The Aunty Jack Show

The Aunty Jack Show

Nov. 15, 1972
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Seasons and episodes

1Season 1 Nov. 16, 1972
2Season 2 Jan. 25, 1973

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The Aunty Jack Show was a Logie Award–winning Australian television comedy series that ran from 1972 to 1973. Produced by and broadcast on ABC-TV, the series attained an instant cult status that persists to the present day.

The lead character, Aunty Jack was a unique comic creation — an obese, moustachioed, gravel-voiced transvestite, part trucker and part pantomime dame — who habitually solved any problem by knocking people unconscious or threatening to ‘rip their bloody arms off’. Visually, she was unmistakable, dressed in a huge, tent-like blue velvet dress, football socks, workboots, and a golden boxing glove on her right hand. She rode everywhere on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and referred to everyone as “me little lovelies” — when she was not uttering her familiar threat: “I’ll rip yer bloody arms off!”, a phrase which immediately passed into the vernacular. The character was devised and played by the multi-talented Grahame Bond and was partly inspired by his overbearing Uncle Jack, whom he had disliked as a child, his grandfather Ben Doyle and Dot Strong the ABC’s last official tea lady.

The Aunty Jack Show
Original title The Aunty Jack Show
First air date Nov. 15, 1972
Last air date Mar. 01, 1973
Seasons 2
Episodes 14
Average Duration 25 minutes

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