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-->(''Cut to a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGuDpD-Y-1s
surveillance camera clip]] of a waitress tripping over two barstools before crashing through a window.'')

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-->(''Cut to a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGuDpD-Y-1s
com/watch?v=jGuDpD-Y-1s surveillance camera clip]] of a waitress tripping over two barstools before crashing through a window.'')


* HypocriticalHumour: A couple of times with Darius Horsham:

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* HypocriticalHumour: A couple of times with Darius Horsham:Horsham and his TheAhnold voice:



-->'''Darius''': Why do you think someone like Steve Martin agreed to vote with us?\\

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-->'''Darius''': Why do you think someone like [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Martin_(Australian_politician) Steve Martin Martin]] agreed to vote with us?\\


* AnalogyBackfire: Shaun's second attempt at comparing Gina Rinehart's career to a movie (see SmallReferencePools):
-->'''Shaun''': Gina Rinehart is like Creator/SethRogen in ''Film/TheGreenHornet''. Seth/Gina inherits a fortune from a multi-millionaire father, who wants to run a newspaper but has a secret agenda to get rid of the Russian Mafia. No, that doesn't work, does it. Equating the Russian mafia with the anti-mining lobby doesn't make any sense. Although that would make a great headline in ''The Age''. I reckon Ross Gittins would do it. Of course, he'd have to do it in a New Zealand accent. Anyway, forget about that, I got one. Gina Rinehart's takeover bid for Fairfax is like the film version of ''Film/RockOfAges'': [[TakeThat a terrible idea]].



* SophisticatedAsHell: Though it's a somewhat surreal kind of sophistication:
-->'''Shaun''': I don't sit at a desk and take sides. I sit ''in'' a round table. You know, there are no sides. And it's a table with a yin-yang symbol on it. And I'm sitting in the middle of a yin-yang symbol. So, I have no agenda. If we could have afforded it, I would have had this yin-yang table teetering on a fence, as a metaphor for what this show's all about, a perfectly balanced non-judgmental state of wisdom and enlightenment. (''{{Beat}}''). Mind you, one thing that really got me (''SoundEffectBleep'')ing mad this week was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Thomson_%28politician%29 Craig Thomson]].



** AnalogyBackfire: His second attempt:
-->'''Shaun''': Gina Rinehart is like Creator/SethRogen in ''Film/TheGreenHornet''. Seth/Gina inherits a fortune from a multi-millionaire father, who wants to run a newspaper but has a secret agenda to get rid of the Russian Mafia. No, that doesn't work, does it. Equating the Russian mafia with the anti-mining lobby doesn't make any sense. Although that would make a great headline in ''The Age''. I reckon Ross Gittins would do it. Of course, he'd have to do it in a New Zealand accent. Anyway, forget about that, I got one. Gina Rinehart's takeover bid for Fairfax is like the film version of ''Film/RockOfAges'': [[TakeThat a terrible idea]].

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** AnalogyBackfire: His second attempt:
When Crane Girdle is asked to explain the possible merger of Creator/TheABC and Creator/{{SBS}} by comparing it to a movie, he first tries ''Film/TheFly1959'', then ''Film/TheFly1986''. Both times Shaun interrupts and asks him to think of something more recent. Crane points out the hypocrisy of this considering the previous week Shaun did a joke based on ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari'', which even Crane didn't understand. "And I was in it!" (referring to Stephen Hall). He finally settles on comparing the merger to ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'': "[[TakeThat A terrible idea that pleases no one]]. Except me, I loved it!"
* SophisticatedAsHell: Though it's a somewhat surreal kind of sophistication:
-->'''Shaun''': Gina Rinehart is like Creator/SethRogen in ''Film/TheGreenHornet''. Seth/Gina inherits I don't sit at a fortune from desk and take sides. I sit ''in'' a multi-millionaire father, who wants to run round table. You know, there are no sides. And it's a newspaper but has a secret agenda to get rid of the Russian Mafia. No, that doesn't work, does it. Equating the Russian mafia table with a yin-yang symbol on it. And I'm sitting in the anti-mining lobby doesn't make any sense. Although that middle of a yin-yang symbol. So, I have no agenda. If we could have afforded it, I would make a great headline in ''The Age''. I reckon Ross Gittins would do it. Of course, he'd have to do it in had this yin-yang table teetering on a New Zealand accent. Anyway, forget about that, I fence, as a metaphor for what this show's all about, a perfectly balanced non-judgmental state of wisdom and enlightenment. (''{{Beat}}''). Mind you, one thing that really got one. Gina Rinehart's takeover bid for Fairfax is like the film version of ''Film/RockOfAges'': [[TakeThat a terrible idea]].me (''SoundEffectBleep'')ing mad this week was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Thomson_%28politician%29 Craig Thomson]].



