Get Krack!n Kates
, The two Kates — Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney — found fame skewering food fads with The Katering Show on YouTube.
Their second season was a hit on ABC’s iview, and now the broadcaster has backed their new show, Get Krack!n, a brekkie TV satire. But success sits a little strangely with these two funny ladies.
How weird was it to make a properly funded series? McLennan: It was a big moment for us walking in and seeing this big set that was put together for us. The contrast of going from an Airbnb kitchen in (Melbourne’s) Preston to that set was quite stark. But essentially the shoot period was really intense and the post-production period has been worse. We didn’t expect that. McCartney: My kid, the other day, called my mother ‘mum’. McLennan: My kid, at childcare, called the carer ‘mum’. I like the idea that in 10 or 20 years they’re going to have this show to look at and go ‘that’s what Mum was doing while Deb from childcare was painting my nails and plaiting my hair’.
So the shoot was crazy — have you become victims of your own success? McCartney: Yeah, we brought it on ourselves. McLennan: For all we complain about not We just cheekily went, let’s f------ get anyone we like. Kat Stewart’s in there, Adam Briggs, Sam Neill. There was a point in the scriptwriting where people were just agreeing to do things (on the show). And that has never happened. We’ve never been able to realise our ideas like that. And McCartney and I didn’t get too sick of each other either.
“This is really great, this is what we’ve been working towards our whole careers”
THE KATES ON FINDING SUCCESS
Do you think people really care what breakfast show hosts like Karl Stefanovic are banging on about? McLennan: Everyone cares, that’s the thing. They must. It’s constant fodder for pretty much every news-based website, which has been fortunate for us. Karl’s going on about something else today, great! Someone’s taken photos of Samantha Armytage being a woman on the weekend! Sonia did what now? Who did she malign?
WATCH GET KRACK!N, ABC, PREMIERES WEDNESDAY AUGUST 30, 9.30PM