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S2 - E9 - Algebraic Adventure - (feat. Mick Dundee)

November 20, 2023 Jack Jenkins and Henry Patterson Season 2 Episode 9
S2 - E9 - Algebraic Adventure - (feat. Mick Dundee)
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S2 - E9 - Algebraic Adventure - (feat. Mick Dundee)
Nov 20, 2023 Season 2 Episode 9
Jack Jenkins and Henry Patterson

You're in for a treat, listeners! Coming to our microphone is the one and only Mick Dundee, whose credentials span from being a design animator to a seasoned name in the entertainment industry. Get ready to be tickled pink as Mick retraces his humorous journey in comedy, his seafaring adventures, and unveils his peculiar lockdown hobby.

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You're in for a treat, listeners! Coming to our microphone is the one and only Mick Dundee, whose credentials span from being a design animator to a seasoned name in the entertainment industry. Get ready to be tickled pink as Mick retraces his humorous journey in comedy, his seafaring adventures, and unveils his peculiar lockdown hobby.

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Speaker 1:

Jack, welcome back. What a week we've had.

Speaker 2:

I mean we've literally just pressed stop on the previous episode, sign off. We just went back and then I went, Jack.

Speaker 1:

Because you're on holiday, Henry, we've had to record the introductions from last week's episode and this week's episode back to back.

Speaker 2:

So what's happened to you this week?

Speaker 1:

Oh, in the last five seconds I had an itch on my cheek. I scratched it.

Speaker 2:

I just scratched my eye, you did so. What does that mean?

Speaker 1:

What does it mean? We'll never know what an episode we've got coming up today.

Speaker 2:

We have. We've got Mick Dundee. We're still in Five Lakes. We couldn't get back.

Speaker 1:

No.

Speaker 2:

So we've not managed to get back to Hopchon On-Sea yet. On-sea, that's all right, because we are here with Mick Dundee Well, not right now, but not no, but we soon will be, and it's a good job. We're at Five Lakes because I believe you have a little exclusive, jacques.

Speaker 1:

January and February there's going to be soul party nights down at Five Lakes.

Speaker 3:

Wow.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, not just that, there's also going to be the new PTC Unplugged and PTC Stories.

Speaker 2:

They did Sondheim Unplugged at 54 Ballet. They did, didn't they? So what's PTC Stories?

Speaker 1:

I'm going to be honest with you. I don't know, I can't. Is it like Instagram?

Speaker 2:

Stories. Do they disappear after 24 hours?

Speaker 1:

No, I think it's a collection of songs put together by the PTC.

Speaker 2:

It's like a concert, it's like Sondheim's Old Friends yeah, without Bernadette Peters and Lester Longer.

Speaker 1:

But Potters, five Lakes, new friends.

Speaker 2:

Well, that's very exciting, Jacques. Have you got any favorite soul songs.

Speaker 1:

Too many to name.

Speaker 2:

Just Think, count it as a soul song.

Speaker 1:

Possibly.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, that's my fave.

Speaker 3:

You better think, think, think.

Speaker 2:

Oh, wait, wait.

Speaker 3:

Think, think, think, think, think, think, think, think, you, think you think no, no, no.

Speaker 2:

you keep going with. Think that's, that's. I've got a bit of a croaky throat.

Speaker 3:

Think, think, think, think, think, think, think, think you think you think no, no, no, no, you think, think Sorry.

Speaker 1:

I wasn't thinking.

Speaker 3:

Think, think, think, think, think, think, think, think, you think, think.

Speaker 2:

It sounds weird.

Speaker 1:

now, no, it's, I can't say the same words too many times. Isn't it weird when you do that?

Speaker 2:

It is weird Think, think, think, think.

Speaker 1:

Do you know what I want? To bring back the feature of we haven't done it much this season.

Speaker 2:

Today was a big day because something happened and it's the appropriate time to bring back things we got told off for this week.

