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  • Ended
  • SBS
  • 2001-08-26T13:30:00Z
  • 30 mins
  • 15 hours, 0 mins (30 episodes)
  • Australia
  • English
  • Comedy
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A satirical, sometimes dark look at Australian life as seen through the omnipresent lens of the Television Lifestyle Show. The series' lifestyle experts include Sigourney, a home economics guru who always wears a fresh frock and is a firm believer in the doctrine of "pleasing your man"; Todd, a DIY whiz; Rudi, a sleek gynaecologist who believes he occupies a position just slightly below God; and outdoors person Penne.
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31 episodes

1x01 Episode 1

  • Series Premiere

    2001-08-26T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

On Today's Tips, Todd shows you how to speed up your excavation by burying human remains in your yard as well as how to secure your stuff from the junkie in the family. Penne demonstrates the cheapest way to enjoy cheap travel to exotic international destinations. On Anglo File, Dr Rudi teaches Anglo-Australians how to improve their lives by absorbing all the best aspects of multiculturalism and later, he takes a look at an exciting new sex technique. Sigourney shows you how to make your own AIDS ribbon and demonstrates the power of networking. On Viewer Mail, Penne introducers viewers to the ancient art of Feng Shui for the single apartment dweller

1x02 Episode 2

  • 2001-09-02T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

Sigourney shows women how to disguise the men folk's essential items, as well as those attention grabbing disabilities. On Today's Tips, Todd show viewers how to look bookish while not losing valuable space while on Child Watch, Penne looks at the affect a controversial new alternative band, Chamber Mouth, is having on children. Dr Rudi shows viewers how to increase their house's value at auction and informs the dumpy darlings the medical secret beind successfull weight loss. Todd demonstrates how to make Vietnamese spring rolls, or a reasonable facsimile of.

1x03 Episode 3

  • 2001-09-09T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

Sigourney shows viewers how handicrafts and the right attitude can impove the lives of those around us. Dr Rudi offers some advice on keeping your wine safely on the self using readily available plutonium isotopes. Penne shows budding music remixers where to find copyright-free recordings with plenty of dramatic sounds. On Todd's Tips, Todd talks foreplay and later shows viewers a DIY alternative to expensive acupuncture. Sigourney and Penne show viewers how to use a potato to make your own nightclub stamps. Prompted by a letter from a viewer, Todd teaches viewers how to cook a restaurant quality french meal.

1x04 Episode 4

  • 2001-09-16T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

Todd demonstates how to make your smoke alarm double as a burglar alarm. Penne reveals how to send your mail for free and how to apply the same methods for international travel. Sigourney instructs her female viewers how to use their OCD to set a proper table every time and later reveals the aromatic wonders of Buddhism. Dr Rudi dispenses some timely advise about drugs and their side effects and reveals how to get more money into your lifestyle. Penne shows how to lift yourself out of poverty with just a little ingenuity and creativity (and a government arts grant) and how to run a community child care centre for the good of the children, and your wallet. Todd shows how to keep your wet concrete free of grafiti and how to make your own Prosac at home with ingredients found in the kitchen.

1x05 Episode 5

  • 2001-09-23T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

Penne offers some valuable tips sure to improve your odds on home invasions, and later, demonstrates how to use legal loopholes in court. Dr Rudi offers sime practical advise for prudent parents with gifted a child. Todd shows how your old old chook run can be converted into refugee accomodations while Sigourney tells about the practical advantages of having your refugee's help around the house. To help protect your lifesavings, Dr Rudi provides investment advice for the average Australian. Penne shows how to use an old relative to save your place in a queue, or wait in line for tickets, or nab the best parking spots and transit lanes. Sigourney shows how to disguise a black eye while Todd reminds viewers not to be too prowd to ask for help on those tricky DIY projects.

1x06 Episode 6

  • 2001-09-30T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

Sigourney shows women how a teddy bear can be a crafty drinking buddy and reveals the secret to getting honest advice from shop assistants. Dr Rudi informs immigrant Australians about the benefits of sunbathing and gives men tips on urinal use. Penne reveals the benefit of an anorexic flatmate, shows those with rediculous names how to get retribution, and instructs on how to keep freeloading oversees travelers from crashing at your house. Todd shows cellphone users how to protect themselves from radiation and demonstrates what to do in case of a power tool accident. On viewer mail, Dr Rudi addresses a viewer unhappy with the show. and later, show viewers the benefits of having an internet shopping buddy. Sigourney shows how to recreate the sleazy motel feel in your home to keep the romance sizzling.

1x07 Episode 7

  • 2001-10-07T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

Penne provides a handy tip for the would-be getway driver, shows how to benefit from the Year of the Volunteer, and reveals the benefits of starting your own religion. Todd talks fertilizer, solves the age-old seat up/seat down dilema, and shows how to create the perfect setting for a romantic picnic. Dr Rudi shows viewers how to prevent sudden infant death syndrome and reveals the newest trend in plastic surgery to beautify a very private body part. Sigourney offers hints on cutting down your shipping costs.

1x08 Episode 8

  • 2001-10-14T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

Penne shows you how to rock hard in the mosh pit and live to see the next day and reveals the secret to getting a free massage as well as the most cheapest and easiest ways of making money from your lcoal beach. Todd puts some groove back into your nightclub moves with a DIY project, offers some top tips to help his male viewers get a fairer share of the fairer sex and shows how magnets can help the hemorrhoid sufferer. Sigourney demonstrates the modern woman's best ways to meet a man and offers an invaluable tip for preventing shaken baby syndrome. Dr Rudi shows you how to keep track of the people that matter and shows viewers his celebrity spoon collection as an example of an investment hobby.

