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  • 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • 25 mins
  • 5 hours, 25 mins (13 episodes)
  • Australia
  • English
  • Comedy
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The Adventures of Lano and Woodley is an Australian comedy television show starring the comedic duo of Lano and Woodley, consisting of two series which aired on ABC TV from 1997 to 1999. The first series was distributed on VHS and in 2004 The Complete Adventures of Lano and Woodley was released as a 2-disc DVD rather than each series being released separately.
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16 episodes

Special 1 The Island

  • no air date — 25 mins

Colin and Frank are marooned on a desert island. All alone ... or are they? In the duos most ambitious project ever, an amazing whirling, pivoting contraption sits centre-stage transforming from an apartment block, to an aeroplane, to a palm tree and more. A massive computer-operated Judge improvises throughout Colin's trial for murdering Frank. Visually beautiful, "The Island" is first-class physical comedy. The Island is Lano & Woodley's most ambitious and hilarious show ever! Col and Frank have survived a plane crash en route to a tropical hideaway. An exciting adventure of high romance on a deserted island is turned into a total fiasco! No food. No shelter. No shortage of hilarious ways to aggravate each other. All they've got to survive on is... their wits. We'll miss them when they're gone! The Island saw sell-out seasons at Adelaide Comedy Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2004.

Special 2 The Island

  • 2006-04-30T13:30:00Z — 25 mins

Colin and Frank are marooned on a desert island. All alone ... or are they? In the duos most ambitious project ever, an amazing whirling, pivoting contraption sits centre-stage transforming from an apartment block, to an aeroplane, to a palm tree and more. A massive computer-operated Judge improvises throughout Colin's trial for murdering Frank. Visually beautiful, "The Island" is first-class physical comedy. The Island is Lano & Woodley's most ambitious and hilarious show ever! Col and Frank have survived a plane crash en route to a tropical hideaway. An exciting adventure of high romance on a deserted island is turned into a total fiasco! No food. No shelter. No shortage of hilarious ways to aggravate each other. All they've got to survive on is... their wits. We'll miss them when they're gone! The Island saw sell-out seasons at Adelaide Comedy Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2004.

Special 3 Goodbye

  • no air date — 25 mins

Lano and Woodley's "Good Bye" tour marked the end of one of Australia's great comedy partnerships after twenty years. More than 100,000 people came to say goodbye to Lano and Woodley in one of 37 cities that they visited over the nine months they spent on the road. The DVD was recorded in their home town at Her Majesty's Theatre during their record breaking run at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Lano and Woodley's "Good Bye" show was the highest selling season ever in the 21 year history of the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

1x01 The Girlfriend

  • Series Premiere

    1997-01-08T13:00:00Z — 25 mins

When Frank admits to Col that he is a virgin, Col sees this as a chance to show up Frank, so he invents himself an imaginary girlfriend called Jenny. But what starts off a trick becomes a bit more serious when Frank starts feeling left out and decides to move out.

1x02 One Simple Task

  • 1997-08-08T13:30:00Z — 25 mins

When Col tells Frank that he can't be Frank's friend, Frank worries and decides to prepare for a holiday together to strengthen their friendship. But when it's time to leave, Frank has forgotten to book the caravan. He digs himself deeper and deeper by lying about the situation.

1x03 Tonight You Die

  • 1997-09-21T13:30:00Z — 25 mins

Col and Frank take a job at a factory but have an accident with some Anti-Ant. On the next day Friday the 13th, Col finds out that Frank is very superstitious. To help end his fears Col takes Frank to the local video shop to hire a scary video. Already spooked by the movie, they receive an anonymous death threat via a phone call, then numerous events threaten Frank and Col's well-being. Quote: "I LOVE that factory..."

