Thank God You're Here (Australia)

Season 3 Episode 3

July 25 2007

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Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Jul 25, 2007 on Seven Network
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July 25 2007
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Tony Martin is dressed in black with a mysterious scarf. Eddie Ifft comes out in his national uniform, a full cowboy get-up. Julia Morris gets pushed through the door carrying armloads of shopping. And Shaun Micallef looks like quite a dapper gent.

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  • This was another great episode, but it didn't quite have the edge from all four performers.

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    Tony Martin was the first to walk through the blue door in this instalment, as the director of a new musical, 'Don', on the life and career of Cricket great, Sir Don Bradman. I actually missed the start of it, but from what I saw, he did quite well, considering he admittedly doesn't know anything about sport.



    Julia Morris was next through the door, playing a shop-aholic wife to a concerned husband. I guess this was the scene that didn't settle too well with me. There didn't seem to be much conviction in what Julia was saying, and there was almost as if there was little enthusiasm in it. Nevertheless, she did manage to get a laugh or two from me, when she was justifying her purchases on her 18-page credit card statement.



    Newcomer Eddy Ifft was cast as an elaborate American country singer on an Australian talk-show. He seemed very comfortable on the set, as he described his 'dubious' and eventful past, which included him being ejected from a hotel for bring his horse onto the 14th floor. He was quite 'out-there' when he was... out there, and I thought he did rather well.



    Shaun Micallef, however, was the stand-out of the episode, playing an 19th-century Englishmen on a hunting trip with 'the boys'. The accent was great, as were his punch-lines. There were a few apples missing from the set, by the time he was finished, but it was a great all-round performance.



    The all-in challenge featured the four performers as various entertainment acts on a cruise-liner. Exotic dancer, Julia Morris, looked more like a Vegas showgirl; funny-man Eddy Ifft came in dressed in a ridiculous-looking yellow suit, and armed with a can of capsicum spray; Tony Martin carried in a ventriloquist dummy, whose lips didn't move due to "contractual issues"; and Shaun Micallef put on a French accent to play a bad magician. The four of them have put on a bad performance, and are receiving a dressing-down from the Captain and one of the ship's crew-members.



    I think my summary sums it up quite well... as a summary should. The episode was a really good one, but for one reason or another, it just wasn't one of those 'stand-out' episodes. If anything, Tony Martin and Julia Morris, in particular, could have lifted their weight a little more, but don't let my comments take anything away from another comical episode from a successful series.moreless
Julia Morris

Julia Morris

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Shaun Micallef

Shaun Micallef

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Eddie Ifft

Eddie Ifft

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Ben Anderson

Ben Anderson

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Daniel Cordeaux

Daniel Cordeaux

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Simon Dowling

Simon Dowling

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Gwendolyn: Giles, have you had a chance to speak with Daddy, yet?
      Shaun: Yes, I did speak to your father... and I said, if there's one thing that I want more than life itself, it's not only Gwendolyn's hand in marriage, but it's everything below the pelvis.

    • Gwendolyn: Oh, there you all are!
      All: Hello!
      Shaun: Gwendolyn! I didn't recognise you with your clothes on!

    • Hunter 3: Giles, I've heard you just been down to London.
      Shaun: Yes, I have. London, I don't know if you've been there, but it's all the rage. You simply must go. Have you been to London?
      Hunter 3: Oh, I, oh, I've been to London many times.
      Shaun: I've been to London, I've been to Birmingham, I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me.

    • Hunter 1: I say, Giles, these sandwiches you brought are simply wonderful. What is it that makes it so special?
      Shaun: Oh, I think it's the... ah... I think it's the triangular shape that I've endorsed. You know, I wanted to go for a dodecahedron, but it was too difficult to cut.

    • Shaun: I love what you've done with the place. You've taken this wall out, and put all these people here! (referring to the studio audience)

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Shaun: ...I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me.

      As Tom Gleisner pointed out, the famous song, I've Never Been To Me was recorded by the artist Charlene, in 1976. The song was redone and used in the movie Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

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