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Happy Australia Day To The Kings Of Television Interviews

Mark McGowan

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Happy Australia Day To The Kings Of Television Interviews

There's no definitive way of determining the greatest nationality on earth, but if there ever was any kind of competition revolving around it, Australians would always be in contention.

Obviously it's a bit of a generalisation, but the majority of Aussies seem like the happiest-go-lucky folk to ever roam God's lands, and nothing seems too serious or tiresome to them.

Given that today is Australia Day, a time to celebrate all things of the land Down Under, it's worth taking a look at the best viral things they've given us.

We're fully aware that our friends on the other side of the world excel at live television interviews. What seems like a lifetime ago, a gentleman named Ray Grayham, later dubbed 'Barking Dog Man', did an impression of a few dangerous dogs that terrorised him.


Following in Ray's footsteps of delivering the unexpected on an Australian news channel, Corey Worthington stunned an anchor on 9News when he was asked about a party he hosted which got rather out of hand. Likened to the film Project X, Corey had a few mates over for some drinks before spreading the word and turning the event into a full-blown party.

Eventually, after 500 or so party-goers turned up, cars were smashed, property was ruined, and police, a riot squad, a dog team and helicopters were on the scene to shut it down. During a live interview, Corey seemed very unapologetic, and urged anyone who thought about throwing a party to contact him and let him organise it for them.

Credit: 9News


In another example, two friends of a man who was being questioned by Australian police did their best to worm their way into the category of Aussie cult heroes and they achieved their goal.

Their friend, a 'tradie', had run down a thief who attempted to steal his truck which was filled with his tools. After injuring the offender, he was then taken by police to iron out the details, while his mates spoke to The Project.

They claim his name is Tony Montana, as well as giving fake names for themselves. Then, when asked if their 'tradie' pal got all his 'gear' back, one replies: "His gear? Yeah, he got his pipe back, his bong, everything's back, man."


The people in The Bush are very courageous, and will do anything to help another out.

Television screens have been graced with those who have thrown caution to the wind in order to save someone or stop a crime.

Two mates, James Ross-Munro and Kane Wiblem, took time out of their sesh, dressed in nothing but boxers, to thwart an attempted robbery.

The pair appeared on Today to tell their story in hilarious fashion, seemingly not too bothered by the 'hero' status they were awarded. A highlight is when bearded James says that the only gym he's remotely interested in is Jim Bean.


Similar to James and Kane, Daniel McConnell also tried to resolve a crime while also only kitted out in his Bill Grundies.

Daniel chased someone who crashed into his mate's mum's fish and chip shop, and he was later interviewed to give his version of events.

Credit: Today


"I come outside in me jocks, and I seen old mate, and I said, 'oi, what are you doing here, mate? You gotta wait here,' and he's like, 'nah, nah, I fell asleep behind the wheel'," Daniel told TODAY reporter Jess Millward. "He's just started taking off, so I've run inside, jumped in me little purple car, and started chasing him up the street.

"He went down a side street, and I told the coppers he went down a side street, and they went and got him. I was just chasing him in me jocks."

What also never gets boring, and it's a damn shame that it's been forgotten about, is the drunken man who was 'just waiting for a mate'.

In a car which has blatantly been involved in some sort of collision, due to its broken front bumper, burst tires and cracked windscreen, a chap named Clinton sits, waiting for his mate, James. As to defer himself from any trouble, he insists to a police officer that he's done nothing wrong and that he's just patiently waiting for James.

Clinton insists that he's not been drinking, but when the officer tells him he can smell the alcohol on his breath he claims that it's okay because he's not even driving.

Eventually he blows a 181 on the breathalyzer, which, in simpler terms, means he's off his tits. It's a hell of a lot better than British police shows, which usually show some fella who's been pulled over for an out-of-date tax disc and it just so happens that a rather small amount of weed is tucked away in the glove box.

And while we're at it, Aussies, please don't change either. You're fucking great.

Featured Image Credit: 9News

Topics: Aussie, Australia

Mark McGowan
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