Skippy: worldwide fame
In this excerpt from Skippy: Australia's First Superstar (Stephen Oliver, Australia-UK, 2009), narrated by Magda Szubanski, Tony Bonner and Liza Goddard reflect on how overwhelmed they were at their sudden fame.
All around the world they were shocked to find themselves recognised at airports and swamped by journalists and adoring fans. Even 40 years later, the actors seem genuinely surprised by the level of fame they encountered and they tell these anecdotes with an endearing honesty.
A highlight of this clip is seeing excerpts from Skippy dubbed into non-English languages, which is amusing and unusual if you're used to seeing the program broadcast in English.
Notes by Stephen Groenewegen and Adam Blackshaw