Topic archives: Hey Hey It’s Saturday

Pobjie’s year in review: perfect ’10 for ruction, discord and Hey Hey’s demise

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.

Televised Revolution

Televised Revolution

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.

Outrage! The scandalous year of popular culture

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.

Tips and rumours: No Red for Hey Hey?

Tips and rumours: No Red for Hey Hey?

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.

The hits and misses of Aussie TV in 2009

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.

Getting your stolen Safran knickers in a twist

Getting your stolen Safran knickers in a twist

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?

One Nation is dying

One Nation is dying

October 13, 2009 17

At the Bob Santamaria Hospice for the Terminally Ignored

Minutes from a Hey Hey Production Meeting

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".

Daryl Somers

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.

Red Symons: …and then nobody laughed

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.

Hey Hey it’s a giant mess

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?

Q&A with Kamahl: why is Hey Hey so unkind?

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.

Political Correctness, has it gone mad?

Political Correctness, has it gone mad?

October 9, 2009 28

Is it out of control?

Hey Hey’s Jackson Jive: Why we wore blackface

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".

The Joe and Malcolm minstrel podcast

October 8, 2009

Crikey’s Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane and editor Jonathan Green blackface-off over the Liberal Party leadership.

More than red faces with the collapse of TV culture

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.

What’s all the fuss about ‘blackface’?

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?

Hey Hey ratings gold, despite black and red faces

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.

Hey Hey it’s the internet

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.

Hey Hey misguided patriotism’s back

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.