Spicks & Specks

Season 1 Episode 42

A Very Specky Christmas

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Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Dec 18, 2005 on ABC1
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A Very Specky Christmas
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Adam Hills, Alan Brough and Myf Warhurst lead a large cast of comedians and Australian singers through a special Christmas episode of Spicks and Specks.

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  • Christmas… Specky style!

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    What can I say? Other than, perhaps the best piece of Christmas related television ever! Spicks & Specks is always entertaining, but this episode was just special. Hilarious from start to finish (as always) and truly memorable. After all, who could forget seeing Adam kiss Hamish? It was totally insane, hugely funny and strangely heart-warming. Alan got his second chance. Good for him! Let’s not forget some lame jokes that made it seem all the more Christmas-y. Also, there was some educational material… thanks to Hamish I now know that burning CDs is illegal. And, oh yer, what WAS holding that trumpet up?!



    Watch and learn Rove. Watch and learn…moreless
Simon Tudesky

Simon Tudesky

Elf

Guest Star

Belinda Emmett

Belinda Emmett

Herself

Guest Star

Rove McManus

Rove McManus

Himself

Guest Star

Scott Edgar

Scott Edgar

Elf

Recurring Role

Hamish Blake

Hamish Blake

Himself

Recurring Role

Colin Lane

Colin Lane

Himself

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • This is the first time Rove and Belinda have appeared together on TV since they were married. They are fans of the show and watch it every Wednesday.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • (Following the Russel Crowe Substitute)
      Hamish: That was, of course, We Wish You a Merry Christmas. And I believe We Wish You is in brackets. Cause we need double points, being this far ahead
      Adam: Let me just check. (Picking up a phone as if to check with the judges) Yup, that's what I thought. Hamish, you need a life.
      Hamish: Yup. And, with the Russel Crowe thing, you should have thrown that at the kids.

    • Elf Scott: When they said "elf," I was thinking more of an Orlando Bloom sort-of look.

    • (After throwing cd's down a chimney)
      Hamish: Hope the guy living in the house doesn't light the fire. Because that's burning cd's which is illegal.

    • Adam: Good evening and welcome to We Really Should Have Thought That Through.

    • Adam: The forth round of Christmas is called Mistletoss. Here's whats happened: Santa has sadly hurt his back and is not allowed to climb down the chimney in accordance with, and wait for this one, the occupational elf and safety acts.
      (Audience cheers. Adam stands and bows)
      Adam: Watch and learn, Rove. Watch and learn.

    • (During Sir Mix-N-Matchalot)
      Hamish: So we just ask any question?
      Adam: Yup.
      Hamish: Brian, have you ever kissed a bloke? If yes, discuss.

      Brian: I haven't, but I'm keen to try and you're doing it for me.
      Hamish: Alright.
      (Hamish walks over and kisses Brian)

    • Adam: The first official Carols By Candlelight came about when a Melbourne radio announcer by the name of Norman Banks was walking home during the Christmas of 1937. Apparently he noticed an elerly lady sitting by her window singing along to Christmas carols on the radio, holding a candle in front of her. And thus the idea for Carols By Candlelight was born.
      Hamish: That doesn't count if you just see someone holding a candle. You have to organise it.
      Adam: Then *the following year* he organised Carols By Candlelight. (Pulls a face)
      Hamish:Okay. Cause I was going to say I was just sitting in a field playing a guitar and that's how Woodstock started.
      Alan: Did he organise it at that old ladies house? Did he just roll up with Ray Martin and a bunch of people and just go "We're here"
      Hamish: Have you got any more candles?
      Adam: It's lucky he wasn't half an hour later, or every year Ray Martin would be hosting "Sleeping Old Lady On Fire, Live from Sydney Stadium"

    • (To Hamish's grandma)
      Adam: What's in your genes?
      Alan: That's a very personal question.
      Hamish: If I had to guess, some sugars ya nicked from a coffee shop
      Alan: A hankie tucked up...
      Hamish: A hankie that will be smeared on my face if I get makeup anywhere.

    • (Myf's team answer a question wrong)
      Rove: Someone in the audience "Oh yes." You're like that person who, when you're playing trivial pursuit, you're not playing but you just hover around the room going "that is so easy. I know that one."
      Hamish: That's actually my grandma, so thank you Moose. Well done, well done. (To Adam) Do we get that point? Cause, retrospectively, she did know it.

    • (Hamish gives Brian a peck)
      Adam: Hamish, I'll show you what a kiss is.
      (Adam kisses Hamish on the lips)
      Hamish: Hmm. No tongue. And now our team is on 25 points. Alright.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This is Belinda Emmett's final ever television appearance, she died from cancer on November 11, 2006.

    • The songs for Substitute were sung by members of the Australian Children's Choir, and the words came from the highlights and lowlights of 2005. They were:
      Russel Crowe's Apology from the telephone incident, to the tune of We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
      Industrial Relations Legislation to the tune of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
      Quotes from George Bush from 2005, to the tune of Hark The Herold Angels Sing.
      The Lathum Diaries, to the tune of Away in a Manger.
      Score card from the Ashes 5th test, to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas.
      Bec's Poem to Layton from their wedding, to the tune of Silent Night.

    • At one point during the show, Alan Brough tells a story of when he was in kindy. He was meant to play the drum during The Little Drummer Boy but missed his cue, and never played the drum again. At the end of the show Adam Hills gives Alan a drum, and the chance to reprive his role when the entire cast sing The Little Drummer Boy

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