Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation

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Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation
Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation.jpg
Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation's logo
Genre Game show
Written by Shaun Micallef
Stephen Hall
Michael Ward
Jo Gill
Tommy Dassalo
Brenna Glazebrook
Directed by Jon Olb
Presented by Shaun Micallef
Starring Amanda Keller
Charlie Pickering
Josh Thomas
Theme music composer Yuri Worontschak
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 72 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Peter Beck
Producer(s) Lara Hopkins
Melinda Zahra
Editor(s) Ken Hardie (Series 4)
Location(s) Docklands Studios Melbourne, Docklands, Melbourne, Australia
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time approx. 44 mins (excluding commercials)
Production company(s) Granada Productions
ITV Studios
Release
Original channel Network Ten
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 5 May 2009 – 29 March 2012
External links
Production website

Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation is an Australian game show produced by Granada Productions which premiered on Network Ten on 5 May 2009. It is hosted by Shaun Micallef.[1]

The first series ran for 18 episodes, with the original production order extended due to the success of the show.[2] A second series of 26 episodes began airing from 7 February 2010. Series 2 had a planned hiatus after episode 10 on 18 April 2010 and returned to finish its run on 1 August 2010. Series 3 began on 8 February 2011.[3]

On 27 October 2011, Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation was renewed for a fourth series.[4] On 22 January 2012, it was announced that the show would begin airing Series 4 on 1 February 2012 in an 8 pm timeslot.[5]

Format[edit]

Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation (also known as TAYG (pronounced tay-g)) is an hour-long quiz show testing the popular culture knowledge of teams from three different cultural generations. The generation team captains are Amanda Keller (Baby Boomers), Charlie Pickering (Generation X) and Josh Thomas (Generation Y). Each team captain is joined by a different guest each episode who is part of, their respective generations. However, on occasion there have been guests not actually part of the generation they represent on the show. (e.g. Ian Smith and George Negus have featured as Baby Boomers but are actually members of the Silent Generation). Generally guests aged up to 30 are placed in the Generation Y team, guests aged 30–40 in the Generation X team and guests aged 40 and over in the Baby Boomer team.

Typically, each episode features six rounds with the three teams competing in various themed games which feature wordplay-based names such as What's A Doodle Doo?, Name That Tee and ¡chronoloco!. One point is awarded for each correct answer, though in practice points can be awarded or deducted at Shaun's own discretion. The first three rounds involve the contestants buzzing in first to give their answer. Games played in these rounds can involve identifying missing television characters from a cast picture, identifying a company name from a partially constructed logo, or identifying a catchphrase and its origin from a T-shirt.

The fourth round sees teams choosing from four categories from the main display (dubbed the "magic window"), and often involves their participation on the studio floor on their part. Games include matching up celebrity pairs (such as famous mothers and daughters) on the screen, ransacking a period setting to identify anachronistic items, and performing charades. The fifth round, called "Your Generation" and later Yo-Gen, sees all teams quizzed in turn on themed questions relevant to their particular generation and based on a certain topic or Yo-Gen Subject. In this round, one point is awarded for each correct answer and two points are lost with each incorrect answer.

The final round, called End Game, sees all teams trying to complete a physical task, usually to be judged by Shaun. The number of points up for grabs in this round is usually determined by the amount of points that separate the first and third placed teams at this stage of the game; therefore the winner of the End Game is the winner of the episode.

The winning team is presented with a second hand trophy donated by Shaun (first series),viewers (third and fourth series), as a vanity prize. During the second series, a specially made TAYG trophy was presented to the winning team; the trophy featured three people (representing the three generations playing) raising a flag pole with a TAYG flag on top.

List of games[edit]

These are some of the games that are featured in the show. Not all of them are mentioned.

