List of Kath & Kim episodes

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The following is an episode list of the Australian comedy series Kath & Kim, formerly airing on ABC TV, and as of 2007, on the Seven Network. The series had its roots after premiering as a skit on the short-lived comedy series, Big Girl's Blouse. The series began on 16 May 2002, on ABC TV – and ended its run with Da Kath and Kim Code in late 2005 after the contract with the network expired after the airing of the telemovie. The series returned after joined the Seven Network in August 2007. There have been 32 episodes so far, and one television movie.

Currently, the first three seasons are available on VHS and DVD, with the fourth series on DVD only, as well as in a collection set – contain every episode, it was also released in the UK in 2005. The television movie was released in early 2006.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release
Season premiere Season finale Region 2 Region 4
1 8 16 May 2002 4 July 2002 20 June 2005 8 October 2002
2 8 18 September 2003 6 November 2003 27 November 2006 24 November 2003
3 8 7 October 2004 25 November 2004 [to be determined] 30 November 2004
Telemovie 1 27 November 2005 1 December 2005
4 8 19 August 2007 14 October 2007 17 October 2007

Series 1: 2002[edit]

Series # Episode # Title Original airdate Production Code
1 1 "Sex" 16 May 2002 (2002-05-16) 101
Kath's recently married daughter Kim moves back in insisting her marriage to Brett is over. Kim begins to suspect Brett is having an affair and has her second best friend Sharon stalk him. Meanwhile Kim is disgusted that her mother Kath is dating butcher Kel Knight. Kel proposes to Kath at Harvey Norman's.
2 2 "Gay" 26 May 2002 (2002-05-26) 102
Kim swears off men and takes up golf with Sharon. This leads Kath to suspect Kim is a lesbian. When Kath voices her theory to Kel, he reasons that homosexual activity isn't unusual or uncommon: afterall he was in the navy for six years. Kath begins to question her relationship with Kel. Kim goes speed dating with Sharon, who meets fiddler Mark. None of the men are interested in Kim and she calls Brett to come rescue her.
3 3 "Sport" 30 May 2002 (2002-05-30) 103
Kim joins Sharon's netball team so she can rough up the Bolton twins, who seduced Brett when he was drunk. Kel is obsessed with making the perfect gourmet sausage.
4 4 "Fat" 6 June 2002 (2002-06-06) 104
Kim quits smoking but her increased eating means she cannot fit into her bridesmaid's dress. She tries the Celine Cuisine diet plan, based on Celine Dion's diet. Sharon becomes a marriage guidance counsellor. Kath and Kel fall out over their vows when they meet Marion the marriage celebrant.
5 5 "Old" 13 June 2002 (2002-06-13) 105
Kim makes Kath feel self conscious about her age so she invests in the new homeboy fashion range. Kath is upset when Kel stands her up several times (he's secretly learning to waltz). Kim maintains her treat-'em-mean-keep-'em-keen campaign with Brett.
6 6 "Money" 20 June 2002 (2002-06-20) 106
Kath is desperate to raise the money to hire a carriage for the wedding. When all else fails she holds a lingerie party, with Kim and Sharon as models. Kel asks Brett to be his best man. Kim becomes obsessed with the internet, indulging in home shopping and chatroom dating. Kel suspects Kath has a new lover.
7 7 "Party" 27 June 2002 (2002-06-27) 107
Kim organises Kath's hen's night after rejecting Sharon's idea – a marathon session of Rocky and Mighty Ducks videos. Kath and Kim have a night to remember after their drinks are apparently "spiked". Kel and Brett's sedate "Buck's turn" ends horribly when they are robbed and chained up in their underwear outside Flinders Street Station.
8 8 "The Wedding" 4 July 2002 (2002-07-04) 108
The big day is beset by hitches: Kath suffers a horse hair allergy and from slippery shoes, Kim forgets to clean the bin before filling it with punch, Kel indulges in too much Dutch courage, the horse used to pull the carriage goes on the rampage. Kim, Kath and Sharon end up in hospital.

