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The Aunty Jack Show 

A large, violent, masculine, mustached, boxing glove-wearing, motorcycle riding woman and her troupe of other off-beat characters.
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1975   1973   1972  
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Series cast summary:
Grahame Bond Grahame Bond ...  Aunty Jack / ... 15 episodes, 1972-1975
Rory O'Donoghue ...  Thin Arthur 15 episodes, 1972-1975
Sandra McGregor Sandra McGregor ...  Flange Desire 14 episodes, 1972-1973
Garry McDonald Garry McDonald ...  Kid Eager / ... 8 episodes, 1973-1975
John Derum John Derum ...  Narrator Neville 8 episodes, 1972-1973
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The Aunty Jack Show was a Logie-award winning Australian television comedy series that ran from 1972 to 1973. Produced by and broadcast on ABC-TV, the series attained an instant cult status that persists to the present day. 'The Aunty Jack Show' burst onto Australian television screens in the nineteen seventies. There had never been anything like Aunty Jack. Grahame Bond's outrageous character, the bikie and self proclaimed "Queen of Wollongong", was the antithesis of television presenting. A moustachioed hostess who threatened to jump out of viewer's television sets and rip their bloody arms off. Aunty Jack and her cast of characters, Thin Arthur, Kid Eager and Flange Desire brought a new sense of humour to our screens - irreverent, bizarre, full of original music (a rarity for a comedy series) and uniquely Australian.

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The series was considered to be such an important part of Australian television history that all the original 2-inch broadcast master tapes and original negatives of the filmed segments were placed in the National Archives in 1985. See more »

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Aunty Jack: If you dont tune in next week, I'll jump through your TV and rip your bloody arms off!
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Edited into The Very Best of 'The Aunty Jack Show' (1973) See more »

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5 January 2011 | by user-805-609155See all my reviews

Fantastic. I was blown away when I saw this and finally found the true potential of Australian comedy.

I myself am working on a sitcom and have been very much influenced by this classic Aussie sketch comedy.

It has rhythm and a certain beat and manages to keep everything related and interesting. It was hilarious!

Grahame Bond is fantastic as the rude yet surprisingly sensitive Aunty Jack. Rory O'Donoghue is incredible as Thin Arthur, the well spoken, thin - hence the name - character. Garry McDonald plays Kid Eager, who is also very good, though I have not had a chance to see much of his episodes. John Derum was always my favourite as Narrator Neville. The actors all also play various other characters in various, hilarious sketches. Sandra McGregor was brilliant (I can't believe I nearly forgot her).

I recommend this classic that's not afraid to do something different, and still keeps it very funny. The Aunty Jack Show is a refreshing jolt that is a reminder of what Australian comedy can do. This classic is much better than some of the sh*t (excuse my french)that is televised today.

Utterly fantastic and a must see for people with a satirical taste in comedy. Great, and appropriate, acting, as well as writing. Do not miss this if you have the chance.


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