A weird mob

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Television 17 - DEB­BIE SCHIPP DUMB, DRUNK AND RACIST, ABC2, Wed­nes­day, 9.30pm

EPISODE five of Joe Hildebrand and the In­di­ans ver­sus the dumb, drunk and racist heads to coun­try Aus­tralia.

Shot on lo­ca­tion in In­dia and across Aus­tralia, Dumb, Drunk and Racist puts its In­dian pro­tag­o­nists smack bang in the mid­dle of pas­sion­ate de­bates and im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ences that could change their opin­ion of Aus­tralia for­ever.

Are we re­ally beer- swill­ing, racist bo­gans, or are we sim­ply mis­un­der­stood?

In this episode the In­dian vis­i­tors get a taste of a rodeo, dodgem cars and dag­wood dogs at the Al­lora Show and Gurmeet falls in love with ‘‘ the first place in Aus­tralia any­one has come up to me and said hi’’. Shame on us city folk. Then it’s on to Mount Isa in pur­suit of a real, live bo­gan – though it seems they’re in short sup­ply. Ev­ery­one knows one, but it takes a fair search of the street and a footy field be­fore they ac­tu­ally find one.

And for­get the bo­gan – Gurmeet is far more un­set­tled by meet­ing a les­bian cou­ple rais­ing four kids in Bris­bane and by the time he has wit­nessed a good ol’ Aussie hen’s night, he’s hor­ri­fied.

CUL­TURE SHOCK: Rad­hika, one of the trav­ellers from In­dia. Pic­ture: ABC

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