Speaker 1:

Today we were at rehearsals for our brand new Christmas show which will be up now? Yeah, we'll be up now, but we were. We were quietly getting given notes for the show.

Speaker 2:

You got a lot of notes, Jack.

Speaker 1:

I didn't get any notes.

Speaker 2:

You got a lot of notes.

Speaker 1:

No.

Speaker 2:

No, they just didn't want to tell you. Oh, thought about your feelings.

Speaker 1:

Well, that's not helped me in any way, has it? Shane, our entertainment manager, handed me a balloon.

Speaker 2:

Why? Why did he hand you a balloon? Because he should. He should have shame on Shane for that. Because Shame on Shane, shame, shame, shame.

Speaker 1:

Shame, shame, shame. He handed me the balloon and I did what any normal, rational human being would do I blew the balloon up To the point that you popped it. Well, libby said don't you'll pop it? And I said no, I won't. And I blew it up some more and she went no, you're going to pop it. And I said ha ha.

Speaker 2:

And then I popped it by blowing it and Saskia was very unhappy with you.

Speaker 1:

I mean there was quite a few startled Potter's Theatre Company members who weren't paying attention to me blowing this balloon up.

Speaker 2:

Do you remember in the Pantote? Well, because they were doing their job. But do you remember in the Pantoe last year, when Matthew led off that party popper and Saskia, who has a phobia of all things loud? I forgot that she was hurt. She death-stared you. She was like this for ages, covering her ears. I'm used to that. What Saskia, covering her ears with your inner rim.

Speaker 1:

No, just death-staring me.

Speaker 2:

Oh yeah, fair enough, she does do that often to you, Jack.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, and I got told off very much.

Speaker 2:

I wanted to get the Liberty Advent Calendar.

Speaker 1:

Didn't last year your mum make you an Advent Calendar?

Speaker 2:

Oh, it was an absolute disaster I ended up with so much shower gel.

Speaker 1:

We've talked about that before, but I still make some.

Speaker 2:

No, I actually think I cut it from the episode where we talked about it. It was a total disaster. And she's just told me because I said can I have the Liberty Advent Calendar this year? They're doing a male beauty one. And she said no, I've already got your Advent Calendar and I'm just, I'm just dreading it. I'm going to be honest, mum, I'm just dreading the Advent Calendar this year because I have no idea what it's going to be.

Speaker 1:

Good luck, Henry. Yep, I'll need it.

Speaker 2:

Let's make some room on my shower shelf For five months worth of shower gel. Yeah for 24 organic sourced shower gels. So looking forward to that. Merry Christmas to us all. But before we get to that, we have an interview with the wondrous Mick Dundee from Five Weeks. Yeah, mick Dundee Really enjoyed this chat.

Speaker 1:

I did as well.

Speaker 2:

So let's jump straight into it with episode nine. Can you believe it? I can't believe it Of the All-Exclusive Podcast Press. Play.

Speaker 3:

Play, play.

Speaker 2:

Welcome, Mick Dundee. Hey, how are we doing? Very well, thank you Good.

Speaker 1:

It's good to have you on. It's good to have you. Yeah, it's nice to be Nice to meet you as well. Yeah and you guys, I heard lots about you.

Speaker 4:

I hope they're all good. Well, most of them.

Speaker 3:

We can't disclose that information. It's fine, sadly.

Speaker 1:

Not at this time anyway. So what have you got on for the rest of the day? What do you?

Speaker 4:

do so after this. It depends what time we finish. But rolling quiz part two if I'm down in time for that, and then it's variety tonight. What's the rolling quiz?

Speaker 1:

Is that so? It almost says like it's you know rolls on. So I know it speaks for itself, but it's intriguing.

Speaker 4:

So every night the Tuesday, wednesday, thursday we do a quiz winner each night, but we take the quiz sheets in, add the scores up over the course of the week and then the high scoring team at the end of the week.

