1 9 9 3 – 1 9 9 7 (Australia)
107 x 60 minute episodes
Stepping into the gap left by sketch comedy series Fast Forward, this worthy successor was one of the defining Australian comedy shows of the mid-’90s.
Claiming four consecutive Gold Logies for Most Popular Comedy Programme, Full Frontal was at its best when taking the piss out of politicians and media personalities, from Paul Keating to Ray Martin to the eternally mockable Pauline Hanson.
The show is also remembered for helping launch the careers of Eric Bana and Shaun Micallef, who between them played some of the show’s most memorable recurring characters, including Bana’s chain-smoking, mullet-sporting TV presenter Peter (“It’s Poida!“) and Micallef’s take on male model Fabio, “the most beautiful man in the cosmos” and his portrayal of ex-boxer Milo Kerrigan.
A change of cast and a move to a different network brought Totally Full Frontal in 1998.