Bro'Town: episode guide
Go Home Stay Home
When Constable Bababiba discovers that Vale and Valea have been left home alone, he sends Vale to a bad boy's home and Valea to a rich white family in Parnell, but when Dad realises that he is no longer eligible for his benefit, he launches a bid to bring his boys back home.
Special Guests: Alan Gibbs, Jenny Gibbs, Rodney Hide, Michael Jones
Note: series one episodes are listed in the order they appear on the DVD release (which is also the order of airing in Canada). Numbering and air dates give original NZ broadcast order
It's the annual rugby match against the St Sylvester's Old Boys, but when the school 1st XV comes down with a terrible case of food poisoning, the boys have to play against a crack multi-code team featuring Joe Rokocoko, Tana Umaga, Stacey Jones, Henry Fa'afili and Awen Guttenbeil.
Special Guests: Awen Guttenbeil, Frank Bunce, Henry Fa'afili, Joe Rokocoko, Stacey Jones, Tana Umaga
The Wong One
Wong from Hong Kong arrives in Morningside and Dad takes him in as a homestay visitor, but a case of mistaken identity sees Vale kidnapped in Wong's place by the legendary Grasshopper - a hot Asian chick with incredible martial arts skills.
Special Guests: John Campbell, Carol Hirshfeld
Sione finally gets his chance to impress the girl of his dreams at the school ball, but his mother and his rival Rex Ruka do all they can to ruin his chances.
Special Guests: John Campbell, Carol Hirshfeld, Michael Jones, Lucy Lawless
A Maori At My Table
The boys go on a trip to Jeff's Marae, only to find an unexpected tangi going on. The mantle of leadership is suddenly thrust upon an unsuspecting Jeff.
Special Guests: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Cliff Curtis, Niki Caro, Rawiri Paratene, Witi Ihimaera
The Weakest Link
After being run over by a bus, Valea suddenly becomes the brainiest boy in Morningside, and the boys stun the school by making it through to the televised finals of the national quiz show.
Special Guests: Prime Minister Helen Clark, Carol Hirshfeld, John Campbell, Robert Rakete, Scribe
It's Morningside Fashion Week, and one of the world's top fashion designers discovers Jeff da Maori and catapults him to international catwalk fame.
Special Guests: John Campbell, Carol Hirshfeld, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Francis Hooper, Denise L'Estrange-Corbet, Rove McManus, Kate Sylvester, Karen Walter
Survival of the Fattest
The class sets out for a day in the bush, but the boys get lost and stranded in the wilderness. Sione starts to go mad, Mack suffers from constipation, Jeff is terrified of the 'bush spirits', Valea is homesick and Vale films the action Survivor-style.
Special Guests: John Campbell, Michael Jones, Carol Hirshfeld
Honky The Wonder Horse
After Vale and Valea feel sorry for a racehorse who is about to reach its expiry date, they try and persuade Dad to let them train and race it.
Touched By A Teacher
Mack tries to impress his mates by inventing a story about being abused. Brother Ken is thrown into jail and a witch-hunt ensues, led by the Minister and Mrs Tapili. Mack becomes a celebrity and is lauded for his braveness in coming forward and subsequently finds himself facing a major conundrum.
Note: The "special guests" listed in the end credits are incorrent, they are for episode 2.01, "Zeelander". The voices of Lucy Lawless and Carol Hirshfeld are among those that should be listed for this episode
The boys find a baby in the creek and try to bring it up , but struggle from sleep deprivation and the ordeal of nappy-changing until they have to search elsewhere for parents for the baby.
A Chicken Roll At My Table
Joost's conservation-loving zoo-keeping Dad invites the boys to the van Den Van Van's African-themed Morningside Shore home for a weekend cultural exchange , but an incident with a chicken roll turns the weekend into a weird kind of Whodunit.
An incident of racial abuse inspires St Sylvester's to produce a multi-racial musical love story called Morningside Story. Vale is director, Jeff in charge of music, Sione, Sina, Mack and Rex are the stars.
Special Guests: P. M. Helen Clark, H. R. H. Prince Charles
In My Mother's Den
Pepelo falls in love a concussed Canadian girl named Mary fascinated with the struggles of indigenous peoples. Vale and Valea are unimpressed until Mary starts feeding them. Meanwhile Sione falls in deep lust with the Canadian.