Speaker 2:

I love that idea. It's a bigger prize. Why don't we do that? I love that idea.

Speaker 1:

I went on a cruise back in March and they did a thing. Obviously, cruises are longer so you can do a little bit more with that sort of stuff, but they did like a thing during the day where you'd have two teams and then the same people. You don't have to return every single day and you accumulate points over the cruise and things like that and that was really good fun.

Speaker 2:

That was a lot of like, but Do you normally find people like that they're really close scores, or is there usually one team who's like a landslide victory?

Speaker 4:

It depends. So I quite like writing quizzes, kind of making them a little bit trickier and making You've got a certain amount of fairly. You don't want anyone to kind of not be able to get anything, so there's got to be kind of like a 75% chance of them getting most of the questions. But yeah, we had 72 was a high score last night and 27 was the lowest. That's a fair jump.

Speaker 1:

Does the theme change every single night?

Speaker 4:

So the format stays the same. So there's six rounds, there's picture rounds every night on the back of the cruise sheet. Then we have true or false it's the first round Top five. So I give them a question. They need to find the top five. Answers Musical connections. So we do that Five songs, they need to name the title of the artist and then what links all five of the answers together. Give an example. So last night we had animals, right?

Speaker 1:

I don't want to do too much, just the people that come in and do it, just the ten of them.

Speaker 4:

But yeah, last night was animals, so even in the title of the song all the performing artists was an animal.

Speaker 2:

So you let the dogs out? That type of thing have. I just just ruined it. You've ruined it. Can you play it? Oh for the sake. You record for three minutes and suddenly the whole thing's ruined.

Speaker 1:

You're assuming that people actually listen to this thing? Well, yeah.

Speaker 4:

And then we do cryptic clues. Yeah, I love cryptic clues. Yeah, I've got a cryptic. Absolutely love cryptic clues.

Speaker 1:

I do for years on the ships. I did a cryptic body quiz and then brought that over to Hot Town as well. Yeah, it was. That was. I haven't done it recently, but that's things like well, a man's name is one of the ones I finish on, and you're talking about parts of the body. It's a man's name. This is like a race now for me. Yeah.

Speaker 4:

I just want to go for some of the rudder parts of the body. But yeah, I'll let you. I'll let you come up with your own answers there.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah, and then you've also got a woman's name and other parts of the body as well. It's quite an interesting one, Like part of a river, part of a tree. Are some of the other questions You've gone for a very exotic drink.

Speaker 2:

Mick, what have you gone for?

Speaker 4:

A lovely Diet Coke. I've had a very good drink. It would have had Southern comfort in, but of course I'm performing and driving home tonight.

Speaker 2:

So yeah, never an idea to perform driving.

Speaker 1:

No, exactly Words, words, words, to be honest. What?

Speaker 4:

was the other one you said Southern comfort Southern comfort, that's your go to if you're not, yeah, yeah, never lemonade. No, never lemonade.

Speaker 1:

That's the more popular one with Southern comfort. Yeah, it just it tastes weird. Yeah, I do know what you mean by that. Have you ever tried a Southern comfort?

Speaker 2:

Because Henry's fairly new to drinking, so he's ran with it. To be honest, he was at Hopstead On Sea made me a Gatsby. What's a Gatsby? It is a lime lemonade in Southern comfort.

Speaker 1:

Yes, yes.

Speaker 2:

And I quite enjoyed it, to be fair. But when she used to, she was saying to me she only used to let Mama Jules make her that drink. She would request it made by her, and then that was the same. Like that, johnny Mack was there, who then got me drinking. I don't even know what he had to be drinking, I'm going to be honest with you, but it was something orange and he had a whole plate of limes.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I've been drinking with Johnny Max, so I know how he's that concern.

Speaker 2:

He was squeezing real lot like he made like a whole thing of actual lime juice. Okay, it was awful.

Speaker 1:

It sounds like a lot of work. Yeah, it sounds like a lot of work.

