Every Car Stolen Dream Canberra Radio Ratings #2 for 2007

Surprise Surprise Gotcha

September 18th, 2007 at 07:53pm

Channel Nine are currently running a program titled “Surprise Surprise Gotcha” which plays elaborate practical jokes on people of some note, usually celebrities or people who work in the media. The television guide describes it as follows:

Welcome to the world of Surprise Surprise Gotcha. Matt Tilley and Jackie O host a surreal world of hidden cameras, where illusion becomes reality. It’s stunts, stars and strings where unsuspecting celebrities play the lead role without knowing it!

I think they meant “stings” rather than “strings”, but the promos for this show have been running for most of the week and I’ve been trying to work out why the show seemed familiar. It turns out that this is a new series of a show that was on during the 1990s (or possibly 2000) under the name “Surprise Surprise”. Tonight they will be replaying one of the stunts they played on Livinia Nixon with the assistance of Ed Phillips where they locked them in a phone booth. I’m glad they will be replaying that stunt as it is what jogged my memory about the show.

It is a very entertaining show and I am looking forward to the rest of it.


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  • 1. Tony  |  September 18th, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    Sounds like Candid Camera making a comeback.
    Does Channel Nine have any good new ideas anymore?
    Why don’t the networks if they are revamping old shows just put the originals back on.

  • 2. Samuel  |  September 18th, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    It does a bit, although Candid Camera targeted the general public more than Surprise Surprise Gotcha.

    I think in some cases it is good (when done properly) to revamp the old shows. In a lot of cases it is better than the new shows.

  • 3. Ian  |  September 18th, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    I saw the first bit of it and it seems to be like the MTV show Punk’d. I don’t think it’ll last long. Also, if the likes of Jessica Mauboy, Livinia Nixon and Ed Phillips are their first up “celebrities”, they are sure going to be scraping the bottom of the “celebrity” barrel pretty quickly

  • 4. snowflake  |  September 18th, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    I remember that show with Livinia Nixion ,it was a hoot. Golly gosh i never wet myself from laughing so hard

  • 5. Clayton Northcutt  |  September 19th, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    Tony, how are ‘new ideas’ putting on the original shows again?

  • 6. Tony  |  September 19th, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    Well with so many shows being revamped old shows, I’d rather watch the original as most of the revamps fail anyway.
    As for new ideas, I don’t see that many coming from the networks, do you?

  • 7. Pen 15  |  September 20th, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    I hope they do a Surprise Surprise Gotcha with “Susie”. That’d be awesome


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