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16th Feb '16 5:56:12 PM eroock
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->''We don't vote for them, we don't even know their names, and we're not sure what they do. But they wield enormous influence. They are the power behind the power. They are ''The Hollowmen''.''

'''''The Hollowmen''''' is a satirical Australian GovernmentProcedural from Creator/WorkingDogProductions, arguably the LandDownUnder's answer to modern political comedies like ''Series/TheThickOfIt''. It follows OnlySaneMan David "Murph" Murphy, head of a (fictional) political advisory group called the "Central Policy Unit" that was personally set up by the SlaveToPR Prime Minister to help him get re-elected.

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->''We ->''"We don't vote for them, we don't even know their names, and we're not sure what they do. But they wield enormous influence. They are the power behind the power. They are 'The Hollowmen'."''

''The Hollowmen''.''

'''''The Hollowmen'''''
Hollowmen'' is a satirical Australian GovernmentProcedural from Creator/WorkingDogProductions, arguably the LandDownUnder's answer to modern political comedies like ''Series/TheThickOfIt''. It follows OnlySaneMan David "Murph" Murphy, head of a (fictional) political advisory group called the "Central Policy Unit" that was personally set up by the SlaveToPR Prime Minister to help him get re-elected.
1st Dec '14 9:59:03 PM nombretomado
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* AustralianAccent

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* AustralianAccentUsefulNotes/AustralianAccent
6th Sep '14 6:59:12 AM ClatoLawa
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'''''The Hollowmen''''' is a satirical Australian GovernmentProcedural and arguably the LandDownUnder's answer to modern political comedies like ''Series/TheThickOfIt''. It follows OnlySaneMan David "Murph" Murphy, head of a (fictional) political advisory group called the "Central Policy Unit" that was personally set up by the SlaveToPR Prime Minister to help him get re-elected.

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'''''The Hollowmen''''' is a satirical Australian GovernmentProcedural and from Creator/WorkingDogProductions, arguably the LandDownUnder's answer to modern political comedies like ''Series/TheThickOfIt''. It follows OnlySaneMan David "Murph" Murphy, head of a (fictional) political advisory group called the "Central Policy Unit" that was personally set up by the SlaveToPR Prime Minister to help him get re-elected.
2nd Jan '14 10:09:33 PM JIKTV
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* GovernmentInformationAdverts

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* GovernmentInformationAdverts [[PublicServiceAnnouncement Government Information Adverts]]
11th Aug '13 10:37:31 PM Bronzethumb
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* SlaveToPR: A huge theme. For example, in "Military Matters", the Central Policy Unit is tasked with an initiative to raise army recruitment numbers. Murph puts together the MildlyMilitary ad described above and recruitment inquiries go up by more than forty percent, but the ad gets shelved after a month because the PM is getting negative press about it, ''even though the ad works''.
11th Aug '13 6:15:43 AM Bronzethumb
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'''''The Hollowmen''''' is an satirical Australian GovernmentProcedural and arguably the LandDownUnder's answer to modern political comedies like ''Series/TheThickOfIt''. It follows OnlySaneMan David "Murph" Murphy, head of a (fictional) political advisory group called the "Central Policy Unit" that was personally set up by the SlaveToPR Prime Minister to help him get re-elected.

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'''''The Hollowmen''''' is an a satirical Australian GovernmentProcedural and arguably the LandDownUnder's answer to modern political comedies like ''Series/TheThickOfIt''. It follows OnlySaneMan David "Murph" Murphy, head of a (fictional) political advisory group called the "Central Policy Unit" that was personally set up by the SlaveToPR Prime Minister to help him get re-elected.
11th Aug '13 6:14:25 AM Bronzethumb
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''We don't vote for them, we don't even know their names and we're not sure what they do. But they wield enormous influence. They are the power behind the power. They are The Hollowmen.''

This Australian satirical TV show follows the business of the Prime Minister's Central Policy Unit, fictional political advisory personally set up by the Prime Minister to help him get re-elected. Like a funnier, more cynical Australian version of ''TheWestWing''.

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''We [[quoteright:299:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the_hollowmen_the_complete_1st_and_2nd_series_ashx_5396.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:299:"Have we achieved ''anything at all'' for the Australian people?"]]

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don't vote for them, we don't even know their names names, and we're not sure what they do. But they wield enormous influence. They are the power behind the power. They are The Hollowmen.''The Hollowmen''.''

This '''''The Hollowmen''''' is an satirical Australian satirical TV show GovernmentProcedural and arguably the LandDownUnder's answer to modern political comedies like ''Series/TheThickOfIt''. It follows the business OnlySaneMan David "Murph" Murphy, head of the Prime Minister's Central Policy Unit, fictional a (fictional) political advisory group called the "Central Policy Unit" that was personally set up by the SlaveToPR Prime Minister to help him get re-elected. Like a funnier, more cynical Australian version of ''TheWestWing''.
re-elected.



