->''"Fat Pizza pizzas, they're big and they're cheesy."''
-->--'''Bobo Gigliotti'''
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A cult Australian comedy series created by Paul Fenech, ''Pizza'' is about the local Fat Pizza shop, staffed by a RagtagBunchOfMisfits like you've never seen. The gang, Pauly, Sleek (PutOnABus after TheMovie), Bobo, Habib and others, get into crazy antics involving drugs, police, bikers and even the supernatural. Set in [[{{UsefulNotes/Sydney}} Western Sydney]].

While rather lowbrow and very, ''very'' Australian, which can cause a lot of {{values dissonance}} with international audiences, ''Pizza'' is a satire of lower-class/working-class Australians, and is definitely worth a look. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4VBI8Itklg Here is the first episode, and a good spot from there to find different episodes.]]

Succeeded by {{Spiritual Successor}}s ''Series/SwiftAndShiftCouriers'' and ''{{Series/Housos}}''.
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!!This show provides examples of
* TheAlcoholic: Kev the Kiwi. He often bludges off work to go have a drink.
* AxCrazy: Bobo. Easily.
* BadAss: Most of the senior members of the crew can kick considerable amounts of ass, and its required with the dangers they face.
* BadassCrew: Every member of Fat Pizza qualify for this; to date they have had encounters with aliens, killer kangaroos, bikies, bogans, petty criminals, muggers, drug dealers and/or addicts, dominatrices, celebrities, the CIA, ASIO, the Australian Tax Office, the New South Wales Police Force, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Army, Arab and Asian terrorists, organised crime gangs, and even evil Satanic forces that conspire to bring about the end of the world.
* BadBoss: Bobo, to a near unbelievable (and criminal) degree. He pays three dollars an hour and charges for toilet paper at a dollar a sheet (according to Sleek). That is for ''starters''.
* BeachEpisode: A Season 5 episodes, Beach Pizza parts 1 & 2; Also in a Season 3 episode, Cult Pizza.
** The first season episode, Road Trip Pizza also counts.
* BitingTheHandHumor: The 'Pizza Live' episodes are full of this. The Pizza crew (and the 'cousins') take over the studios and they occasionally drive their teeth into SBS. It is still PlayedForLaughs though. Les Murray makes an appearance -- as a hostage.
* BlackComedy: '''''WHERE TO BEGIN!?'''''
* BodyHorror: Pauly's uncle's child. It's only an infant, and we never see it in its entirety, but there are warts and all sorts of skin defects.
* BurgerFool: The main cast work a tedious job for a terrible boss who pays AUS$3 an hour (The minimum wage is AUS$15) and often docks them too for things such a toliet paper. Yet they still get into some of the craziest adventures.
* ButtMonkey: DJBJ in ''spades''. Pauly gets his fair share of this too.
* TheCasanova: Rocky the Lebanese Rambo is this, as he's never seen without a woman in arm.
* CasanovaWannabe: Habib, until Season 4 where he gives up, after he [[spoiler: hooks up with Toula]].
* {{Catchphrase}}:
** Pauly: "Stooge./!" (Same line with his teacher back in the 80's at High School.)
** Habib: "Uleh.", "Oh Mah God."
** Rocky: "Get the cousins!" "Zib." (his own word for 'penis')
** Bobo: "Get to work!", "Shut up!", "Fat Pizza Pizza's, they're big and they're cheesy." (A slogan that was conceived by Pauly)
** DJBJ: "You look like a poof, mate.", "DILDO UGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!", "Dickheads!"
** Aussie Pub Guy (from Beach Pizza, played by Craig Ward): "LET'S GET 'EM!!!"
* ChainsawGood: As Pauly tells Davo Dinkum, when Bobo gets out his chainsaw, RUN.
* ComedicSociopathy: Oh dear God in heaven; yes.
* CorruptCop: Murray the Cop, who tries to make Pauly's life a living hell by detaining his cars for false excuses such as 'lacking an anti-hoon emissionary filter'.
