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Season 2 Episode 20 featured A Very Charlie Christmas – where Charlie The Wonderdog returns alive and well after an assassination attempt earlier in the season. The Pissweak Kids with Gramps (Charles (Bud) Tingwell) reflect on the adventures that Charlie went on.
“We didn’t think we were coming back” says Justin.
“Yeah, we thought it was well after” says Nic.
Justin adds “They had finished it, and the way they structured the show is that they were gonna have the first half of the series was going to be Charlie The Wonderdog, and the second half was going to be Bargearse.”
Not to forget, it was the ending of Bargearse – an overdubbed serial of the Crawfords 70s police detective series Bluey, that relied heavily on fart jokes and was the successor to The Olden Days from Season One. While the main star of the series was Lucky Grills, he passed away in 2007, so what a better way in paying tribute to the great man than to speak to his daughter Shanra Grills (who politely answered the phone).
Speaking on the phone to the podcast, Shanra was asked about how the revival of Bluey as Bargearse helped with his newfound status.
“He actually loved it – he was so proud that they brought it back out and especially in the way that they did,” Shanra says, “because it kind of – you know – dispite the fact that he was always popular – it kind of brought everything to life again, and they brought out all the merchandise and everything like that. So he was just absolutely thrilled.”
You can watch below, or listen after the video.
- Season 2 Episode 20 of The Late Show gets the rundown
- Guests Nic and Justin Anderson
- Guest Shanra Grills