1x04 The Wall

  • 1997-09-14T13:30:00Z — 25 mins

Col and Frank are working as valets, but when Col takes 20 cents from a dashboard they are both fired. Col and Frank find out that either their next-door neighbour Mitchell, or themselves will be evicted if their apartment doesn't make inspection by the landlord. With the knowledge they are up against a perfectionist, their attempts to improve their apartment result in irreversible damage and a major cover-up attempt by the pair. Quote: "I wii-ssh that haa-dn't happened!"

1x05 Starquest

  • 1997-09-28T13:30:00Z — 25 mins

Col and Frank love the talent show 'Starquest' and decide they're good enough to appear as contestants. After working long and hard on a musical/dance routine, they feel they are far better than any of the other contestants and deserve to be treated as celebrities. On the big night, things don't go exactly as planned.

1x06 The Two Men

  • 1997-06-09T13:30:00Z — 25 mins

When Frank and Col go looking for love in a local pub, they find themselves coming home with two extra people... two girls. But the next morning when the girls have left they find a police officer knocking on their door & accusing them of a robbery. Frank and Col then become fugitives looking for who really committed the robbery. Even after a final showdown in a car park, Frank remains convinced that they are the two men.

2x01 Primal Warrior

  • Season Premiere

    1999-05-14T13:30:00Z — 25 mins

Colin scolds Frank for "not being a man", and suggests that he, Colin, could get hit by a bus, and then what would Frank do on his own? Frank panics at this, which is what prompts Colin to set up a "find your inner warrior" retreat for Frank, in their apartment - complete with campfire!

2x02 The Pool

  • 1999-05-21T13:30:00Z — 25 mins

Frank is afraid of the water, because he can't swim. So Colin takes him to the big outdoor swimming pool for a beginners swim class. Then Frank drowns, and has to be rescued by a pretty female lifeguard, who gives him the kiss of life. He gets the wrong idea and sets out to impress the lifeguard, not realising her husband is a former Olympic swimmer, now only known from the "Penguin Muffler" ads he appears in.

2x03 The Easter Story

  • 1999-05-28T13:30:00Z — 25 mins

Frank goes around the flat, collecting old stuff to donate to the church's op-shop including Colin's favourite pair of socks. When Colin finds his socks missing, he assumes his neighbour, Susan has stolen them, in retribution for the offence he made to her lisp. This marks the beginning of a tit-for-tat battle which ends up in the middle of the church's Easter "Rock Mass", with Col and Frank wearing their neighbours dresses!

2x04 Game Show God

  • 1999-06-04T13:30:00Z — 25 mins

Col and Frank argue over which of them is the more intelligent, so they decide to settle the argument once and for all, by playing along with their favourite game show, Mindbender. Col cheats which leads Frank to nominate him to appear on the show. Meanwhile Frank tries to deal with his phobia of people with beards.

2x05 Mother

  • 1999-06-11T13:30:00Z — 25 mins

When Col's Mother dies, a corrupt politician named Vera Watkins makes a secret deal with Births, Deaths and Marriages, to pretend that she has a long lost son, as her political career reaches a landslide, and she chooses Col as he has no family left. Col believes that Watkins is his real Mother and Col gets himself into more than he bargains for.

2x06 I Love You Baby (1)

  • 1999-06-18T13:30:00Z — 25 mins

At the prospect of earning a thousand dollars a day, Col and Frank impersonate baby photographers, and manage to get the babies mixed up. This prompts them to attempt to reunite the mother with the right baby. In the process they learn some domestic skills, Frank starts believing he and Colin are married, Kiss each other, end up with 2 babies in their care, and the police on their tail.

2x07 I Love You Baby (2)

  • 1999-06-25T13:30:00Z — 25 mins

At the prospect of earning a thousand dollars a day, Col and Frank impersonate baby photographers, and manage to get the babies mixed up. This prompts them to attempt to reunite the mother with the right baby. In the process they learn some domestic skills, Frank starts believing he and Colin are married, Kiss each other, end up with 2 babies in their care, and the police on their tail.

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