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Thank God You're Here
« on: September 14, 2006, 06:39:17 am »
Season 2 of this Australian show just started it's pure gold it's an Improve based show where the people (assorted Australian comidians and actors) are thrown into a situation they have no idea about and have to bluff there way through. It's real funny got some youtube links of a couple of the skits there plenty more on the site to look at though.

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2006, 01:32:39 am »
I love this show.
the guy from Kath and Kim is always good.

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2006, 01:44:29 am »
this an extremely awesome show. I mean putting people in like that and it nothing but laughter for half an hour.
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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2006, 09:23:07 am »
Awesome show, but it really does depend who is on, they have to be quick thinkers or it doesnt work as well. Shaun Mecalef was really good in the last one.
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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2006, 04:41:54 pm »
This is weird... Danish television is advertising for a Danish version of this show: "Gudskelov du kom"

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2006, 10:09:54 pm »
I wouldn't be suprised if working dog prosuctions of selling the idea around the world.

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2006, 03:52:52 am »
 a wigle is on there today. w00t
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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2006, 01:18:15 am »
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a wigle is on there today. w00t

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2006, 02:40:31 am »
Yeah yeah wiggle wiggle... its on now
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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2006, 02:45:38 am »
opps typo. but still this should be fun.
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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2006, 02:51:47 am »
That Hamish Black is pretty funny, hes no Shaun Mecalef. Anthonys cool, I love the wiggle stuff hes doing
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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2006, 02:55:48 pm »
Holy Light Wild Kiwi Peach Tea Snapple Batman!

That whole show/premise is great!

And in other great news:

http://www.yourtv.com.au/news/?i=93060
NBC is getting a version for the USA! Possibly.

Kind of reminds me of on the spot.
(Great Improv show. WB kills all great improv shows. Look what happened to Green Screen. Luckly this is NBC, So I have absolutly no Idea what it's going to do with it.)
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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2006, 10:38:26 pm »
On tongiht Andrew G, Josh Lawson, The chick from Austero networks brekkie show and some other guy.

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2006, 02:43:16 am »
That Josh Lawson (I think it was him) is so funny! Tonight as a firefighter and last time as an explorer
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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2006, 02:45:24 am »
they have one of thehosts of idol
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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2006, 07:41:36 am »
they made a dutch version...its kinda funny but not as funny as the original

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2006, 10:26:02 pm »
Adam Brough (sp?) Was awesome tonight just like Josh lawson they really know how to take the sketch in there own direction and force to keep the othe actors on thier toes.

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2006, 01:30:01 am »
Thats what it should be like. I really enjoy their skits because of their quick thinking and humour :D
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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2006, 11:19:02 am »
I haven't watched the Danish version yet because I thought it looked to stupid, might have to see it.

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2006, 11:42:06 pm »
It's rating its pants off down here.

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2007, 08:18:12 pm »
Oy. Just Oy. The 2 hour back to back episode premere of the american version on NBC just finished.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18025290/

It could have been better. In fact, judging from the Australian version, It could have been a lot better. Admittedly the Judge/Host exchanges weren't that amazing in eigther version, however It seems NBC for guests they went with names over Comedic Improv Skill (Most noteably Jennifer Coolage, Funny Actress, but not so great at Miss Cacos), and When it wasn't the actors who had the problem, there was something generally off about the set up. (Most notably Mo'Nique's Game Show skit. She was trying to do it well, however the way they set it up she wasn't allowed to be right about pretty much anything. They didn't even try to adapt to what she was saying and it ruined most of the scene. Despite the fact she was overall trying to have fun and do well with it.)

However, There were some good points. Brian Cranston's scene is worth watching, It could hold it's own against any from the Australian version.
And Kevin Nealon's was up there too.

Outside of that though NBC really could have done a lot better with it. I like the premise and it can't be chalked up as a difference of culture as I also find the australian version very funny at many points.

Australia has a hit with it and although they didn't do so hot with the premere NBC could turn it around if they just got some really talented Improv people to try guest starring.

