Peter Moon performs as Susan Boyle

Posted June 9, 2010 by Mason Hell-Cat
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Here at the TV Dinner desk we have today received a photo that has rocked the Australia entertainment industry. Sent to us from an anonymous listener, they claim this is an actual photo of Australian comedian Peter Moon performing in character as Susan Boyle.

Boyle is a Scottish born performer that shot to fame through the television talent show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in 2009. Since her debut as a talented singer she has released a studio album, a string of DVDs, and her own anti-fungal cream – Boyle Be Gone.

Boyle was due to perform at the 2010 TV Week Logie Awards but cancelled within weeks of the show claiming an ingrown hair on her upper lip had gone septic. The performance by Moon as Boyle comes after a long running campaign by comedian and author Tony Martin. Martin believed Moon should have performed in Boyle’s place at the recent Logie Awards.

Boyle is scheduled to perform, as herself, in Australia later this year.


Maso and Ads at the Logies!!

Posted May 4, 2010 by Adam
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In what can only be described as a Logie-worthy effort, Maso and Ads have put aside their massive hangovers to bring you all the goss from the big night at Crown Casino.

Still wearing their red wine soaked tuxedo’s and reeking of tequila, the boys don’t hold back in delivering what really happened at TV’s night of nights. From Bert Newton’s backstage antics to Richard Wilkins’ on-air flatulence, you’ll hear all the Logies stories from two men who were there amongst the action.

Find out how Maso ended up wearing Larry Emdur’s tuxedo and why Ads blames Julie Goodwin for his own embarrassing nipple slip. Plus, you’ll discover which award winners got the all-important seal of approval from Maso and Ads and which ones suffered the dreaded TV Dinner thumbs down.

It’s all here in this very specal post-Logies wash-up edition of TV Dinner with Maso and Ads!

Podcast 5: The Logies Buzz Begins!!

Posted April 28, 2010 by masoandads
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With the Logies just around the corner, Maso and Ads take time out to give their perspectives on Australian televisions night of nights. Who will win? Who will lose? Who will fall over in a drunken stupor? And who will take their knickers off and twirl them above their heads? Find out in this special pre-logies edition of TV Dinner with Maso and Ads.

Plus, the boys reveal their verdict on the new series of Masterchef and the potential train wreck that is Hey Hey It’s Saturday. Ads discusses his idea for the next season of The Biggest Loser, while Maso confesses which TV show is his secret guilty pleasure.

All that and more on podcast 5 of TV Dinner with Maso and Ads!

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Bye Bye Bieber – Maso’s take on Bieber madness

Posted April 26, 2010 by Mason Hell-Cat
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Justin Bieber is a young Canadian kid (16 years of age) that has set teenage girls all across the world into fits of uncontrolled ga-ga. He’s a singer with ground-breaking thoughts on falling in love when he was thirteen, and talking to girls in the playground. He’s been playing his take on music to massive crowds, fueling the Bieber fire everywhere he goes.

Just recently our good friends at ‘Sunrise’ on Australia’s Channel Seven announced Bieber would be playing a free concert today, April 26, for all his Aussie fans. As word spread among female Twitter-savvy teens and tweens, massive crowds were to expected as his only Australian concert. So, in anticipation for the large numbers expected, Seven moved the concert to the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Sydney’s Circular Quay. This brought the fans out in droves, some coming from interstate, and many sleeping the night at the venue.

This morning I awoke to televised scenes of massive crowds gathered at Circular Quay. The footage was from a helicopter capturing the sea of people. The footage was on Channel Nine’s ‘Today’ program. They followed this with a pre-recorded interview Lisa Wilkinson held with Bieber, including a fascinating scene where she made him try Vegemite and Jaffas. Australian breakfast television at its finest.
At the conclusion of this interview I flicked over to Channel Seven and heard the news the concert had been cancelled, with Seven citing concerns from the police. Bieber fans had descended on Seven’s Martin Place headquarters, calling for their idol. After a considerable wait (and considerable mileage gained – particularly useful on this morning’s slow news day), Seven decided Bieber would be allowed to play. “Excellent! Everyone’s a winner,” I thought, including those poor ‘camped out all night kids’. They’ll have him play in Sydney’s Domain, or on an outdoor stage where the kids will be happy, radio reporters will be happy, Nine’s ‘Today’ will also get a slice of the pie, along with every other news source interested in ‘Bieber fever’. But oh no, Seven weren’t to be that accommodating.

“On the advice of police,” Seven were to allow Bieber to perform. Behind glass. His back to his fans. In Channel Seven’s studios! Wow! This is an almost perfectly crafted publicity stunt. Now, no footage of the concert can be obtained by any other news source unless via Seven (and for big bickies I assume!). Beautiful! Sure I feel for the kids that waited all night, and the kids that flew in from other states. But you have to admire the balls Seven has in creating a ratings bonanza.

And as for Bieber…well, meh…another day, another dollar, another playground sweetheart.


P.S. Podcast 5 is due for release very soon! Stay tuned!


Posted March 14, 2010 by masoandads
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While other media outlets shy away from the big stories, you can trust Maso and Ads to deliver their take on what’s really happening in the weird and wonderful world of Australian TV.

In this episode they dish the dirt on My Kitchen Rules and ponder whether it can step out of the shadow of Masterchef. Maso tells us why he’s fallen out of love with Channel GO and why The Circle is a little too square for his taste. Ads visits Poh’s Kitchen and reveals his choice for host of this years Logie awards.

Plus: Did the boys really take their kit off for the recent nude photo shoot at the Sydney Opera House? Why has Maso got a football strapped to his leg? Why has Ads got some nasty chafe from wearing tight Lycra pants? And what body part of a pig is the tastiest to eat?

All these questions and so much more will be answered in the 4th installment of the award winning: TV Dinner With Maso and Ads!


Steve Jacobs attacked by pelican – 04/02/2010

Posted February 4, 2010 by Mason Hell-Cat
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Well folks, you asked for it, we provided it. Steve Jacobs was today attacked by a pelican during a weather broadcast while a room full of ‘TV Dinner’ fans stood and applauded.

Check out the hilarious video.

After the attack (which is no where near as vicious as any of us would have liked), Karl Stefanovic chips in with this piece of hilarity: “It’s not the first time you’ve been pinched in the butt by a bird”.
What does that even mean? Other giant birds have ‘pinched’ Jacobs in the butt and we just haven’t been privvy to it? Or is Karl one of those people that calls human females ‘birds’ and thinks its endearing? What is this? 1974? Got a big weekend planned with a couple of sheilas, Karl? Hey? Watch those birds don’t try to pick you up while you’re knocking them over the head with your club lock.

Stay tuned to ‘Today’ next week when we encourage Jacobs to wrestle Ian ‘Hewie’ Hewitson.

TV Dinner Podcast 3 is Ready!

Posted February 2, 2010 by Adam
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Summer non-ratings period has finished and the new year is upon us. A perfect time for Maso and Ads to make a blistering comeback with podcast 3!

Critics are already calling this their best episode yet, and it’s easy to see why. The boys take on the heavy subjects, like what really did happen on the finale of ALF? Why are all TV weather men so damn annoying? And why on earth is Maso wearing a bear suit in a sweltering hot studio?

Thanks to Sniv Whettuce

These questions and so much more will be answered in podcast 3 of TV Dinner with Maso and Ads.

P.S. Here’s a bit of ‘fan-art’ created by Sniv Whettuce. Hmm…the reference is a little obscure.