It was back in 1976. Graeme Bond, Rory O'Donoghue and their executive producer Maurice Murphy, riding high from the success of the Aunty Jack Show, made a comedy series for the ABC that featured sketches that intentionally pushed the limits of mid-1970s taste. They called it "The Off Show".
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Advocacy group GetUp! had booked advertising space on Channel Seven before and after the opening ceremony on Friday night to show a thirty-second appeal to Kevin Rudd to speak out for the human rights of Tibetans whilst in China this week.
The ad didn't go to air. Channel Seven said that they didn't receive a booking for the ad, no, wait, they later said they had a booking but it was for a GetUp! Fuelwatch ad, no, wait, they couldn't show it because the opening ceremony ran overtime, no, wait...