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Hungry Beast out of ideas, making lame Canberra song and dance numbers?

By johnboy 7 April 2010 38

Hungry Beast has since its inception last year been best described as “patchy”.

But tonight the show rolled out the above hackneyed cliche about Canberra.

One supposes we should be flattered there are so many things we’re known for.

What do you think of it?

Hungry Beast's Canberra song and dance number

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Gerry-Built 12:31 pm 09 Apr 10

Wow! that clip will permanantly tarnish the image of Canberra in the minds of the tens of intelligent people that watch Hungry Beast…

johnboy 12:19 pm 09 Apr 10

dannybear said :

Hmm telecom tower and fireworks..? they should get their facts right next time

I think it was just based on the last time Denton and his mates spent any time here.

dannybear 12:05 pm 09 Apr 10

Hmm telecom tower and fireworks..? they should get their facts right next time

Thumper 11:39 am 09 Apr 10

I must say that I’ll take Hungry Beast over any of the dross like Three men and an annoying fat kid who should be put in a box forever that comes out of America these days.

SolarPowered 11:31 am 09 Apr 10

gospeedygo said… “As opposed to the brain-custardefying televised festival of outrage that is TT/ACA. “

Yeah, because you can work out from my comment that is what I watch. You are some new kind of psychic genius.

Gerry-Built 9:39 am 09 Apr 10

numberonebbqer said :

They did a better job at promoting us than Canberra Tourism Corp ever has

yep – “Feel the Power of Canberra”…

astrojax 9:04 am 09 Apr 10

the canberra skit was lame, but the pope card up first was briliant – as their openers often are (the wayne carey fragrance skit [wan-kery] last season is one of the sharpest wordplay skits i’ve seen for a long time…)

as holden notes, the gulf between the good and not good bits is a chasm, but the highlights overall make it worthwhile.

cleo 1:07 am 09 Apr 10

21# Grail +1 Mickey Mouse Town lol

Overheard 12:21 am 09 Apr 10

Pretty lame, but it could have been oh so much worse.

Maybe it’s lifers (or serial returners) who are more able to laugh at ourselves, even the lame, cheap easy shots.

I agree that ABC is to be roundly applauded for letting heaps of different edgy and experimental stuff. Just how worse that skit would have been if Channel Nine had been let loose on it.

I haven’t been able to see hungrybeast for the last couple of weeks, but I reckon it’s up there with the best viewing during the week.

benett 9:52 pm 08 Apr 10

Try-hard retards. Is this the ‘cutting edge’ of the ‘in your face’ youth of today?
It’s kind of spooky how spastic this is.

Give up you losers. *CRINGE*

sexynotsmart 9:07 pm 08 Apr 10

eh_steve said :

That brunette chick is pretty hot though.

+1

I asked LoveBumps to get her, Virginia Haussegger and Frisco Furniture Ad Lady for my birthday. Sadly they didn’t magically appear when I opened my Man vs Wild DVDs.

NickD 8:22 pm 08 Apr 10

Aurelius said :

So those who managed to watch the whole skit: tell me, in the second half, did the “jokes” become funny?

No

gospeedygo 7:59 pm 08 Apr 10

SolarPowered said :

Comment #16 “I keep waiting for the Brainspace segment by Tim and Debbie” …Now that takes me back!

I thought the Hungry Beast sketch was pretty funny. Not very clever, but still funny.

I hate the show. It is made for the SMS/Twitter generation who can’t handle thinking about one thing for more than 60 seconds. I watched it a couple of times and it made me feel old.

As opposed to the brain-custardefying televised festival of outrage that is TT/ACA.

It may not be the best show but I find it entertaining and fun.

AndyC 6:15 pm 08 Apr 10

I use to watch this show, until they ran their survey on Internet censorship in Australia. The Hungry Beast commissioned survey showed 80% of Australian’s support Mr. Conroy’s planned filter. Of course people will support anyhthing when you totally mis-represent the facts to them when asking them the question. For details: http://www.geordieguy.com/?p=32

So the comedy in the show isn’t worth watching it for. The ‘journalism’ is questionable. Doesn’t really leave much of a reason to watch the show…..

Thoroughly Smashed 6:06 pm 08 Apr 10

Yeah, real edgy.

SolarPowered 12:55 pm 08 Apr 10

Comment #16 “I keep waiting for the Brainspace segment by Tim and Debbie” …Now that takes me back!

I thought the Hungry Beast sketch was pretty funny. Not very clever, but still funny.

I hate the show. It is made for the SMS/Twitter generation who can’t handle thinking about one thing for more than 60 seconds. I watched it a couple of times and it made me feel old.

BimboGeek 12:52 pm 08 Apr 10

I agree with Deece, this town is absolutely hilarious!

Plaques every 100m in the parks, art on every major road, bunches of paranoid chumps pretending they are super important. There is nothing normal here at all!

Grail 12:50 pm 08 Apr 10

I loved the skit. I’m Canberran born and bred, and the only reason I can see for people getting all wound up about it is that the truth hurts. I’ve you’ve lived in Sydney you’ll understand the joke about no traffic in Canberra (have any of you seen a street in Sydney with as few cars on it as ANZAC Parade during the middle of a work day?). You’ll note a common theme between the Canberra and Hobart skits which is most appealing to Sydney audiences.

Ironically, at least two comments here have referred to Veronica Milsom (she plays Victoria Dynamite, starred in the Lady Gaga skit, and was present in the “Brazilian Soap”), but none of the other actors get a mention. People might want to refresh their memory about Veronica’s work, including the Tits Get Clicks skit.

But then you probably wouldn’t get the joke, because you’re actually part of it.

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