  • What's a Doodle Doo? – In this game, contestants are shown different company logos but are shown one 'doodle' at a time. Five 'doodles' make the logo and points are awarded depending on how many doodles have been revealed (i.e. the first doodle is worth 5 points, the second is worth 4 points, etc.).
  • As Quick As – In this game, contestants are asked a series of questions. They must buzz in and answer as quickly as they can as they are racing a boiling kettle. Time is up when the kettle whistles. In some episodes, the kettle is replaced with another item such as dynamite or a woodcutter. Australian illusionist Cosentino appeared in one episode with him escaping from a straight jacket.
  • You Say Various Things – The game begins with Shaun explaining that they would usually be playing As Quick As, but has decided that they will be playing a new and complicated game in which the title and rules are explained in one very simple (and long) song. Shaun then sings the You Say Various Things theme song only for the phone to ring and Shaun explaining that they don't have time to play this game as the theme song was too long. They then play As Quick As.
  • Ad Hoc – In this game, the contestants are shown a frame from a commercial and they must buzz in to try and guess what the product is in the commercial.
  • Befuddled – In this game, the contestants are shown a movie poster that has been pixelated by the Befuddlo-Mesh screen. They must then guess which movie the poster is for. If no-one can guess the Befuddled image, it is the Defuddled once. If they still can't guess, the image is Defuddled a second time. An image is only Defuddled a maximum of five times before it is completely revealed. Points are awarded depending on how many times the image has been Defuddled (i.e. the first Befuddlo level is worth 5 points, the second is worth 4 points, etc.).
  • Nobody's Business – In this game, contestants must guess the names of fictional products or businesses on the Magic Window. They then have to guess the film or TV series from which the product or business is from.
  • Chicken or Egg? (originally called What Came First?) – In this game, contestants are shown two things, events or businesses and they need to figure out which one came first.

Games featured in the Magic Window: The Magic Window is the large screen in the background of the TAYG set. The teams pick one of four buttons from the window which are labelled with the genre of game that is featured in that button and later, things or people relating to a certain subject.

  • Trust Me – In the earlier uses of this game, a button was labelled with the Trust Me logo. The game featured would result in one of the team members being covered in food if the other team member incorrectly answered questions. Each question was worth quadruple points. In later episodes, Trust Me was hidden in one of the four button on the Magic Window as no-one would pick it when it was clearly labelled. In one episode, Trust Me was hidden in two of the buttons on the Magic Window.
  • What on Earth was that? – In this game, show six common items from the past and present are concealed behind a garden wall and then crushed by a steam roller. The team must then identify the item by looking at the debris left behind and the era it was from for one point each.
  • Watch Your Mouth – In this game, the guesser (who is facing the audience) must try and guess the celebrity their partner (who is facing away from the audience with their mouth on a stand) is portraying on the "magic window". That contestant must give clues to the contestant without saying any of the verboten words/phrases (ranging from 5–8) shown on the "magic window". One point is awarded for every celebrity the guesser is able to identify correctly.
  • ¡chronoloco! – In this game, the team has to order a certain number of things (usually six) of a certain theme (e.g. wedding dresses or underwear) in the order they were first introduced. One point is awarded for each item placed in the correct place.
  • third Drawer Down – In this game, items appear in the third drawer down and the team must be able to identify the item. One point is awarded for each item identified correctly, and another point for correctly identifying the era of that item.
  • Era Error – In this game, a scenario is created at a certain era (e.g. classroom in 1965) and contestants are to identify six items that don't belong in the era within the given time-frame. One point is awarded for each item that is identified in the wrong era.

