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''TGYH'' began as an Australian TV show in which several famous actors having 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.

They are then 'judged' by Tom Gleisner, who always manages to give ''everyone'' a high score.

Once every performer has done his or her situation, the entire cast is thrown in to one last scene together for the All-In Group Challenge. The cast usually end up playing idiots or Jerkasses, or frequently both, just for the humour in watching them justify it. Occasionally, the performer will never try to justify any horrible thing their character did, and will just be even worse. [[BlackComedy It's always hilarious.]]

Good performers often create ridiculous lines like, "My grandfather actually lost a leg in the war. It wasn't his, he was a medic." or in an All-In Group Challenge where they were Vikings:

-->Ken the Conqueror: It slices, it dices. But wait there's more. It also works as a - Ken?
-->Ken Who Tried to Conquer But Failed: Killing thing.
-->Ken the Conqueror: So when you're attacking by the enemy, don't stab him, slice him and dice him, pop him in the freezer and have him a bit later on.

The fourth season ran on a different network after a year-long [[SeriesHiatus break]] on the part of the producers. The show has been sold to 13 different countries, with results varying wildly.
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!!Provides Examples Of:

* AffectionateParody: 90% of sketches, covering everything from ''Franchise/StarTrek'' to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.
* {{Asspull}}: As stated above, the whole point of the show.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Several contestants have tried this: on one occasion, Frank Woodley ran off the set while playing a ships captain in the middle of a crisis. He received a Dishonourable Mention from Tom for this one.
** Bob Franklin does it better, though, when he comments on his and others performances without really breaking character.
** ShaunMicallef once mentioned having "a wall taken out and all these people put in" while gesturing at the audience.
* BrickJoke: Josh Lawson claiming to speak Tasmanian.
** A quite blatantly set up one where Fifi Box is asked a question involving a trip to Dubbo funded by her magazine. She replies with a joke from another player earlier, "Because they make good pies!"
* [[CarMeetsHouse Car Meets Third Storey Flat]]
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: Sometimes, a performer can dig themselves into a pit. Frank Woodley, in particular, runs on it.
* ForScience:
--> '''Tom Gleisner:''' "I'm afraid though that I'm going to have to take points off for heavy breathing on one of our models."
--> '''Hamish Blake:''' "It was for science."
* GenreSavvy: The producers show this when they lock the cages of the puppies and kittens during a Frank Woodley sketch, if they hadn't he admitted he would have taken them out and juggled them.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Featuring Angus Sampson as an EgomaniacHunter ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and romance novelist]]).
* {{Jerkass}}: Frequently the character the performers end up playing.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Sometimes performers are introduced as having an accent. Sometimes they put one on. They usually screw up at some point.
** The most memorable would have to be, again, Frank Woodley, who in one sketch set in colonial era Australia had his accent go on a drunken tour of the English-speaking world, probably averaging out at Irish.
** Another Frank Woodley one had him pretending to me a Shaolin monk-esque figure, who alternated between a mock Chinese accent and a German one.
* ThePointsMeanNothing: Though no mention is ever made of this fact.
* {{Railroading}}: Sometimes the ensemble cast ends up having to do this rather obviously, in order to keep the skit going in the direction they meant.
** At least twice Bob Franklin has praised them for doing so, in-character and in the middle of the scene. "Well played, sir. Back on track."
* RunningGag: Josh Lawson trying to leave before the skit is over.
* ShoutOut: To all kinds of things (RossNoble, as a fantasy hero, found himself deluged in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' references, for example).
* TooDumbToLive: Also what performers end up playing.
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