** In TheMovie, Habib twice drives by police signs (that usually say things like "Now Targeting: Speeding) that say "Now Targeting: Lebanese", and "Now Targeting: Habib"
* [[DudeShesLikeInAComa Dude, they're like, asleep on sleeping pills]]: Habib considers doing it anywhere.
* DumbassDJ: DJBJ, although to be fair, everyone else treats him like crap.
* FiveManBand: Paulie, Sleek the Elite, Habib Halal Habib, David 'Davo' Dinkum, and Bobo.
* GroinAttack: In TheMovie, Bobo's mother catches him having an erotic dream. She literally smacks the massive boner (thankfully hidden by the blankets) ''repeatedly''. It goes on for several seconds.
* GrumpyBear: Most of the characters are like this, especially Rocky and Bobo.
* HairTriggerTemper: A trait of some of the characters, to parody the nature of Australians themselves.
* HotBlooded: Junior sure has a lot of energy for a pizza chef apprentice from the Pacific Isles.
* {{Jerkass}}: A lot of the characters come off as this, due to the ComedicSociopathy nature of the series. Usually Bobo and Rocky though.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The nicer characters tend to be this too. For example, Pauly is an affable person, when he's not beating people up or getting into trouble.
* TheMovie: A full length, theater released movie was released in 2003 in Australia, at the height of the series' popularity.
* MyBelovedSmother: Bobo's mother is rather controlling of him, although she seems to overlook his psychotic tendencies.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:
** The movie by the bucketloads: Ronnie [=McDoggell=] as Pizza's version of Ronald [=McDonald=] -- who is Greek; David Cockerfield as a perverted and [[TheVoiceless silent]] David Copperfield; Claudia (pronounced by Pauly like Cloud-dia) [=MacFerson=] as a DumbBlonde Claudia [=McPherson=] who can't count higher than three; a version of Ivan Milat who is surrounded by idiots who can't realise he's a serial killer until they're dead; a Mahatma Gandhi who trash talks before participating in a ''boxing match'' and gets the tar beaten out of him to convert to his real life counterpart's philosophies; a version of [[Franchise/{{Rocky}} Rocky Balboa]] whose verbal behaviour is ''heavily'' exaggerated; and a version of KFC's Colonel Sanders who just falls over and is beaten up by Pauly.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: It can be a frequent occurrence throughout the series. The most notable one is delivered to Sleek and Habib in the movie by three ethnic groups and ''their own cousins''.
* PutOnABus: Several characters, from Sleek the Elite to [[spoiler:Chong Fat. Unless it's just another bizarre occurrence, DJBJ looked to be heading this way in the Season 5 Finale as well]].
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits
* SharetheMalePain: In the film when Pauly kicks Ronnie McDoggle "right in the McNuggets", Ronnie's entire clown-gang all double over at the exact same time.
* SirSwearsalot: Almost everyone. A notable exception is ''Bobo''.
* SoundEffectBleep: It's all over the series. The most serious swearing is censored by an assortment of sound effects. They range from beeps to bloops, to car horns, to even farm animals.
** They stopped using the bleep sound in Season 5, so therfore it is the only season being uncensord.
* StayInTheKitchen: Rocky the Lebanese Rambo has this attitude.
* TheStoner: Davo, oh Gods, Davo.
* VerbalTic: The movie gives us Ronnie McDoggell, a parody of Ronald McDonald. He uses 'Mc' as a prefix in his speech. His opening line:
--> "Oh, you malarka! Look what you did to my Mc-Car! You Mc-[[SoundEffectBleep beep-ed]] it!"
* VomitDiscretionShot: Disgustingly subverted. When someone vomits, you get to see the act. TheMovie in particular showed Pauly vomiting ''onto'' the camera.
* WorldOfBadass: The series goes to great lengths to show that Australia is the most dangerous place in the world to even go outside.
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