Breakfast: Where drunks, out-of-control comics and angry unionists came out to play

It’s been less than a year, but the soon-to-depart Ten’s Breakfast still had some comedy moments.

Let’s celebrate them.

There was the time they had a drunk bloke on air:

There was the time they lost control of Shaun Micallef:

There was the time they turned the lights out on Paul Henry:

The time unionist David Noonan gave it back to Paul Henry:


Henry’s less than admirable hardline solutions for asylum seekers:


  1. GC
    12 Nov 12
    12:18 pm

  2. Or the time PH lost it at the bears or pandas or whatever I’m not kidding that was the greatest.

  3. Francis McCarthy
    12 Nov 12
    2:39 pm

  4. I love that Micallef can get away with this because he clearly doesn’t give a f*ck, nor has any respect for the show whatsoever.

  5. NJK
    12 Nov 12
    3:04 pm

  6. This makes me wish for the first time ever that I had watched some more of this show. Some of those clips are gold.

  7. HB
    13 Nov 12
    9:46 am

  8. TV Gold…particularly the unionist clip.

  9. Mish
    13 Nov 12
    2:48 pm

  10. I didn’t think I’d like Paul after hearing what he said about Susan Boyle – but I gotta admit the guy is entertaining! I’m sorry it hasn’t worked out for him and Channel 10, he’ll just have to go home and count all his money I guess x

  11. Macsmutterings
    13 Nov 12
    5:15 pm

  12. Oh dear, all this makes me wish I had watched it now…. well not really

  13. ReasonablyThought
    14 Nov 12
    11:47 am

  14. I actually liked Ch 10’s Breakfast – so OVER the various cash cows and I-wake-up-with-Today shenanigans on the other channels. Ch 10’s show had interesting guests, they had time for decent interviews and good banter between the hosts. What you see is what you got, and I actually liked Paul Henry’s humour (we liked it when we saw him on NZ TV). Given another year, I think they would have really made a dent in the ratings.

    Note to TV programmers – building an audience takes time! So give them time. I don’t see the ABC axing their breakfast TV show which, while occasionally interesting, is often quite grey. Shame Channel 10. And Kathryn Robinson was fabulous – why on earth would you let her go?!

  15. Krystal
    14 Nov 12
    5:38 pm

  16. @Reasonably THough – building an audience takes time… yes it does, and a year is more than enough time for a daily show…

    And yeah, the unionist clip was TV gold…

  17. Don Key
    15 Nov 12
    4:30 pm

  18. Forked. Says it all really. I cannot believe someone employed the guy . Its not funny it’s just drivel.