Get Krack!n is an Australian comedy series which was created by and stars comedians Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan.[1] The series is a satire of breakfast television and features McCartney and McLennan playing versions of themselves hosting Get Krack!n, a low-budget early-morning television programme.

Get Krack!n
Genre
  • Morning show
  • Comedy
Created by
Written by
  • Kate McCartney
  • Kate McLennan
Starring
  • Kate McCartney
  • Kate McLennan
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of series2
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Production
Production locationsMelbourne, Victoria
Release
Original release30 August 2017 (2017-08-30) –
27 March 2019 (2019-03-27)
Chronology
RelatedThe Katering Show

PremiseEdit

Get Krack!n is a satirical comedy show that pokes fun at breakfast television shows. Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan play fictional versions of themselves hosting early-morning television show "Get Krack!n". McLennan is upbeat to the point of being irritating and unprofessional while McCartney is more realistic, but frequently tactless and socially awkward. The show is run on a shoestring budget, funded by commercial sponsors who manufacture and market questionable products. The production crew are either under-trained or employed as part of a prison work release programme, the show is constantly beset by technical problems, and the guests are unqualified "experts". McCartney and McLennan attempt to remain enthusiastic, but inadvertently reveal dysfunctional and sociopathic behaviour as things go wrong.

ReceptionEdit

The last episode of the second series of Get Krack!n, featuring Miranda Tapsell and Nakkiah Lui and co-written by Lui, trended on Twitter, and was widely lauded as hilarious, ground-breaking, hard-hitting satire. It drew an angry response from right-wing commentator Andrew Bolt.[2][3][4]

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
18August 30, 2017 (2017-08-30)October 18, 2017 (2017-10-18)
28February 6, 2019 (2019-02-06)March 27, 2019 (2019-03-27)

Series 1 (2017)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleGuest starsOriginal air dateAUS. viewers
(millions)
11"Episode 1"Sam Neill & Emily Taheny30 August 2017 (2017-08-30)0.616[5]
22"Episode 2"Anne Edmonds, Emily Taylor & Adam Briggs6 September 2017 (2017-09-06)0.413[6]
33"Episode 3"Rove McManus & Beth Stelling13 September 2017 (2017-09-13)0.521[7]
44"Episode 4"N/A20 September 2017 (2017-09-20)0.453[8]
55"Episode 5"N/A27 September 2017 (2017-09-27)0.447[9]
66"Episode 6"N/A4 October 2017 (2017-10-04)0.354[10]
77"Episode 7"Nakkiah Lui & Miranda Tapsell11 October 2017 (2017-10-11)0.348[11]
88"Episode 8"N/A18 October 2017 (2017-10-18)0.388[12]

Series 2 (2019)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleGuest starsOriginal air dateAUS. viewers
(millions)
91"Episode 1"Justine Clarke, Isaiah Firebrace, Anne Edmonds & Fiona O'Loughlin6 February 2019 (2019-02-06)0.261[13]
102"Episode 2"Paul Kelly, Merrick Watts, Denis Moore & Genevieve Morris13 February 2019 (2019-02-13)N/A
113"Episode 3"Adam Hills, Christie Dawes & Sisters Of Invention20 February 2019 (2019-02-20)N/A
124"Episode 4"Anne Edmonds & Judith Lucy27 February 2019 (2019-02-27)N/A
135"Episode 5"John Howard, Debra Lawrance & Darren Gilshenan6 March 2019 (2019-03-06)N/A
146"Episode 6"Matt Day, Dave Thornton & Lehmo13 March 2019 (2019-03-13)N/A
157"Episode 7"Anne Edmonds & Frank Woodley20 March 2019 (2019-03-20)N/A
168"Episode 8"Miranda Tapsell & Nakkiah Lui27 March 2019 (2019-03-27)N/A

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ABC comedy rises for the early, early, early show". TV Tonight. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Small screen highlights: THAT episode of Get Krack!n". Screenhub Australia. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  3. ^ Bond, Nick (28 March 2019). "'Flawless fury': Viewers praise 'genius' breakfast TV take-down". NewsComAu. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  4. ^ Moran, Robert (27 March 2019). "ABC's Get Krack!n bows out with a bang in its last episode ever". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  5. ^ Knox, David (31 August 2017). "Wednesday 30 August 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  6. ^ Knox, David (7 September 2017). "Wednesday 6 September 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  7. ^ Knox, David (14 September 2017). "Wednesday 13 September 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  8. ^ Knox, David (21 September 2017). "Wednesday 20 September 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  9. ^ Knox, David (28 September 2017). "Wednesday 27 September 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  10. ^ Knox, David (5 October 2017). "Block, Bachelorette leave Border Security in crossfire". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  11. ^ Knox, David (12 October 2017). "Seven still caught in reno, dating crossfire". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  12. ^ Knox, David (19 October 2017). "Gruen beats 3-way drama battle". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  13. ^ Knox, David. "Wednesday 6 February 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 February 2019.

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