Because Australia doesn't cop enough flack for being a racist backwater, the good folk propping up the reanimated corpse of Hey Hey it's Saturday decided last night that no nostalgia trip into the country's murky cultural past would be complete without reviving some ol' fashioned 20th century bigotry.

And so it was that, amidst three hours of tired puns, dubious puppetry and that very special Daryl Somers-brand of awkward ad-libbing, was this: