Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane

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Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane is an Australian television comedy series starring comedian Sammy J and Randy, a purple puppet.[1] The six-part series was made available on ABC iview on 1 September 2015, and aired on ABC TV from 14 October 2015. It is described as a sitcom with songs and puppetry for adults. It is written by and stars Sammy J and Randy. It is produced by Donna Andrews, co-produced by Chris McDonald and directed by Jonathan Brough.

Plot[edit]

Sammy J is a hopeless lawyer who six years into his legal career has yet to win a case. This is not helped by his tendency to wet himself in court, nor the relentless bullying of his sadistic boss Borkman. Randy hit rock bottom after the divorce from his wife, the host of a top-rating current affairs program, "Thumbs Down with Victoria Vincent". Apart from cheating on his wife, Randy's hobbies included gambling, drinking, and cheating on his wife. After Sammy J managed to lose him everything in the divorce case, he offered his spare room at Ricketts Lane to Randy for a fortnight but that was twelve months ago.[2]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

The episode titles are all taken from films starring Kevin Costner.[3]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateAus. viewers
(millions)
1"The Postman"Jonathan BroughSammy J and Randy14 October 2015 (2015-10-14)0.326[4]
Confronted by the questions on the census, Sammy J and Randy compete over who can tick more boxes. Sammy J still hasn't won a case at work, and Randy is struggling to get over the demise of his marriage.
2"Field of Dreams"Jonathan BroughSammy J and Randy21 October 2015 (2015-10-21)0.262[5]
When Randy's attempts to spy on his ex-wife are foiled by a tree, he enlists Sammy J's legal expertise to have it removed.
3"The Bodyguard"Jonathan BroughSammy J and Randy28 October 2015 (2015-10-28)0.212[6]
When Sammy J becomes paranoid that an ex-client is trying to kill him, Randy convinces him to procure some high-tech surveillance equipment.
4"Waterworld"Jonathan BroughSammy J and Randy4 November 2015 (2015-11-04)0.228[7]
When Sammy J's job is readvertised, Randy seizes the opportunity to fulfill his welfare requirements.
5"Dances with Wolves"Jonathan BroughSammy J and Randy11 November 2015 (2015-11-11)0.184[8]
A freshly unemployed Sammy J arranges an overnight stakeout to catch a neighbour dumping rubbish in their bin. In the absence of a job, Sammy J throws everything into his quest to capture the Bin Bandit.
6"Malibu Hot Summer"Jonathan BroughSammy J and Randy18 November 2015 (2015-11-18)0.156[9]
Sammy J attempts to win his job back by prosecuting his best friend Randy.

Broadcast[edit]

In the United States, the series aired on Seeso.

Home media[edit]

A DVD containing all six episodes from the series was released by Roadshow Entertainment in Australia on 25 November 2015.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/cameras-roll-on-new-sammy-j-and-randy-comedy.html
  2. ^ http://www.stickypictures.tv/work/ricketts/
  3. ^ "Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane : ABC iview". iview.abc.net.au. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  4. ^ Knox, David (15 October 2015). "Gruen's brilliant blend scores for ABC". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  5. ^ Knox, David (22 October 2015). "Bachelorette's 1.03m sets up TEN finale". TV Tonight. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  6. ^ Knox, David (29 October 2015). "Blindspot helps Seven win Wednesday, but..." TV Tonight. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  7. ^ Knox, David (5 November 2015). "Modern Family replays hurt TEN as Nine wins Wednesday". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  8. ^ Knox, David (12 November 2015). "Gruen wraps strong season, Nine wins Wednesday". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  9. ^ Knox, David (19 November 2015). "Block best in Wednesday reality-fest". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  10. ^ https://shop.abc.net.au/products/sammy-j-and-randy-in-ricketts-lane-dvd

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