vegemite - love it or hate it


Thicke Of The Night

Alan Thicke had an syndicated talk show in 1983-84 and visited Koala Blue the day before it opened in Los Angeles.

The visit is supposedly unplanned (and Olivia and Pat Farrar give convincing   performances for the viewer to half believe that this is so). Alan arrives to find Olivia in the Sheila (Australian for the ladies' bathroom). Through the door he asks her to guess who he is, asking "Who's your favorite American TV personality and helped you have most American TV success?" - Olivia answers Dick Cavett then Dick Clarke and finally Bob Hope. (Alan has worked with Olivia a number of times including her 70s TV specials).

Olivia shows us around Koala Blue and introduces us to the infamous Vegemite that the store sells along with Aboriginal prints, Australian candy  and a visit to the milk bar.


Initial airdate: October 1983
Initial broadcaster:
Country of production: US
Duration: 6 mins (ONJ segment)
Type: Interview

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