"Ladies and gentlemen, live from Auckland's beautiful Onehunga it's the best TV show ever. It's Back of the Y: masterpiece televison!"
Shit sets, stock footage and bad editing created this great piece of the New Zealand Television tradition. Used as a platform for a small group of talentless student film makers to show their small films and crap stunts.
When a man was shot by the police for smashing store windows with a golf club in broad daylight, controversy arose about the actions of the police officers involved. Naturally Back of the Y shows a piece where the NZPD take down a child with a 'replica' water pistol.
"cause in this age of rap music, violent videogames, and pokemon, every child is a potential killer."
With the help of the most retarded mechanic
from the South Island
, Spanners Watson, stuntman Randy Cambell
had enough technological
backing to build a rocket car.
"The Spirit of Russell Crowe; 'Our Russ'"
To jump Back of the Y
studios was a stunt Randy had attempted before, but never with such an awesome best. It was a beautiful Onehunga
evening, and the crowd was anxious to see how things would turn out. Reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, but then suddenly...
"..the stunt goes horribly wrong!"
The ejection seat fitted by the incomptent stunt coordinator Dick Johansonson misfires. Randy approaches the ramp on the seat at walking pace
, and smacks into the studio.
Did I mention it is E-X-treme
Of course a long run of such an edgy, rough, and sexy program such as this was not to be. The censors of TV 2, put the whole show to a grinding halt at the end of 2001, and the creators parted on bad terms, Danny Parker having been decapitated by a Mitsi Lancer controlled by Randy Cambell (Although they have been seen together quite often as a large part of the show's band, Deja Voodoo)