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In the closing credits of the 2nd season finale (27 November 2001), the following were jumbled in with the rest of the credits: Dear Santa, I want world peace. From Rove Dear Santa, I want chocolate. From Corinne Dear Santa, I want a Bruce Samazan doll. From Pete Dear Santa, forget world peace, I want a monkey. From Rove Dear Santa, LOTS of chocolate. From Corinne Dear Santa, your name rhymes with 'fanta'. From Pete Dear Santa, I want them to shut up and get off the air. From Sandra Sully See more »
Rove Live has often been called the Australian version of The Late Show with David Letterman. However every American guest on this late night live TV show tends to say Rove is much better than Letterman! Having watched a lot of Letterman as well as Rove I have to agree.
Rove has an energy and organised spontaneity to him that Letterman lacks. Rove is young (just entered his 30's) and has tended to lead the way in trends and comedy in Australia. He'll be politically incorrect, but never cruel or nasty, nor does he embarrass his guests. He saves that for his constant co-stars, Corinne Grant and Peter Hellier. He has been accepted by virtually every stratum of Australian society, from teenagers to the highest people in the music and film industry.
Rove Live is now a 'must visit' for any overseas visitor who wishes to plug their movie, band, album, TV show or themselves. The majority of Australia either watch it or know about it the next day from someone who did. The guest is also guaranteed a laugh and something a bit unexpected.
Rove's popularity has been reflected in the Gold Logies he has been awarded. Logies are Australia's Golden Globes, and the Gold Logie the highest single award.
Every show includes laughter, jokes, unexpected events (such as random attacks by flying monkeys or a pancake fight between Rove and the live audience), several guests, usually including an international guest, musical acts and comedy skits. Something for everyone.
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