Speaker 2:

He's got tiny little hands as well. It would have taken a while to squeeze the line. That's it.

Speaker 1:

So we're going to. What we're going to do is we're sort of doing a bit of an interview process for a new, new position. Okay, we'll get onto that a little bit more, but we want to know a little bit more about yourself. So what's your? What was your first experience within your career? As it currently stands?

Speaker 4:

So I'd never kind of performed or did anything when I was at school, or that you would never have picked me for this kind of career. So I went on holiday to Kessingland.

Speaker 3:

Yeah.

Speaker 4:

Way back in like 1998, something like that, 99, can't remember which I was about 18. Met a girl and she was Sometimes you do.

Speaker 1:

Was it a holiday romance?

Speaker 4:

I don't think it got that far. So she was wanted to be a haven mate. That was what she'd always been to those and that's what she wanted to do, and she convinced me to enter the talent show. She sang. The only thing I could think that I wanted to do was tell jokes which, looking back at them, were really, really kind of inappropriate.

Speaker 2:

Do you remember any of the jokes?

Speaker 4:

Yeah, I definitely can't. Can we put them on air?

Speaker 1:

Could we just bleep some out?

Speaker 4:

Can we have one? No, no, no.

Speaker 2:

He doesn't even want them on record.

Speaker 4:

They were really bad for what I was, oh God For where I was.

Speaker 3:

Not like language, but just not, just not appropriate.

Speaker 4:

So I did that. Why jokes though? Why, I don't know.

Speaker 3:

Because I couldn't sing.

Speaker 4:

I mean, it's still questionable now. So yeah, it was just the kind of the. I've never done anything like it before, did you ever?

Speaker 1:

love for comedy before that.

Speaker 4:

No, not really.

Speaker 1:

You just went. Yeah, she was like I was like divine intervention, yeah, kind of.

Speaker 4:

It went awfully. I think the whole room was just silent from my recollection. But we talked and she was like I really want to do this. I was like, okay, look, two years we'll be back here on this park and we'll work together and stuff. And literally two years later I was back at Kessingland Was she there too. No, no, I never heard from her again.

Speaker 1:

You're promised, but she stood me up. She stood me up. I love that sort of story though.

Speaker 4:

When you're like you make a promise to the universe or to yourself, and then when you do follow through with that sort of thing, yeah it was weird, Like I never, never planned to really kind of follow this, and even when I got into it, I was only going to be for a couple of years to see a bit of the country. What did you want to do before that? So I've always wanted to be like a design animator. That was. That was what I wanted to do. I've always drawn since I was little and I wanted to get into design and creation and things like that. And yeah, this just kind of came from nowhere. I was like do you know what? I'm going to have a bit of fun for a few years. I didn't go to university, I didn't fancy doing that. So I was like do you know what? I'm going to see a bit of the country, have a bit of independence and enjoy myself for a few years and then literally just got the bug for it. I think you do, don't you.

Speaker 3:

Yeah.

Speaker 4:

It's a bug. It's sort of you. Yeah, I was lucky to make it through the first year. So, yeah, I did that Like. So I just got a bug for it and did a few years. You used to come home every winter. Where is home for you? Clacton, clacton, clacton, on-sea, so not far from here.

Speaker 1:

On-sea, on-sea, it's another on-sea Born and bred.

Speaker 4:

Yeah yeah, family still live there and.

Speaker 1:

Is there much of that sort of thing in Clacton then? Because obviously on-sea sorry Because obviously seaside towns are quite sort of entertainment heavy for you know it's really weird.

Speaker 4:

There has been a load of people over the course of like my career who either have worked in, been from Clacton, and there was people I went to school with who I ended up working on in parks with, yeah, yeah, so there's been a lot of people from the Clacton area kind of in, and amongst the people I've interacted with, it used to be massive because the Butlins was there, okay, and it was a big place for it, and then it kind of went downhill, yeah, very steadily, and it's kind of had a resurgence again. Yeah, this five or six holiday parks in the area and yeah, it's just kind of had another massive lift.

