It's another Simpsons clip show! Sort of. CJ, Kate and Vaya, like many Neighbours viewers are struggling to find joy in the show this week in light of recent reports of on-set racism. So let's take a breather, catch up on some Brand Enthusiasm admin, and enjoy a little Neighbuzz clip show. Patreon billing will be paused for the month of May to give us a chance to regroup.
CJ and Vaya try to unpack the recent reports of racism and offensive behaviour on the Neighbours set. Read actor Shareena Clanton's posts about her experience working on the production this year - along with Meyne Wyatt's post in support, and Fremantle's first and second responses. We also discuss the arrival of Shareena's character, her frisson with Ned, and of course, Bea's podcast. CONTENT NOTE: This episode brings up issues of systemic racism and workplace bullying. If this is confronting, please pause the podcast. Support if you need it:Lifeline: 13 11 14, First Nations Support: 1800 959 500
Kate and Vaya, like Mackenzie and Hendrix, are opting out of the Gender Reveal party at Daaron's, but may wander over for the Penis Puppetry Ceramic Piggery at the Cannery to send of Puffy and Dipi!. STORYLINE EMBARGO: We will not be discussing the Neighbours storyline in which, yet again, a female character lies about her assault. This is a dangerous narrative and we've had enough.
CJ and Vaya recap the blooming of the Chlic romance - or is it NO-e? Plus Paul is almost right in his character assessment of Brentonardo, who is tied up in a jaunty carb gang; plus Roxy and Sheila gear up for the reboot of Prank Patrol! STORYLINE EMBARGO: We will not be discussing the Neighbours storyline in which, yet again, a female character lies about her assault. This is a dangerous narrative and we've had enough.
Kate and Vaya will not be discussing the Neighbours storyline in which, yet again, a female character lies about her assault. This is a dangerous narrative and we've had enough. Instead, please enjoy our dissection of Dipi and Shane's decision to move to Sydney, Daaron's decision to take Little Buddy back in; Chloe's spark of attraction for Nic; and the dynamic duo of Sheila and Roxy! Also HAPPY BUMIVERSARY to all who observe.
Vaya, CJ and feminist writer/legend Karen Pickering discuss the 2021 International Women's Day episode of Neighbours in which a dear guest character is killed off. Rest in Pinot, Ma Brennan, our Barossa Valley Sophisticate. Plus the gendered dynamics of Brent, Harlow and Hendrix; and menacing Dr Karl!
Kate, Vaya and CJ are bamboozled by GazCan's bloody bliss balls; the new romance that rouses the Robinsons late at night, and the epic return of EVIL MILLSY - as Susan's hallucination.
CJ and Vaya enrol in Year 13, which involves two shitbags and an undercooked souffle; Ma Brennan breaks out her bucket list, which includes neighbourly nudity; Roxy's new business venture kicks off and ticks off Karl - plus Ned makes an honest living.
Kate and Vaya are back in Puffy's Back Patio to discuss the gassing of The 82! How timely - as it helps the Shamy/Shipi triangle resolve as swiftly as it began. Plus Koyle does a thrifty overhaul of the menu, and Chloe's back in the BrenDen and we get another visit from Ma Brennan... Head over to https://www.patreon.com/neighbuzzpod for our Trimmings. This time: Brendrix in Year 13
CJ and Vaya are back recording the pod in the West Waratah FC carpark! Discussion circulates around the beginning of this Gilmore Girls-esque love triangle between Harlow (Rory), and Brent (Jess) and Hendrix (Jess) that we have brewing on Ramsay Street. Brent is super into textiles and is the second adult to enroll in high school in the last month. Head over to https://www.patreon.com/neighbuzzpod for our Trimmings. This time: Tram Decommissioned!!