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Behind those smiles are two very sleep-deprived women who are done with everyone's bullshit.
Get Krack!n is an Australian television series that parodies breakfast talk shows. It premiered in 2017 and is hosted by Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney, who previously worked together on The Katering Show.

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  • Air-Vent Passageway: At the end of the final episode of season 2, Helen Bidou clambers out of an air vent onto the empty set and manically declares that the show is now hers.
  • All Men Are Perverts: The studio's entire male staff are sacked after a series of sexual harassment cases surface, leading to the show being handled either by women or machines.
  • Body Horror: McCartney picks up a nasty disease at one point that leaves her face looking like it's about to rot off.
  • Breakout Character: Parodied. McCartney is picked up for a fictional American detective drama, to the envy of McLennan.
  • But Not Too Black: Miranda Tapsell and Nakkiah Lui have to wear far more makeup than the Kates did, with the obvious intention of hiding their indigenous heritage.
  • Chroma Key: McLennan wearing a green dress while doing a weather segment leads to her head and arms looking disembodied.
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  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Helen Bidou, a Large Ham who will swing between cackling and bawling.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: The O'Dough's Dough Bros. Their guest spot is just them dancing, cussing and playing with dough.
  • The Comically Serious: Helen Bidou's parole officer. He never cracks a smile and stands silently in the background whenever Helen is on. When Helen is demonstrating a new exercise machine, he's seen using it as well with a completely stoic look on his face.
  • Country Matters: The Kates practically make a point to drop the C-bomb at least once per week.
  • Crapsack World: The window that overlooks the street the series is broadcast in shows some particularly depressing things.
  • Did Not Think This Through: The disability episode is a perfect storm that manages to offend more disabled people than it uplifts. The set isn't structured to accomodate the wheelchair-bound, there's an announcement from a political candidate who hates disabled people and neither Kate shows any knowledge of disabilities.
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  • Embarrassing Animal Suit: The floor manager dons a rooster suit to appear as the Kash Kock, and later passes out from heat exhaustion.
  • Embarrassing Slide: The host of Shopper's Korner, Helen Bidou, tries to throw to some customer testimonials, only to have her online dating video played.
  • Fan Disservice:
    • Helen Bidou demonstrates how to wear a sarong while covered in sunburn and going commando.
    • The Kates in one episode take off their shoes and allow the cameras to zoom in on their feet to appease a viewer with a foot fetish. If that turned on any foot fetishists, then a later episode showing them peeling thick layers of dead skin off their feet may very well put them off it for life.
  • First World Problems: Both Kates have to deal with unruly kids and uninvolved husbands. They air their grievances to indigenous Australian figures Nakkiah Lui and Miranda Tapsell, who then use this as an example of how white women hijack feminism.
  • From Bad to Worse: One episode in season two had the show in front of a live audience. It started off bad and didn't get better.
  • Funny Background Event: The Sisters Of Invention performing while two AUSLAN interpreters have a fistfight in front of them.
  • Hate Sink: Brendan O'Hara. A sexist, hypocritical boor who upstages the Kates at every opportunity, going as far as to expose himself. Unlike all the other characters on the show, there's nothing funny or endearing about him. The reveal that he was sacked immediately afterwards and is probably getting violently attacked in prison is treated as hilarious by the Kates.
  • Hostile Weather: During the last episode of their "We Bloody Love Australia!" Tour the Kates are besieged by a number of freak weather events - among them a sudden heatwave, heavy rain and a hurricane. And all of this happens within the show's thirty minute time-span.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: In the episode where McCartney announces her pregnancy, she winds up eating a candle from one of the gift baskets.
  • Informed Attribute: McCartney supposedly has a compelling screen prescence. A promo of her new television series shows that her acting is incredibly wooden.
  • Is This Thing Still On?: McLennan spends one episode wondering if her late period is indicative of an unexpected pregnancy. When she gets a pelvic exam without switching her microphone off, the audience hears all the gross details. McLennan wasn't pregnant. Her late period was due to a tampon getting stuck and now she has a urinary tract infection.
  • Mistaken for Gay: When McLennan is going into labour, the midwife refers to her as McCartney's wife. McCartney, who is bisexual, doesn't bother to correct her.
  • Mood-Swinger: Helen Bidou rapidly oscillates between hysterically laughing, screaming in rage and weeping.
  • Noodle Incident: Helen Bidou apparently caused her husband so much grief that he had to leave her while Helen was registered, has a parole officer following her at all times and wears a GPS tracker on her ankle.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero:
    • Both Kates show a lot of ignorance concerning Muslim women.
    • McClennan is forced to apologise for saying offensive things about bisexual women.
  • Produce Pelting: The first episode with a live studio audience ends with the audience (and the warm-up guy) pelting the Kates with lollies and then storming out.
