Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Welcome back, Chaser

Ah, you naughty Chaser boys, it's good to have you back on the box.

For any overseas readers (and anyone in Australia who lives under a rock), The Chaser is a band of Australian pranksters/satirists who have a half-hour show, The Chaser's War on Everything, on the national broadcaster. Tonight they returned to our screens after an 18 month hiatus. Hurrah!

I particularly enjoyed Julian Morrow's attempts to get a dummy dressed as Governor General Quentin Bryce (a woman) into the snooty, men-only Melbourne Club in the city. After failing to get her through the front door as his guest, he resorted to climbing a tall ladder and hurling her over the very, very high back wall into the club's large garden. After about 13 attempts.

I found it particularly amusing because a friend and I have expressed a desire to get into that garden ourselves - or at least climb the wall to have a good look at it. I'm not suggesting he should try to hurl me over the wall.

Does anyone have a big ladder? Surely it's not an offence to look over the fence?

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