Dr Mumbo

SBS – for the love of God, please don’t fire us all

While critics of Nick Xenophon’s cheese-laden SA election ad may have missed the point that it was intentionally bad to get people talking, not everybody did.

So Dr Mumbo salutes (as he often does) SBS’s Mark Humphries for offering his alternative take on The Feed, in which he celebrates his funding-starved employer, in all its budget-stretching glory.

The main problem Dr Mumbo struggle with is which is the better line…

A) Is it: “Three straight hours on The Ghan, that’s what TV lacks”?;

B) Or: “Full frontal nudity, we say yes”?;

C) Or even: “Don’t look at the Nielsen ratings, I suggest”;

D) Or perhaps: “When it comes to Logies night, we’re sitting at the back”.

Actually, it’s none of those. It’s this: “We’re SBS don’t defund us; we’ll be pro-government, there’ll be no fuss”. It’s funny because it’s true.


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