* TalkingToHimself: {{Invoked}} in one scene when Crane Girdle and Darius Horsham (both Stephen Hall) appear in the studio. Lampshaded when Stephen as Darius angrily calls Shaun out for forcing him to change costumes just for one line.

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* TalkingToHimself: {{Invoked}} in one scene when Crane Girdle and Darius Horsham (both Stephen Hall) appear in the studio. Lampshaded when Stephen as Darius angrily calls Shaun out for forcing him to change costumes into another character just for one line.


surveillance camera clip]] of a waitress tripping over two barstools before crashing through a window.)

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surveillance camera clip]] of a waitress tripping over two barstools before crashing through a window.)'')


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* TalkingToHimself: {{Invoked}} in one scene when Crane Girdle and Darius Horsham (both Stephen Hall) appear in the studio. Lampshaded when Stephen as Darius angrily calls Shaun out for forcing him to change costumes just for one line.


* AmateurSleuth: Parodied in a commercial for a murder mystery series in which Series/FatherBrown, Series/{{Grantchester}} vicar Sydney Chambers, Literature/MissMarple, Series/JonathanCreek and [[Series/HettyWainthroppInvestigates Hetty Wainthropp]] show up at the same crime scene wanting to ask a few questions. RealityEnsues when they're all told to fuck off and get back behind the police line. Cue the title, ''Actual Detective''. And then Franchise/ScoobyDoo appears, and is likewise told to get lost.

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* AmateurSleuth: Parodied in a commercial for a murder mystery series in which Series/FatherBrown, Series/{{Grantchester}} vicar Sydney Sidney Chambers, Literature/MissMarple, Series/JonathanCreek and [[Series/HettyWainthroppInvestigates Hetty Wainthropp]] show up at the same crime scene wanting to ask a few questions. RealityEnsues when they're all told to fuck off and get back behind the police line. Cue the title, ''Actual Detective''. And then Franchise/ScoobyDoo appears, and is likewise told to get lost.



*** A similar RunningGag in series eight has Tosh Greenslade being introduced as himself playing some role, rather than as a character.

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*** A similar RunningGag in series eight has Tosh Greenslade being introduced as himself playing some unnamed role, rather than as a character.



* CrazySurvivalist: A segment about Craig Javello, who had been preparing for the MayanDoomsday for fifteen years, yet has made no plans regarding his mostly perishable food supplies, has built a fireplace in his (rather flimsy) bunker with no chimney ("The council wouldn't approve it") and hasn't thought about how he plans to keep his kindle recharged once the electricity goes out.

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* CrazySurvivalist: A segment about Craig Javello, who had been preparing for the MayanDoomsday for fifteen years, yet has made no plans regarding his mostly perishable food supplies, has built a fireplace in his (rather flimsy) bunker with no chimney ("The council wouldn't approve it") and hasn't thought about how he plans to keep rely on his kindle recharged for entertainment despite having no way of recharging it once the electricity goes out.



-->(''Cut to a surveillance camera clip of a girl tripping over two barstools before crashing through a window.)

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-->(''Cut to a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGuDpD-Y-1s
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** Elaine Feelings gives an explanation of mining industrial jargon such as "fly in, fly out" workers (FIFO), "helicopter in, helicopter out" (HIHO, "[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs who are traditionally shorter miners]]"), "cab it in, cab it out" (CICO, pronounced "sickos"), "Train it in, train it out" (TITO, which may also apply "if you're the first Yugoslavian president") and "Escalator in, escalator immediately out" (EIEIO). Elaine also brings up [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dido_%28singer%29 DIDO]], which Shaun guesses incorrectly means, "Drive in, drive out".

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** Elaine Feelings gives an explanation of mining industrial jargon such as "fly in, fly out" workers (FIFO), "helicopter in, helicopter out" (HIHO, "[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs who are traditionally shorter miners]]"), "cab it in, cab it out" (CICO, ([=CICOs=], pronounced "sickos"), "Train it in, train it out" (TITO, which may also apply "if you're the first Yugoslavian president") and "Escalator in, escalator immediately out" (EIEIO). Elaine also brings up [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dido_%28singer%29 DIDO]], which Shaun guesses incorrectly means, "Drive in, drive out".



