37 TV Truths You Won’t Understand Unless You’re A ‘00s Aussie Kid
Remember when H2O: Just Add Water made you want to be a mermaid?
1. You know Nollsy was truly robbed when he lost the first Australian Idol to Guy Sebastian.
2. But you know who else was robbed? Ricki-Lee.
3. Your dreams of appearing on Idol and, more importantly, Big Brother, were shattered by the time you reached your teens.
4. Mainly because you wanted to be on Friday Night Live.
5. You’re still bitter toward your primary school for not entering Go Go Stop, aka THE game show of the mid-aughts.
6. Because it is a truth universally acknowledged that Go Go Stop was WAY better than It’s Academic.
7. And you know another show you wanted to be on? Backyard-freakin’-Science!
8. You're still pissed Silversun ended on a cliffhanger. Like, HELLO?! DID THEY MAKE IT TO SILVERSUN OR WHAT?!
9. And remember that show Jeopardy? The one where the Scots came to ‘Straya to look for UFOs? Scary? Yes. But also, LMAO.
10. Oh, and Parallax — yeah, you had no idea what was going on in that show.
11. You tuned in to Rove, even if it was on past your bedtime on a school night.
12. As well as Summer Heights High, where listening to Stephanie McIntosh’s “Mistake” will instantly remind you of this scene.
13. Nothing screamed high school goals more than Blue Water High.
14. And you dreamt of being a mermaid, thanks to H2O: Just Add Water – and you still do sometimes, tbh.
15. Chances are you had to read and watch Lockie Leonard in school. Watching? Sure. Reading? Nah-uh.
16. You immediately switched to The Simpsons when Behind the News was on, because you had to watch it anyway in school. UGH.
17. Before that, though, you got emoti AF when Elliott from Rollercoaster signed off with “Bye for now, not forever!” EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
18. You know Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures, The Wedge, Thank God You’re Here, and Kath & Kim were comedy gold.
19. And on Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, you sided with Gen Y, no matter if you knew the guest or not.
20. Likewise, on Ready Steady Cook, you were either a capsicum or a tomato – and stuck to it.
21. And you still know the words to The Sleepover Club theme song and Saddle Club’s “Hello World” like it’s NBD.
Even if one club was better than the other.