Weirdly, it wasn't selected for broadcast! And it's certainly not a sketch that can be applied anywhere else, so it was back to the hard drive for this one. Until today! Join us now as we meet The:
Outback Home Companion
GK: We've seen such interest of late in all things Australian that we became curious about the country and the radio shows down under. We made some calls and got to meet one of the top Australian radio personalities. He hosts a long running program on Aussie radio and we have him with us tonight via a satellite link. Welcome please Mr. Gary Keller. Hello, Mr. Keller.
(static, clears up)
GK: Mr. Keller, are you there?
TK: G'day, mate.
GK: It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. Keller.
TK: Call me Gary, please. And the pleasure's all mine, mate.
GK: Of course, we're broadcasting live, so it's approximately xx o'clock pm here in Minnesota. With the time difference, what time is it there?
TK: Well, Garrison, it's sometime last week. G'day!
GK: It seems America has just fallen in love with your country.
TK: Why not; we're not just a country, we're a bloody continent.
GK: Yes you are. What is it about the land down under that fascinates us?
TK: It's the freaks, Garrison. We're loaded with strange, freakish animals.
TK: I mean, the wallaby, what the blazes is that supposed to be? Is it a rabbit? A raccoon, what? And the platypus. I mean what in creation is that? Yes, Garrison, our country is littered with these bizarre mutant creatures. The people eat it up.
GK: I was curious about your radio show there. I hear it's very popular.
TK: Extremely. We're the top-rated show in the country.
GK: What is the name of your show?
TK: The Outback Home Companion.
GK: The Outback Home Companion. Really? What do you do on this show?
TK: Well, Garrison, it's a bit of a variety show. I open the program playing the guitar and singing an old song. Then I talk about growing up in me home town, a small little place called Mt. Griefaway.
GK: Mt. Griefaway? Is that so?
TK: Absolutely. I talk about all the quirky characters who live there and the touching moments that make up their lives. And then I wrestle a crocodile!
GK: Crocodile wrestling.
TK: Those crocks are freakish creatures. What are they, snakes? Lizards? Who can tell? Oh-oh, look out, a dingo's got me baby. What are dingos supposed to be? Dogs? Rats? Blimey!
GK: Oh, it looks like we're losing our satellite feed. Well, thank you for joining us tonight, or this morning, or when ever.
TK: G'day, mate.
GK: Good day.