Episodes[edit]

The first series began airing on 5 May 2009. It ran for 18 episodes concluding with a Christmas special on 22 November 2009. Due to the popularity of the first series, a second series was commissioned and began airing on 7 February 2010. The series aired for 10 episodes and took a three-month break before resuming on 1 August 2010. The series then ran for a further 16 episodes, totalling 26 for the second series. Also, a highlights episode, dubbed 'family assortment', was aired on 4 April 2010. A third series of the show began broadcast on 8 February 2011.[3] Similar to the second series, the third series was split into two distinct blocks for broadcast.[6] It concluded on 18 September 2011.[7]

Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation is an Australian game show produced by Granada Productions which premiered on Network Ten on 5 May 2009. It is hosted by Shaun Micallef.[8]

Series 1 ran for a total of 18 episodes, with the original production order extended due to the success of the show.[9] A second series of 26 episodes began airing from 7 February 2010. Series 2 went on a planned hiatus as of Episode 10 on 18 April 2010. It returned with new episodes from 1 August 2010 and concluded with a Christmas special on 23 November 2010. Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation returned to its original timeslot of 7:30 pm Tuesday from 7 September 2010.[10] A third series began on 8 February 2011 before concluding on 18 September 2011.[3] The fourth series began on 1 February 2012 before concluding on 29 March 2012.[3] <onlyinclude>

Summary[edit]

Series Episodes Year Originally aired
Series premiere Series finale
1 18 2009 5 May 2009 (2009-05-05) 22 November 2009 (2009-11-22)
2 26 2010 7 February 2010 (2010-02-07) 28 November 2010 (2010-11-28)
3 18 2011 8 February 2011 (2011-02-08) 18 September 2011 (2011-09-18)
4 10 2012 1 February 2012 (2012-02-01) 29 March 2012 (2012-03-29)

Episode list[edit]

Series 1 (2009)[edit]

Ep # Airdate Baby Boomers Guest[11] Generation X Guest[11] Generation Y Guest[11]
1 5 May 2009 George Negus Arj Barker Ruby Rose Wallpapering Generation X Shaun's ARIA Award
2 12 May 2009 Peter Rowsthorn Dylan Lewis Patience Hodgson Making a Sand Castle Baby Boomers Shaun's Thank God You're Here trophy
3 19 May 2009 Ian "Dicko" Dickson Stephen Curry Rebel Wilson Building a Dog House Generation Y A book of science fiction stories given to Shaun
4 26 May 2009 Ian Smith Lawrence Leung Maeve Higgins Mowing the Lawn Generation X Shaun's Silver Logie Award
5 2 June 2009 Kirk Pengilly Kat Stewart Rhys Uhlich Setting a Table Baby Boomers Shaun's 1978 Runners Up Athletics Trophy
6 9 June 2009 Marcia Hines Matt Welsh Dave Thornton Reverse Parallel Parking Baby Boomers Shaun's "World's Best Lover" Mug
7 16 June 2009 Benita Collings Kram Alyssa Sutherland Making a Champagne Fountain Generation Y A Congressional Medal of Honor
8 22 June 2009 Greedy Smith Sophie Lee Matt Lee Making Shaun breakfast Generation Y The 1957 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
9 30 June 2009 Jonathan Coleman Tim Rogers Gracie Otto Decorating a Birthday Cake Generation X Shaun's son's soccer trophy
10 7 July 2009 Henry Roth Rove McManus Cassie Davis Painting Shaun's portrait Generation X A Kentucky Derby Trophy
11 14 July 2009 Tony Martin Kate Langbroek Margot Robbie Building a tower of Blocks Generation X 1972 Miss Southern California title
12 21 July 2009 Denise Scott Samuel Johnson Faustina Agolley Making a fine wine by squashing grapes with feet Baby Boomers The Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation trophy[a]
13 28 July 2009 Gretel Killeen Carey Hart Andy Lee Pitching a tent Generation X and Y The Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation trophy
14 4 August 2009 Noeline Brown Angus Sampson Nikki Webster Getting ready for work Generation Y The Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation trophy
15 11 August 2009 Denise Drysdale Claudia Karvan Hamish Blake Milking a cow Generation X The Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation trophy
16 18 August 2009 Jimmy Barnes Dr. Chris Brown Hayley Pearson Packing a car for a holiday Generation Y The Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation trophy
17 1 September 2009[b] Kerri-Anne Kennerley Wil Anderson Josh Lawson Building a snowman Generation X The Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation trophy and a cheque for $7.50
18 22 November 2009[c] Denise Scott Dylan Lewis Ruby Rose Decorating a Christmas tree Generation Y No prize

