Roger Explosion (1994-96)

Here’s a quick one. More of a reminiscence, than a review.

In Australia we had a comedy sketch show, called Full Frontal (1994-1996) that had a reoccurring skit called Roger Explosion, which was a take off on sixties spy shows. Comedian Shaun Micallef played the the eternally well dressed and manicured (and wooden) super spy Explosion. Each week Explosion would foil a plot for world domination. Other featured actors included Glenn Butcher and Kym Gyngell.

The fun aspect was the actor who played the villain one week, would turn up the next as Explosion’s boss (and visa versa). They also had deliberate continuity errors – lips not matching the dialogue – badly choreographed fight scenes (punches clearly not connecting etc), shoddy effects and sets falling over in the background.

It was all good fun. I wish I could track down a copy of the sketches. For those interested, the website www.shaunmicallef.com has three of the sketches transcribed.

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