* HurricaneOfPuns: An interview with Vice Rear Cabin Boy Sir Bobo Gargle about Crimean military dolphins. Highlights include Gargle comparing a combat dolphin to a Navy SEAL ("except cuter"), claiming that the Russians might be worried about the anti-secessionist protesters making Molotov cocktails out of the more bottle-nosed dolphins, and stating that the ADF would never use dolphins for military porpoises.
-->'''Gargle''': They can kill a man at twenty leagues, using blades attached to their fins, and even to their tails.
-->'''Shaun''': (''pointing at Gargle's diagram of a dolphin with blades attached'') Tails, wouldn't you call that a fluke?
-->'''Gargle''': No, just good planning.



** In response to Shaun's joke about Mathias Cormann that "Plain English isn't his first language", Darius tells him, "You shouldn't make fun of the way people talk, Shaun."

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** In response to Shaun's joke about Mathias Matthias Cormann that "Plain English isn't his first language", Darius tells him, "You shouldn't make fun of the way people talk, Shaun."



* HurricaneOfPuns: An interview with Vice Rear Cabin Boy Sir Bobo Gargle about Crimean military dolphins. Highlights include Gargle comparing a combat dolphin to a Navy SEAL ("except cuter"), claiming that the Russians might be worried about the anti-secessionist protesters making Molotov cocktails out of the more bottle-nosed dolphins, and stating that the ADF would never use dolphins for military porpoises.
-->'''Gargle''': They can kill a man at twenty leagues, using blades attached to their fins, and even to their tails.
-->'''Shaun''': (''pointing at Gargle's diagram of a dolphin with blades attached'') Tails, wouldn't you call that a fluke?
-->'''Gargle''': No, just good planning.



*** Possibly approaching OverusedRunningGag as of series 6: In the first episode of series six, Gargle attempts to release the Kraken, only to find a skeleton in the cupboard, which it had apparently been locked in for over a year. A few episodes later, the Kraken reappeared as a zombie. In addition, the setups to the release seem to be getting more and more contrived:

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*** Possibly approaching OverusedRunningGag as of series 6: six: In the first episode of series six, episode, Gargle attempts to release the Kraken, only to find a skeleton in the cupboard, which it had apparently been locked in for over a year. A few episodes later, the Kraken reappeared as a zombie. In addition, the setups to the release seem to be getting more and more contrived:

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Renewed for a ninth season of 13 episodes to air from September 2018, this is the longest running show Shaun has created, both in number of episodes and length of time aired.


** Season 1 was ended with ABC's The Look Of Love, with photos and video clips of various Australian politicians in the background.
** Season 2 was ended with Get Happy, most frequently associated with Judy Garland.
** Season 3 was ended with Devo's Beautiful World, with clips of various news stories and a visit to the Spicks and Specs set.
** Season 4 was ended with I'm Interested In Apathy by TISM, with the cast in assorted costumes, and as some of the characters they played.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBnuwWH6vh8 Season 1 1]] was ended with ABC's The Look Of Love, with photos and video clips of various Australian politicians in the background.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJHQOwmevXw Season 2 2]] was ended with Get Happy, most frequently associated with Judy Garland.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD5q3IOMb-0 Season 3 3]] was ended with Devo's Beautiful World, with clips of various news stories and a visit to the Spicks and Specs set.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ48T5wTPzI Season 4 4]] was ended with I'm Interested In Apathy by TISM, with the cast in assorted costumes, and as some of the characters they played.



** Season 6 was ended with Earth, Wind and Fire's Fantasy, with the cast dressed in 70's costumes, complete with psychedelic camera effects, with Shaun dancing on his desk in front of a sign labelled "Micallef For PM 2020"
*** Season 6 also had cover of Butterfly Wings by Machines Of Loving Grace in the episode that aired prior to the 2016 election.
** Season 7 was ended with the Electric Light Orchestra's Mr. Blue Sky.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdo6M4LCUck Season 6 6]] was ended with Earth, Wind and Fire's Fantasy, with the cast dressed in 70's costumes, complete with psychedelic camera effects, with Shaun dancing on his desk in front of a sign labelled "Micallef For PM 2020"
*** ** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taKzQecuclw Season 6 also had cover of Butterfly Wings by Machines Of Loving Grace in the episode that aired prior to the 2016 election.
** Season 7
7]] was ended with the Electric Light Orchestra's Mr. Blue Sky.Sky.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l80Vo-LqLbk Season 8]] ended with a cover of Put On Your Sunday Clothes from [[Theatre/HelloDolly Hello Dolly,]] making mentions of Barnaby Joyce, substituting Canberra for Yonkers and making mentions of winning a Logie.


* BaitAndSwitchComparison: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHBAzF1x6_I Shaun brings up a report stating that Tony Abbott has been speaking 100 words a minute slower than before the last election, and comparing his speech to that of a puppet.]]

