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Last night I watched "Russell Coight's All Aussie Adventures" on "ONE". What rubbish.... Supposed to be a humours look at outback travel...... It's not even funny. Same theme for all of it, repeated over and over. Shows people how to do all the wrong things.
Don't know what others think, but that's how I feel about it.
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Reply By: Life Member TourBoy, Bundaberg - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 08:07

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 08:07
Just repeats from 10yrs ago, less funny this time.
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Reply By: Steve in Kakadu - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 08:46

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 08:46
I would rather watch Russel Coight than that other twit Pat Callinan any day.

Lighten up this is a first world problem.

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Reply By: Grumblebum and the Dragon - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 08:55

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 08:55
They are all rubbish.......
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Reply By: Member - mark D18 - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 09:11

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 09:11
Fred

your opinion , I have not seen the show for about 10 years but I thought it was funny then.
May be the humour has been lost with time.
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 09:29

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 09:29
Some people NEED to be shown Fred. They can't even get the "wrong things" right! LOL
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Reply By: Mikee5 - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 09:35

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 09:35
Fred, it is/was a comedy, a pisstake of the wanna-be's that were doing off-road TV at the time. I must have a warped sense of humour because I thought it was hilarious.
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Follow Up By: Member-Heather MG NSW - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 10:37

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 10:37
We thought it was hilarious as well! Watched them years ago and finding them just as funny.
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Reply By: brushmarx - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 09:46

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 09:46
I don't like listening to jazz music, but I don't jump on forums to express my dislike.
Hang on... I just did.......................me bad.
What it boils down to is that I don't watch jazz either. It's a personal choice so I make a personal decision to not watch or listen to it when there is a choice.
Somehow, I just don't think anyone really cares if I like it or not, this ain't Facebook or Twitter where people write all kinds of meaningless crap thinking others care.
As Forrest Gump was often quoted "Funny is what funny does"
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 13:40

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 13:40
"this ain't Facebook or Twitter where people write all kinds of meaningless crap thinking others care."

Are you sure about that :)
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Follow Up By: Batt's - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 19:05

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 19:05
I'm not a smart man but I believe Forest said "stupid is as stupid does" just my contribution to the list of stuff nobody really cares about.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 19:57

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 19:57
"And that's all I have to say about that."............ F.G.
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Follow Up By: Batt's - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 21:56

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 21:56
Good one Allan
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 11:28

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 11:28
What?......I reckon its bloody hilarious and until now, never heard of anyone who didn't?????? Takes all types I guess.

I agree with Steve.....it beats Pat Callinan hands down. LOL
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Reply By: disco driver - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 11:43

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 11:43
I'm definitely not saying it is,..................but maybe it's a bit close to home.

I'm also pretty sure that at some time or other, particularly in our earlier days of 4wding, most of us came close to imitating Russell. Didn't we??
I know I did similar stupid things many years ago. Sometimes still do too!!!

As someone else posted it is just taking the pyss. Lighten up and enjoy what in earlier times would be called "comedy", before we all became totally PC

Disco.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 11:59

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 11:59
Couldn't agree less Fred - I thought it a hugely funny parody on the various outback travel programs of the time.
But of course on reflection the humor was primitive and easily became tiresome on subsequent viewings....the scriptwriters needed Glen Robbins as the principal character...a great 'visual' classic comic I'd suggest..........he would have made a $ killing on the comedy theatre circuit in the horse and buggy days. ....and is probably making a killing these days too. As for the comment on the Callinan show.....I saw it once....then dismissed it as rubbish ! (Oops......).....what is the worth of a show that is effectively an advertorial from one end to the other...plugging various commercial interests throughout AND they have commercial breaks....?
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 12:42

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 12:42
Agree 100% Fred. I watched about half of one episode and couldn't take any more.

Yeah, I know it's just a p--s take on the 4WD/camping scene, but I couldn't see anything funny about it.
Just for the record I'm not such a big fan of the Pat Callinan effort either. Mostly just one long advertisement, but I guess he has to make a quid somehow.

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Reply By: The Landy - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 13:00

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 13:00
I thought Russ had some great quotes, and one that may still resonate loudly for some today…

On the early Australian Explorers’…

“He was presented with a difficult decision: push on into the stretching deserts, or return home to his wife…”

Strewth, not me Mrs Landy, not me…just saying!

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Reply By: Life Member - Fred B (ex-NT) - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 13:50

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 13:50
WOW!

Never thought I would get such a response....
Appreciate all the replies. Enjoyed reading them all
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Follow Up By: Batt's - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 19:44

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 19:44
Ah comedy some people get it some don't. Russell was funny but I still think his best character was uncle Arthur he should bring him back.
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Follow Up By: Zippo - Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 at 11:38

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 at 11:38
Batt's, Upper Middle Bogan wasn't too bad a (piss-)take on aussie life either.
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Reply By: Gary T7 - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 16:50

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 16:50
Fred
You were right with your heading Junk TV I think near all tv is now junk and not worth watching .
repeated over and over after every add break, And far too many add breaks .I for one have switched off.
Far too many other things to do.
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Reply By: Mick O - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 17:24

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 17:24
I found it funny a decade ago but these days, well it's a repeat you know. The edge has gone off it. Got to fill the programming void with something I suppose and given the amount of lifestyle and outback shows doing the rounds on ONE, Ch31, 7Mate and others, it was only a matter of time.

