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Bring back Roy and H.G for London 2012

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  • Start Date:
    8-12-2008
  • Last Signed:
    6-17-2012

Intended Recipient:

Nine Network Australia and FOXTEL

Description:

The Dream with Roy and HG was a sports/comedy talk show, broadcast every night during the Sydney 2000, Salt Lake 2002 and Athens 2004 Olympics, presented by Australian comedy duo Roy and HG.

Their telecasts became one of the most popular events of the Games, with Olympians from all nations queueing up to appear. The gifts given to interviewees became some of the most valuable collectors' items of the Games.

Due to the attention on Australia as the host nation, the 2000 season took the form of a two hour show and was made available to Olympic broadcasters internationally; the 2004 season was a one hour show broadcast in Australia only.

The pair became well known for their commentary of certain events, particularly the men's gymnastics, where they coined terms for various movements - including adapted vernacular such as "battered sav" and "Chiko Roll", and other inventions like "flat bag", "Dutch wink" and "hello boys" - that became familiar to viewers worldwide.

They also popularised Fatso the Fat-Arsed Wombat as their mascot, dismissing the official mascots as "Syd, Ollie, and Dickhead". This was emphasised in a satirical diving contest between Fatso, the three official mascots, and the Boxing Kangaroo later in the games. Fatso's huge popularity during the series caused consternation with the Australian Olympic Committee, who at first tried to ban the character from Olympic events after Australian athletes appeared carrying Fatso dolls at medal ceremonies. When auctioned for charity at the end of the series, Fatso was purchased by Seven Network CEO Kerry Stokes for AU$80,450. A statue of Fatso has since been erected at the Olympic Park site.

Insulting New Zealanders, particularly by way of the medal tally, was also a favourite pastime of Roy. When New Zealand won their first gold of the games in the rowing, he remarked that New Zealanders were "only good at sitting down and going backwards". During the 2004 season, Norway was insulted frequently, along with New Zealanders, as was former Olympic host city Atlanta, which Roy regularly denounced as "the toilet".

The show's popularity during the 2000 season prompted the creation of two spin-off shows, broadcast in Australia only — The Ice Dream during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and The Cream, during the 2003 Rugby World Cup. The show's success also spawned The Monday Dump, a weekly sports/talk show with a similar format but lacking the central focus of a single sporting event.

 


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Roy and HG are The Dream.Bring them back for London 2012.

Roy and HG... saying what the whole nation is thinking. They are a must for 2012!!!!!!

Why would you have Andrew Daddo when you could have had Roy and HG? Channel 7 lift your game, Channel 9, sign them up!!!

Y ch7 took this off the air il probably never know, needless to say more roy and H.G. and less of yum cha's Rebecca Wilson and Sonya Kruger together (now that was torcher lol)...

in case you didn't realise, roy & HG did an olympic show on triple j every weekday of the beijing games. so clearly you must not love them that much, not to know that. in fact you can find them on the radio every week at 2pm on sundays on this sporting life, a show they have hosted on triple j for over 20 years.

also, the last thing you want is for them to be on free to air television where the channel will dictate to them what to say.

KEEP ROY & HG ON RADIO WHERE THEY ARE BEST!

(btw i would opt to comment without signing if i could but it seems there is no way - i pray that channel 9 just view this as just another internet petition and do nothing about it. boo the creator of this petition!!)

in case you didn't realise, roy & HG did an olympic show on triple j every weekday of the beijing games. so clearly you must not love them that much, not to know that. in fact you can find them on the radio every week at 2pm on sundays on this sporting life, a show they have hosted on triple j for over 20 years.

also, the last thing you want is for them to be on free to air television where the channel will dictate to them what to say.

KEEP ROY & HG ON RADIO WHERE THEY ARE BEST!

Makes the Games entertaining, bring them back

The petition should be addressed to channel 9 because they are the ones showing the 2012 London games... Hopefully channel 9 has the common sense to sign Roy and H.G ASAP...

Bring back Roy & H.G for London 2012!!!

Andrew Daddo is to Rampaging Roy Slaven as Dog poo is to a brand new pair of Nikes! And HG Nelson is 1000 times the commentator on Gymnastics that Simon Reeve will ever be. There was a massive hole at Beijing that only Australia's own Dream Team of the inimitable Roy Slaven and the Great HG Nelson could possibly fill!

bring them back, and dont forget the fat arse wombat!

Go you good thing!Channel 7 with Roy & HG,you would make more $$$$ than even your greediest executive could dream of.Here`s hoping.

Its a bloody travesty!

That Daddo guy is an incompetent moron, Yuck Cha. Bring back the flat bag and the dog's breakfast with pike

Fucken brilliant! That's all I can say!

An Olympics without Roy & HG would be like a birthday cake with no candles (or is it a fish without a bicycle?). Love your work guys!

Roy and HG rock!!!! bring'em back!!

LOVE the olympics, but not the same without Roy & HG.....

I LOVE HG AND ROY

Roy & HG Can't wait for London & your spectacular coverage of judoka competitions. WOW

DOWN on CHANNEL 7 & VERRY POOR COVERAGE OF JUDO!!!! BLAST OFF!

Roy and HG make the Olympics complete.
Looking foward to seeing them back in 2012!!

Roy and HG's shows make the Olympics complete.

Roy and HG - we'll be waiting for you in London.

Roy and HG - we'll be waiting for you in London.

Who is the arseclown who took them off? They were the ONLY thing I was looking forward to in China.

New Zealands medal TILT is floundering. I think we all know why. Lil Leyton crashed out minus a sweat. Coincidence i think not. 7 have a long hard look at yourselves. McAvaney must perish....

farout i loved em in sydney, seven lost the plot not having them in china

Yer Go You Good Things Go! Let's all bring them back

Classic comments - Gymnastics - Battering the Sav,360 degree crazy Hello boys flat bag....AMAZING COMMENTARY...BRING BACK THE DREAM

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