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* BaitAndSwitchComparison: BaitAndSwitchComparison:
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHBAzF1x6_I Shaun brings up a report stating that Tony Abbott has been speaking 100 words a minute slower than before the last election, and comparing his speech to that of a puppet.]]



** "Now over the break, you may have heard that in Melbourne, they had a bit of a problem with a group of mostly men, with the same skin colour, who viciously attacked Victoria for apparently having an African gang problem."



*** In one case in series eight, Shaun pre-emptively tells them at length not to do this with a photo of Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, only to be presented with a shot of a potato. "No wonder we're dead to him."

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*** In one case early in series eight, Shaun is given a correct photo of Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and thinks it's the wrong one. Cue a photo of the unmasked Anakin Skywalker in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. Later in that series, Shaun pre-emptively tells them at length not to do anything like this with a photo of Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, Dutton again, only to be presented with a shot of a potato. "No wonder we're dead to him."


* BreakingTheFourthWall: Zigzagged in one odd moment in series 2. Shaun turns to consult Vomitoria Catchment, only to find Roz Hammond, who has forgotten to change into her. While he waits for her to get back, Shaun has a brief chat with Jenifred Stoles as if the cameras weren't on them. The strange part is that Veronica Milsom stays in character as Jennifred, a high school-aged work experience girl, even while acknowledging that Vomitoria is a character played by Roz. Also, later in the same scene, Jennifred says that Clancy Lanyard would back her up if she was here, and Roz momentarily breaks character as if to ask Shaun if she should change into her.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: BreakingTheFourthWall:
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Zigzagged in one odd moment in series 2. Shaun turns to consult Vomitoria Catchment, only to find Roz Hammond, who has forgotten to change into her. While he waits for her to get back, Shaun has a brief chat with Jenifred Stoles as if the cameras weren't on them. The strange part is that Veronica Milsom stays in character as Jennifred, a high school-aged work experience girl, even while acknowledging that Vomitoria is a character played by Roz. Also, later in the same scene, Jennifred says that Clancy Lanyard would back her up if she was here, and Roz momentarily breaks character as if to ask Shaun if she should change into her.her.
*** A similar RunningGag in series eight has Tosh Greenslade being introduced as himself playing some role, rather than as a character.



* HypocriticalHumour: A couple of times with Darius Horsham:
** In response to Shaun's joke about Mathias Cormann that "Plain English isn't his first language", Darius tells him, "You shouldn't make fun of the way people talk, Shaun."
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-->'''Darius''': Why do you think someone like Steve Martin agreed to vote with us?\\
'''Shaun''': (''as Creator/SteveMartin'') Oh, I don't know, because he's a wild and crazy guy?\\
'''Darius''': Shaun, this is neither the time nor the place for terrible impressions.



** Any time Shaun brings up a politician or other public figure, an image of a vaguely similar looking fictional character or other public figure will appear next to him. For example, [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/397b213993aa43b698e87472d4091ef7/tumblr_mjzxxyjK4Q1qj5ywoo1_1280.jpg Prime Minister Tony Abbott as Voldemort]] or [[http://i.imgur.com/CUXZwP7.png Opposition Leader Bill Shorten as an Oompa Loompa]]. Usually Shaun will DoubleTake and call to someone to fix it (usually with an unflattering picture that will somewhat justify the "mistake"), but sometimes he doesn't seem to notice. One standout example is when then-Assistant Treasurer Arthur Sinodinos is represented by Creator/JasonAlexander, George Brandis, John Howard, Adam Richard, UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev, Creator/VincentPrice (as [[Series/{{Batman}} Egghead)]]) and a potato with a face drawn on it before finally getting it right - yet later in the same scene John Howard is represented by [[Series/{{Thunderbirds}} The Hood]] and Shaun doesn't see any difference.

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** Any time Shaun brings up a politician or other public figure, an image of a vaguely similar looking fictional character or other public figure will appear next to him. For example, [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/397b213993aa43b698e87472d4091ef7/tumblr_mjzxxyjK4Q1qj5ywoo1_1280.jpg Prime Minister Tony Abbott as Voldemort]] or [[http://i.imgur.com/CUXZwP7.png Opposition Leader Bill Shorten as an Oompa Loompa]]. Usually Most of the time Shaun will DoubleTake and call to someone to fix it (usually with an unflattering picture that will somewhat justify the "mistake"), but sometimes he doesn't seem to notice. One standout example is when then-Assistant Treasurer Arthur Sinodinos is represented by Creator/JasonAlexander, George Brandis, John Howard, Adam Richard, UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev, Creator/VincentPrice (as [[Series/{{Batman}} Egghead)]]) and a potato with a face drawn on it before finally getting it right - yet later in the same scene John Howard is represented by [[Series/{{Thunderbirds}} The Hood]] and Shaun doesn't see any difference.difference.
*** In one case in series eight, Shaun pre-emptively tells them at length not to do this with a photo of Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, only to be presented with a shot of a potato. "No wonder we're dead to him."