Series 2: 2003[edit]

Series # Episode # Title Original airdate Production Code
9 1 "The Announcement" 18 September 2003 (2003-09-18) 201
Brett has changed the locks to keep Kim out of the marital unit. They reconcile on New Year's Eve, and announce they are trying for a baby. After the injuries suffered at the wedding, Kath has lost her libido, and even the orgy scene from Eyes Wide Shut fails to revive it. Kath and Kel seek help from Marion, who espouses nudism. Kim worries there is something wrong when she fails to "fall", and tells Brett to wear looser trousers. Kath's libido returns after her nudist phase. Sharon's first date with Mark is a disaster when she goes nude to a costume party. Brett also tries nudism, but Kim was actually pregnant all along and was misreading the results of her pregnancy test.
10 2 "Inside Out" 25 September 2003 (2003-09-25) 202
New to Kath's home, Kel strives for domestic excellence – which extends to prissy nagging – leaving Kath feeling useless with nothing to do. Kim and Brett start renovating their unit, resulting in endless arguments. Looking for an outlet, Kath arrives to help them, but soon wears out her welcome. Sharon plays war games. Brett's treefelling attempts damage the roof and Kim and Brett move back in to Kath's.
11 3 "The Moon" 2 October 2003 (2003-10-02) 203
Brett is working 48 hours straight and a bored Kim makes a nuisance of herself at Kath's. Sharon is reunited with old school friend Lisa-Marie (Sibylla Budd) making Kim jealous. Kim refuses to attend the school reunion, but when Sharon and Lisa-Marie plan to attend it together Kim decides to go. Kim's attempt at fashion attracts ridicule. Kath plans her and Kel's honeymoon while he struggles to prepare his GST reporting. When all planes are grounded due to a GST-related strike they spend their holiday at the airport. Sharon plans to move to the Gold Coast with Lisa-Marie. Kel returns to his GST reporting while cursing John Howard. Kim and Sharon have a strident reconciliation.
12 4 "Obsession" 9 October 2003 (2003-10-09) 204
Kath and Kel are exhausted by all their boxercising and Kel can't perform sexually. Sharon's boyfriend Mark has ditched her in favour of Moira, a leggy river dancer. Brett applies for a promotion at work, and Kim decides to become a corporate wife to assist him. Kath and Kel undergo cosmetic enhancement. Kim causes havoc at Brett's after work drinks. Sharon tries river dancing to win back Mark's affections. Kel's libido suddenly returns at an inopportune moment.
13 5 "My Boyfriend" 16 October 2003 (2003-10-16) 205
Sharon enlists her boastful boyfriend Mark for her netball team. Kim has doubts about Brett's manliness. Kath's attempts to make a fruit hat for her floral design course go awry when she loses phone reception and Telstra aren't forthcoming.
14 6 "Another Announcement" 23 October 2003 (2003-10-23) 206
Kim and Brett clash over potential names for their baby. Brett refuses to go to the birth classes. Sharon applies to become a Commonwealth Games volunteer. Kath and Kel buy a pet dog and name it "Epponnee-Rae". Kim is upset as she was planning that name for her baby.
15 7 "The Shower" 30 October 2003 (2003-10-30) 207
Kim is upset when her best friend Tina can't come to the baby shower: she says she has to stay home because of a pencil in her eye. Sharon takes a shine to Kel's best friend Sandy Freckle (William McInnes) but Sandy seems more interested in Kath.
16 8 "The Hideous Truth" 6 November 2003 (2003-11-06) 208
When Kim goes into labour Kath reminisces about the ordeal she went through giving birth to Kimberley Diane Poole with little help from the father, Gary Poole. Kim recalls her first meeting with Brett, when he had bad hair and was dating Sharon. A blast from the past arrives at the hospital.

Series 3: 2004[edit]