1x09 Episode 9

  • 2001-10-21T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

Dr Rudi offers a festive tip on how to make ends meet at Christmas, offers advise to parents wanting to know if their son might be gay, and helps parents keep their kids safe on the internet. Penne lets viewers in on the most effective way to advertise, shows how a gambling orphan can be your ticket to an income welfare stream. Todd has a holiday video project for the lonely and alienated, and offers advice for the recently incarerated. Sigourney shows how an annoyingly attentive admirer can make a great accessory and offers a handy tip for keeping the family slim and attractive.

1x10 Episode 10

  • 2001-10-28T13:00:00Z — 30 mins

Sigourney shows the modern woman how to design her way to a better sex life, how to keep dinner party conversation entertaining and offers investing advice to reap the maximum return. Todd has more top tips on home security and bush tucker cooking. Penne lets viewers in on how to do their banking without being done by fees and shows seniors how to stay safe when going out after dark. Dr Rudi introduces viewers to the latest little device to organise your life, shows how to deal with a prevalent public problem, and helps parents protect their children from the influence of their imaginary friend.

2x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2002-06-23T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

Let Todd show you the cheapest way to turn your daggy fibro house into beautiful solid brick. Sigourney reveals how to get invited to lots of elaborate black-tie dinners for free. Penne's special tip on how to make your man feel confident about his performance. Forget date rape drugs, Dr Rudi shows you how to achieve the same results cheaply and without breaking the law.

2x02 Episode 2

  • 2002-06-30T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

Penne shows us how to make your house the coolest locan teen hangout and get a room repainted for free. Dr Rudi's sure fire way to cure your impotence and remove ugly eyesores from your neighbourhood, town or even state. Sigourney shows us how to get the perfect man who will both pick up his dirty laundry and perform foreplay to your specifications. Todd takes a visit to the fish markets to show us the wonderous culinary delight of the most overlooked type of seafood.

2x03 Episode 3

  • 2002-07-07T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

Penne explains how to get maximum media exposure for your small business. Sigourney demonstrates how you will never need to carry a handbag again. Dr Rudi's clandestine tip allows you to drink your favourite wine at dinner parties without having to share it. Let Todd illuminate you on how to avoid stepping in dog poo in the dark.

2x04 Episode 4

  • 2002-07-14T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

Penne's tip on the ultimate safe place to hide your drugs from sniffer dogs. Todd shows you how to catch up on lost sleep time during work time. Dr Rudi explores the new fashion statement for men that's both practical and stylish. Share Sigourney's pain as she explains what drastic measures need to be undertaken when you've had a bad haircut.

2x05 Episode 5

  • 2002-07-21T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

Sigourney outlines how to make your man believe you will grow more beautiful as you get older. Dr Rudi's fool proof approach to help gay Catholics beat the system. Sigourney and Penne discuss what they're wearing. Todd has the answer for all 4WD drivers who are concerned about accidentally running over children. Dr Rudi and Penne dive into the mailbag and offer some practical advice to a young Queenslander who's being stalked by her boyfriend.

2x06 Episode 6

  • 2002-07-28T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

Penne outlines her creative and painless method to get back at school bullies. Todd's simple solution to get rid of those left over toxic chemical wastes. With Sigourney's help, Dr Rudi explains how easy it is to teach your children about the birds and the bees. Dr Rudi illustrates a fun way to find out for sure if you're gay without consequence. Sigourney's special tip for effective birth control which can help you lose weight at the same time.

2x07 Episode 7

  • 2002-08-04T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

Penne's easy tip for looking cool behind the wheel without the risking your licence. Sigourney shows how to combine a home cooked meal with a cunning plan to find out whether your date will be a demon lover or a dud. Potential to TV Telling Off Sigourney explains degustation to Penne. Dr Rudi reveals how you can use television to make your child heed every word you say. Todd's simple and effective method for removing the leaves for your gutters.

2x08 Episode 8

  • 2002-08-11T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

Todd shows those of you without a green thumb how to still get the thrill of growing your own food. Penne's fail safe method for carrying knives without getting hassled by the police. Sigourney demonstrates a simple way to test new make-up without risking a rash. Dr Rudi explains how to use mnemonics to overcome memory loss.

2x09 Episode 9

  • 2002-08-18T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

Sigourney shows you a way to ensure that your guests want to use your drink coasters. Penne's special tip on how to convey to drunken men at pubs that "no" means "piss off". Dr Rudi outlines how to tame your child's hyper-activity without using drugs. Let Todd show you how to take a leak in the middle of the night without leaving the comfort of your own bed. Penne shows you a great trick to get away with doing nothing all day at work.

2x10 Episode 10

  • 2002-08-25T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

Sigourney helps your children come to terms with the scary face of refugees. Dr Rudi presents parents with a practical procedure to improve your child's posture permanently. Dr Rudi combines 50's psychology with 21st century technology to increase your self esteem. Todd returns to the kitchen to show you how to prepare a deliciously different delicacy. Penne shows you the perfect place to pick up the latest in street wear without it costing you a thing.

3x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2003-09-21T13:30:00Z — 30 mins

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