Thanks to the marvel of DVD technology, the nostalgic can now revisit their favourite TV shows from years gone by. The good people at Shock have released the Aussie sketch comedy series Full Frontal, which ran from 1993-1997. My brother Scott and I watched this show regularly when it aired on Thursday nights on Channel 7. It was pretty uneven at times, as most comedy shows are, but it always provided a bit of light relief, which our household needed a bit of at that time, but that's another story. We certainly weren't going to watch ER, which was on Channel 9 in the same timeslot.
Seasons 1 to 3 have been released so far, and it was in Season 3 (1995) that the series hit its stride. Each season has been broken up into 2 volume, 2 disc sets. I started by buying Season 3, Volume 1, which I bought using a discount voucher I received from Borders. Watching this set helped to bring me back in touch with my less serious side.
The show was usually a mixture of sketches that were TV, movie, and music send ups, character based sketches, and others that parodied famous celebrities, such as illusionist David Copperfield. Here's a sample clip from the show, which unlike some of the other material on this set, still holds up well today, ten years after it was first broadcast. Bring on the release of Series 4.