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L-R: K.D. Lang, the Computers For Dummies guy. Not pictured: the Windswept Richard Marsland.


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 This is dizzy stuff, folks.

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Get This was an Australian Radio show that aired on the Triple M network from 2006 to 2007. It started off as a 1 hour show but was upgraded to 2 hours in 2007. The show was hosted by Tony Martin and Ed Kavalee (with Richard Marsland on the buttons). A guest host came in each day (only for the 2nd hour during '07). Despite the show growing in popularity and increasing Ratings, the show was axed at the end of 2007 making it Too Good to Last.

The show was known for it's regular radio sketches usually of a topical nature concerning things ranging from political issues to parodies of BritComs. Many of which spawned CatchPhrases which often get repeated during discussion on the show or even developing Memetic Mutation and reoccuring in subsequent sketches and used for quick sound bites that regularly punctuated jokes told by people on the show.

Get This also put out a regular Podcast containing sketches (at least the ones that didn't contain copyrighted material) or discussed topics from previous shows. Tony would often put in over time to get the podcasts coming out on a semi regular basis along with ringtones created from popular sound bites and individual sketches for download from the website.

The end of each show Tony would sign off with a phrase or soundbite from the show that tickled his love rod.

Tropes used in Get This include:


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 Richard: Well, I'm patriotic on the inside and the outside...If you could all be upstanding when I enter the room, as well...

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 Tony: Travolta, most suspicious hair. Cage, second most suspcious.

Ed: But Cage's is pretty funny. You know, it's getting to the point where it's "hehehe..."

Tony: And he'll often just wear a Mokbel for a whole movie. National Treasure, what was going on there?

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  • Don't Explain the Joke
  • Ear Worm: All of the songs sung (and then repeated ad neusem at Ed and Richard's expense).
    • Nights in white satin, never reaaaaaaaaching the end, something or rather, something else.
      • The Vengabus is coming and everybody's running from north to south Ibiza, in the Mediterrainian suuuuun.
        • Your body is a wonderland...
          • Flowers, flowers drifting by the paa-aaane! In mah dreams, so sweet, flowers red, blue and piii-iink!
            • I'm with me wiiii-ife, but nobody knows who I am so I'm the papers pretending to like foot-baaaaaall.
  • Edited for Syndication: When the show expanded into a two-hour format in 2007, Triple M Adelaide continued to broadcast only the first hour, with all mentions of upcoming guests in the second hour edited out.
  • Executive Meddling: The hosts often discussed, on-air, notes and "suggestions" the higher-ups tried to give them.
    • An example in Podcast 107 was when the higher-ups at Triple M criticized them for not generating enough "watercooler talk", this only resulted in several sketches involving two blokes standing around discussing an actual water cooler.
  • Everybody Owns a Ford: ...or a Mercedes Benz Vito. Or a Nissan Navara.
  • Fake Brit: One of the funniest parts of Ooh Me Plums (Besides the whole Groin injuries in polite society thing).
    • Ed often points out that Tony always sings in a fake British accent.
  • Failure Is the Only Option
  • Fan Nickname: Ricky M, Armitage Shanks, Dick Bar, Marslando Calrissian... the amount was insane (and encouraged by Ed) for Richard, here's a list (that only starts scraping the surface)
  • Follow Up Failure
  • Funny Aneurysm Moment: In one 2007 show, Richard Marsland makes fun of newsreader Charmaine Dragun's unusual name. Both Marsland and Dragun have since fallen victim to depression and committed suicide.
    • Also, any reference Richard made to his own death. A particularly uncomfortable example is when he quipped that the "In Memoriam" segment of the 2007 Logies went on so long that he started expecting to see his own name come up. Sadly, that came true just two years later.
      • Unfortunately this comes up a lot with Ricky M. The "I'm an Iced Coffee powered suicide machine" line from the Police Ten 7 sketch and Richard saying that he would like to have kids at some stage.
      • Exactly 12 minutes into Podcast 52, Tony plays the sound of a heavy rain storm and taunts "How do you like that, Brisbane?" Cue the Queensland floods of 2011, where Brisbane was massively devistated.
  • Grand Finale
  • Heh, Heh, You Said "X"
  • In a World: The Districts Swiftest Indian parodies this.
  • Insane Proprietor: A semi-regular topic of discussion on the show. And Track 2 of Illegal Download discusses the inherent problems in dealing with someone insane enough to deliver such brain snapping bargains.
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 Salesman: See this lovely Mitsubishi.

Customer: Er that's a pony.

Tony: You knew what you were getting into when you saw the ad.

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 Brought to you by those thugs in the scallop industry.

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