Know Me Before You Haunt Me
Halloween sees the boys trick or tricking, without luck. Rain forces them into an ancient home on the hill where a Maori ghost called Oma Kapiti enters Jeff's body. Whilst Jeff's performance in history class is greatly improved, his desire to burn the school down lands him in a spot of bother with a trip to the Morningside Psychiatric hospital. The boy's enlist the help of Temuera and Howard Morrison to exorcise Oma from their friend.
The Morningside Club is losing numbers and realises needs to increase it illegibility criteria. Allowing Samoans into the hollowed halls of exclusive domain broadens its catchment, however when Pepelo Pepelo joins the club gets a little more than what they bargained for. Meanwhile Valea falls for a beautiful rich girl. The only problem is his insistence that he is the Lord of Rumbatumbo.
Go Ask Agnes
Sione's family can't make ends meet as God makes demands on Agnes' small income via the church, so she turns to the casino for help. When that backfires Agnes turns to phone sex. Meanwhile Valea's money elephant disappears....
Mack Is From Mars, Sione's A Psycho
Mack sneaks into the netball team by disguising himself as a Muslim girl, in a burqa. Meanwhile Sione falls for the new French Islamic girl in the netball team, Mamushka Monet.
I Still Call Australia Home Oh
The boys decide to enter Polyfest, however when they don't make the Samoan team they decide to join Abercrombie's Aborigine cultural group.
The Summer The Brazilian Came
Record temperatures forces Morningside to the beach where Sione tries to surf, Valea falls for a Brazilian beauty and Jeff da Maori charges taxes for use of the beach.
Sons for the Return Home
Morningside's softest criminal, Motorcycle Boy, returns home from 'boarding school' just in time for his 21st. Motorcycle Boy trains the boys up to become staunch gang members - but Sione's big mouth soon has himself, his brother, and his own "gang" in deep trouble.
The Artful Dadger
Valea becomes immersed in the art world, winning praise for his talent and unleashing the tortured artist within! However, bitter rivalry quickly ensues when Dad impresses the glitterarti and steals the lime light.
Guest stars: John Reynolds, John Pule, Jenny Gibbs, Witi Ihimaera, Madeleine Sami as Ms Whotere
A Miracle In Morningside
In an attempt to outdo his friends, Mack gives up food and water for Lent, and becomes convinced he is a descendant of Jesus Christ and Maria Von Trapp from The Sound of Music.
Yes Prime Minister
A desperate Brother Ken insists that Vale represent St Sylvester's at Youth Parliament in Wellington. The boys travel to the capital city where they find themselves surrounded by fierce opponents in the dog-eat-dog world of politics.
An Alien At My Table
Cliff Curtis organises a star-studded Matariki concert at Kia Ora Bay, but one by one New Zealand's finest musicians disappear - and Jeff gets the blame! Will Valea and Keisha rekindle their spark? Will Jeff get to sing with TrinityRoots? Is there anybody out there? And will this be the day the music died?
Guest stars: Bic Runga, Boh Runga, Scribe, Trinity Roots, Anika Moa, Fat Freddys Drop, Cliff Curtis, John Campbell, Carol Hirschfeld, Keisha Castle-Hughes
I'm Going To Limbo... I May Be Some Time
Dad Pepelo's hard living lifestyle finally catches up with him, and while the boys maintain a bedside vigil, Dad embarks on a journey of the soul, where he must face the demons of his past.
The Summer Of Samson
When Sione catches his Mum and the Minister in a compromising position, he discovers that his brother Samson is the spawn of adulterers.
A Vegetarian At My Table
After eating a mouse pie, the boys take a vow of vegetarianism! They are determined to expose the dodgy innards of the meat industry... but when the powers-that-be catch wind of their plan, Vale becomes the meat in the sandwich!
Guest stars: Fred Dagg, Carol Hirschfeld and John Campbell
To Sam With Love
When world famous actor Sam Neill turns up to teach drama at St Sylvester's, the boys become his biggest fans!
Jeff's unhinged Uncle Murray returns from Afghanistan and takes the boys to a 'fun' camp... but before long everyone except Jeff realises that things are not what they seem! Will Jeff turn on his friends once and for all?
Guest stars: Neil Finn, Tim Finn, Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement
Lost In Cyberspace
Rakeesh converts his dairy into a Cyber Café and Valea soon becomes a 'War is Fun' Master, but his obsession with the game starts to take over his life, and when the boys discover that he has been having a secret relationship, they realise it is crisis time!
So You Think You Can Dance Near The Stars?
Episode 5.06 (series finale)
When Dad is slipped an ecstasy tablet he gets all loved up and convinces Agnes to show the world her fancy footwork in a televised dance competition.
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