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I was not aware of this Australian comedy group until I stumbled across their new Netflix show this weekend:

https://www.netflix.com/title/81009617

I binged the entire thing and hurt myself laughing multiple times. There are so many stupid jokes that absolutely kill and they are full-on ridiculous throughout the entire series, plus their songs are great.

DJP, Monday, 16 November 2020 15:27 (three months ago) link

Thanks DJP. Just watched the opening skit. Definitely seems worth going through the whole thing.

peace, man, Monday, 16 November 2020 16:54 (three months ago) link

If people get hungry for more after the Netflix show, their youtube channel has plenty to dig into, including regular home-made sketches, occasional "got some grant money or made a pilot" things, and whole live shows. (They also have an improv podcast.)

Recently in the polished-and-with-a-budget category, the sketch elements from their Glennridge Secondary College stage show adapted into a filmed series. Five years back, they made this office-themed webseries with some development money.

plus their songs are great.

Here's a half-hour playlist of music videos from Aunty Donna: The Album, or if you prefer here's the full-length stage show from the The Album tour.

@oneposter (💹) (sic), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 21:25 (three months ago) link

Had a great chaotic appearance on this week’s Hollywood Handbook so will def check this out.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 19 November 2020 00:56 (three months ago) link

the ellen degeneres bit is pretty much perfect imo

Four Seasons Total Manscaping (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 19 November 2020 20:04 (three months ago) link

this is great, although I keep getting distracted wondering "if I move to Australia could I get an apartment like that, or is it just a 'Friends NYC apartment' situation"

lukas, Thursday, 19 November 2020 20:34 (three months ago) link

that is a house in Los Angeles - the equivalent in Melbourne would go about $3 million

the ellen degeneres bit is pretty much perfect imo

was worried they were going to actually show both sides of the call for the Netflix version at first

@oneposter (💹) (sic), Thursday, 19 November 2020 21:26 (three months ago) link

First sketch sold me

The morning brown one in the next show made me switch off but I'll be back

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Thursday, 19 November 2020 21:30 (three months ago) link

I'll have to check this out. They were on Comedy Bang Bang recently but I don't feel like it was a good venue for them, or Aukerman just didn't give them a chance to get creative.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 19 November 2020 21:33 (three months ago) link

I really hate this. Not funny at all to me.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 20 November 2020 02:05 (three months ago) link

A cunty comment but I watched it and... eesh.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 20 November 2020 02:15 (three months ago) link

^^^ looks like someone needs to switch to decaf!

DJP, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 16:56 (three months ago) link

there's something a bit annoyingly hipster post-Mighty Boosh/Conchords about this but I have to admit I had to stifle a few laughs while my O/H frowned at the screen

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 17:48 (three months ago) link

i just watched the netflix ep 1 and when it got to antony starr i lost it. it’s quite tim and eric!

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 11:57 (three months ago) link

THAT'S who that was

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 14:25 (three months ago) link

yeah Stray Man. I was like... is... is that Homelander eating out of a dogfood bowl!?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 26 November 2020 01:38 (three months ago) link

The garbage removal in their area is shite

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 26 November 2020 01:42 (three months ago) link

Maybe the whole season happened over the course of one week

DJP, Thursday, 26 November 2020 03:27 (three months ago) link

I’ve already watched this entire thing about three times

DJP, Friday, 27 November 2020 18:45 (three months ago) link

i am ashamed that i found this funny
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=466smVNAnN4

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 27 November 2020 22:02 (three months ago) link

2 episodes in, this is about 1/2 ehh and 1/2 hilarious. good ratio. think it'll improve too

imago, Friday, 27 November 2020 23:12 (three months ago) link

Liking this a lot but gonna say I didnt like the Ellen bit. Way too long. Though by the time he became a god it was so ridic I did laugh but yeah.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 27 November 2020 23:25 (three months ago) link

I loved the line “It’s Elisha Cuthbert from 24 on an elephant, she looks fucking majestic!”

DJP, Friday, 27 November 2020 23:30 (three months ago) link

I also though that intercutting Mark losing interest and doing other things justified the length of the sketch, which I did find hilarious

DJP, Friday, 27 November 2020 23:31 (three months ago) link

OH MY GOD

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 27 November 2020 23:34 (three months ago) link

That was one of the bits I really did like

imago, Saturday, 28 November 2020 00:44 (two months ago) link

I have to say, this is definitely a show to watch drunk and/or stoned. The last episode ramped the ridic up to mental levels.

I liked a few of the Glennridge YT episodes too - the foursquare/downball one was pitch-perfect suburban aussie school in a way Chris Lillie wishes he could aspire to. Well, except maybe for the stabbing.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 3 December 2020 00:23 (two months ago) link

I like this show now

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Thursday, 3 December 2020 00:43 (two months ago) link

The geezers who turn up pretending to be South African by constantly referencing District 9 and Sugarman but then doing equally bad impressions of other accents had me going

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Thursday, 3 December 2020 00:45 (two months ago) link

Trayce, the foursquare YT video was close enough to the American experience that it had me in stitches

Also, GET OUT OF THE KILN

DJP, Thursday, 3 December 2020 01:26 (two months ago) link

linked in the pottery thread!

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 3 December 2020 02:52 (two months ago) link

The geezers who turn up pretending to be South African by constantly referencing District 9

Ha that bit cracked me and my other 'alf up because he's always saying "sneaky fuckin prawns!" and then they said it which was unexpected.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 3 December 2020 09:29 (two months ago) link

Ha that bit cracked me and my other 'alf up because he's always saying "sneaky fuckin prawns!" and then they said it which was unexpected.

― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:29 AM (thirty-nine minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Yeah, it was this observation I liked about it. Shouting 'FOCKIN PRONS!' has become a default whenever people of a certain age try and do an SA accent.

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Thursday, 3 December 2020 10:21 (two months ago) link

about 50% of my running internal monologue is quotes from this show

I have begun saying "look at your ______"/"these are my favorite __________" about practically everything

Also, my partner memorized the first two verses of "Relatable" and starts rapping it randomly

DJP, Thursday, 3 December 2020 14:54 (two months ago) link

Dan, if you haven't already seen this, I feel they may have made it for you
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq6nsOTkKw0

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 3 December 2020 17:26 (two months ago) link

oh my lol

DJP, Thursday, 3 December 2020 18:16 (two months ago) link

haaa that was good

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 4 December 2020 04:38 (two months ago) link

This one's on a similar tip. Ive never played Catan but I was cackling anyway (Its friday afternoon and Im not getting any work done here)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyvyhkF8Xr4

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 4 December 2020 04:50 (two months ago) link

BUT I GOT ALL THIS WOOD!!!!?!?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 4 December 2020 04:53 (two months ago) link

it can be a little overwhelming--and I absolutely hate looking at two of these three dudes--but it's generally a really fun and funny show.

charlie brown from outta town (GM), Friday, 4 December 2020 05:28 (two months ago) link

the funniest one is also the most annoying to look at

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Friday, 4 December 2020 13:44 (two months ago) link

and yeah, i can handle two episodes tops before i start getting fatigued as it's very shouty.

still

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Friday, 4 December 2020 13:44 (two months ago) link

the board game sketch is basically a documentary

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Friday, 4 December 2020 13:45 (two months ago) link

the funniest one is also the most annoying to look at

I was going to comment on this but realized you literally could be talking about any of them, lol

DJP, Friday, 4 December 2020 14:28 (two months ago) link

it switches around

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Friday, 4 December 2020 17:44 (two months ago) link

The bearded one looks a lot like this dude.

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a34850678/hungarian-politician-orgy-quarantine/

peace, man, Friday, 4 December 2020 18:17 (two months ago) link

okay looool

DJP, Friday, 4 December 2020 19:08 (two months ago) link

the funniest one is also the most annoying to look at

I was going to comment on this but realized you literally could be talking about any of them

The bearded one

c'mon

huge rant (sic), Friday, 4 December 2020 21:42 (two months ago) link

Yeah their look is def what put me off to start with. I am sick of manbun giant beard hipster. I live in manbun giantbeard hipster central.

Which, funnily enough so do they, their studio/office is a few blocks away from my house.

Zoom in on the 2nd floor window in this pic:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Aunty+Donna/@-37.7651997,144.9613439,3a,15y,66.84h,94.81t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sICI6s0dRxXGweRVi4ICbbQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x6ad64352abde9ce7:0xbc2d6816881bed5a!8m2!3d-37.76511!4d144.961507

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 4 December 2020 21:47 (two months ago) link

:D

huge rant (sic), Friday, 4 December 2020 22:00 (two months ago) link

Round the corner from Avery Good Felafel which does exactly what it’s says above the door

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Friday, 4 December 2020 22:04 (two months ago) link

I know I keep saying this Ed but its a wonder Ive not bumped into you!

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 4 December 2020 22:08 (two months ago) link

episodes 3 and 4 fell off a bit, will watch the last two still, they have the attitude if not yet the quality control or focus

imago, Saturday, 5 December 2020 12:16 (two months ago) link

The manbun giant beard hipster barber sketch was good, tbf.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Saturday, 5 December 2020 12:23 (two months ago) link

yes, and the piss-drinking was the highlight of ep 3

imago, Saturday, 5 December 2020 12:28 (two months ago) link

The lads have now done promotions with both of my favourite YouTube channels (Fairbairn Films and I Did A Thing)

imago, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 00:38 (two months ago) link

Oh yeah the monolith up on mount Dandenong thing haha

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 04:41 (two months ago) link

I have been wandering around the house singing "Chop Chop" and "Professor Whiskers" for almost a week now

DJP, Friday, 18 December 2020 14:13 (two months ago) link

i have to admit i guilty-lolled at the "stupid Italian man"

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Friday, 18 December 2020 14:18 (two months ago) link

I also say "OH NO" a lot

DJP, Friday, 18 December 2020 14:32 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Forgive the thread spam, but I wanted to note that this show's 2020 season is nominated in the 2020 ILX TV poll:

ILX's Best Television of 2020 Poll / VOTING AND CAMPAIGNING THREAD / Voting Ends After January 29, 2021

If you like this show and you'd like to see it have a good showing in the poll (running in February) all you need to do is submit a ballot including it and your other favorites (3 minimum, 25 maximum, ranked by your favorite to least favorite) to forksclovetofu at gmail. It'll take five minutes; get to it!

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 21 January 2021 19:45 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

My partner has incorporated "Let's lock that in" into his corporate-speak and it's the funniest fucking thing to hear on his end of a conference call because I know running through his head is "Every morning at 7, I take the DVS box set of The Crown and pop the whole thing in my mouth, yum yum yum"

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 21:02 (one week ago) link

I haven't seen this yet, but one of the Aunty Donna trio was involved in creating this sitcom for the ABC.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/feb/16/why-are-you-like-this-takes-aim-at-gen-z-this-is-the-most-humiliating-thing-ive-done

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 21:45 (one week ago) link

i will give that a shot

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 22:02 (one week ago) link

pretty good! easy cringe n binge. basically the adventures of three unredeemable assholes fucking life up for anyone they encounter.

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 03:14 (one week ago) link


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