Series 2 (2010)[edit]

Ep # Airdate Baby Boomers Guest[11] Generation X Guest[11] Generation Y Guest[11] Notes
1 7 February 2010 Basil Brush Joe Hockey Jolene Anderson Setting a broken bone Baby Boomers 1,323,000 5 [12]
2 14 February 2010 John Wood Natalie Bassingthwaighte Darren McMullen String Art Generation Y 1,066,000 10 [13]
3 21 February 2010 Red Symons Kate Ritchie Sammy J Washing a Dog Generation Y 1,091,000 8 [14]
4 28 February 2010 Peter Rowsthorn Ronan Keating Stephanie Gilmore Making a Scarecrow Baby Boomers 1,180,000 6 [15]
5 7 March 2010 Brian Mannix Marieke Hardy Guy Sebastian Setting Up a Spare Room Generation X 1,203,000 7 [16]
6 14 March 2010 Georgie Parker Julian Morrow Matthew Mitcham Upholstering furniture Baby Boomers 1,212,000 7 [17]
7 21 March 2010 Graeme Blundell David Campbell Natalie Hunter Building a fence Generation X 1,102,000 8 [18]
8 28 March 2010 Chrissy Amphlett Tim Minchin Brooke Satchwell Working in an office Generation X 1,193,000 4 [19]
* 4 April 2010 A highlights episode dubbed 'family assortment' was aired in the show's normal timeslot. It featured clips from past episodes. N/A N/A 806,000 7 [20][21]
9 11 April 2010 Colin Hay Poh Ling Yeow Hamish Blake Changing a Tyre Generation X 1,106,000 11 [22]
10 18 April 2010 Patti Newton Lisa McCune Scott Dooley Renovating a Laundry Generation X 1,236,000 7 [23]
11 1 August 2010 William McInnes Jimeoin Ricki-Lee Coulter Finding their way through a maze Generation X 1,328,000 5 [24]
12 8 August 2010 Bill Bailey Rodger Corser Ella Hooper Working on a conveyor belt Baby Boomers 1,188,000 6 [25]
13 15 August 2010 Liam Oliver
(Amanda's Son)
Pamela Pickering
(Charlie's Mum)
Drew Thomas
(Josh's Brother)
Making lemonade Baby Boomers 1,438,000 3 [26]
14 22 August 2010 Alex Perry Frank Woodley Gin Wigmore Moving Houses Generation X 1,226,000 7 [27]
15 29 August 2010 Jeff Green Megan Gale Jason Smith Pottery Generation Y 1,168,000 7 [28]
16 5 September 2010 Steve Vizard Kate Langbroek Andy Lee Doing a school project (Erupting a volcano) Baby Boomers 1,250,000 6 [29]
17 7 September 2010 Denise Scott Bob Franklin Lincoln Lewis Being a Hairdresser Baby Boomers 1,210,000 7 [29]
18 14 September 2010 Jean Kittson Todd Sampson Faustina Agolley Cleaning up after a party Baby Boomers 1,365,000 3 [30]
19 21 September 2010 Mark Trevorrow Clare Bowditch Josh Lawson Going to market Generation Y 1,243,000 4 [31]
20 28 September 2010 Leo Sayer Kimberley Davies Scott McGregor Delivering Newspapers Generation Y 999,000 9 [32][33]
21 19 October 2010 Merv Hughes Deb Mailman Maude Garrett Being a Butcher Generation Y 1,008,000 10 [34]
22 26 October 2010 Kathy Lette Angus Sampson Camille Keenan Fruit & Vegetable Bobbing Generation X 1,242,000 4 [35]
23 2 November 2010 HG Nelson Chrissie Swan Tim Blackwell Getting home in the dark Generation Y 1,258,000 7 [36][37]
24 9 November 2010 Glynn Nicholas Claudia Karvan Rai Thistlethwayte Body Art Generation X 1,230,000 4 [38]
25 16 November 2010 Michael Veitch Eddie Perfect Lucy McIntosh Landscaping Generation Y 1,175,000 5 [39]
26 23 November 2010 Jennifer Byrne Chas Licciardello Hamish Blake Being the embodiment of Christmas Baby Boomers 1,450,000 1 [40]

