form y The Wog Boy single work   film/TV   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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Notes

  • Based on characters in the television comedy series Acropolis Now (1989-1992) and stage shows.
  • Prequel to Wog Boy 2: Kings of Mykonos.

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Works about this Work

It Isn't Like We're Lacking Inspiration in Our Books and Music : What's Happened to Great Aussie Movies? Nicolle Flint , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 September 2014; (p. 22)
Reel Time : Red Dog Nipping at Hollywood's Heels Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 10 August 2011; (p. 17)
Untitled Michael Bodey , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 16 June 2010; (p. 15)
Untitled Michael Bodey , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 June 2010; (p. 19)
Ethnic Comedy in Contemporary Australia Jessica Milner Davis , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 41 no. 3 2009; (p. 20-22)
'Having a good sense of humour' is something most societies and cultures pride themselves upon. But in Australia, joking of all kinds can be targeted at all social levels and while witty is good, crude will also pass. For Australians, using (or at least tolerating) humour is not so much permitted, as compulsory. Our national identity is almost synonymous with the right to take the mickey (aka - take the piss - a cruder, older form of the expression, now acceptable again). Our culture deploys humour as a weapon to identify those who are truly 'at home', in the land and the society. Thus it's not so much the nature of the humour we use as how we use it that indicates our 'Australian-ness'.
Wogboy Comedies and the Australian National Type Felicity Collins , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Diasporas of Australian Cinema 2009; (p. 73-82)
When the Sun Sets over Suburbia : Class and Subculture in Bruce Beresford's Puberty Blues Lesley Speed , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies , vol. 20 no. 3 2006; (p. 407 - 418)
Unpopular Populism, or The Decline and Fall of the Little Aussie Battler : Notes on Australian Film Comedy in 2003 Jake Wilson , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , November - December no. 29 2003;
This short essay argues that most recent Australian comedy films have been all too "ordinary" – but nominates one or two new directors as talents to watch.
Packaging Australia : Working Dog's The Dish Mark Freeman , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , February-March no. 12 2001;
From Wogboy to Mallboy : The Good, The Bad and The Lovely Andrew Bunney , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , February-March no. 12 2001;
Are Their Eyes Greek? Vicky Tsaconas , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , March no. 4 2000;
'A response to Bill Mousoulis' essay in Issue 1 on the question of whether or not a Greek language of cinema storytelling exists in the work of Greek-Australian filmmakers.' (Editor's abstract)
Ethnic Comedy in Contemporary Australia Jessica Milner Davis , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 41 no. 3 2009; (p. 20-22)
'Having a good sense of humour' is something most societies and cultures pride themselves upon. But in Australia, joking of all kinds can be targeted at all social levels and while witty is good, crude will also pass. For Australians, using (or at least tolerating) humour is not so much permitted, as compulsory. Our national identity is almost synonymous with the right to take the mickey (aka - take the piss - a cruder, older form of the expression, now acceptable again). Our culture deploys humour as a weapon to identify those who are truly 'at home', in the land and the society. Thus it's not so much the nature of the humour we use as how we use it that indicates our 'Australian-ness'.
Untitled Michael Bodey , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 16 June 2010; (p. 15)
Untitled Michael Bodey , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 June 2010; (p. 19)
Wogboy Comedies and the Australian National Type Felicity Collins , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Diasporas of Australian Cinema 2009; (p. 73-82)
When the Sun Sets over Suburbia : Class and Subculture in Bruce Beresford's Puberty Blues Lesley Speed , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies , vol. 20 no. 3 2006; (p. 407 - 418)
Packaging Australia : Working Dog's The Dish Mark Freeman , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , February-March no. 12 2001;
From Wogboy to Mallboy : The Good, The Bad and The Lovely Andrew Bunney , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , February-March no. 12 2001;
Reel Time : Red Dog Nipping at Hollywood's Heels Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 10 August 2011; (p. 17)
Unpopular Populism, or The Decline and Fall of the Little Aussie Battler : Notes on Australian Film Comedy in 2003 Jake Wilson , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , November - December no. 29 2003;
This short essay argues that most recent Australian comedy films have been all too "ordinary" – but nominates one or two new directors as talents to watch.
Are Their Eyes Greek? Vicky Tsaconas , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , March no. 4 2000;
'A response to Bill Mousoulis' essay in Issue 1 on the question of whether or not a Greek language of cinema storytelling exists in the work of Greek-Australian filmmakers.' (Editor's abstract)
It Isn't Like We're Lacking Inspiration in Our Books and Music : What's Happened to Great Aussie Movies? Nicolle Flint , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 September 2014; (p. 22)
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