Speaker 2:

And we can exclusively reveal Potter's Resorts, clacton on-sea.

Speaker 3:

It's not coming soon.

Speaker 4:

It's taken over Jowick.

Speaker 2:

It's soon going somewhere, but not Clacton.

Speaker 1:

Maybe if we get a portable wave suite we can take it to Clacton.

Speaker 2:

Like a Potter's tour. We could have tore the whole resort around.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, Mike Scott's camper van yes, do you still do a lot of the art? Then yeah, still do all.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, quite a lot. What's your favorite sort of style or most favorite sort of stuff? It depends. I can tell my hand to most things, so I always drew from when I was little, but then I kind of stopped for a long while and then, when lockdown happened, I had an iPad and I started to get into digital art. So ever since then I've kind of really got back into it. Cartoon style is my main thing. But, yeah, I do logos and stuff. So a lot of the logos we use on the screens for our cabraes and things I've done and designed. Yeah, so the one if you're in tonight you'll see Gemma and Alice's Rock and Roll Pie. I did that one. Sarah's Icons, one Dan's Musical one yeah, so I've done quite a few of them.

Speaker 1:

I got one man graphics department. Yeah, pretty much, which is great, and I'm really envious because I always used to enjoy doing artsy things, making stuff, just never really pursued it or followed that side of things.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, like I said, I stopped for ages, but it comes in ways. I have to be in the mood to draw and when I am I can go through stuff really quickly.

Speaker 1:

Especially if, during lockdown, I always have creative bursts and I really want to be creative, but I don't know what I want to do, and that's really good. So over lockdown, I just did paint by numbers, because I think you take all the choice out of it. You find a good picture and image and then you just switch off. Yeah.

Speaker 2:

I had a very peculiar lockdown hobby. Do we want to know about this? Yes, so I was weird, locked down in a log cabin in the middle of a forest and some hills that look like I was in the sound of music. And were they alive? They certainly were when I was on them and anyway.

Speaker 2:

So I first wanted to do some puzzles like jigsaw puzzles Puzzling, so I ordered them, but that was when the rest of the country was ordering puzzles, so they never arrived. It's like everybody was doing the same thing at the same time. So I thought, okay, I know that everyone's going to be ordering the exact same stuff, so I need to think, out of the box here, what's going to keep me entertained. And I will tell you what kept me entertained the melodica.

Speaker 1:

Is that a musical instrument? No way, because I bought a melodica as well, the little music box with the little flicky.

Speaker 2:

Oh, almost no that's a cambala.

Speaker 1:

No, that's a cambala. Yeah, cambala, anyway.

Speaker 2:

The melodica is a piano with a straw.

Speaker 3:

Oh, yes, you know, like one of the ones you hear.

Speaker 2:

It sounds like an accordion or harmonica.

Speaker 3:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

And I sat on those hills and it was completely shut to the public as well because it was blocked down. And I sat on those hills and I did play the sound of music many times, along with many other songs. The following clip is real footage from me playing my melodica on the hills. Enjoy this rendition of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein song Adelweiss.

Speaker 1:

I can't work out if that's really good, really nice or really sad.

Speaker 2:

What was your favourite subject at school?

Speaker 4:

Art, strangely enough. Yeah, I loved art. I like history as well, but not the kind of modern history I really wanted to kind of I liked to kind of the Roman stuff, but I really wanted to do. I would love to have done Greek history and myth and back up.

Speaker 2:

History is a part where it gets so boring. When it gets too close to modern times, it's all a bit.

Speaker 4:

Well, yeah, when it starts getting political, yeah.

Speaker 2:

That's all it seems to be about after a certain time I'm all right with American Revolutionary Wars political, but after there it's like we had to do a whole thing on 1950s history and I was like that's not, that's just happened.

Speaker 4:

Okay, it's not really history.

Speaker 2:

history no it isn't history. History and and and, like the 70s and stuff like the Watergate scandal, I'm like, yeah, that's really interesting, but I don't want to be learning about it in history Like Sounds really riveting you. I love history classics. I love the Watergate scandal as much as the next person. Yeah he does, doesn't stop talking about it. I'm not joking, I wrote a song about it.

Speaker 1:

No, I know I believe you, I really did I have.

Speaker 4:

Did you sing it as Nixon?

Speaker 2:

Parts of it. Yes, actually I did. It was say no to this from Hamilton. But about Watergate, because I used to hand in some of my homeworks as parodies, because I just thought who wants to write an essay? Exactly so I did. Bohemian Rhapsody about mangroves, those trees that grow in salty water.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, yeah, I was a questioner.

Speaker 2:

No no, the shocked face was more, I think, because of the Bo Wrapped. Yeah mangroveian rhapsody Nice. I can perform it now at six minutes, but I can do it if we need to.

Speaker 1:

I think we're okay. If you're Maybe just a little bit.

Speaker 2:

One of the great lyrics was Asia, the major home, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, I guess that was good, I can't believe it was that?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I was going to say that. That was just you listing things.

Speaker 4:

More like we didn't start with fire. Yeah, that wasn't that bad.

Speaker 2:

It was there. There was also ICOCO2 emission from a grove, crucial source, crucial source, crucial source of blue carbon termite infestation, weak stabilization, no tidal flashing tidal flashing tidal flashing tidal flashing tidal flashing, flashing tides because of lack of fresh water available in salty soils.

Speaker 3:

This went on for six minutes.

Speaker 2:

Man grows must filter the water through their leaves. Sometimes high, sometimes low. How high can they grow? 80 feet tall? They really, really grow, really grow. It was a real vibe.

Speaker 1:

I bet your teachers really loved that.

Speaker 2:

It was a real vibe.

Speaker 1:

And that's why you did it, because you knew that would annoy them. No, they loved it. I suppose it was better than reading for a minute that was played at Oxford University Genuinely. Sorry, I don't know where we were at. We go off on all sorts of ways. History, we're on history.

Speaker 2:

What was your least favorite subject?

Speaker 4:

I never liked maths no one does. No, I just don't understand the point.

Speaker 1:

I didn't mind maths. That's why you're unpopular.

Speaker 4:

Not strictly speaking, true. I just didn't get the point of what they were teaching us. I understand why maths is important, but I've never used any long division, I just saw it more like puzzles, and that's the only reason why I enjoyed maths.

Speaker 2:

I was having this chat with some guests the other day the Burgesses, if you're listening, how are you? Anyway, I was having this chat with them and one of them was just saying like when have I ever used algebra? And you made a good point of like, why don't you just have that as an optional thing later on that if you want to do x stuff, then you can learn to do that. But how many people can say, they've often?

Speaker 1:

used algebra in their lives. I think you have to find x stuff and then use it Stuff that's previously.

Speaker 2:

Oh, that was.

Speaker 1:

I don't really know where I was going with that, but it's relevant.

Speaker 2:

Sorry Jack.

Speaker 1:

Most of algebra is finding x.

Speaker 2:

But how many times have you used algebra in your comedy career?

Speaker 4:

Never. Can you try and use it tonight for us?

Speaker 2:

I'll see what I can do Try to fit some algebra in there. Thank you, we are staying to watch Variety, as I've told you already Mick.

Speaker 4:

I'm going to try and do a great onstage moment. I'll see what I can do. I used to go out with a girl like that. I actually dumped her because she wasn't any good at algebra. That's why my x is out of the equation. So I stayed with Haven for about five years, kind of worked my way through different roles, was Tiger Club leader and assistant attainment manager, what's a? Tiger Club. Where are you For the purposes of the podcast he's doing?

