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Jonah from Tonga 

An adventurous journey into the life of 14-year-old rebellious schoolboy Jonah, his family, friends, teachers and counsellors who are exhaustively trying to help him channel his seemingly limitless energy into bigger and brighter things.

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Chris Lilley
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Series cast summary:
Chris Lilley ...  Jonah Takalua 6 episodes, 2014
Tama Tauali'i Tama Tauali'i ...  Moses 6 episodes, 2014
Jason Moleli Jason Moleli ...  Manu 6 episodes, 2014
Lafaele Tauali'i Lafaele Tauali'i ...  Israel 6 episodes, 2014
Tana Laasia Tana Laasia ...  Sonny 6 episodes, 2014
Eigaiwe Hunt Eigaiwe Hunt ...  Mary 6 episodes, 2014
Doug Bowles ...  Mr. Joseph 6 episodes, 2014
Slownerd Slownerd ...  Slownerd (the nerd) / ... 6 episodes, 2014
Isaia Noa Isaia Noa ...  Rocky 5 episodes, 2014
Linda Horan Linda Horan ...  Aunty Grace 5 episodes, 2014
Antoine Marsters Antoine Marsters ...  Jerome 5 episodes, 2014
Uli Latukefu ...  Kool Kris 5 episodes, 2014
Dorothy Adams Dorothy Adams ...  Sister Monica 4 episodes, 2014
Meaghan Butler Meaghan Butler ...  Miss Hunt 4 episodes, 2014
Bryce Padovan ...  Graydon 4 episodes, 2014
Jane Reupena-Niko Jane Reupena-Niko ...  Melody 4 episodes, 2014
Belinda Sharp Belinda Sharp ...  Therese 3 episodes, 2014
Noah Mountjoy Noah Mountjoy ...  Kyton 3 episodes, 2014
Aliki Matangi Aliki Matangi ...  George 3 episodes, 2014
Brodie Derrick ...  Tyler 3 episodes, 2014
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Jonah From Tonga takes us on an adventurous journey into the life of 14-year-old rebellious schoolboy Jonah Takalua, his family, friends and the crew of teachers and counsellors who are exhaustively trying to help him channel his seemingly limitless energy into bigger and brighter things. Written by Anonymous

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Australia

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8 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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The real name of the school Jonah attends is 'The Grange P-12 College' and is located in Hoppers Crossing, Victoria. See more »

Goofs

As it is sung by non-Tongan speakers, the series theme song "Tamasi'i Pau'u" (Naughty Boy) is incorrectly pronounced as "Tamasi'i Pa'u". While Pa'u is not an actual Tongan word in itself, it is part of a bigger word, Pa'usi'i, which translates to "molested". See more »

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Spun-off from Summer Heights High (2007) See more »

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You'll love it if you can relate to it
6 May 2014 | by ErynelleSee all my reviews

So I've been a fan of Summer Heights High, but mostly the character Jonah Takalua. As a teenager pacific islander his character really appealed to me. Jonah from Tonga is hilarious, and I think that if you're a pacific islander teenager or young adult they will find it more hilarious than those who aren't because they can relate to Jonah's character. There's a Jonah in every school I think. I love Jonah from Tonga, it displays the peer pressure of gangs on pacific islander students and the behaviour shown by pacific islanders. I think that Chris Lilley has done an amazing job at not only making Jonah from Tonga funny but has also portrayed the reality of the lives of some pacific islander students. I have friends that are very much like Jonah and his crew. Thank you Chris Lilley! One word. Fobalicious!


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