Hi, I’m Sarah. This is the The Daily English Show. A couple of days ago I talked about the word satire when I was talking about South Park.
And some satire that I recommend from New Zealand is bro’Town.
When I was in NZ last year I bought the DVD of the first season and then recently I found came across their myspace page and I decided to buy the DVD of season 2 and a tshirt.
So, they arrived yesterday, which was quite exciting.
And it turns out that season 3 starts tonight. So if you’re in New Zealand now you can watch it on TV tonight.
The main characters of bro’Town are four young boys called Vale, Valea, Jeff da Maori, Sione and Mack and they live in the suburb of Morningside.
Wikipedia says: “The show satirises the boys’ culture, with vivid dialogue in the local vernacular, expressing what is like to grow up as a minority culture in Auckland, the largest Polynesian city in the world.”
So if you’re in NZ now or you’re planning to go to New Zealand, or you’re interested in New Zealand language or culture, then I recommend you check it out.
I think it’s also on TV in Fiji, Australia and Canada. And there’s a channel on YouTube called morningsideforlife which has bro’Town clips on it.
So, I’m a big fan of bro’Town. But I’m not sure how much people would enjoy it if they’re not from New Zealand or don’t know anything about the history or culture – because it’s full of cultural, historical, and political references … so if you missed all that it might not be very interesting.
Kia Ora. In Stick News today the animation series bro’town starts its third season in New Zealand tonight.
The first episode of bro’Town was on TV in September 2004. It was created by a comedy group called The Naked Samoans.
To make the show they received funding from New Zealand on air, private investors and product placement.
The first season was a success. The show got awards, more funding, and some schools even banned students from using some of the show’s catchphrases: not even ow and peyow peyow.
Many famous New Zealanders have starred as guests on the show, including Helen Clark, Stacey Jones, David Tua, Scribe and Cliff Curtis.
Tonight the first episode of season three screens in New Zealand. The producer of the show has said they plan to continue for seven series.
And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 27th of September. Kia Ora.
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# 97 Can you give me an example of how to use it?
Naoto asks Sarah about her T-Shirt.
Step 1: Repeat Naoto’s lines.
Step 2: Read Naoto’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah.
Naoto What does that say on your T-Shirt?
Sarah Oh this is one of the characters from bro’Town.
Naoto What’s bro’Town?
Sarah It’s an animation series from New Zealand.
Naoto And is he one of the characters?
Sarah Yeah, this is Jeff da Maori.
Naoto What does “not even ow” mean?
Sarah It means “no, that’s not true.”
Naoto Can you give me an example of how to use it?
Sarah OK. So, mmm, if someone accused me of doing something. Like if we were in a group of people and one person said to everyone: “Sarah ate all the chocolate” I could say “not even ow”.
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