Summer Heights High

Season 1 Episode 8

Episode 8

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Unknown on ABC1
9.3
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Episode Summary

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The curtain rises on Mr G's musical, Ja'mie is dumped by her school formal date and Jonah's future changes forever.

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  • i got quite sad

    10
    I love love love this episode.



    Jonah - His storyline finally comes to a close is a upsetting way. i was so sad when he got kicked out and was told he is going back to 'tonga' when he went to his reading and writing class and got dragged out i was upset but then he came back to read his story i was weepy !! i hope if the series returns that we will see him in tonga.



    Mr G - Mr G The Musical was a failure. He got his performing arts center in the demountables cos of his poo ! i was quite shocked by the whole seline storyline... His time capsual filled with him. Ja'mie - she is excellent !!! "just because your povo...." She is the main reason i started watching. her little song at the end was excellent. she is such a paedo dating a 'year 7' and her making her povo friends wait at the gate and not cross the povo line



    hilarious



    Chris Lilley you are greatmoreless
  • With this episode we say "goodbye" to Summer Heights High after only 8 episodes, a good finale but no real suprises.

    9.0
    The term is over and Mr. G's musical about himself is finally happening, Ja'mie's long awaited formal is also occuring and sadly Jonah is expelled in this episode.



    Mr. G's musical as been building up since the second episode and is finally carried out in this episode and it's very amusing; a nice subtle twist that the Down boy Toby is dubbed over by Mr.G and while the psychedlic lighting and music is a little weird it's performed so well you can't argue.



    Ja'mie's key story - arc of her quest for a Year 11 formal was sort of squeezed in not 3 episodes ago and suprise, suprise, the formal finally occurs and while it's very much directed at girls they're a few bits that all demographics will appreciate. Jonah's story is given the least time of the 3 of them but it has the biggest, emotional effect. For the guys who enjoy Jonah's disrupting, destructiveness and swearing would be disappointed that the expulsion has muted those rebellious traits and for the most part he's a sad and broken boy. Chris Lilley has not lost one jot of his talent to hold up these 3 different characters and acts out all of them very convincingly and after watching him go from very flamboyant as Mr.G to the angstey Ja'mie to the distraught Jonah within the space of 10 minutes you're sure that he deserves a Logie on his mantle. Special mention goes to the students; Toby steals every scene he's in and Asolima Tauati as Leon, Jonah's best friend is brilliant. The adults are also on - par but as this mostly deals with the growth of the children they aren't really integral and i doubt David Lennie as Doug Peterson will receive any flowers in the near future.



    A superb finale to a great series and hopefully Chris Lilley will return to TV soon.moreless
  • The final installment of a classic show.

    9.6
    First of all, sad to see it finish. It wasn't the best of the series but it still had its moments. The formal, wow, who knew a staff room could look so good :P . **** J'amie was in her element at the big bash. But being ditched 4 hours before the formal, how dare she!! Loved the frocks and of course the fake tan. Jonah being kicked out, actually a bit sad towards the end. Very nice touch having him come back to read and hug the 'mad' teacher at the school. And ignoring the year 7's, I thought our Jonah had turned a corner, but no, break dancing on the road, very cool ;)

    And finally, the Arena SPECTACULAR!! Toby deserves a Logie for that performance and Rodney's dog gets a special mention for being lifted in the air for so long. Speaking of dogs, Celine!!! She survived!! :D :D Loved the doggy wheelchair, loved the ep, loved the series. Love Chris Lilley. And can't forget the "d ic ktation" (it loses its meaning without the drawing)moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • As of this episode; Ms. Murray is the only character to appear in all three stories.

    • After Ja'mie is dumped by her formal date she takes Sebastian, the Year 7, to the formal. Sebastian and Ja'mie dated in episode 3 of the series, when Ja'mie wanted to be the first Year 11 girl to date a Year 7 girl.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • (About Holly's formal dress)
      Ja'mie: No offence, Holly, but you look borderline emo in that.
      Holly: It's not emo.

    • (Ja'mie reads the message on her phone)
      Ja'mie: Stupid lesbian bitch! Oh, my God! Tamsin's not coming to the formal with me 'cause she found out I'm not really a lesbian.
      Holly: Are you OK?
      Ja'mie: No, I'm not OK! She's not coming! Oh, my God! I've got, like, four hours 'til the formal, guys! What am I gonna do?
      Holly: Find someone else Ja'mie.
      Ja'mie: Stupid, selfish bitch!

    • Ja'mie: Public schools rock!

    • Ja'mie: I'd rather be a pedophile then a lesbian, seriously!

    • Mr. G: I'm a dreamer, and I always will be.

    • Mr G. (speaking to the audience for "Mr. G: The Musical")... Um, as most of you know, I am no longer teaching here. I was driven out due to mistreatment and general abuse. Um, tonight was supposed to be an arena spectacular, but due to the selfishness of your principal, you are seated on the floor. I've always faced my critics, but I think tonight's show has put a lot of egg on the face of my skeptics. Yay for the show.
      (Scattered applause)

    • Holly: The next award goes to the hottest exchange student.
      Jess: And the award goes to... Ja'mie King.
      (Ja'mie, Kaitlyn and Bec squeal)
      Ja'mie: Oh, my God! Thank you so much. Thanks, everyone. Oh, my God, that's so random! I didn't think I was gonna win it. Um, can I just say it's my last couple of weeks at Summer Heights, and I've had a really amazing time, and I hope you guys have had an awesome time having me here. Um, I've done so much in the time that I've been here, like my SRC committee and my AIDS charity work. Um, and I hope tonight's formal has taught you guys that, just because you go to a public school and you're povo, it doesn't mean that you can't have a good time - do you know what I mean? Seriously, like, stop worrying about money, get over it and just have an amazing time!

    • Ja'mie: Hey, Sebastian, do you want some Breezer? It's yummy.
      Jess: It's alcohol. He's in Year 7.
      Ja'mie: He's twelve years old, Jess, not eight.

    • Holly: Oh, my God! Did you guys see that fat ranga chick with the fairy wings?
      Ja'mie: Yes!
      Beck: Where? Where?
      Ja'mie: She's over there. Like, why would you?
      Holly: I know!
      Ja'mie: There's so many attention seekers here. It's so tragic.

    • Ja'mie: Did you see all the randoms trying to suck up to me when we arrived? They're all like, "Hi, Ja'mie!" Like, as if I'm gonna talk to them just because it's the formal.

    • Mr. G: In the playground of today, children are faced with drugs, sex, suicide and anorexia. It's just not right. One man, one teacher, tried to make a difference. That teachers name was Mr. G... (Fades out) ...G, G, G, G.

    • Ja'mie: Um, I don't wanna look... I don't wanna look slut. Like, not slut, but sort of semi-slut. Do you know what I mean?

    • Ms. Murray: The fact here is you have threatened a teacher. I had Miss Wheatley in my office yesterday, and she was very, very upset.
      Jonah: She's a fuckin' liar.
      Doug Peterson: Jonah, don't make it any worse, please.

    • Miss Wheatley: A lot of students are very afraid of Jonah and what he'll do to them. I deal with Year 7s on a daily basis who are very afraid of him.
      Jonah: Bullshit.

    • Mr. G: I've taken Toby out of special education for the day to do some intensive rehearsal to make sure he's ready for tonight. Not nervous? You're not going to be nervous are you?
      Toby: No.
      Mr. G: No, don't want you stuffing up.

    • Mr. G: Hi five for the holidays.

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