We Can Be Heroes (2005– )

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A group of Australians are nominated for the Australian of the Year Award.

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 Narrator (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Terry (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Tyson (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Shelly / ... (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Jordan (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Frieda (5 episodes, 2005)
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 Mr Wong (5 episodes, 2005)
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 Tracey (3 episodes, 2005)
Nyathan Hoth Mai ...
 Sonali (3 episodes, 2005)
Jhyll Teplin ...
 Mrs. King (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Mrs Welham (3 episodes, 2005)
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A group of Australians are nominated for the Australian of the Year Award.

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This show appeared so real, that the ABC received complaint about how these nominees could possibly be up for the Australian of the Year. See more »

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Sonali: I'm sorry you lose.
Ja'mie King: You don't have to be a sarcastic bitch about it.
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Followed by Summer Heights High (2007) See more »

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And the Nominees Are...
16 September 2006 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Australia is lucky enough to call many great comic actors and comedians their own - Gina Riley, Jane Turner, Glenn Robbins, Eric Bana - and has produced such fine comedies like "Kath & Kim", "Big Girl's Blouse", "Fast Forward" and "Full Frontal". Joining the list of greats is Chris Lilley and his terrific 6-part mockumentary "We Can Be Heroes: Finding the Australian of the Year".

In the tradition of "Best in Show" and "Drop Dead Gorgeous", "We Can Be Heroes" follows the lives of several contestants, in this case, for the Australian of the Year award. Lilley plays all of the 5 nominees himself, and does a great job of showcasing his acting abilities, as well as brining life to some memorable characters, most of all school girl Ja'mie who really deserves a show of her own. Each of the nominees that Lilley plays are very different from one another. The outgoing Ricky, the stuck-up Ja'mie, the modest Pat, the arrogant Phil and the hilarious Daniel.

Each of the 5 nominees have all been nominated for various reasons, some more convincing than others, and some totally absurd. But that just adds to the humour of the show. The characters are not all likable, but it's better that way. Lilley is backed-up by a terrific group of supporting cast who play the friends and family of the nominees, and each of them do a great job given the short periods of time they are on screen for. The narration from Jennifer Byrne gives the show an authentic feel. A great show, would be awesome to see a second season with some outrageous new characters, or Ja'mie in her own show!


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