[[caption-width-right:300:Amanda Keller, Josh Thomas, Shaun Micallef, and Charlie Pickering]]

Australian PanelShow hosted by Australian comedian Creator/ShaunMicallef, which premiered in May 2009 and ran for four seasons on Creator/NetworkTen.

It runs for an hour, testing the pop-culture knowledge of celebrity representatives from three different cultural generations: the Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y. (Although occasionally guests will represent a team but not actually be a part of that generation; guests Ian Smith and George Negus, who are actually a part of the Silent Generation, have represented the Baby Boomers).

Typically, each episode consists of six rounds with the three teams competing in various themed games with [[IncrediblyLamePun awful names]]. While ostensibly a point is given for each correct answer, in actuality, the points are given at Shaun's discretion. The first three rounds are the three teams pitted against each other, the fourth is each team on their own selecting a topic from "The Magic Window", the fifth is "Your Generation", wherein each team answers themed questions about their own generation (such as "Horses" or "Famous Michaels"), and the sixth round, "Endgame", involves each team having to perform some task in order to prove which generation is best (some such tasks have included "working in an office", "renovating a laundry" or "milking a cow").

Each week there are three team captains, each of them representing a generation. These three team captains are:
* Amanda Keller (Baby Boomers): The show's [[TheSmurfettePrinciple token chick]], which matters not one bit because she's awesome. A true DeadpanSnarker of the highest order, she's probably been on more shows across television and radio than the rest of the cast combined. Outside of the show, she's best known as the face of WSFM's morning radio show.
* Charlie Pickering (Generation X): The show's resident smart-ass, who gets enough obscure pop trivia questions right that it makes you wonder about his priorities. Also the host of the very successful news/comedy television show ''The Project''.
* Creator/JoshThomas (Generation Y): A man who is, in his own words, not very good at things, quite clumsy, not good at computer games, but quite good at talking to large groups of people about genitals. [[http://joshthomas.libsyn.com/ Also has his own podcast]]. Youngest-ever winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's RAW Comedy Competition.

