Silly Christmas gift guide with Jeanne Little

Title:
Silly Christmas gift guide with Jeanne Little
NFSA ID:
1264712
Year:
1980
Courtesy:
Mike Walsh AM, OBE Hayden Productions
Category:
Access fees

Jeanne Little delights in showing Mike Walsh a number of amusing potential novelty Christmas gifts.

She starts with the relatively safe fake wine bottle dust but goes for the comedy jugular by handing Mike a sex toy. The studio audience loves it.

This was daytime television in 1980 and Jeanne got away with behaviour that others wouldn't have, by using comedy and a daffy persona.

This clip is a great example of Jeanne's style of improvised comedy. Although her segments look effortless, a lot of preparation went into them.

Each of the weekly segments (on live television) often lasted for 10 to 15 minutes unscripted – which is an impressive achievement.

To learn and see more, visit the Jeanne Little curated collection.

Excerpt taken from The Mike Walsh Show: Episode 204 broadcast on 20 November 1980.