* InvisiblePresident: The Prime Minister isn't even named, and the party head isn't from a named political party.
* MildlyMilitary: The Australian Defence Force doesn't want to recruit 'soldiers'. It needs plumbers, accountants, dentists. Any hints of warfare, combat or even uniforms are kept out of the recruiting advertisements.

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* InvisiblePresident: The Prime Minister isn't even named, and the party head isn't from a named his political party.
party aren't named, though the timing and parallels suggest he's meant to be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Rudd Kevin Rudd]].
* MildlyMilitary: The Australian Defence Force doesn't want to recruit 'soldiers'."soldiers". It needs plumbers, accountants, dentists. Any hints of warfare, combat or even uniforms are kept out of the recruiting advertisements.



* RunningGag: In "A Quiet January", no one but Nick [[spoiler: and Theo]] has studied Australian history though they have studied pretty much every other kind of history. Also, Tony can never seem to pronounce Vanmathy [[spoiler: until the last episode, after which he is finally told that everyone else just shortens her name to 'Van'.]]

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* RunningGag: In "A Quiet January", no one but Nick [[spoiler: and Theo]] has studied Australian history history, though they have studied pretty much every other kind of history. Also, Tony can never seem to pronounce Vanmathy [[spoiler: until the last episode, after which he is finally told that everyone else just shortens her name to 'Van'.]]


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* TheWatson: Nick, who doesn't question governmental policy so much as the dense political doublespeak that goes on in Canberra.
1st Jul '13 11:09:44 PM TargetOnMyBack
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* DeadpanSnarker- can be half the cast, but prominently Nick and Murph.

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* DeadpanSnarker- can be half DeadpanSnarker: A lot of the cast, but prominently Nick and Murph.



* InvisiblePresident - The Prime Minister isn't even named, and the party head isn't from a named political party.
* NoPartyGiven - See above
* ObstructiveBureaucrat - Philip and Warren, both from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
* OnlySaneMan - Murph

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* InvisiblePresident - InvisiblePresident: The Prime Minister isn't even named, and the party head isn't from a named political party.
* NoPartyGiven - MildlyMilitary: The Australian Defence Force doesn't want to recruit 'soldiers'. It needs plumbers, accountants, dentists. Any hints of warfare, combat or even uniforms are kept out of the recruiting advertisements.
* NoPartyGiven:
See above
above.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat - ObstructiveBureaucrat: Philip and Warren, both from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Cabinet.
* OnlySaneMan - MurphOnlySaneMan: Murph.



* RunningGag - in "A Quiet January", no one but Nick [[spoiler: and Theo]] has studied Australian history though they have studied pretty much every other kind of history. Also, Tony can never seem to pronounce Vanmathy [[spoiler: until the last episode, after which he is finally told that everyone else just shortens her name to 'Van'.]]
** Not an episode goes by where someone doesn't make an excuse to avoid sitting through a PowerPoint presentation.
* SceneryPorn - Canberra has never looked so interesting

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* RunningGag - in RunningGag: In "A Quiet January", no one but Nick [[spoiler: and Theo]] has studied Australian history though they have studied pretty much every other kind of history. Also, Tony can never seem to pronounce Vanmathy [[spoiler: until the last episode, after which he is finally told that everyone else just shortens her name to 'Van'.]]
** Not an episode goes by where someone doesn't make an excuse to avoid sitting through a PowerPoint Powerpoint presentation.
* SceneryPorn - SceneryPorn: Canberra has never looked so interesting
26th Feb '13 6:09:10 AM Morgenthaler
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Not to be confused with ''The Hollow Men'', which is a poem by T.S. Elliot.
28th Mar '12 8:53:40 AM movie007
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''We don't vote for them, we don't even know their names and we're not sure what they do. But they wield enormous influence. They are the power behind the power. They are The Hollowmen.''

This Australian satirical TV show follows the business of the Prime Minister's Central Policy Unit, fictional political advisory personally set up by the Prime Minister to help him get re-elected. Like a funnier, more cynical Australian version of ''TheWestWing''.
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* AustralianAccent
* DeadpanSnarker- can be half the cast, but prominently Nick and Murph.
* GovernmentInformationAdverts
* GovernmentProcedural
* InvisiblePresident - The Prime Minister isn't even named, and the party head isn't from a named political party.
* NoPartyGiven - See above
* ObstructiveBureaucrat - Philip and Warren, both from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
* OnlySaneMan - Murph
* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic
* RunningGag - in "A Quiet January", no one but Nick [[spoiler: and Theo]] has studied Australian history though they have studied pretty much every other kind of history. Also, Tony can never seem to pronounce Vanmathy [[spoiler: until the last episode, after which he is finally told that everyone else just shortens her name to 'Van'.]]
** Not an episode goes by where someone doesn't make an excuse to avoid sitting through a PowerPoint presentation.
* SceneryPorn - Canberra has never looked so interesting
* WorkCom
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