Having been born and bred in this country, I have gotten to see a lot of our Aussie comedies over the years, and I would agree if someone were to say that most of them are 'awful' or 'embarrassing', but I would not agree that "The Bob Morrison Show" fits that category. There were a lot of decent laughs provided by the script writer, and Andy Anderson (the father), Nikki Coghill (the mother), and Christopher Lyons (the son) all played their parts very well. They gave their characters just the right amount of realism to be funny, and did not make the mistake of over doing their roles at any stage (a blunder that is made by a lot of actors in other Australian comedies). The real gems of the show however were Elissa Elliot (the daughter), and Matt Day (the apprentice). Their performances were nothing short of brilliant, and if nothing else the show was worth watching just for them. How Elissa Elliot managed to portray such a convincing selfish teenage nitwit, I'll never know. Her anger, frustration and idiocy (which bubbled to the surface constantly) was so real you'd swear she didn't even know she was on TV, and I found myself howling with laughter over it several times an episode. And Matt Day's portrayal of a complete and utter dunce with a good heart was equally as real, and equally as funny. Please don't let yourself be put off from watching this show by the other review on this page. It is both unfair and unstudied, as the reviewer has apparently not bothered to notice anything beyond 'the dog'. For the record, it is my opinion that the dog was the most irrelevant part of the show, and his role was so minor that I can barely even remember it.
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