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Series cast summary:
Glenn Butcher Glenn Butcher ...  Various Characters 107 episodes, 1993-1997
Ross Williams Ross Williams ...  Various Characters 107 episodes, 1993-1997
Kim Gyngell ...  Various Characters 107 episodes, 1993-1997
John Walker John Walker ...  Various Characters 89 episodes, 1994-1997
Eric Bana ...  Various Characters / ... 88 episodes, 1993-1997
Shaun Micallef ...  Various Characters / ... 82 episodes, 1994-1997
Daina Reid Daina Reid ...  Various Characters / ... 69 episodes, 1994-1997
Julia Morris ...  Various Characters 47 episodes, 1995-1996
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The series began screening shortly after the similar sketch comedy program Fast Forward (from which Full Frontal derived) ended. Full Frontal retained the same general format of Fast Forward. It was formatted in a way such as to create the effect of someone continuously channel surfing; after the punchline of each sketch, it would abruptly switch to the next as if the viewer had switched channels. Written by zzzorf

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13 May 1993 (Australia) See more »

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Fast Forward Presents Full Frontal See more »

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Breaks the fourth wall in a logies sketch when Eric Bana, dressed as Ray Martin, presents best actor in a comedy series. One of the nominees is Eric Bana for Full Frontal. See more »

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Various: I am Fabio, the most beautiful man in the cosmos!
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Followed by Totally Full Frontal (1998) See more »

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Chronicles of a generation
12 May 2011 | by borkoboardoSee all my reviews

To start off: Full Frontal is neither innovative, nor ultra-funny, nor super-sophisticated... in fact the show can be seen as a rip off of many formats that have preceded.

But there is one thing that makes it original: it's Australian - to the core!

Yes, you're reading right, I'm Austrian, not Australian, and I picked up this show when I visited this lovely country in the mid-1990'ies. I wasn't that impressed when I first saw it but I smelled a certain irony in the air which charmingly dropped from the grid of rather generic jokes. This irony mirrors the development of the country's national identity in many ways.

Reflecting current issues and making fun of it, add the Australian spirit to the whole thing - it became rather understandable to me how most Australians actually tick. And after some episodes I didn't just like it - I ended up loving it.

Full Frontal particularly shines with reoccurring topics such as Milo Kerrigan, David McGahan's World, The Netty Show, Fabio's Love Tips or stupid commercials (which most likely mock an ad recently on TV) which gave the characters depth and room for a little bit of unpredictability. At the same time it had a solid balance between outback-slapstick-humor and taking a charming poke at politics. Every show is basically the same: you, the viewer, are switching through TV channels for 42min - what you are about to see is obviously odd but somehow related to what people really encounter in their daily program - so the makers suggest that everything on TV is stupid.

This show was the cradle for many great careers of the participating actors, at he head Eric Bana and Shaun Micallef. It was definitely the chemistry between all these incredibly creative and versatile people that made this show so special. Full Frontal is with no doubt a chronicle of Australian humor history, not only because it was so extensive, it also never struggled or aspired to be a historical gemstone but by doing what they wanted that's what it became.

Definitely worth a peek!!!


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