December 20, 2010 10
I don’t think it would be hyperbolic to say that 2010 has been the most momentous and exciting year since the dawn of time, writes Ben Pobjie.
December 17, 2010
In this week's Televised Revolution podcast Dennis and Dan discuss the more than likely demise of Hey Hey It's Saturday, Grant Blackley's promotion, the SA regional analogue shut-off and more.
December 23, 2009
Was 2009 the year that popular culture pushed the edgy right off the cliff face? From skits about kids with cancer to black face and rape scandal, Mel Campbell examines the power of the media shitstorm.
December 22, 2009
That black face loving comedy crew down at Hey Hey are returning to our humble screens next year, but will resident grouch Red Symons also return? Plus, news on the Myer renos.
November 23, 2009
2009 was a year of surprise hits for Aussie TV, with MasterChef, Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation, and the return of Hey Hey all defying the odds. A look back at the television year that was.
October 23, 2009 7
Blackface! A crucifixion! Masturbation! This week's coveted Wankley award goes to the outrage surrounding John Safran's new show Race Relations before it had even aired. Storm in a teacup, anyone?
October 13, 2009 17
At the Bob Santamaria Hospice for the Terminally Ignored
October 12, 2009 37
Ben Pobjie presents minutes from Hey Hey's last Production Meeting, where a creative decision was made between "Jackson Jive", "Schmuckie the Jew With The Giant Nose", "The Asian Driver Song", and "Al-Boomah, the Exploding Arab Clown".
October 9, 2009 4
Daryl Somers wins this week's coveted Wankley Award, for not letting a bit of blackface controversy get in the way of crowing about Hey Hey It's Wednesday's stellar ratings.
October 9, 2009 78
Red Symons speaks out on the Hey Hey blackface debacle and racism backlash: Americans are offended by blackface. Australians are largely not.
October 9, 2009
Crikey readers weigh in on Hey Hey and the historical connotations of blackface. Plus, how would Joe Hockey be as leader of the Opposition?
October 9, 2009 16
Crooner Kamahl was used for a cheap laugh during 'that' skit on Hey Hey. What did he think of it? Crikey intern Melanie Mahony gets the full story.
October 9, 2009 28
Is it out of control?
October 9, 2009
One of the Jackson Jive from Hey Hey it's Saturday's now notorious blackface skit explains why they chose to perform. And yes, they did think it would be "a little bit controversial".
October 8, 2009
Crikey’s Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane and editor Jonathan Green blackface-off over the Liberal Party leadership.
October 8, 2009 12
There have been two recent moments when I've gasped at something on TV – one was the mess that was Hey Hey last night and the other was Denton's baby, Hungry Beast, writes Guy Rundle.
October 8, 2009 43
In light of all the scandal following last night's Hey Hey it's Saturday, which featured a blackface skit, Crikey intern Melanie Mahony clarifies the history of blackface. Is it racist?
October 8, 2009 1
The Hey Hey Reunion's second episode did well last night, with over 2.3 million viewers. Perhaps they wish fewer had been watching.
October 8, 2009 2
With Hey Hey's blackface scandal, it's not so much that community standards have changed in 20 years, it's that thanks to technology it's easier for the audience to make its feelings and displeasure heard.
October 8, 2009
The reaction to Hey Hey’s ill advised Red Faces Blackfaces act is rapidly dividing into two camps: outrage and outrage, writes Sophie Black.