Speaker 1:

really weird. Hand signals Very strange.

Speaker 4:

We're having fun in the Tiger Club.

Speaker 2:

So we still don't know what it is. You just know there was a kind of cult dance that went with it.

Speaker 4:

So the Tiger Club was kids club. It was kind of like five to twelve.

Speaker 1:

And you fed them to Tigers.

Speaker 4:

Yes, I could have done that over summer of fun. No, we just used to do loads of different games and stuff.

Speaker 1:

There was dances, We've seen some of the dancers.

Speaker 2:

We know they were dancers, mick, so I stayed there with them.

Speaker 4:

Then I was assistant and attainment manager and then presenter. Then I went and worked on ships. So I was at sea for four years. Which cruise land did you work? So I worked for Thompson.

Speaker 1:

Which is now Morella. I think, yeah, I had no idea.

Speaker 4:

So I did a year for Thompson on the Thompson spirit, and then I joined Island Cruises, which is no longer with us. It's a shame, but it was a kind of moment, silent, silent cruises. It was a younger kind of cruise clientele, yeah, and we just used to have a lot more fun than kind of they used to go to Brazil in the winter and do three day cruises.

Speaker 3:

Party cruises around Brazil.

Speaker 2:

It's crazy, I'm imagining some wild nights.

Speaker 1:

Where were any highlights from your cruising days?

Speaker 4:

Yeah, so many. So obviously, like I said, we used to go. We used to start in Brazil and then travel across to the med, do the med season and then we'd go back over to Brazil. So we went to Rio, played football on Copa, cabana Beach. We had some Brazilian kids which was awesome who won. They were superb Brazilian and hang glided off the top of a mountain and landed on. Ipanema Beach, which was phenomenal.

Speaker 4:

I love the story Do all like Sugarloaf Mountain and all of the I don't know what can't remember the name of the mountain.

Speaker 1:

But yeah, it was Christ the Redeemer. Yes, saw Christ the Redeemer. Was he there with the Tiger Club?

Speaker 4:

Yes, he was doing the choreo Um Caribbean, yeah yeah, big lover of the Caribbean, I went back.

Speaker 1:

As I said, I went on Cruising March, went to the Caribbean just to do it from the other side, to do it as a guest, rather than as a.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, he had many coconut dream.

Speaker 1:

Well, I love a cocktail.

Speaker 4:

It's weird, like some of the Caribbean is kind of weird, like the ports and stuff we used to go to unless you were going on tour.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I always say that what's weird about it? Sorry, I've never been, so I.

Speaker 4:

And so like, obviously, unless you go out on tour, some of the ports are just kind of real, kind of shanty towns and nice, like kind of real, not a lot there. Yeah, kfcs, did you? There's a lot of KFCs, just bars and KFCs.

Speaker 1:

Well, kfc isn't the same as over here Did you find that I'm going to be honest with you. The last time I had a KFC in the Caribbean, I'd just been on a catamaran and I have pictures of me in KFC, but I don't really remember anything other than that I was in KFC.

Speaker 2:

How does KFC differ? Dolphin what?

Speaker 4:

They used to sell dolphin and shark as well as KFC. It's KFC yeah as well as chicken.

Speaker 1:

I'm going to have to go back.

Speaker 4:

The ones we used to go to. A lot of them had dolphin and shark.

Speaker 2:

I'm skipping ahead here, but we do a quiz in this podcast called the ABC Quiz, and one of our questions, previously used in a few episodes, has been what does KFC stand for? Now, if someone said Kentucky Fried Dolphin, that means we would have to take a point away because it would be a correct answer. And now I'm really freaked out about going to a KFC in the Caribbean.

Speaker 1:

I plan to go back again in March so I might go into a KFC just to try it. Did you try shark and dolphin?

Speaker 4:

No, I didn't.

Speaker 1:

Dolphin, are you against that?