In 2017, it was announced that a revival series consisting of six episodes would be produced, this time airing on Creator/NineNetwork.
!!This show provides examples of:
* BitingTheHandHumor: Shaun Micallef makes unkind remarks about the network a few times; once, he [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] this by miming biting his hand afterwards.
* ButtMonkey: Generation Y in general, but mainly Josh.
--> '''Josh''': I never thought we had a problem, Shaun, but people keep telling me on Twitter that it's obvious you don't like me.
* CarriedByTheHost: Although TAYG isn't Shaun's creation, the producers have let him have his way with the script, cast, crew and ideas for new games. It will never be TAYG without him.
* ChristmasEpisode: Aired on Christmas Eve and was (what else?) Christmas-themed.
* CloudCuckoolander: ''Shaun.'' And Josh, definitely Josh.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When giving the teams directions on making three piece suits, Shaun said that he wanted to turn a few heads and going to The Hellfire Club. Seems innocent enough, except that The Hellfire Club was a S&M venue.
* GoldenSnitch:
** End-Game is always worth exactly enough points that any of the three teams could win.
** Although subverted, though definitely not averted, in Episode 26 wherein it was worth one million points. Which was still well and truly enough that anyone could win, but there was no "exactly" about it.
* GotMeDoingIt: Shaun Micallef [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-seaeBZBmA accidentally copies Josh's bizarre accent.]]
* HalloweenEpisode: Two, so far.
** In the first, they dressed as pop culture characters from their generation: represented in the costumes were [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]], Creator/MarilynMonroe, [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Doc Brown, Marty McFly]], [[Music/MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]], and Franchise/HarryPotter.
** In the second, all of them went for spooky, Halloween-themed costumes... except for Josh Thomas, who dressed as [[TheCasanova Casanova]].
* ILoveTheExties: The seed of the show.
* IncrediblyLamePun:
** Some of the rounds have very silly names, such as "What's A Doodle Do?" (teams must identify logos), "Era Error" (teams must identify anachronistic items in a scene from the past), and so on.
** Shaun delights in these whenever he can get away with it.
* LittleKnownFacts: Shaun prepares some "interesting" "facts" to share with the teams, claiming to source all of his information from [[CriticalResearchFailure Wikipedia]].
-->'''Shaun''': "Cheaper [paint]brush hair is sometimes called "camel hair", although it doesn't come from camels. Apparently, it comes from tourists in India who are shaved against their will."
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Shaun. So many, many, many times.
* NintendoHard: The game It Could Be Worth. Played a few times, but only won once.
** A team is presented with eight items to "buy" from various years (past examples included a VCR from 1987 or a litre of Milk from 2000) and a set budget to spend on these items.
** The team chooses which items to "buy", and must guess the amount that they were worth at the time. They have to buy at least one item.
** Once the team has bought the item or items that they think will keep them under their budget, they stop playing.
** The actual prices of the items chosen are then revealed. If the players managed to stay under budget (regardless of how far off they were with their price guesses, rendering them rather redundant) with the items selected, they get one point for every item bought. If they go over budget, they get no points.
** In some playings, the players tried to buy every item (likely due to a confusion over the convoluted rules), which never won the game.
* OnlySaneMan: Often Charlie.
-->'''Shaun''': "Can anyone else do this?"
-->He starts pulling at loose flesh on his neck as the rest of the panellists join in doing the same, except for Charlie.
-->'''Charlie''': "What has this show become?!"
* PandaingToTheAudience: The game 'Panda-monium', in which photographs of historical events are presented with a key figure replaced by a man in a panda suit. The panda also appears occasionally in games, doing something such as delivering the Endgame envelope or helping set up a magic window game.
* PanelShow
* ThePointsMeanNothing: See GoldenSnitch, but also -- Shaun is extremely laissez-faire about how he awards points; Generation Y have, in the past, received 5/8s of a point for a partially-correct answer, and contestants have bartered or redistributed points at their own whims before. One episode involved Shaun giving points to himself for being polite.
* ProductPlacement:
** "I'd elaborate on this point further, but I have to go buy a Mitsubishi. Love that car."
** Occasionally the show is also 'sponsored' by the fictional Trigganello Ping Pong Balls ("Mmm, they bounce!").
* RetconningTheWiki: A running joke is Shaun Micallef quoting some 'facts' about the topic at hand he claims he got from Wikipedia, all of which are hilarously wrong.
* RunningGag:
** In season one, the trophy each week was something different. It may have been a soccer trophy, a "World's Best Lover" coffee mug, or the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, according to Shaun Micallef. Trophies from season two onwards were donated and included The One Ring and Karl Stefanovich's 2011 Silver Logie.
** The mysterious ways in which the End Game envelope will make it to Shaun Micallef; it may involve ninjas, monks, pandas or -- frequently -- Shaun's pet lady-hawk Isabeau.
** As is typical for a [[GameShow quiz show]], the host has a phone next to him which the producers can ring him on to allow for corrections. Unlike in most, Shaun Micallef invariably hangs up the phone without answering whenever it rings.This invariably happens after Shaun has made a particularly-bad [[IncrediblyLamePun pun]].
** A sub-Running Gag that often occurs during taping is when Charlie waffles on for quite a while, mainly questioning Shaun's dismissal of his answer. Shaun will pick up the phone to ask for an opinion on Charlie's argument. ''"Uh huh? Yeah... Okay, I'll tell him."'' He puts down the phone and deadpans. ''"He says "Go fuck yourself."'' Naturally, this is always edited out before broadcast.
** [[ThePointsMeanNothing ''That means anybody could win!'']]
** Music/{{Enya}}
** Since the second family-themed episode, references to Josh's grandmother Mona's appearance on the show, in which she was covered in sour cream.
** Stuart the Meerkat.
** The film ''Wog Boy II: Kings of Mykonos''.
* SchmuckBait: Occasionally, one of the buttons in the Magic Window is for a game called "Trust Me", worth quadruple points. It always ends with one of the team members being covered with something sticky.
* SophisticatedAsHell: It's a popular schtick of Shaun's: he will happily talk about Shakespeare and Pokemon in the same breath, combining erudite commentary with BuffySpeak.
* StockScream: A Wilhelm scream introduces the game "Draw That Movie", among other games.
* TimedMission: The game "As Quick As", where Shaun asks rapid fire questions until something happens, usually steam coming out of a kettle or toast popping out of a toaster.
* UnwantedAssistance: In the "Endgame" segment, Shaun takes it upon himself to loudly read out trivial and often completely incorrect facts while the contestants are rushing around trying to finish within their ridiculously limited timeframe.