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* TheUnintelligible: One parody commercial features a Scottish police detective named DCI Macdhuhghaiullgh whose accent turns him into this, even to his also Scottish subordinates.

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** Caspar Jonquil starting a rant that is at least tangentially related to the topic at hand, but ends somewhere completely different and reveals multiple embarrassing personal details about Caspar along the way.


* LongRunner: It's close to the longest running show featuring Shaun, having been renewed for a seventh season. By the end of the seventh season, it will be the longest running show he's fronted, beating out TalkinBoutYourGeneration by a couple of episodes.

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* LongRunner: It's close to the longest running show featuring Shaun, having been renewed for a seventh season. By the end of the seventh season, it will be the longest running show he's fronted, beating out TalkinBoutYourGeneration ''Series/TalkinBoutYourGeneration'' by a couple of episodes.


* BackForTheFinale: Veronica Milsom left the cast after series 4, but returned in the last episode of series 5 as herself in a behind the scenes sketch.

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* BackForTheFinale: Veronica Milsom left the cast after series 4, but returned in the last episode of series 5 as herself in a behind the scenes sketch.sketch, and appeared in the end of series six song.



* OnceASeason: Apparently despite complaints from viewers, every season except Season 5 has ended with the cast singing a song, usually accompanied by something weird in the background on a green screen, with The Kraken and the Panda from Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation usually making an appearance.

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* OnceASeason: Apparently despite complaints from viewers, every season except Season 5 has ended with the cast singing a song, usually accompanied by something weird in the background on a green screen, with The Kraken and the Panda from Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation usually making an appearance.


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** Season 5 was ended with a brief except from Can You Feel It by the Jackson 5, with Charlie Pickering making a guest appearance to plug his show\insult Shaun's singing and dancing abilities, ignoring Shaun's choice of sequined blue suit entirely.


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* SeriesFinale: Each season ends with the cast performing a song.


* RearrangeTheSong: The theme tune was slightly altered for season 5 and altered again slightly again for season 6. For season 7 it was altered again slightly and had vocalisations of the phrase "Mad as Hell" added.

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* RearrangeTheSong: The From Season 5, the theme tune was slightly altered for season song has been changed, usually only slightly, each season. Seasons 5 and altered again slightly again for season 6. For 6 had minor changes, while season 7 it was altered again slightly and not only altered, it had vocalisations of the phrase "Mad as Hell" added. Season 8 had the most significant change to the tune.

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* CueCardPause: Inverted when Shaun fails to pause while commenting on Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce's current troubles:
-->"Coming up. The woman behind the Barnaby Joyce sexual harassment allegations is identified as Senator Michael [=McCormack=]. <{{beat}}> Sorry. The woman behind the Barnaby Joyce sexual harassment allegations is identified. As Senator Michael [=McCormack=] takes his place as Nationals leader. <aside> Two lines."


* OnceASeason: Apparently despite complaints from viewers, every season except Season 5 has ended with the cast singing a song, usually accompanied by something weird in the background on a green screen, with The Kraken and the Panda from Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation usually making an appearance.
** Season 1 was ended with ABC's The Look Of Love, with photos and video clips of various Australian politicians in the background.
** Season 2 was ended with Get Happy, most frequently associated with Judy Garland.
** Season 3 was ended with Devo's Beautiful World, with clips of various news stories and a visit to the Spicks and Specs set.
** Season 4 was ended with I'm Interested In Apathy by TISM, with the cast in assorted costumes, and as some of the characters they played.
** Season 6 was ended with Earth, Wind and Fire's Fantasy, with the cast dressed in 70's costumes, complete with psychedelic camera effects, with Shaun dancing on his desk in front of a sign labelled "Micallef For PM 2020"
*** Season 6 also had cover of Butterfly Wings by Machines Of Loving Grace in the episode that aired prior to the 2016 election.
** Season 7 was ended with the Electric Light Orchestra's Mr. Blue Sky.



* 'And Not coming up because X is on in a minute.'

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* ** The show usually ends with Shaun saying 'And Not coming up because X is on in a minute.'minute', or when MrAndMrsMurder was running, he would say that he had a murder to solve.

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