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talking boonie and table tennis

By bonfire 18 January 2006 12

Im one of those suckers who sent away for a talking boonie. apart from last nights game which i didnt watch ive heard him chattering away, asking for a beer, telling me he likes nachos and asking if i want a game of table tennis.

So instead of watching cricket last night i was listening to music, specifically buster browns ‘something to say’. whatever frequencies boonie is programmed to respond to are present in angry andersons voice.

Boonie was exclaiming ‘nice shot’ with regularity while those musical sharpies strummed on.

Tonight i’ll play some rose tattoo and see what else he says.

and of course, as soon as the vb series is over, im opening the little plastic guy up.

Has anyone compiled a list of his utterances ?

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petitethespian 11:17 am 24 Jan 06

The funniest thing I’ve heard with regard to Talking Boony, was when immediately after the VB ad featuring the man himself, his little plastic likeness exclaimed, “Boring!”

Thumper 8:49 am 20 Jan 06


Lance Cairns was the dad, Chris Cairns the son.


Maelinar 8:32 am 20 Jan 06

I’m 30 and I remember that Col, although our experience of the incident as residents of the other side of the fence may have been a big influence.

As a not-a-very-big cricket fan, between that and the underarm bowling cheating shame, it pretty much sums up all I know about cricket. Well that and Chris Cairns hit 6 6’s in one over once (and now his son plays cricket).

colsim 4:41 pm 19 Jan 06

Wow, you’re older than I thought Mr Evil – I remember going to the cricket as a kid when that all started after he’d been writing some columns in the Sun (Murdoch press)

Mr Evil 11:24 am 19 Jan 06

Does he chant “Hadlee’s a wanker”?

apostropheman 10:36 am 19 Jan 06

The signal to activate your Boonie happens during certain replays. On the screen a VB slide comes up and a chirping noise occurs. The chirps sound a bit like a mobile phone message alert – whenever it happens I keep looking around for my mobile. It’s kind of interesting acoustically as it is a noise that is relatively unobtrusive but at the same time quite noticeable as it is completely unlike the normal sounds and atmos you get during a cricket broadcast.

BTW the apostrophe use on this site is still sub par.

Vic Bitterman 8:29 pm 18 Jan 06

I missed out on getting one. They are trading on eBay for between $30 to $40.

colsim 6:19 pm 18 Jan 06

The boonanza website seems to say that signals are sent during the cricket so I guess you could just record that and edit them down – be interesting to see if they are different signals for different phrases. (OMG, I’m such a sad nerd 🙂

Was it VB he drank on that flight?

paperboy 2:49 pm 18 Jan 06

Here’s three of Boonie’s words of wisdom!?
“He’s seeing them like watermelons”
“When are we going to the pub?”
“Brings a tear to my eye”
One web chat site suggested the link between the Boonie doll and Channel 9 might be a way for Kerry Packer to get into our homes to offer some subliminal messages from beyond the grave… “seeing them like watermelons”???

Absent Diane 2:33 pm 18 Jan 06

I heard they were radio controlled….. eventually they will be used to fulfil the boonies ultimate plan…. world domination using vb’s kind of along the same lines as that danger mouse episode with the custard…

Fiona 12:42 pm 18 Jan 06


what are they controlled by? are they controlled by something? like those coke bottle lids where they knew if you opened and won a prize and they came and kidnapped you to give it to you. Or soemthing.

Thumper 11:38 am 18 Jan 06

I’ll have to get one…

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