Aussie comedy duo explain subprime meltdown

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "Clarke and Dawe" comedy duo have a remarkably informative -- and grimly funny -- sketch about the subprime meltdown, with specific reference to the economies of the rest of the world. Link


  1. I believe this must be the rare case of “It’s not funny because it’s true.”

  2. If you search youtube for Clarke and Dawe they have a load of great clips.

    My favorite is most definitely ‘front fell off’ about an oil spill from a tanker:

    Thanks for the link, BB!

  3. Here’s another good one – esp. if you’re in the UK and know who Northern Rock and Melvin King are..


  4. Ahh IANM @ #6, you beat me to it! The first thing that always pops into my head at the mention of Clarke and Dawe is “The front fell off!”

  5. These guys are one of the few reasons I’d bother to watch TV, before I stopped completely.

    Their dry satire and willingness to puncture political targets of all stripes have stayed good for years, and don’t look to be slowing up any time soon.

  6. For everyone who enjoyed “The Front Fell Off” this version, despite the washed-out video, contains the extra 8 seconds cut off on most YouTube copies, which is perhaps the funniest bit of all:

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