Last Saturday I drove up to scenic Warranwood in Melbourne’s outer east to join my good friend Dean Watson in front of his humungous TV to watch episode #5 of 31 Questions.
His TV is literally like 8 of my TVs. My TV is very small.
I also met his goat.
In the world of legitimate TV game shows, last week SBS announced that “Letters and Numbers” will not be returning. Instead it will be replaced by the British version of the show: “Countdown”.
This is a shame. But at the same time, it did make our parody segment “Letters and Letters” considerably more topical. Complete blind luck, considering we taped the episode back in April. That question about The Wiggles didn’t date quite as well, however.
And spoiler alert, congratulations to Naomi, this week’s glorious champion! You can read her first hand account of her time on 31 Questions on her blog. Fascinating stuff, which I had no idea of at the time we taped the show.
By the way, I don’t believe I’ve shared the link to our fabulous review from Australian Tumbleweeds: “Australia’s most opinionated blog about comedy”. I don’t know who that guy is, but he’s an exceptionally harsh critic. Basically, if it doesn’t have Shaun Micallef or Tony Martin in it, he hates it. So to have such a positive review is quite the honour.
He actually reviewed our pilot episode, which in my opinion is probably the worst one. And to be honest, I reckon episode #5 is the second worst. But I can now say every episode from now on is a good one.
In other news, I’m managing to white-ant my into other RMITV shows:
Next stop, a little bit o’ good ole fashioned PR.
David M. Green
You know, if you remove the “e” and “l” from “Public relations”, you’re left with “Pubic rations”.