Back of the Y

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Back of the Y

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Back of the Y is a witty and clever New Zealand stunt show designed to "put New Zealand on the map". With unforgettable characters such as Presenter, Danny Parker, New Zealand's greatest daredevil stuntsman, Randy Cambell and retarded South Island mechanic, Spanners Watson, the show took New Zealand by storm, appealing quite often to the older generation as well as the younger. Every episode of Back of the Y consists of a number of mini shows (Constables, Smoodiver), take-offs (Bottlestore Galactica) and stunts as well as visits to the studio where we meet New Zealand's most loved television personality, Danny Parker. And of course the show wouldn't be complete without the feature stunt which always goes horribly wrong. But Randy's popularity rises. Misc Admittedly, the language is crude, but this is because the show encourages swearing in an attempt to remove taboos and help us to laugh at ourselves. The show is sponsored by V Energy Drink. The show was created also to promote the band, Deja Voodoo which a couple of the cast members play in. Characters Danny Parker: New Zealand's most loved television personality and presenter of Back of The Y. However, every interview he conducts ends up as a "violent and bloody brawl". Randy Cambell: New Zealand's greatest daredevil stuntman. Every week he performs a stunt which always goes "horribly wrong", whether it's his fault or not. Spanners Watson: Retarded South island mechanic. However, he seems to be a mechanical genious, even building a rocket car in one of the episodes. Cindy Cockburn: Stunt Groupie who tirelessly follows Randy around. However, whether she's faithful to him is another question... Wally Symonds: Extreme Cameraman. However, he does appear to have a habit of crossdressing. Dick Johansonson: Veteran Australasian stunt coordinator and old friend of Randy's. But he's not about to accept the blame for Randy's dismal stunt performances. Dr Crash Endicott: Doesn't do much except try and protest when he sees that a stunt isn't going to go right. He's never listened to, though. Skip Butler: Rookie stuntman. Wants to take over Randy's position, but Randy won't have any of it. Catch Phrases Danny Parker: "I'll see you c***s next week." Randy Cambell: "Cos you dared me to!" Spanners Watson: "I don't even like eggs", "Shut up - I'm building a rocket car!" Dick Johansonson: "If it's not safe, I'm not interested." DVD The DVD is packed with action. It's features: Disk 1: -Back of the Y Masterpiece Television (7 episodes) -The Back of the Y Goes To Hollywood Special -Commentaries Disk 2: -Randy Cambell's Celebrity Death Jump -The best of Artswhole -Music Videos -Vaseline Warriors 3 -The World's first commentary commentarymoreless
Matt Heath

Matt Heath

Danny Parker, Dick Johansonson

Chris Stapp

Chris Stapp

Randy Campbell

Chris Winn

Chris Winn

Wally Symonds, misc

Emma Savonje

Emma Savonje

Misc

Grubby

Grubby

Dr Crash Endicott

Matt Perkins

Matt Perkins

Skip Butler, misc

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  • I had a good laugh out of watching Back of the Y. In fact, not that the show was particularly humorous but there was something special, something unique that brought a smile to my face when I watched this.moreless

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    I had a good laugh out of watching Back of the Y. In fact, not that the show was particularly humorous but there was something special, something unique that brought a smile to my face when I watched this. Definitely one of the highlights of my television experience this month.

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