However if they don't have enough foresight to turn it around before it completely digs it's own grave they'll have wasted their chance to have a perfectly good solid show on their hands.

Come on NBC! Be the Smart Network! Be the one that knows when a show can be funny if only they would make the right tweaks to it!
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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2007, 08:53:19 pm »
Well if you want to get people involved direct them to the Australian skits from TGYH that are on Youtube that should give them a hint in to how good it can be and start to give it a chance. As for finding good Improv people they haven't necessarily done that in Australia some are just very talented comedians.

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2007, 08:28:24 pm »
Yeah, I agree that it didn't put the comedians at their best which ruined the show... It would be cool to see other comedians like Bobby Lee or Michael McDonald on the show. ;)
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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2007, 11:11:33 pm »
Well the idea is different guests most weeks and hopefully those who do well and are funny will be asked back more (Doesn't explain why Fifi Box keeps getting brought back for the Aussie version).

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2007, 03:32:12 pm »
3rd episode was surprisingly much better overall.

Especially Brian Posehn and Jane Lynch. I had already seen Jason Alexander's online and found it fairly funny. " They also redid one of my favorite ones from the australian one with Harland Williams (This one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN0xrEpWGXg ) To be honest I thought he could have done better with it. I really thought Posehn should have won but Williams did.

Seriously Posehn's wasn't just the best one I had seen of the american one. It was one of the best I had seen period. (Same but to a lesser extent with Lynch. both were hilarious.)
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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2007, 08:02:46 pm »
Face it you are never going to top Josh Lawson's Anthropologist one that was like the best of them all. need to get some of the Aussies over show them how it's done.

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« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2007, 12:43:37 pm »
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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2007, 11:01:28 pm »
New episodes of Australian Thank god you're here tonight be sure to be watching.

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2007, 10:16:23 pm »
Stephen Curry is hilarious!

I flicked over to Sea Patrol on Thursday and Josh Lawson plays the cook, and I couldn't help but think of him dressed up as an alien.

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2007, 05:28:28 am »
Josh Llawson is great in this show but i don't think they can ever find a scinario where he wont hit on the female cast.

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« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2007, 06:54:00 pm »
Josh Llawson is great in this show but i don't think they can ever find a scinario where he wont hit on the female cast.

What about a gay club?

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2007, 04:21:00 pm »
yeah

any one know who this new guy is never heard of him before
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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2007, 11:06:02 pm »
Which new guy be more spercific.

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2007, 12:24:45 am »
the sri lankan guy or wherever he comes from. Nish or something. He wasn't very good.

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2007, 12:54:55 am »
Hamish Blake seems to be getting less funny with time. Though I laughed at him trying to shut the cop out.

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2007, 01:01:38 am »
That Kate Langbroek wasnt really good or funny. Next week Shaun Micallef is on :)
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« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2007, 01:06:16 am »
Hamish Blake seems to be getting less funny with time. Though I laughed at him trying to shut the cop out.

Hamish was good trying to shut Ed Kavalee out of the room was hilarious and the rest of the scene was great.

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2007, 12:58:50 am »
But he was so much better as a chick.







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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2007, 11:55:15 pm »
Shawn almost got Shane Baurn into the scene.

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« Reply #39 on: July 27, 2007, 01:44:53 am »
It's got nothing on Neighbours...

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« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2007, 03:40:41 am »
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Shawn almost got Shane Baurn into the scene.

Hehe. that one was good. I liked it when he said "I love how you've knocked out this wall and put all these people in."  :D

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2007, 12:29:02 am »
Or aswering the questions posed by eating all the food he can.

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« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2007, 12:46:02 am »
Or aswering the questions posed by eating all the food he can.
Yeah he was eating all the props :D
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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #43 on: July 29, 2007, 05:45:10 am »
David Hughes is on next week! that'll be good.  ;D

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Re: Thank God You're Here
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2007, 10:30:36 pm »
Everyone was funny last night actually Matt had a pretty easy one though. I didn't know how JUlia managed to get the love story worked out before they even sprung it on here. Still made the whole scene hilarious.