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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Kath and Kim
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A sit-com that focuses on life in suburbia, particularly the dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship at the show's centre.

For a full list of episodes, see Film Details.

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Kath and Kim Kath and Kim : The American Series United States of America (USA) : NBC Reveille Productions Riley Turner Productions , 2008 8285226 2008 series - publisher film/TV humour

A short-lived American adaptation of Australian sit-com Kath & Kim.

For a full list of episodes and associated script-writers, see Film Details.

For details on specific relationships between episodes of the US series and of the Australian series, see Notes (below).

Notes

  • Award winning and individually published episodes in this series are included on AustLit.

Includes

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form y separately published work icon Gay Jane Turner , Gina Riley , Australia : Riley Turner Productions , 2002 Z1766108 2002 single work film/TV humour Australia : Riley Turner Productions , 2002
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form y separately published work icon The Wedding Jane Turner , Gina Riley , Australia : Riley Turner Productions , 2002 Z1766102 2002 single work film/TV humour Australia : Riley Turner Productions , 2002
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form y separately published work icon Obsession Jane Turner , Gina Riley , Australia : Riley Turner Productions , 2003 Z1766146 2003 single work film/TV humour Australia : Riley Turner Productions , 2003
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form y separately published work icon The Hideous Truth Jane Turner , Gina Riley , Australia : Riley Turner Productions , 2003 Z1766122 2003 single work film/TV humour Australia : Riley Turner Productions , 2003

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2002
Alternative title: That's Unusual : Scripts from Kath & Kim Series Two
Form: screenplay
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: ABC Books , 2003 .
      image of person or book cover 4559644191501410432.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 250p.p.
      ISBN: 0733313469

Works about this Work

Our Suburban Contempt Wyatt Moss-Wellington , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , November 2016;
'In Australia, we have a limited set of character types to talk through our collective visions of suburbia. Kath & Kim and Upper Middle Bogan deliver parodies of the nouveau riche philistine, while Chris Lilley dons brownface to draw laughs from a stereotype of Polynesian identity. Over on commercial and cable, reality television shows such as the Real Housewives construct characters out of participants’ lives, fortifying a sense of ‘realism’ across our screen fictions.' (Introduction)
Trading Faces Another Slap Laura Parker , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 February 2015; (p. 12-13) The Canberra Times , 14 February 2015; (p. 10)
Kath and Kim to Return : Noice Nick Leys , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 10 April 2012; (p. 5)
Tiny Leaf Men and Other Tales From Outer Suburbia : Re-Presenting the Suburb in Australian Children’s Literature Kelly-Elise Oliver , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations Into Children's Literature , vol. 21 no. 1 2011; (p. 57-66)
'This paper explores how, through word and image, Tan's Tales From Outer Suburbia challenges stereotypical representations of the suburban. Typically, suburban spaces have been represented as aesthetically bland, mundane, and ornamental. Tan takes these tropes and ironically re-deploys them anew, and in doing so undermines anti-suburban sentiment, which has dominated Australian literary and popular culture.

Although the notion of anti-suburbanism in Australian fiction has been well documented, its presence in children's literature has received far less attention. As a case study, Tales From Outer Suburbia, signals the ability of children's literature to present more positive representations of suburbia because of its inherent commitment to the socialisation of children, which is prioritised over the tradition of anti-suburbanism.' (Author's abstract)
Playing the Television Field : Kath and Kim and the Changing Face of TV Comedy Wendy Davis , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies , vol. 22 no. 3 2008; (p. 353 - 361)
'This paper explores Kath and Kim's place in the development of new textual forms within the contemporary field of television. It connects the series to current debates in television studies, particularly in terms of the transformations and blurring of genres occurring in newer televisual forms, such as reality TV.' (Source: Author's introduction)
A Preposterous Life Simon Caterson , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Winter no. 8 2005; (p. 57-63)

— Review of Kath and Kim Jane Turner , Gina Riley , 2002 series - publisher film/TV
Playing the Television Field : Kath and Kim and the Changing Face of TV Comedy Wendy Davis , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies , vol. 22 no. 3 2008; (p. 353 - 361)
'This paper explores Kath and Kim's place in the development of new textual forms within the contemporary field of television. It connects the series to current debates in television studies, particularly in terms of the transformations and blurring of genres occurring in newer televisual forms, such as reality TV.' (Source: Author's introduction)
Kath and Kim to Return : Noice Nick Leys , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 10 April 2012; (p. 5)
Tiny Leaf Men and Other Tales From Outer Suburbia : Re-Presenting the Suburb in Australian Children’s Literature Kelly-Elise Oliver , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations Into Children's Literature , vol. 21 no. 1 2011; (p. 57-66)
'This paper explores how, through word and image, Tan's Tales From Outer Suburbia challenges stereotypical representations of the suburban. Typically, suburban spaces have been represented as aesthetically bland, mundane, and ornamental. Tan takes these tropes and ironically re-deploys them anew, and in doing so undermines anti-suburban sentiment, which has dominated Australian literary and popular culture.

Although the notion of anti-suburbanism in Australian fiction has been well documented, its presence in children's literature has received far less attention. As a case study, Tales From Outer Suburbia, signals the ability of children's literature to present more positive representations of suburbia because of its inherent commitment to the socialisation of children, which is prioritised over the tradition of anti-suburbanism.' (Author's abstract)
Trading Faces Another Slap Laura Parker , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 February 2015; (p. 12-13) The Canberra Times , 14 February 2015; (p. 10)
Our Suburban Contempt Wyatt Moss-Wellington , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , November 2016;
'In Australia, we have a limited set of character types to talk through our collective visions of suburbia. Kath & Kim and Upper Middle Bogan deliver parodies of the nouveau riche philistine, while Chris Lilley dons brownface to draw laughs from a stereotype of Polynesian identity. Over on commercial and cable, reality television shows such as the Real Housewives construct characters out of participants’ lives, fortifying a sense of ‘realism’ across our screen fictions.' (Introduction)
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