Friday Afternoon Distractions

Whiling away your last few hours at work? A bumper edition of Friday afternoon videos should help make time fly extra fast!


The election satire is in full flow...

The Chaser's Andrew Hansen launches into Julia Gillard in this rather "proper" dissection of the nuances of her Australian accent on Yes We Canberra! It's quite an affectionate send-up, on a show that can often be pretty scathing!


Following the announcement this week of the swathe of guest stars on Modern Family and The Simpsons -- Glee announced that Carol Burnett, star of the hit 1970s American sketch and variety The Carol Burnett Show, will be making an appearance in Glee's second season as Sue Sylvester's (Jane Lynch) Nazi-killing mother

Considering her performance above as the scathing air stewardess, her evil stares alone more than qualify her for the role.


The Flight of the Conchords duo Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are set to appear in the premiere episode of the 22nd season of The Simpsons.

Their co-star Kristen Schaal appeared on David Letterman's show this week, and was the epitome of endearing. Mind you, she also seemed remarkably similar to the characters she is well renowned for playing. Perfect comedy timing though, and it's clear that Letterman was more than won over by her Coloradan charms.


A non-television-related divergence here for a second...

Following the news of the surfers rescuing a shark on the North Coast in NSW (the shark, unfortunately, died later), here is a pretty incredible video of another beached shark in New Jersey that has a happy and slightly more positive ending.

The combination of fear and amazement in people's voices is really quite something.

Watch Shark U on Fox8 for more shark-related shenanigans.


The Robot Chicken boys talk about the new Star Wars series they are developing, their rivalries with the Family Guy team and how they are developing their "craft". There is a bit of explicit language in this one.


Last night's Spicks & Specks saw Denise Scott summarise '70s culture in one easy step -- largely based on the mocking of fellow panellist Henry Wagons fashion choices.

Watch last week's Friday Afternoon Distractions here.

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