Tag: Darryl Somers

Went Viral! (And Didn’t Have a Bloody Clue!)

It’s pretty clear my career is finished so one of my current greatest worries is how I am going to repay the mortgage on Kangaeroo Corner and, being grossly over-educated and severely lacking talent, becoming a YouTuber making viral videos has popped up in my mind as a way.

Given that I am paying serious thought to the above idea, it’s pretty clear I have no sense of reality.

So, it didn’t really come as a surprise to learn that I posted a video that went viral and I had no idea about it’s popularity until yesterday….10 1/2 years after the video went up.

The video was of a young Johnny Depp during a 1988 appearance on Hey, Hey, It’s Saturday, then one of Australia’s top rating TV shows (and led into by 21 Jump Street, the TV show that helped turn Depp into a heartthrob.

I can’t even remember the circumstances behind the original post, and I’m pretty sure YouTube gave me a copyright strike over this. But it all happened so long ago. Still, it was fun to find out.

Depp would, of course, go on to became a massive superstar. His career also seemed over a couple of years ago, but may not be done yet. Hey, Hey would run for another decade, ending a 30-year run in 1999 and then making a comeback a decade later only to end in ignominy amid accusations of racism. Ossie Ostrich, the pink bird in the photo with Depp above, was one of the co-hosts with Darryl Somers and a bevy of beauties through the years, and would end his run with the program with his reputation untarnished. This segment appeared just before I left Australia to visit Japan. Immigrate here, as it turned out, though that was never the intention until decades after it had happened and returning was not an option.

Click the link below to watch the video (as suspected, the copyright owner blocked embedding):

Johnny Depp Down Under on Hey, Hey, It’s Saturday

Original story from July 8, 2013: 若かりしジョニー・デップの珍しい豪訪問


JohnnyHeyHey 今月また来日するハリウッド大スタージョニー・デップ氏がちょこちょこ日本に来ることにも関わらず、オーストラリアとあまり縁がない。
Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp is a regular visitor to Japan, and is due to return again later this month, but he hasn’t shown his face so often in Australia.
His first visit Down Under was way back in 1988, when he made a whirlwind trip to promote 21 Jump Street, the show he was then appearing in.
 それに伴った当時オーストラリアで最も人気だったテレビ番組Hey, Hey It’s Saturdayのセグメントに出た。同番組が1998年6月25日に上映し、後で世界的に大スターとなるカイリー・ミノーグ氏妹ダニー・ミノーグ氏を一緒に出演する。
Depp appeared on the Red Faces segment of Hey, Hey It’s Saturday, then Australia’s most popular program. He appeared on the program with Dannii Minogue, then perhaps better known in Australia than her soon to be globally famous singing older sister, Kylie.
The show aired on June 25, 1988, and he did not return to Australia after this show until 2010, when he showed up to promote Alice in Wonderland. He also appeared in an ad for the show together with Ossie Ostrich, the risque puppet that co-hosted the program with Darryl Somers, while Red Symons was also a regular.