  • Rage Breaking Point: When Miranda Tapsell and Nakkiah Lui stand in for the Kates who are simultaneously expecting, they find themselves forced to wear makeup that hides their ethnicity and speak to an increasingly racist series of guests. After the "Kunts for Klicks" trio alternate between saying that racism either isn't real or only affects white people, Miranda explodes and spends the remainder of the episode speaking her mind.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Miranda Tapsell delivers one of these towards Australia's dismissive attitude regarding aboriginal welfare.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: At first, Miranda Tapsell is the blue to Nakkiah Lui's red. This gets zigzagged over the course of an episode as Nakkiah has to suppress her activist tendencies for the sake of mass appeal while Miranda's patience is tested by the increasing amounts of racism evident among the show's guests.
  • Rewatch Bonus: McClennan's reluctance to drink frozen wine despite being pressured by Sassy and the audience makes more sense when you find out in later episodes that she's expecting.
  • Running Gag: Replacing the letter C in segment names with K. However, with words that have no C, they just drop a K in randomly.
  • Screaming Birth: McClennan goes through one in the final episode of series 2, which the producer attempts to broadcast live on air.
  • Shout-Out: One episode has McClennan demonstrating how to make pulled pork. The way the camera lingers on the appliance for longer than it should is a nod to the Running Gag in The Katering Show.
  • The Show Must Go Wrong: In-Universe, the show is primarily staffed by interns and is broadcast live at 2 a.m., which causes every episode to lurch from one dramatic mishap to the next.
  • Special Guest: Subverted
    • Sam Neill appears in the first episode ...for 11 seconds, then the program ends.
    • One episode was dedicated to the incoming arrival of Katy Perry ...who never shows up because McLennan got catfished by someone claiming to be her manager.
    • Another episode had Christie Dawes, who left, furious, after McCartney forgot to actually buy ramps for wheelchair users, and as a result, she couldn't get into the room.
    • Paul Kelly performs a song, but the studio audience and the Kates stormed out, so he gets fed up with performing to an empty room and leaves mid-song.
  • Stepford Smiler:
    • The show's cosmetic expert Penny seems constantly on the verge of suicide, and only keeps going through denial of reality and a completely unfounded belief in the life-changing properties of makeup.
    • Helen Bidou is a more crazed example. She never fails to mention how bad her personal life is (usually by shouting), but smiles throughout all of it.
    • A guest who appears on the Brendan O'Hara episode acts cheery and upbeat whilst dropping hints that O'Hara's boorish attitude disgusts her, claiming that actually chewing him out would be career suicide for her.
    • Miranda and Nakkiah. Nakkiah has to learn to smile through things she'd normally object to while Miranda's normally non-threatening demeanour is put to the test.
  • Straight Gay: During a "Homo Hack" segment, McClennan is disappointed to find that the homosexual guest speaker is not an entertainingly camp man but a dull lesbian whose advice isn't particularly interesting.
  • Straw Feminist: Brendan O'Hara goes out of his way to make it clear he respects women more than anyone else on the planet, all the while shaming women for doing typically feminine things.
  • Straw Misogynist:
    • The "Kunts for Klicks" segment has the Kates talking to a Female Misogynist, an Angry White Man and a He-Man Woman Hater. All three display their hatred of women with the subtlety and appeal of an incoming freight train.
    • Brendan O'Hara is this, despite his insistence that he's a feminist.
  • Stylistic Suck: A running gag is that the production team is staffed entirely by interns, leading to a lot of on-screen mistakes.
  • Take That!:
    • The entire series is a blatant rip on daytime talk shows. There's thinly-veiled sexism, promotions for idiotic products, pointless activities and pushing more meaningful topics aside for the sake of ratings. Taken to its logical conclusion when Miranda Tapsell decides to go down to Channel 7 and wreck havoc on the Sunrise set.
    • Penny hosts a segment featuring a surgeon who specialises in making Asian women look "more attractive". He demonstrates the kind of work he could do on Penny by showing an image of her morphing into Scarlett Johansson. Penny remarks that she looks like she could play an Asian woman in a Hollywood movie
  • Thoroughly Mistaken Identity: In the final episode of season 2, Indigenous actress (and temporary host) Miranda Tapsell is continually mistaken for being Deborah Mailman (a completely different Indigenous actress).
  • Too Much Information: McLennan spends one episode wondering if her late period is indicative of an unexpected pregnancy. When she gets a pelvic exam without switching her speaker off, the audience hears all the gross details. McLennan wasn't pregnant. Her late period was due to a tampon getting stuck and now she has a urinary tract infection.
  • Travelogue Show: The first episode of season 2 sees the Kates at the tail end of their "We Bloody Love Australia!" Tour, a weeks-long series around Australia that has caused the Kates to miss out on several important family engagements.
  • Vacation Episode: Series 2 opens up with the Kates exploring the country town of Echuca Moama.
  • Very Special Episode: One episode is meant to raise awareness for disability. As can be expected of the show's usual standard, the Kates manage to offend a woman with a chronic illness, the studio neglected to make the set wheelchair-friendly, the deaf interpreters have an onscreen spat and there's a promotional piece for a political candidate who openly hates disabled people.
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