Series 3 (2011)[edit]

Ep # Airdate Baby Boomers Guest[11] Generation X Guest[11] Generation Y Guest[11] Notes
1 8 February 2011 (2011-02-08) Kevin Harrington Julia Zemiro Leisel Jones Blowing up a machine gun nest Generation Y 831,000 13 [3][41]
2 15 February 2011 (2011-02-15) Ita Buttrose Robyn Butler Rob Mills Polishing shoes Baby Boomers 850,000 11 [42]
3 22 February 2011 (2011-02-22) Judith McGrath Todd Woodbridge Danny Clayton Dressing a shop window Generation X 812,000 10 [43]
4 1 March 2011 (2011-03-01) Penny Cook Kris Smith Mike Posner Balling socks (in pairs) Generation Y 839,000 12 [44]
5 8 March 2011 (2011-03-08) Harley Oliver
(Amanda's husband)
Suzie Pickering
(Charlie's sister)
Mona Hale
(Josh's grandma)
Filling a car with ping-pong balls Grandma Mona Hale 1,067,000 5 [45]
6 15 March 2011 (2011-03-15) John Waters Arj Barker Laura Dundovic Assembling a skeleton Generation X 905,000 10 [46]
7 22 March 2011 (2011-03-22) Noni Hazlehurst Rebecca De Unamuno Matt Lee Running a Fish & Chip Shop Generation X 946,000 11 [47]
8 29 March 2011 (2011-03-29) Jeff Stilson Andrew Gaze Brooke McClymont Completing a covert "Black Ops" mission Generation X 965,000 8 [48]
9 5 April 2011 (2011-04-05) Bill Hunter George Calombaris Ceila Parquola Carving an ice sculpture Baby Boomers 1,049,000 6 [49]
10 12 April 2011 John Blackman Kate Langbroek Sophie Monk Winning Generation X 1,076,000 7 [50][51]
11 10 August 2011 Todd McKenney Dave Hughes Kate Miller-Heidke Raising a barn Amish-style Generation X 801,000 12 [52][53]
12 17 August 2011 Jay Laga'aia Jane Allsop Gyton Grantley Cleaning out a fish tank Generation X 889,000 12 [54][55]
13 24 August 2011 Simon Burke Wayne Hope Paris Wells Working at an ice cream parlor. Baby Boomers 793,000 11 [56]
14 31 August 2011 Tiriel Mora Genevieve Morris Patience Hodgson Sewing a three-piece suit. Generation Y 757,000 11 [57]
15 4 September 2011 Cornelia Frances Jimeoin Natalie Tran Laundering a bed sheet Generation X 791,000 11 [58]
16 7 September 2011 Francis Greenslade Robyn Butler Katie 'Monty' Diamond Preparing for a military inspection Baby Boomers 754,000 12 [58]
17 11 September 2011 Peter Berner Darren Hayes Maude Garrett Fixing a space shuttle Generation X 825,000 12 [59]
18 18 September 2011 Lorraine Bayly Craig McLachlan Jay Ryan Sculpting a bust (of Max Walker) Generation Y 855,000 11 [60][61]

Series 4 (2012)[edit]

