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First Look: Summer Heights High

Summer Heights High, an Australian series that premieres on HBO in a couple of weeks, seems like my kind of comedy. The mockumentary about a public high school looks devastatingly awkward — almost like what would happen if Michael Scott of The Office returned to high school as a teacher or a student.

The cringeworthy moments come courtesy of Chris Lilley, an Australian comic who's been described as "his country's Peter Sellers." Lilley plays all three of Summer Heights High's main characters: Mr. G, a touchy-feely drama teacher with an unusual style and a big ego; Ja'mie (that would be "zha-may"), a transfer student from a posh private school whose blunt comments are almost always socially inappropriate; and Jonah, a troublemaker who says as few words as possible (except when he's cursing).

Of the clips I've seen so far, it's the Mr. G scenes that slay me most; the one below the jump, in which he sings a little ditty to welcome his students into his classroom and then entertains them with his professional performing skills, makes my stomach ache from all the belly-laughing. Summer Heights High premieres Nov. 9 at 10:30 p.m., but until then, you can check out that Mr. G clip and one from Ja'mie if you

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pinkcheerio pinkcheerio 8 years
I love this show so much! Especially Ja'mie, she's hilarious
LOVErickii LOVErickii 8 years
i found jonah the most entertaining but then again i'm from australia and maybe some of his humour doesn't translate
sugarysweet sugarysweet 8 years
Freaking hilarious!!!!!
Ms--Anonymous Ms--Anonymous 8 years
This show looks hilarious... I can't wait to watch it! Ja'mie is a riot i laughed out loud when i saw the ads on tv!
bushra bushra 8 years
also watched this show earlier this year on the BBC, love love love it!
wildegurl wildegurl 8 years
chris lilley is so hilarious... I watched this show online last year and I have the DVD for "We Can Be Heroes" which I think is a lot funnier. It's the same format where they follow nominees for Australian of the Year. Ja'mie is the only repeat character from WCBH, she's a gem!
qtpie qtpie 8 years
omg i love this! its hilarious, just finished watching the show. there's some parts that probably only kiwis and aussies get tho, like jonah
fabfolu fabfolu 8 years
I've watched this show online and it is ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS, its perfect aussie comedy. Hopefully NBC wont try to adapt it for American audiences anytime soon....
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that sometimes people in America don't have the same sense of humor that they do in the UK or in Australia but i always love what i see so i can't wait to get to see more of this series. i think that it could be funny in that different humor sort of way.
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 8 years
I've already seen this show in NZ and it is truly hilarious!! Ja'mie is the best, but Mr G makes for some very arkward/funny viewing too.
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 8 years
I've already seen this show in NZ and it is truly hilarious!!Ja'mie is the best, but Mr G makes for some very arkward/funny viewing too.
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
a friend of mine when to aussie and saw this show and showed it to me a while ago, its actually kinda funny
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
"Most of what I do has a grounding in education." Hilarious!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
I love this show! :cheer:
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
I love this show! :cheer:
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