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Black to the future

October 15th, 2009 · Posted by Skuds in Life · No Comments · Life

For a change I was ahead of the curve.  Everyone has been piling in to criticise the Australian TV show ‘Hey Hey Its Saturday’ after the appearance of a group of amateur entertainers called Jackson Jive on a special reunion edition of the old programme – but I have spent twenty years disliking the show!On one of my visits to Sydney in 1988 or 1989 I was with some friends/colleagues on a Saturday night and they were unfeasibly excited that this show was about to start.  The anticipation was contagious and I was looking forward to it: a chance to see what another country’s cult TV was like. OK maybe it was too mainstream to be cult TV, but that it the way it was being talked about.

I can’t remember any casual racism on it, but I do remember being bored stiff by it pretty quickly.  I suppose it was no worse than our crap like Noel’s House Party, but it went on for ever.  In my memory it lasted for three hours, but maybe it just felt that way.  I really could not see what the fuss was about.

Here is what all the current fuss is about.  I did bother to watch it instead of  ‘doing a Mary Whitehouse’  and getting offended by something without even seeing it:

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