Series # Episode # Title Original airdate Production Code
17 1 "Cactus Hour" 7 October 2004 (2004-10-07) 301
The mood is tense at Lagoon Court when Kath's first husband and Kim's dad Gary Grace Poole moves back in claiming to be broke and homeless. Gary claims he never signed his divorce papers from Kath. This leaves Kath and Kel's marriage invalid and Kath fearing bigamy charges. Kim is loving herself sick as a new mum.
18 2 "The Mango Espadrille" 14 October 2004 (2004-10-14) 302
Kath, Kim and Sharon go to the races. Kath tries to help out at the butcher shop. Epponnee auditions for Bubs Idol.
19 3 "Sitting on a Pile" 21 October 2004 (2004-10-21) 303
Kel attends a conference but fails to click with anyone. Kath plans a lunch with Barb Cousins but due to a missed message is at the wrong venue and thinks she's been stood up. Kim and Sharon go on a factory outlet shopping tour. Brett visits his mum, Lorraine (also played by Magda Szubanski). Kel and Kath make friends with a doppelganger couple (played by Geoffrey Rush and Jane Menelaus).
20 4 "Kicking Up a Stink" 28 October 2004 (2004-10-28) 304
Kim's cabbage diet has an unexpected side effect: flatulence. Kel and Kath star in The Hours – The Musical directed by the intense and demanding Robyn Robinson (Gina Riley). Robyn seems to have it in for Kath – but she loves Kel. Kim ruins Sharon's attempt at running a fitness boot camp and her independent attempt at exercise results in a bruised ego and swollen nose. Sharon instead becomes stage manager on The Hours. Kim goes off her cabbage diet but luckily cabbage pastizzis are the lusty Mrs Robinson's favourite.
21 5 "Hello Nails!" 4 November 2004 (2004-11-04) 305
Sharon's got a date so Kim gives Sharon a major makeover. Kath insists upon updating the home theatre system as it is three years old, but Kel's attempts to secure a good deal fail, and Kath likes Brett's ideas better anyway. With the new system in place Kath develops a TV addiction.
22 6 "High and Dry" 11 November 2004 (2004-11-11) 306
Brett's exciting news means Kim has to pull her considerable weight financially, so she gets a job as a door bitch. Ditto Kath, whose new career venture as an underwear model leads to television stardom for her and Kel.
23 7 "Foxy on the Run" 18 November 2004 (2004-11-18) 307
Sharon is anxious to be Epponnee Rae's godmother. Kath plans a big party for Kel's 50th birthday – a milestone that has Kel suffering a mid-life crisis. Kim dreams of wearing Size 10 Sass & Bide jeans for her birthday.
24 8 "99% Fat Free" 25 November 2004 (2004-11-25) 308
Kath and Kel go fat free after seeking advice from their doctor. Brett and Kim clash over their child's career path after Kim decides Epponnee will join the cast of Neighbours. Flash forward segments feature the wedding of Epponnee Rae (Kylie Minogue).

Da Kath and Kim Code (telemovie): 2005[edit]

Initially, Riley and Turner planned to take 2005 off from television,[1] but in July, they announced that they would be writing and filming a 90 minute telemovie.[2] The movie aired on 27 November 2005, and was the ABC's top rated program for 2005, achieving an average audience of 2.1 million and a peak audience of 2.4 million.[3] The telemovie screened in New Zealand in December and was sold to networks in the United Kingdom and the United States.[2] It was the last Kath & Kim production shown on the ABC before it moved to the Seven Network.

In the telemovie Kim's hairstyle now features a fringe. Brett's Holden Commodore is replaced by a Mitsubishi Magna stationwagon.

Kel and Kath return from The Da Vinci Code European tour and begin frantic preparations for Christmas. During the two weeks leading up to Christmas Day Kim discovers that Brett is once again having an affair, this time with his boss Kelly. Brett stays at "The Buckingham Motel". Kim eventually asks him back, but he is still conducting the affair. Sharon meets a man, Marriat, online and they become engaged. She is heart broken to later learn that he does not actually exist, but is just a blog. Kath and Kel become backup dancers for Michael Bublé at Carols by Candlelight, Sydney. Kath's affection for him results in Kel letting out his "green eyed monster". She tells him that he shouldn't bother going home as he wouldn't be welcome. Kel too goes to stay at "The Buckingham". Kath forgives Kel and he returns home for Christmas. Kath and Kel also receive strange messages from John Monk (Barry Humphries), the albino running Da Vinci Code tour, including one saying "44 Euros". John Monk visits their home. Kel thinks he has cracked the code and Monk is going to kill them, but he just wants to offer them a franchise. An epilogue shows Kath's first day as a tour guide on the Da Vinci Code 2 tour: G'day Leonardo.

The telemovie featured a number of notable Australian guest cast including Rove McManus, Rhonda Burchmore and The Wiggles.[4]

Da Kath and Kim Code was released to DVD as a 2-disc set on 1 December 2005, and was bundled with Kath & Kim Live in London. The DVD was briefly discontinued and repackaged again on 1 April 2010.[5]

Series 4: 2007[edit]

Following a break in 2006, Kath & Kim began shooting a fourth season with the series moving to the Seven Network. The season premiered on Sunday 19 August 2007 at 7:30 pm, attracting an Australian audience of 2.521 million nationally,[6] Changes to Kath & Kim in 2007 include Kel's Daewoo Matiz being replaced by a Smart Fortwo and Brett's Mitsubishi Magna Stationwagon replaced by a late 1980s Holden Commodore (of the same colour used in the first 3 seasons). Kim has an early 1990s Suzuki Vitara and in the final episode, Brett swaps a late 1980s Mazda 121 for a Mitsubishi Colt Cabriolet. Sharon and Kim appear on fellow Seven Network show Deal or No Deal in a few specially-filmed scenes. Special guests to feature in this season include Matt Lucas,[7] Shane Warne,[8] Rob Sitch,[9] Andrew O'Keefe,[10] Eric Bana,[9] Maggie Beer,[11] Shannon Bennett,[11] Bill Granger,[11] Donna Hay[11] and Kylie Kwong.[11]