Ep # Airdate Baby Boomers Guest[11] Generation X Guest[11] Generation Y Guest[11] Notes
1 1 February 2012 (2012-02-01) Mary Coustas Stephen K. Amos Jodi Gordon Gluing together a vase you've smashed before your parents arrive home Generation Y 678,000 13 [3][62]
2 8 February 2012 (2012-02-08) Johnny Young Tina Arena Rob Mills Preparing high tea for Shaun and his grandmother Generation Y 758,000 8 [63]
3 15 February 2012 (2012-02-15) HG Nelson Claudia Karvan Josh Lawson Being monkeys typing out the complete works of Shakespeare Generation Y 593,000 15 [64][65]
4 22 February 2012 (2012-02-22) Barry Crocker Chris Cheney Felicity Ward Panel van art Baby Boomers 627,000 15 [66]
5 29 February 2012 (2012-02-29) Peter Rowsthorn Myf Warhurst Timomatic Catching Yabbies by fishing string - no scooping Generation X 633,000 16 [67]
6 7 March 2012 (2012-03-07) Rachel Berger Craig Lowndes Caitlin Stasey Giant origami Baby Boomers 664,000 13 [68]
7 14 March 2012 (2012-03-14) Matt Preston Kate Langbroek Josh Earl Finding a needle in a hay stack Generation Y 609,000 17 [69]
8 21 March 2012 (2012-03-21) Maggie Kirkpatrick Dave O'Neil Ella Hooper Preparing a horse for dressage Baby Boomers < 495,000 20+ [70]
9 29 March 2012 (2012-03-29) Carl Cox Bob Franklin Veronica Milsom Shoveling ectoplasm into a toilet Generation X 583,000 15 [71]
10 28 March 2012 (2012-03-28) Deborah Hutton Matt Lucas Christie Whelan Building a grand staircase Generation X 820,000 9 [72][73]

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Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

The first series of the show, which aired at 7:30 pm Tuesday night, was very successful ratings-wise with the show considered a surprise hit.[1] The premiere episode of the show debuted with an average of 1,648,000 viewers, coming in first for the night and fourth for the week. The subsequent episode drew in 1,599,000 viewers, coming both first for the night and the week. The highest rating episode was the eighth, which averaged 1,754,000 viewers.[2] The 2009 Christmas special aired at a 6:30 pm Sunday night timeslot. In comparison it drew in only 1,060,000 viewers.[3]

The second series of the show debuted in the 7:30 pm Sunday night timeslot, with the series premiere drawing in 1,323,000 viewers.[4] After sixteen episodes the show returned to the 7:30 pm Tuesday night slot to make way for the broadcast of Junior MasterChef Australia on Sunday nights. The ratings figures for the second season were generally behind the high figures set during the first series.[5] The season finale, which also doubled as the 2010 Christmas special, drew in 1,450,000 viewers.[6]

Awards[edit]

The show was nominated for both the Most Popular and Most Outstanding Light Entertainment awards at the 2010 Logie Awards. In addition Shaun Micallef was nominated for both the Gold Logie and the Most Popular Presenter awards for his work on the show.[7] The show won in both categories it was nominated for with Shaun Micallef winning the logie for Most Popular Presenter alongside. He did not win the gold logie. Team captains Josh Thomas and Charlie Pickering were also nominated for the Most Popular New Male Talent logie.

Year Nominee Award Result
2010 Shaun Micallef Most Popular Presenter Won
Talkin 'Bout Your Generation Most Popular Light Entertainment Won
Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Won
Shaun Micallef Gold Logie Nominated
Charlie Pickering Most Popular New Male Talent Nominated
Josh Thomas Most Popular New Male Talent Nominated
2011
Shaun Micallef Silver Logie Award for Most Popular TV Presenter Nominated
Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation Most Popular Light Entertainment Program Nominated
Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knox, David (10 May 2009). "Nine wins ratings week". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Knox, David (22 June 2009). "Week 26". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Knox, David (23 November 2009). "Week 48". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Knox, David (15 February 2010). "Week 7 Ratings". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Knox, David (22 February 2010). "Generation's Sunday sacrifice". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Knox, David (22 November 2010). "Week 48". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  7. ^ Knox, David (29 March 2010). "2010 TV Week Logie Awards: Nominees". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 

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