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On looking at the clip you have posted, it does occur to me though that the show would be incomprehensible for most New Zealanders because the characters portrayed are likely to be familiar only to Australians. How many New Zealanders know that Tim Mathieson is Julia’s partner? Yet he is the second-major character in it. How many New Zealanders know of Katter and co (the three stooges who arrive in the 4WD in that clip) and that they prop up the Gillard government the way Alamein Kopu propped up the Shipley government?
So a lot of the (very current) in-jokes would be lost on a Kiwi audience.
It’s made by the ABC, and purports to be comedy. Given the subject matter, odds on that it’s a combination of lame jokes, cringe-worthy scenarios, and fawning over Australia’s first women prime minister. Haven’t watched it though.
Seems like they took the Tina Fey thing too far and is more representative of Australians struggling to cope with their first female PM rather than clever satire. In saying that, the bus driver responsible for ferrying the heads of the Pacific Forum around struggled with Australia’s first female PM too.