle their own shame in a funny (but in no way disrespectful to the victims) way. This turned out to be their last season, for several reasons - among them, they were getting too easily recognised by the public and so, couldn't pull fast ones on them. They spent 2010 touring Australia with 'The Age of Terror Variety Hour. They also covered the 2010 Australian election with their mini-series ''[[PunnyName Yes We Canberra]].'' This was the first time their election coverage was actually ''watched'' by anybody - the previous years it was held a week before the election was held, and the week after it was over. They covered the 2013 election with ''The Hamster Decides'', a five-episode series which turned out to be just as popular as ''Yes We Canberra''.

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It returned to air in 2009, this time with only ten episodes. Only two episodes in, it caused controversy over a sketch about terminally ill children. This also led to questions about whether it has [[JumpTheShark jumped the shark.]] In case you were wondering, it didn't; they even managed to handle their own shame in a funny (but in no way disrespectful to the victims) way. This turned out to be their last season, for several reasons - among them, they were getting too easily recognised by the public and so, couldn't pull fast ones on them. They spent 2010 touring Australia with 'The ''The Age of Terror Variety Hour.Hour''. They also covered the 2010 Australian election with their mini-series ''[[PunnyName Yes We Canberra]].'' This was the first time their election coverage was actually ''watched'' by anybody - the previous years it was held a week before the election was held, and the week after it was over. They covered the 2013 election with ''The Hamster Decides'', a five-episode series which turned out to be just as popular as ''Yes We Canberra''.
1st Jan '18 2:06:22 PM DrFraud
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The Chaser began as creators of a satirical newspaper, called ''The Chaser'' (not dissimilar to ''Website/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 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]]

The show was more relaxed than ''CNNNN'', extensively used parody and satire, and they didn't pull any punches either. The Creator/SevenNetwork and the Creator/NineNetwork, both the 'big' commercial stations in Australia, were frequently poked fun at, particularly with regards to their dubious current affairs reporting. They also mock the ABC, which doesn't seem to mind them poking fun at or criticising material produced or transmitted by them. (This is probably because the ABC is entirely government-funded, so there are no sponsors to offend.)

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The Chaser began as creators of a satirical newspaper, called ''The Chaser'' (not dissimilar to ''Website/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'' ''CNNN'' (Chaser Non-stop News Network), mostly mocking 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]]

The show was more relaxed than ''CNNNN'', ''CNNN'', extensively used parody and satire, and they didn't pull any punches either. The Creator/SevenNetwork and the Creator/NineNetwork, both the 'big' commercial stations in Australia, were frequently poked fun at, particularly with regards to their dubious current affairs reporting. They also mock the ABC, which doesn't seem to mind them poking fun at or criticising material produced or transmitted by them. (This is probably because the ABC is entirely government-funded, so there are no sponsors to offend.)
3rd Dec '17 10:13:39 AM nombretomado
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''The Chaser's War on Everything'' was an Australian half-hour comedy show produced and broadcast by TheABC (the Australian one) and hosted by funny-men Andrew Hansen, Chris Taylor, Chas Licciardello, Craig Reucassel and Julian Morrow, collectively referred to as The Chaser.[[note]]Members of the team not usually mentioned are Dominic Knight (who prefers to remain behind the scene as a writer) and Charles Firth (who went solo in 2007).[[/note]] The show has aired in many countries across the world, from Israel to the UK, Poland to South Korea.

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''The Chaser's War on Everything'' was an Australian half-hour comedy show produced and broadcast by TheABC Creator/TheABC (the Australian one) and hosted by funny-men Andrew Hansen, Chris Taylor, Chas Licciardello, Craig Reucassel and Julian Morrow, collectively referred to as The Chaser.[[note]]Members of the team not usually mentioned are Dominic Knight (who prefers to remain behind the scene as a writer) and Charles Firth (who went solo in 2007).[[/note]] The show has aired in many countries across the world, from Israel to the UK, Poland to South Korea.
5th Sep '17 6:37:09 PM Dravencour
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* {{Understatement}}: When they take on the notoriously homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, they show a short clip of Fred Phelps, the church's leader, delivering an absolutely vicious and homophobic sermon (which happened three days after September 11th), before saying:

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* {{Understatement}}: When they take on the notoriously homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, which is notorious for its anti-gay views, they show a short clip of Fred Phelps, the church's leader, delivering an absolutely vicious and homophobic sermon (which happened three days after September 11th), before saying:
5th Sep '17 6:35:27 PM Dravencour
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* {{Understatement}}: When they take on the notoriously homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, they show a short clip of Fred Phelps, the church's leader, delivering an absolutely vicious and homophobic sermon (which happened three days after September 11th), before saying:
-->"I don't know if you've picked up on the theme, but these guys are a little anti-gay."
2nd Jul '17 10:47:09 AM nombretomado
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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.

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* FootballHooligans: Parodied with one skit which involved selling balaclavas and (fake) knuckledusters in club colors to [[RugbyLeague [[UsefulNotes/RugbyLeague Canterbury Bulldogs]] fans. This resulted in Chas being arrested.
25th Apr '17 9:54:48 AM cesario
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** Example: The Chasers note how determined folks are in not taking flyers from street peddlers, so one of them tries to had out $5 bills. [[ComicallySmallBribe When nobody takes the money]], they decide to up the ante to a $50 bill. '''Nobody takes it.'''

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** Example: The Chasers note how determined folks are in not taking flyers from street peddlers, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BiHzcGSZEM so one of them tries to had out $5 bills. bills]] announcing "Free Money." [[ComicallySmallBribe When nobody takes the money]], they decide to up the ante to a $50 bill. '''Nobody takes it.'''
25th Apr '17 9:53:48 AM cesario
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** The guard at the Army Land Command lets them through, luckily someone else tells them to look inside first, cue guys in faux greek armor.

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** The guard at the Army Land Command lets them through, [[GenreSavvy luckily someone else tells them to look inside first, first]], cue guys in faux greek armor.


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** Example: The Chasers note how determined folks are in not taking flyers from street peddlers, so one of them tries to had out $5 bills. [[ComicallySmallBribe When nobody takes the money]], they decide to up the ante to a $50 bill. '''Nobody takes it.'''
26th Mar '17 3:12:00 PM nombretomado
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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 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]]

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The Chaser began as creators of a satirical newspaper, called ''The Chaser'' (not dissimilar to ''TheOnion'').''Website/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 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]]
28th Dec '16 12:22:36 PM talltalltree
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* SirSwearsALot: A parody trailer for the Comedy Channel's "Fuck-a-thon" lambasted stand-up comics whose routines "solely involve dropping the F-bomb"
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