In which parts of a changeroom is it okay to walk around naked? What's the tooth fairy's going rate? Is it ever okay to pick up at a funeral? Should you discipline other people's kids, dump a partner by text, or have the in-laws on Skype while your partner is giving birth? From dinner parties to supermarkets, the workplace to the gym, Gretel Killeen and Matt Okine will escort you through the unwritten rules and necessities of modern society.
On this episode of Room 101 the hilarious HG Nelson joins host Paul McDermott to talk about his greatest fears and anxieties.
Each week, accomplished writer and television presenter Paul McDermott sits down with well-known celebrities to talk about their pet hates - things that really wind them up in everyday life - in the hope that Paul will banish them into the Room 101 vault forever. In the first episode, multi-talented performer, writer, presenter and comedian Julia Zemiro joins Paul McDermott.
Surinder is married to Taani but there is a huge age gap between them. There is no real romance in the marriage. Then, a dance reality show called "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi" airs and Taani wants to participate but can't because her husband is not hip and happening. She has a fear of losing, and she also fears that her friends will laugh at her. Surinder overhears her problem and decides to go in for a makeover. He watches some movies and learns to dance in order to woo his young wife. Throughout the show, Taani keeps falling in love to with this new-and-improved Surinder without once realizing that he's really her husband.
Guest Comedian Andi Osho pits common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve real life problems. Professor Marcus Du Sautoy sets the questions. Today's theme is, 'Maths and sport'.
The Marx brothers come to the rescue to save a small town sanitarium from a ruthless businessman by entering a horse race, betting everything on a horse that wants to jump instead of run.
Guest Comedian Andi Osho pits common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve real life problems. Professor Marcus Du Sautoy sets the questions. Today's theme is, 'You can't argue with logic'.
A society girl on the eve of her second marriage has to contend with an exasperating ex-husband and nosey reporters.
After a fictitious story is created about a soldier called 'Schuman' being captured in the fake war in Albania. The producers start a trend of throwing shoes as a show of support. How is this an example of mob mentality? Can you think of other examples in mob mentality either from your own experience or in popular culture or days gone by?
The Hollywood team members discuss whether they vote or not. Voting is not compulsory in the United States. Do you think voting in Australia should be voluntary? Why? Why not? The President's advisors are happy the scandal is not on the front pages of the newspapers, would it be more difficult to hide a story in this day in age of social media?
The President's advisor (Robert De Niro) puts it to a Hollywood director (Dustin Hoffman) that 'War is showbiz'. He reels off slogans and images from the past 50 years of war. Does he have a point? Do people remember images and catchy slogans more than cold hard facts?
The President does not seem to have much of a chance of being re-elected, when he is caught in a scandalous situation days before the election. Robert De Niro stars as the President's advisor who enlists the help of a top Hollywood producer to manufacture a war in Albania that the President can heroically end, that exists only on TV. Based on the satirical conspiracy novel of the same name, watch the movie and explore the way satire brings humour to the screen. (Coarse language)
With less than a week left to film, Tina and the crew must gather enough zombie extras to pull of their final shot of the movie.
John agrees to return to the film after a pep talk from Robert Englund. With Robert acting as their new ally, the team must beg for forgiveness from Jasper's City Council in order to resume filming.
Guest Comedian Simon Evans pits common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve real life problems. Professor Marcus Du Sautoy sets the questions. Today's theme is, 'Finding your way'.
With production shut down by the city of Jasper, the team struggles to finish the film. Frustrated with the crew's terrible new locations, John quits the movie forcing Tina to enlist the help of a horror film icon Robert Englund to get him back.
Guest Comedian Jason Byrne pits common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve real life problems. Professor Marcus Du Sautoy sets the questions. Today's theme is, 'How maths can stop you getting screwed'.
A satirical comedy about the world of big business and corporate greed. An ambitious but naive young man rapidly moves up the corporate ladder from the mailroom to the executive suite, unaware that he is part of the board of directors' nefarious scheme.
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