Ronny Chieng International Student: episode guide


Pilot

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Episode 1.01
Wed, April 27, 2016 (ABC)
Written by Ronny Chieng & Declan Fay
Directed by Jonathan Brough

It's the first day of University, and after coming from Malaysia to study in Australia, Ronny just wants to get good marks to keep his Mom happy. But things go very wrong when he misses out on the textbook he needs to complete the first assignment. The only way he can get the book from the pompous private school kids who've taken it is to beat them at the boat race, the traditional first day drinking game. So Ronny must form a drinking team. Luckily, the one friend he has made, fellow first year student Asher Angus, comes from a hard drinking country town. Her mission? To turn the beer-hating International Students into seasoned drinkers, in one afternoon.

Cast: Ronny Chieng as Ronny Chieng, Molly Daniels as Asher, Dave Eastgate as Mick, Hoa Xuande as Elvin, Anthony Morgan as Professor Dale, Laurence Boxhall as Daniel, Linda Schragger as Mrs. Chieng, Gareth Yuen as Denedict, Shuang Hu as Wei-Jun, Felicity Ward as Post Grad Student, Tim Potter as Librarian, Quin Ellery as Nicholas, Brenton Cosier as James, Daniel Di Giovanni as Alexander, Aaron Gocs as Streaker, John Campbell as Waiter, Ryder Jack as Hipster

Guest: (n.) Someone who leaves

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Episode 1.02
Wed, June 07, 2017
434,000 viewers (20th)
Written by Ronny Chieng & Declan Fay
Directed by Jonathan Brough

As Ronny settles into university life, the quiet atmosphere at International House is obliterated by the arrival of Craig Cooper, a brash, bombastic American exchange student, who transforms the dorm into a 24-hour frat party. The Asian students evict Craig, sending him to live at a notorious share house, Bradman House. But when they are forced to face the student conduct board as punishment for their party, Ronny must travel into the heart of darkness and bring Craig back for the hearing.

Starring: Ronny Chieng as Ronny Chieng, Molly Daniels as Asher, Patch May as Craig, Shuang Hu as Wei-Jun, Hoa Xuande as Elvin, Keith Brockett as Joderick, Anthony Morgan as Professor Dale, Adrienne Pickering as Karen Ford, Laurence Boxhall as Daniel, Felicity Ward as Post-Grad Student, Dave Eastgate as Mick

With: Linda Pace as Mrs Chieng, Taylor Fong as Gamer, Nick Sun as Gamer, Bryce Hardy as Roof Guy, Lincoln Barros as Party Guest, Brenton Cosier as James, Daniel Di Giovanni as Alexander, Quin Ellery as Nicholas

Asian Rules Football

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Episode 1.03
Wed, June 14, 2017
469,000 viewers (20th)
Written by Ronny Chieng & Declan Fay
Directed by Jonathan Brough

It's a few days before the annual grudge football match between the Law Faculty and the Medical Faculty. After losing for the last three years the law coach, Professor Dale, is desperate to beat his arch-rivals. When Dale stumbles on Ronny, Elvin and Wei Jun playing Chapteh (a traditional Asian game which is a cross between soccer and badminton), he believes he may have found a secret goal kicking weapon. Professor Dale grants Ronny and Elvin amnesty from their group assignment so they can play the football game. However, his tactics are thrown into disarray when Ronny and Elvin are taken hostage by their group, until they finish their assignment. Now Ronny and Elvin must somehow escape the group, in time to help kick the team to victory.

With: Paul Denny as Gerard, Louise Siversen as Joy-Anne, Jamal Ali as Tom, Ashleigh Stewart as Stephanie, Brenton Cosier as James, Daniel Di Giovanni as Alexander, Quin Ellery as Nicholas, Adam Davis as Jacko, Harley Bloom as Gerard's Baby, Levi Tsatas as Gerard's Baby, Adrian Pickering as Law Faculty Footy Player, Will Jones as Law Faculty Footy Player

Clash! Ronny vs Instructions! Obey?

