Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fast Forward Does The Brady Bunch

If you're American (or practically any other nationality for that matter) you've probably never heard of Australia's sketch comedy series Fast Forward and there's a very good reason for that: it's terrible. Nonetheless, the show was extremely popular in its homeland. It not only won several Logies (the Aussie equivalent of the Emmies) but it was also responsible for launching the careers of Gina Riley, Jane Turner, Magda Szubanski and Eric Bana.

To give you an idea of just how bad the show was, here was they're parody of The Brady Bunch. It's not just grimly unfunny but you get the impression that the writers never bothered to actually watch the show they were making fun of (as my brother noted, why do the Brady kids make stereotypical Indian noises as they move from room to room?) My favorite part of the sketch is the final twist that probably made more sense to Australian audiences in the early '90s. Enjoy?

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