The Games

The Games (1998)

  • Genre: Comedy
  • First Air Date: 1998-08-17
  • Last Air Date: 2000-09-11
  • Total Seasons: 2
  • Total Episodes: 26
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Networks: ABC TV
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The Games was an Australian mockumentary television series about the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. The series was originally broadcast on the ABC and had two seasons of 13 episodes each, the first in 1998 and the second in 2000. 'The Games' starred satirists John Clarke and Bryan Dawe along with Australian comedian Gina Riley and actor Nicholas Bell. It was written by John Clarke and Ross Stevenson. The series centred on the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and satirised corruption and cronyism in the Olympic movement, bureaucratic ineptness in the New South Wales public service, and unethical behaviour within politics and the media. An unusual feature of the show was that the characters shared the same name as the actors who played them, to enhance the illusion of a documentary on the Sydney Games.

  • Keywords: olympic games, australia, mockumentary, sitcom
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    The Games Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1998-08-17
    13 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2000-06-19
    13 Episodes

    The Games Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The Press Conference30 min
    Season 1Episode 2Athletics Schedule30 min
    Season 1Episode 3Funding30 min
    Season 1Episode 4Robbo and the 100 Metres30 min
    Season 1Episode 5Past Sports Stars and Gender30 min
    Season 1Episode 6Millennium Bug30 min
    Season 1Episode 7Dead Man30 min
    Season 1Episode 8Rural and Environment30 min
    Season 1Episode 9J'Accuse30 min
    Season 1Episode 10A Management Course30 min
    Season 1Episode 11A Conflict of Interest30 min
    Season 1Episode 12Horse and Dream Team30 min
    Season 1Episode 13Transport!30 min
    Season 2Episode 1In the Public Interest30 min
    Season 2Episode 2Talking to the Troops30 min
    Season 2Episode 3Reconciliation30 min
    Season 2Episode 4IOC Man30 min
    Season 2Episode 5Inquiry30 min
    Season 2Episode 6Pommy Visitor30 min
    Season 2Episode 7Immigration30 min
    Season 2Episode 8Job Search30 min
    Season 2Episode 9Strike30 min
    Season 2Episode 10Solar30 min
    Season 2Episode 11Sponsorship and Media Discontent30 min
    Season 2Episode 12Four Corners30 min
    Season 2Episode 13The End30 min
    • John Clarke

      as John
    • Bryan Dawe

      as Bryan
    • Gina Riley

      as Gina