The show that scandalised a nation …
AUSTRALIA’S NAUGHTIEST HOME VIDEOS
Thursday, August 28 at 8.30pm
The program that made television history for all the wrong reasons – Australia’s Naughtiest Home Videos – will screen in its entirety on Thursday, August 28 at 8.30pm on Channel Nine.
In 1992, Australia’s Naughtiest Home Videos, hosted by top-rating radio personality Doug Mulray, was controversially pulled from air in mid-telecast following a call from enraged Nine Network owner, Kerry Packer. While viewers were told of “technical difficulties”, the program was replaced by an episode of Cheers and Australia’s Naughtiest Home Videos was never seen again … until now.
At the time the program received a mixed response, with some viewers perplexed by its removal while others were disgusted by film clips which included a couple of noisy elephants, bare bottoms, a woman with an ample chest … and the amorous antics of two kangaroos which particularly incensed Kerry Packer.
Across the continent, Nine’s switchboards recorded thousands of viewer calls that night. In Brisbane around 80 per cent of callers were miffed that the program had been pulled, while Sydney and Melbourne reacted similarly. In Adelaide the calls were split 50-50, while the program never even made it to air in Perth due to the time difference with the east coast.
Sixteen years later, viewers can now watch the original program that caused the scandal – with a guarantee it won’t be yanked from air this time.
Australia’s Naughtiest Home Videos: in all its disgusting glory
Thursday, August 28 at 8.30pm on Channel Nine