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As funny as dying slowly


This show was rank.. I'm so glad its gone. Micallef is as funny as a car accident.

As I said to Delores Montenegro in "Calling All Quakers", 'have it your way, baby'. Troy McClure

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You dont have a very good sense of humour then do you?

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Sure I do. I love good humour, especially Australian. However this was not funny.
Australian humour is either awesome or pathetic. Look at old fast forward episodes, they are still funny, yet the comedy company stinks rotten if you watch it now.
The Micallef Program was pathetic.

As I said to Delores Montenegro in "Calling All Quakers", 'have it your way, baby'. Troy McClure

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I wayyyyyy have to strongly disagree with you. this man is a masterpiece of humour. he is definitely up there with the greats. i think he is very original. unlike some of the crap you get these days. they dont come close eg comedy inc.

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I guess if you don't like the humour you can see it that way, car wreckish. It was the intended awkward style of the show, Micallef himself was playing a charicature; the incompetent, egotistical, ignorant, arrogant, mean, slightly bigoted, d***head host. In a way the show was meant to be pathetic. Plenty of awkward moments were created/manufactured. It was like they were sending up/exposing/exploring in a Micallef show pov, various forms of entertainment like game shows (Blankety Blanks), interview/chat shows, variety, even kids claymation, etc..

One car wreckish sketch I can think of is the 'Vanessa O'Malley's 101 Aboriginal Limericks' one, with Wayne Hope's outburst. It was like a comment on politcal correctness. It created alot of awkward moments and deviated to all sorts of tangents of awkwardness, like that Ros was payed less than Francis and Wayne. It also just exposed the host, once again, as what he really was, rather than what he was pretending to be or this pretentious face they were putting on.

Nationwide Aborignal issues were on the socio-political forefront around 99-00, with Federation and the Olympics coming up, Hansen was also still a force around then. It was kindof a Micallef take on some topical issues. Micallef in that interview kindof represented/reflected some social ignorance and people's racial sterotyping. Micallef's character was like that figure who exhibits the worst of these things, which we could all laugh at. The real Micallef has a background in law and seemed to be aware of socio-political goings on as reflected in some sketches like these. That's refreshing and special, it adds depth ot the humour, if you compare to the stock and trade sketch shows like the recent Skithouse and current Comedy Inc. That 'Neighbour's branch encrouching over my fence' Law segment sketch would not have worked nearly aswell, may not have happened, if you didn't have someone like Sean involved, with his background/perspective.

"Quote me as saying I was misquoted." Quoted Groucho Marx

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Ouch... Fast Forward eh...

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I'm glad I wasn't the only one!

So what I told you was true... From a certain point of view

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