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Aussie clip show Australia’s Naughtiest Home Videos was hauled off the air midway through its very first installment in 1992 – after just 34 minutes, to be precise.
Hosted by hugely popular Aussie radio DJ Doug Mulray, the show was interrupted by a ‘technical fault’: “We apologise for this interruption. Unfortunately, a technical problem prevents us continuing our scheduled program for the moment. In the meantime, we bring you a brief, alternative program,” the announcer explained.
The truth was that Channel Nine owner Kerry Packer (he of cricket World Series fame) was so enraged by the show that he reportedly rang the studio, telling them to “Get that shit off the air!”
It never came back.
Doug Mulray died on 30 March 2023, aged 71, after struggling with a chronic illness for several months.