Conversely, my young bloke (20 yo) and his mates just love it. Of course they don't remember it from 10 years back but now that they've got their 4x4's and are into camping and a bit of outback travel, they think it's a hilarious piss-take.

Now I can't wait for the Leylands original stuff to get a rerun, just for the content and to see how much Australia has changed in 40 years. None of his cutting away to them leaning on the sponsors products. What about good old Malcolm Douglass, Harry Butler and Les Hiddens. Bring back the real stuff ;-)


I'd rather be out there than watching tele anyway.

Fred, time for a trip mate ;-)

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Follow Up By: Life Member - Fred B (ex-NT) - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 18:26

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 18:26
Hi Mick,
never seen or heard of the bloke before, saw the advertising, had no idea it was a repeat. Was a bit surprised at the content, even more surprised when it was repeated ad nausea. Can see it probably was funny 10 years ago. AND YES.... it really is time for a trip away... too much cabin fever lol...
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 21:27

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 21:27
You guys can knock Pat Callinan but he's the guy with the free vehicles, campers and miles of quality accessories for his and his crews use, seeing a lot of country while the rest of us are stuck at our day jobs. He's probably financially doing very well out of it also. Whose the silly ones? Regards, Michael
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Follow Up By: Bigfish - Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 at 13:35

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 at 13:35
Doesn't make him less of a tool....
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 at 14:00

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 at 14:00
I find him OK but the issue I have with him and many of the others is when they say a product is great and does its job, is whether he actually means it or it because he is paid to say it is good even if it isn't - every thing is positive when we all know some products are not all that great.

Jeremy Clarkson late of Top Gear might have been a nob but he said things as he saw it and car manufacturers were still trying to get their products on the show well knowing they may get negative reviews - really these 4wd shows should be doing the same.

As a result, these shows are advertorials and should be treated as such. I have never heard Pat say anything bad about the products he uses and some a dodgy.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 at 15:13

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 at 15:13
"Smarmy" is the term that springs to mind.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 at 20:28

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 at 20:28
Garrycol, don't know why you would expect them to be any different to any other personality/ celebrity or sporting star

They will endorse almost anything for financial or personal gain.

I don't know how an ex cricketer is an expert on air conditioners or an ex footballer on health care insurance etc
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 at 12:21

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 at 12:21
Pat's all right. So he advertises stuff? How else will he be able to put the show together and how else will we know what is available or new on the market? Of course he points out the good points and doesn't mention the bad. I can't take the normal ads during his or any other free to air so I tape and fast forward. Pat seems like a decent enough bloke to me and I enjoy the trips. Russell is good too, life is more enjoyable if you are easy to please. Some of you blokes would whinge during a nookie... :-)
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 at 20:42

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 at 20:42
"seeing a lot of country while the rest of us are stuck at our day jobs"

Rest of us ? Speak for yourself...:)

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Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Friday, Nov 13, 2015 at 01:17

Friday, Nov 13, 2015 at 01:17
Michael

What's a nookie????

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Nov 13, 2015 at 18:22

Friday, Nov 13, 2015 at 18:22
Greg! I'm working on retirement, I'm thinking end of next year might see me out!! Regards, Michael
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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 at 00:07

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 at 00:07
I'd rather watch Russell Coight repeats than look at the siliconised coights, "Mae West" breasts and bee stung lips of the Kardashian clan.

Watching Russell Coight cavorting in the Outback has got to be better than watching loud rude American pawn shop owners abuse their customers.

Watching Russell Coight burn his poo tickets and set fire to the bush has got to be better than seeing more Americans (and now a few Canadians) dig through other people's sheds in search of a financial treasure.

And even watching his total ineptitude in all things Australian has got to be better than watching some grossly overweight, potty mouthed repossession agent and her thug friends repo yet another default vehicle.

It is what it is Aussie comedy - piss pulling at its best - it's what makes us different from the rest of the world.

While we're at it bring back Leo Wanker and Sir Les Paterson et al

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Follow Up By: Ron N - Friday, Nov 13, 2015 at 12:12

Friday, Nov 13, 2015 at 12:12
Leo Wanker would have to have been one of the best comedy skits around - but like all comedy - and Russell Coight included - watching the second time around, is nearly always less amusing than watching it the first time.
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Reply By: garri - Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 at 11:11

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 at 11:11
probably based on wallaby jack from the late show
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Reply By: Zippo - Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 at 11:34

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 at 11:34
I'm the same about contrived "reality" TV - TBL, Survivor Wherever, Bachelor/ette and the zillions of cooking contests for starters. The difference is I DON'T WATCH THEM, so I don't feel the need to burst into print on a forum. If you didn't find the humour, turn off.
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Reply By: vk1dx - Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 at 21:25

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 at 21:25
My tuppence worth!!

We watch it and have a chuckle. Nothing wrong with that. And we have actually seen movies and read books a second or more times. Amazing what you can learn the second time around.

Some people are still trying to work out what Shakespear wrote. To a lot of "cog wash". Ahhhh ---- Personal opinions and taste or lack there of.

But I wouldn't propose an academy award prize.

Just enjoy it for what it is - a comedy.

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