DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
IT’S like that thing people’s mothers did or do where they catch you smoking cigarettes and forcibly make you consume a packet of Horizon 50s in one sitting: Daniel’s mother hears him saying ‘‘ fag’’ once too often and arranges mandatory time spent with a known homosexual.
And what if it has the same outcome? That is, Daniel takes to gays like a duck to water.
is How this will turn out anyone’s guess.
Well, not mine, I’ve watched this episode of Angry Boys. The boy’s name is Henry, an ‘‘ actual teenage homo’’, in Daniel’s words, and they go to the same school and their mothers are friends. It couldn’t be more natural.
Except obviously it’s not natural at all is it? Not in Dunt.
Nathan’s not included in this therapeutic project, but he is on hand with his camera, recording it for Facebook.
They’re very close, the twins. ( How close, Daniel’s attempting to find out through a series of not-very-scientific experiments.)
Also undergoing some personal restructuring is S. Mouse, who via the terms of his restraining order (as a result of his issues with Lasquisha) is doing community service at an elementary school.
Very funny: Lilley as S.Mouse.
The teacher introduces him as a special guest who’s going to teach them a valuable lesson about right and wrong.
His ensuing cautionary song is about paedophiles.
If the ABC still had the phone on it’d probably get some calls about it. It’s very very funny.
It’s difficult to separate these characters here, but S. Mouse is giving us some fantastic stuff. His perform- ance at the school tonight is a tremendous display of delusional ego and Lilley nails it.
I wonder if there’s not a tiny bit of Chris Lilley in S. Mouse. The difficult follow-up after the smash hit that came before it ( Slap My Elbow/Summer Heights High), the pressure to regurgitate the same thing versus the artist’s need to grow.
Angry Boys, ABC1, 9pm