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Episode 1.04
Wed, June 21, 2017
Written by Ronny Chieng & Declan Fay, Greg Larsen
Directed by Jonathan Brough

Ronny offers to help Asher and covers her shift at the campus co-op store. Todd, the co-op boss tests Ronny's patience with pointless tasks and personal requests. Ronny can't tolerate taking instructions from an idiot like Todd. He eventually snaps and quits but finds out Asher will also lose her job. To keep Asher's job, Ronny will have to do one final task for Todd that could put his student visa in jeopardy. Meanwhile Craig tries to have a non-American international experience at the university's new bubble tea cafe. He ends up having too much of the Asian dessert and goes into a sugar-high frenzy.

Starring: Ronny Chieng as Ronny Chieng, Molly Daniels as Asher, Shuang Hu as Wei-Jun, Hoa Xuande as Elvin, Patch May as Craig, Keith Brockett as Joderick, Anthony Morgan as Professor Dale, Adrienne Pickering as Karen Ford, Dave Eastgate as Mick

With: David Quirk as Todd, Anne Lumb as Protestor, Gaby Seow as Bubble Tea Staff, Declan Fay as Security Guard/Monster, Lincoln Barros as Craig Superhero Double, Demi Sorono as Stunt Protestor, Paul Rochford as Stunt Protestor, Matt Stewart as Student, Greg Larsen as Monster VO

Extension Quest

Episode 1.05
Wed, June 28, 2017
Written by Ronny Chieng & Declan Fay, Greg Larsen
Directed by Jonathan Brough

When Ronny loads an old adventure quest game onto Asher's ancient computer, he unleashes a virus, making it impossible to retrieve Asher's latest assignment which is due in less than 24 hours. Ronny embarks on an epic quest to retrieve the lost data, confronting computer nerds and dealing with data recovery jerks. Meanwhile, Asher discovers the only way she can get an extension is to fabricate a story that she and Ronny have suffered a bad breakup.

With: Aaron Chen as Trojan Wang, Taylor Fong as Gamer, Nick Sun as Gamer

For the love of theatre(er)(her)

Episode 1.06
Wed, July 05, 2017
Written by Ronny Chieng & Declan Fay
Directed by Jonathan Brough

Ronny realises he has feelings for Asher, so he joins the Law Faculty comedy revue to spend time with her. When Ronny realizes he has feelings for Asher, he does something he never thought he'd do, he auditions for the Law Faculty Comedy Revue to spend more time with her. But to his horror, the director of the show turns out to be Daniel Tremblay-Birchall. And when Daniel starts showing too much interest in Asher, Ronny realizes he has to tell Asher how he feels. With Craig and Wei Jun giving him some dubious dating advice, Ronny finally decides to ask Asher out. But a disagreement about Daniel causes the date to become a disaster. Now Ronny is stuck in a show he never wanted to do, with a director he doesn't like, and his only friend won't talk to him.

With: Fabio Motta as Henry, Emma Smith as Carrie, Nicholas Colla as Arthur, Brenton Cosier as James, Peter Noic as Kevin Ng, Joe Shaffer as Joe Miller, Nic Imfeld as Diner, Laura Buskes as Waitress, Oliver Midson as Audience Member

Performance Enhancement

Episode 1.07
Wed, July 12, 2017
Written by Ronny Chieng & Declan Fay
Directed by Jonathan Brough

In the lead up to the end of semester law exam, Ronny borrows Wei Jun's perfectly written study notes. But when he accidentally loses the USB, the notes spread like wildfire throughout the class. With the threat of everyone doing well in the exam, Ronny goes to crazy lengths to stop the students from using the notes. Meanwhile, Craig convinces Ronny and Elvin to use cold and flu tablets to help them cram for their exam. But when supplies run dry, Elvin builds an anti-meth lab to reverse-engineer meth into cold and flu tablets. The super strong tablets push Ronny to the edge. Will he get it together in time for the exam?

With: Linda Pace as Mrs Chieng, Brendan Bacon as Dealer, Nicole Chamoun as Pharmacist, Brenton Cosier as James, Daniel Di Giovanni as Alexander, Quin Ellery as Nicholas