Series # Episode # Title Original airdate Production Code
25 1 "Holiday" 19 August 2007 (2007-08-19) 401
Brett plans a romantic trip away with Kim in tropical Queensland to try and re-invigorate their marriage. Much to Brett's chagrin, Kath, Kel and Sharon go along. Brett clashes with Kath and she storms off. Sharon is accused of ball tampering, again.
26 2 "Fame" 26 August 2007 (2007-08-26) 402
Kim is sparing no expense to ensure Epponnee's first birthday party blows everyone out of the water. Kel wins a retailer's award but lets it go to his head, resulting in a punchup with Eric Bana at celebrity event at Bonbeach station.
27 3 "Work" 2 September 2007 (2007-09-02) 403
Kath becomes a health professional – with a TAFE certificate to prove it – and gives Kel yoga massages. When Kel is injured and off work, his new apprentice Katie (Katie Hastings) revamps the butcher store, which includes bringing in the fresh "grass" she has grown at home in her hydroponic garden. Kim plans a new career as a cosmetic surgeon – with Sharon as her guinea pig. Brett is busting to impress his bosses at work.
28 4 "Environment" 9 September 2007 (2007-09-09) 404
Kim has her sights set on a private school for Epponnee. Kath and Kel invest in a grey water recycling system, which nearly rolls away in the car park.
29 5 "House" 16 September 2007 (2007-09-16) 405
Kath and Kel's ensuite receives much traffic after Kim and Brett move in and convert the other bathroom into a nursery, and the downstairs toilet becomes blocked. With the neighbour's house for sale, Kel puts in an offer. Sharon and Kim put their smarts on the line as contestants on Deal or No Deal.
30 6 "Roots" 23 September 2007 (2007-09-23) 406
Kath unravels a secret about her family's heritage. Sharon meets her long-lost half sister from England, Karen (Matt Lucas). Sharon is disappointed when Karen bonds with Kim. Kath looks into her Aboriginal heritage, but Kim isn't happy to find out about her ancestry. Kel is disappointed when his research fails to turn up any noblility amongst his ancestors, until Karen's wig and Kim's celebrity magazine suggest otherwise.
31 7 "Lust" 7 October 2007 (2007-10-07) 407
Sharon has sworn off men and has been celibate for three months. Brett has had a one night stand and Kim throws him out. Sharon becomes too lusty watching sportsmen on TV and uses chocolate as a substitute. With nowhere to go Brett stays with Sharon but with the sport on TV and no chocolate in the house they wind up in bed together, giving Kim a nasty shock the following morning.
32 8 "Wedding of the Century" 14 October 2007 (2007-10-14) 408
Sharon falls in love with Wayne (played by celebrity guest Shane Warne), and Kath and Kim plan Sharon's wedding. Brett is fired from Computa City but gets a job at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Brett buys another apartment for Kim and Epponnee and a car for Sharon: a Mitsubishi Colt as a limosuine for her upcoming wedding. Kath and Kel embark on a new business venture, turning their house into a beautiful bed and breakfast. After Sharon's wedding she sadly announces Wayne has bought a phone. Kath & Kel's Kountry Kottage is overrun by family members returning to stay: Brett and Kim can no longer afford the apartment as Kim owes $90,000 in overdue DVD fines.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ TV hornbags running out of honk, Courier-Mail, 18 December 2004. Retrieved 22 June 2008.
  2. ^ a b Fidgeon, Robert. Kath and Kim return, Herald Sun, 15 July 2005. Retrieved 22 June 2008
  3. ^ Telemovie noice, unusual The Age, 28 November 2005. Retrieved on 13 April 2007.
  4. ^ Zuk, T. Da Kath and Kim Code, Australian Television Information Archive. Retrieved 22 June 2008.
  5. ^ Da Kath And Kim Code / Live In London – Uncut, ezyDVD.com, Retrieved 22 June 2008.
  6. ^ Seven Network (20 August 2007). "Seven – Daily Ratings Report". ebroadcast.com.au. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  7. ^ "Roots". Kath & Kim. Season 4. Episode 6. 2007-09-23.
  8. ^ "Wedding of the Century". Kath & Kim. Season 4. Episode 8. 2007-10-14.
  9. ^ a b "Fame". Kath & Kim. Season 4. Episode 2. 2007-08-26.
  10. ^ "House". Kath & Kim. Season 4. Episode 5. 2007-09-16.
  11. ^ a b c d e "Work". Kath & Kim. Season 4. Episode 3. 2007-09-02.

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