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The Ferals Podcast

Violence. Substance abuse. Cheating to win. Welcome to Australian kids television in the 90s! Join Monkey Boy, Swinny & Mike for The Ferals Podcast – an in-depth look at the Australian cult-classic children’s TV show The Ferals. Aired between ’94 and ‘95 on the Australian Broadcasting Network (ABC), the show has since fallen into obscurity – and it’s up to us to bring it back out of the mothballs, dammit! Listen in utter amazement as we breakdown the exploits of Rattus P. Rattus, Modigliana, Derrin and Mixy as they plot against their evil landlord Joe King, with the aid of their student friends Robbie and Leonard. Oh, there’s also Keith the Koala. He’s awesome. So prepare yourself for a headfirst, one-way trip into the bizarre, violent – and at times, frankly disturbing world of The Ferals!
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Nov 30, 2015

As we creep closer to the end of The Ferals, it's beginning to really dawn on me...

It's almost over.

What the hell am I going to do when the show ends? How will I ever survive without my weekly fix of Rattus P. Rattus, Joe King and the crew? WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE SWINNY!?!?

There's only one solution when we hit Episode 30.

Do it all again... The Ferals marathon, bitches!

In Episode S02E11, Rattus swallows a bomb and is forced by the gang to either vomit or crap it out to survive. Oh, and Derrin buries everyone alive. This, that and more - in this AFI award-winning episode!

Join Monkey Boy, Swinny, and Mike as they delve into the bizarre, violent – and at times, frankly disturbing world of Australian children's TV show, The Ferals!

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Ratings

  • Monkey Boy: 9/10
  • Swinny: 6/10
  • Mike: 3/10

 

Nov 23, 2015

I just came up with the most awesome idea EVER. I mean - the best possible idea one could possibly ever come up with.

...a Hollywood action-blockbuster interpretation of The Ferals - with all the animals played by actual actors - directed by Michael Bay!

Rattus would be played by Tom Cruise, naturally. Modigliana would be played by Megan Fox (because Michael Bay). Scarlett Johansson would be Mixy and the part of Derryn would be played by Kelsey Grammar. He was in Transformers once, I think.

Keith & Kylie? CGI robots. Because robots are bloody awesome.

Episode S02E10 of The Ferals details the rise of Mixymania! Mixy becomes a rapper, while Joe becomes her obsessive manager and recruits Keith and fake Kylie as her backup dancers. And Rattus? He jokes about blending rabbits.

Rattus. Rattus never changes.

Listen as Monkey Boy, Swinny & Mike delve into the bizarre, violent – and at times, frankly _disturbing_ world of Australian children's TV show, The Ferals!

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Ratings

  • Monkey Boy: 5/10
  • Swinny: 8/10
  • Mike: legit 6/10

 

Nov 16, 2015

6 episodes away from the end of The Ferals, and I have a sneaking suspicion we'll never get to find out the answers to these very important, plot-critical questions:

...Did Derryn ever rebuild peaceful diplomatic relations with the moon-king?

...Will Lenny ever confess to lending his 'home movie' collection to Rattus?

...Was the rock monster actually Bumblebee from Transformers?!?

...Is Joe King's middle name 'Far'?

You've got six episodes, people - time to start wrapping up those loose ends!

Episode S02E09 of The Ferals features the launch of Ferals TV, Robbie learning the sax and Lenny threatening to rub animals together to create electricity, all the while screaming "I'm going to have to science the shit out of this!"

I may have gotten part of that mixed up with Matt Damon. Oh well, still relevant. Science on, Lenny!

Join Monkey Boy, Swinny, and Mike as they delve into the bizarre, violent – and at times, frankly disturbing world of Australian children's TV show, The Ferals!

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Check out our website on: www.feralspodcast.com

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Ratings

  • Monkey Boy: 7/10
  • Swinny: 5/10
  • Mike: 7/10

 

Nov 9, 2015

LEGO Classic Creative Building Box.

$40.00

Family pass to see The Wiggles perform in concert.

$150.00

Letting your kids watch a show where puppet animals are served drinks by an indentured Latino servant named Gomez?

Priceless.

In Episode S02E08, Joe wins big on the lottery. Picks up a fat wad of prime time benjamins. Gets his hands on some fresh dough. Is rolling in the moolah. Piling up stacks on stacks on stacks on stacks. IT'S ABOUT MONEY PEOPLE!!!!

We also talk about a very special cult classic named Beastmaster. Don't want to miss out on that one, folks - it's a favourite of mine.

Join Monkey Boy, Swinny, and Mike as they delve into the bizarre, violent – and at times, frankly disturbing world of Australian children's TV show, The Ferals!

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Check out our website on: www.feralspodcast.com

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Ratings

  • Monkey Boy: 7/10
  • Swinny: 5/10
  • Mike: 6/10

 

Nov 2, 2015

Ever have that one character that you just can't stand?

One that annoys you with their very presence. Frustrates you in every scene they occupy. Every line they utter akin to aural diarrhoea being force-fed into your ear drums.

So with that being said, I have no qualms about breaking this news...

Fake Kylie - YOU ARE THE WEAKEST LINK. GOODBYE!

Episode S02E07 of The Ferals features the gang learning to read, Robbie becoming a meganekko, Joe failing at rudimentary literacy and Lenny improving his patented perv-cam technology. Oh, and a brilliant cameo by The Weakest Link's Cornelia Francis. That certainly came out of nowhere.

Join Monkey Boy, Swinny, and Mike as they delve into the bizarre, violent – and at times, frankly disturbing world of Australian children's TV show, The Ferals!

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Check out our website on: www.feralspodcast.com

Tweet to us at: @feralspodcast

Like us on: www.facebook.com/feralspodcast

Ratings

  • Monkey Boy: 7/10
  • Swinny: 8/10
  • Mike: 10/10

 

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