An excerpt from Graham Kennedy's guest appearance on Celebrity Tattletales, hosted by former Blankety Blanks regular panel member 'Ugly' Dave Gray. Here, Graham comes out at the show's end to re-enact a Kennedy-Gray staple routine: a double entendre-laden 'Dick said' routine. This episode was first broadcast on Tuesday 11 March 1980 in Sydney on ATN7.
Note: This clip is sourced from the sole surviving copy of the episode, a preview videotape with an immovable timecode.
Celebrity Tattletales (1980) was a short-lived game show produced by the Grundy Organisation. Hosted by comedian 'Ugly' Dave Gray, each episode featured three couples attempting to match answers on relationship issues. In this episode, fellow former Blankety Blanks regular cast member and close friend, Noeline Brown, partnered with Graham so he could appear on the show. In his first major television role since the demise of Blankety Blanks 12 months earlier, Gray received hosting tips from Graham. The show nevertheless failed to attain the heights of many other Grundys game shows, concluding before year's end after production of 91 episodes.
Noeline and her husband, producer-scriptwriter Tony Sattler, remained amongst Graham's closest friends for the rest of his life. The couple found his country property in the New South Wales Southern Highlands upon his retirement and became the primary carers in his twilight years when he was plagued by ill health.
This clip is sourced from the sole surviving copy of the episode, a preview videotape with an immovable timecode. The NFSA would be pleased to hear from anybody who may have this episode as it went to air in 1980 or in subsequent repeats throughout the decade.
Notes by Simon Smith