Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Chasers war on everything

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George W. Bush waged a war on terror, but only The Chaser has had the vision and courage to wage a War On Everything. An Hilarious Comedy sketch show. A must see for Every comedy fan.

Julian Morrow ....... as ........Himself (60 episodes, 2006-2009)
Chris Taylor ....... as ........Himself / ... (60 episodes, 2006-2009)
Craig Reucassel ....... as ........Himself (60 episodes, 2006-2009)
Chas Licciardello ....... as ........Himself (60 episodes, 2006-2009)
Andrew Hansen ....... as ........Himself (59 episodes, 2006-2009)
Charles Firth ....... as ........Himself (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
Dominic Knight ....... as ........Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
Kate Bell ....... as ........Unnamed (unknown episodes)


The opening credits show the five starring members of the show, but through that there are images of notable politicians and celebrities which are targeted in the titles. The titles are always the same except for two changeable titles, which targets persons in recent events. The closing credits simply read all the cast and crew of the show, though commonly a video is played over half the credits, which is explained in the Conclusion. The closing credits are a frequent (if bizarre) source of humour. For example Andrew Hansen once sang a song during the credits about how the credits are always played over his song. Another time the credits were shown in Ukrainian.

On one episode the credits of the show were replaced with the credits of The New Inventors. In another episode from Season 3, Chas Licciardello, who in a sketch had changed his name to Gvhftr Kijl, was credited as such in the closing credits for that episode, and in the opening credits of the following episode. Each episode begins with Reucassel and Taylor opening the show. The pair discuss the major recent events, present their opinions, and often show a pre-produced stunt or sketch.

Each episode starting from the last episode of season 1, member Andrew Hansen changes his hair weekly for the show (e.g Mohawks, coloured hair and at one instance, a small clock)

During season 2, the credits of names as displayed during the program have been replaced in various manners. Normally they were changed to people in recent events or a simple addition to the name. Examples included "Julian bin Morrow" and "Posh Chaser".

In almost every episode, the Chaser members discuss a various recent event or generalised stunt. Most of these dialogues lead to a pre-produced stunt, ad or trailer. Most of this material doesn't fall into one of the various Segments, where most of their recurring material is shown. In the first season, Monologues were also common.
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Only The Chaser has had the vision and courage to wage a War On Everything.

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26 minutes

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1 comment:

Slartibartfast said...

I think one stunt actually deserves separate mention in the review, as it catapulted the boys to international stardom - their crashing of the APEC 2007 conference in Sydney, with Chas disguised as Osama bin Laden - got to within 10 metres of the actual hotel where George W Bush was staying! The police actually let them in!