History Series / TheChasersWarOnEverything

17th Jun '16 4:08:16 AM Adept
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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 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 show was more relaxed than ''CNNNN'', extensively used parody and satire, and they didn't pull any punches either. The Creator/SevenNetwork and the NineNetwork, 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.)
17th Jun '16 4:02:10 AM Adept
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The show was more relaxed than ''CNNNN'', extensively used parody and satire, and they didn't pull any punches either. The SevenNetwork and the 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 show was more relaxed than ''CNNNN'', extensively used parody and satire, and they didn't pull any punches either. The SevenNetwork Creator/SevenNetwork and the 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.)
6th May '16 7:25:40 AM aye_amber
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In 2011, the Chaser team returned with their new show ''The Hamster Wheel'', a (relatively) low-key version of The War with more of a focus on discussion of politics and modern media rather than attention-grabbing stunts like APEC. Following the conclusion of ''The Hamster Wheel'''s first (but not only) season, members of the Chaser have gotten involved in other projects across the ABC - Chas Licciardello is currently an anchor of ''Planet America'', an ABC News 24 program discussing American politics, and most of its members sometimes sit on the panel of ''The Drum'', ABC News 24's news analysis and debate program. In 2013, Craig and Julian went on to co-host ''The Checkout'', a consumer affairs show which went on to become an unexpected hit, netting 1.2 million viewers an episode by the end of its run on the ABC (often beating out [[NetworkTen rival network Ten]] for the timeslot), with Chas on board as Producer and Script Editor.

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In 2011, the Chaser team returned with their new show ''The Hamster Wheel'', a (relatively) low-key version of The War with more of a focus on discussion of politics and modern media rather than attention-grabbing stunts like APEC. Following the conclusion of ''The Hamster Wheel'''s first (but not only) season, members of the Chaser have gotten involved in other projects across the ABC - Chas Licciardello is currently an anchor of ''Planet America'', an ABC News 24 program discussing American politics, and most of its members sometimes sit on the panel of ''The Drum'', ABC News 24's news analysis and debate program. In 2013, Craig and Julian went on to co-host ''The Checkout'', a consumer affairs show which went on to become an unexpected hit, netting 1.2 million viewers an episode by the end of its run on the ABC (often beating out [[NetworkTen [[Creator/NetworkTen rival network Ten]] for the timeslot), with Chas on board as Producer and Script Editor.
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]]
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