With a bit of trepidation I watched Kath and Kim last Sunday night. The trepidation was because of the move from the ABC to Channel 7. I needn’t have worried. Apart from the unwelcome ads it was its usual brilliant show.
I love the language, and I don’t mean bad language. I mean clever use of wordplay. For example last night Kel won the Best retailer of the year award. He said:
‘This goes to you Kath Day Knight. You are the wings beneath my wind.’
Another few Kath and Kim’isms include ‘My clowning glory’, ‘it’s got pneumonia in it’, and of course ‘foxymorons’ – which very accurately describes Kath and Kim.
Kath is permanently decked out in very bad 80s gear and Kim always tries to be up to the minute with fashions not suited to her at all but both think they look absolutely gorgeous – hence the term foxymorons.
I’ve loved Kath (Jane Turner) and Kim (Gina Riley) since their early days on in Fast Forward and Big Girl’s Blouse so when the show Kath and Kim first aired on the ABC I was an instant convert. The supporting characters Sharon, Kel and Brett all do a great job and none of them mind making absolute fools of themselves on the show.
I don’t know if it’s showing internationally at all, but if it does I recommend it.
If you watch it, what do you love about it?