Get Krack!n: episode guide

Series 1 | Series 2

Episode 2.01 (9)

Wed, February 06, 2019
Written by Kate McCartney, Kate McLennan
Directed by Hayden Guppy

McCartney and McLennan are on the final stop of Get Krack!n's 'We Bloody Love Australia' tour. It has been a relentless, whistle-stop tour of Australia, courtesy of paid content from a range of regional towns that are looking to stamp themselves as the next foodie, holiday destination. But after 3 months of sharing dank motel rooms and sampling the parochial riches of what this wide, increasingly brown, land has to offer, McCartney and McLennan are well and truly ready to go home. They just need to get through one last broadcast before they can return to their loved ones and the private toilet situation that the Get Krack!n studio provides.

And so, The Kates find themselves aboard an historic paddle-steamer on the banks of the Mighty Murray River in the port town of Echuca Moama. It's here, at 7am on the roiling deck of the P.S. Gardnerella, that The Kates are first obligated to taste-test an array of sponsor-supplied river crustaceans, soft cheeses and acrid wines. Then the hosts disembark the boat to partake in a range of fun-filled activities specific to the historic border town, like making wine with their bare feet and mulesing a pen of unsuspecting sheep.

But when an unprecedented weather event begins to tear its way across the state, the outside broadcast, and McLennan and McCartney's hopes of making a swift exit, look set to be ruined.

With: Heidi Arena as Gayle, Anne Edmonds as Helen Bidou, Jason Marion as Jason, Isaiah Firebrace as Isaiah Firebrace, Michala Banas as Rose Bailey, Charlotte Nicdao as Scarlett Nicdao, Steven Gates as Man 1, Simon Hall as Man 2, Scott Edgar as Man 3, Justine Clarke as Justine Clarke, Denise Scott as Margaret, Fiona O'Loughlin as Robyn, Greg Larsen as Tim Duncan, Andrew Talbot as Boat Captain Neil, Amy Bennett as Keyboardist, Davey Thompson as PAHR Man, Michael Boyd as Whip Cracker, Giuseppe De Fazio as Police Officer, Daisy Berry as Paramedic, Isabel Angus as Holly, Tiama Martina as Sabrina, Bec Petraitis as Anne

Episode 2.02 (10)

Wed, February 13, 2019
Written by Kate McCartney, Kate McLennan
Directed by Hayden Guppy

It's a new look show with a new look audience. McLennan, a veteran of the stage, falls back on her acting roots. Meanwhile, her introvert co-host, McCartney, is left to sweat through what is her genuine waking nightmare.

With: Tasia Zalar as Willow, Alicia Gardner as Kirsten/Kristen/Kirshen, Merrick Watts as Mark, Ash Flanders as Warm-Up Guy, Genevieve Morris as Marie Nash, Michelle Brasier as Saskia, Denis Moore as Geoff, Brenda Palmer as Nancy, Paul Kelly as Himself, Heath McIvor as Buzz Puppeteer, Adam Briggs as Bekjut, Björn Stewart as Michael Toddle, Isabel Angus as Holly, Kate Dehnert as Deanne/Kash Kock, Tiama Martina as Sabrina, Bec Petraitis as Anne, Gob as Breaker Dog

Episode 2.03 (11)

Wed, February 20, 2019
Written by Kate McCartney, Kate McLennan
Directed by Hayden Guppy

It’s Get Krack!n’s one-day-of-the-year thirty-minute ‘International Day of People Living with a Disability’ special and The Kates are determined to put disabled people front and centre. They claim to have done everything they possibly could to make their show more accessible; they’ve covered every square inch of their set in disability symbols to raise awareness about...disability symbols; they’ve hired an Auslan interpreter and installed a box of easy grip cutlery should anyone have an appetite for a pre-dawn meal.

They’ve also jam-packed the running order with a line-up of wonderful disabled talent. The Kates chat to a wellness krackspert who suffers from a chronic illness; a woman who McLennan & McCartney have never met but nonetheless deign to be a worthy recipient of their inaugural ‘Most Inspirink Person Award’; and a wheelchair racing Paralympian who is sure to make for a great interviewee should she be able to access the Get Krack!n set.

But when The Kates’ make a series of ableist blunders their ally reputation is called into question online. The hosts are therefore left with no choice but to drag McCartney’s new P.A., Matthew, onto the set to help reinstate their gold-star able-bodied ally reputation. However, The Kates’ misguided attempts at inclusivity are quickly usurped by an announcement out of Parliament, where everyone is presented with news that deeply effects McCartney’s P.A., Matthew almost as badly as McLennan is deeply affected by not having her own P.A.

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Episode 2.04 (12)

Wed, February 27, 2019
Written by Kate McCartney, Kate McLennan
Directed by Hayden Guppy

In yet another drive to bump up Get Krack!n’s audience share, Kontent producer Holly has filled today’s episode with easily digestible morning show fodder. And in the process, she is forcing The Kates to share details of their private lives for the viewers’ consumption, to make the duo seem more relatable. A reluctant McCartney serves up the bare minimum, but is left hanging when her usually over-sharing co-host refuses to dish up the goods.

The Kates’ struggle to not engage with Holly’s relentless onslaught of manipulative morning show gimmicks continues throughout the episode’s guest appearances; the charismatic “homo hack” Krackspert EJ Hayes, Helen Bidou spruiking the latest fitness craze, the Vibrathighz, Beauty Krackspert Penny Kwan chatting face masks with influencer Vina Lim, and a spooky, guest who joins them for a Kouch Khat.

But despite The Kates’ reluctance to endear themselves to the viewers, Holly is like a snake on a leg — she’s not going to let go of her precious running order without a fight.

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Episode 2.05 (13)

Wed, March 06, 2019
Written by Kate McCartney, Kate McLennan
Directed by Hayden Guppy

Due to a contractual oversight, The Kates are hosting a Saturday morning clip show called ‘Back Krack!n’, where they recap the highlights from the week that weres. Unlike the Kates, none of the regular staff are being made to work on their day off so the show is being crewed by McCartney’s P.A., Matthew, and his film-school mates who are unashamedly using the opportunity to film footage for showreels.

Struggling with their new roles as muse, McLennan and McCartney none-the-less back- krack to the start of their World Wide Environment Week, where they kicked off their hugely impactful Klimate Khangels Kampaign. As evidenced by the high energy recaps, it was a busy week full of kash giveaways, right-wing firebrands debating issues that in no way affect them and interviews with True Blue Battler Heroes about rescuing helpless women on the high seas. In fact, the World Wide Environment Week was so jam-packed, The Kates barely had time to address the environment at all.

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