Speaker 4:

Yeah Well, no, not necessarily against it, but I just didn't see the purpose.

Speaker 3:

Hey.

Speaker 4:

We just cut that bit out. You're a fan of rollercoasters at times. I love rollercoasters, absolutely love rollercoasters. Don't do things that spin you around constantly, but I love rollercoasters. Favorite rollercoaster have you got a favorite part? So we did Florida. A couple of years ago you said in your form you did Disney. Right, yeah, I did Massive Disney fan. So we did all those. It's not really a coaster as such, but Rise of the Resistance was phenomenal.

Speaker 3:

What's that like? So it was the.

Speaker 4:

Star Wars. It was the brand new Star Wars one that had opened and it's like a dark ride and it takes you through in this little car and you go through different scenes and there's giant Star Wars. Do you know much?

Speaker 2:

about Star Wars. Yeah, I've never seen a Star Wars fan. You're not.

Speaker 4:

To be fair, I'm not a massive Star Wars fan. Okay, but there's a room with a giant atta or AT-AT in it and it takes you up through. It's like a big mechanical dog. Do you know where?

Speaker 1:

to describe that to you.

Speaker 2:

Thank you Because you looked a bit like what's that? I was just thinking of AT&T the carrier.

Speaker 1:

I knew exactly you were going to say that.

Speaker 4:

And then there's you come up against Kylo Ren and he uses force to push you around.

Speaker 1:

And Kylo Ren is Kylo Ren is like the villain in the newest trilogy, the worst trilogy, because it was terrible. Do you like those new ones?

Speaker 4:

Again, I'm not a massive.

Speaker 3:

Star Wars fan, so it doesn't bother me too much.

Speaker 1:

They are awful. I mean the first one's not too bad, but the rest of them, yeah, the second one was terrible.

Speaker 4:

The force is like never mind, never mind, okay. And then it takes you through and it puts you on a lift and it kind of drops you into a motion-moving thing. It's just phenomenal. If you get a chance to have a look at the videos on YouTube phenomenal Absolutely phenomenal.

Speaker 1:

Have you ever done Disney or anything like that?

Speaker 2:

I was meant to go to Disney. This is a very sore subject. I was meant to go to Disneyland Paris for my sixth birthday and we were going to go on the Euro Star. My birthday is January 15th, if anyone is interested. And we got to.

Speaker 1:

October 29th.

Speaker 4:

April 16th.

Speaker 1:

Just in case anyone wants to know.

Speaker 2:

There you go. My birthday's coming up. We got to no by this episode it's passed. I'm afraid oh sorry, next year, jack, I do take gifts in though. Mine's very soon with this episode. Anyway, we get to St Bankers International Station.

Speaker 1:

You can already see the pain on his face. I don't know.

Speaker 2:

We're stood in the queue and they say it's been snowed off and I stood there thinking I'm never going to get to meet Chip and Dale.

Speaker 1:

Oh, they're awesome. I love meeting Chip and Dale when I went to Paris Stop rubbing it in. No, but I used to. You just brought this memory back Great, when I went to Paris when I was younger, you get a little autograph book. Yeah, and I remember Chip and Dale being one of the autographs.

Speaker 2:

I really Met me a couple of times too. Yeah, very cool. I'm so glad you have those memories, guys. Thanks, I'm really happy for you. What about for your birthday this year? I take you too I'd love that To Disneyland Paris, thank you. But anyway, the pain didn't last too long because my mum then said we'll take you to the Hamleys. You can get anything you want.

Speaker 1:

But Do you still learn Paris or Hamleys? I think you were still conned out of that there.

Speaker 2:

Well, she conned me. Well, because she knew that if she said we'll go right now and I'll get you anything you want and we get a full refund for the trip, it worked, didn't it? It really works in her favour, actually, although now she keeps messaging me going oh, I really want to go to Disney with you because I feel sad I've never done it. I failed you as a parent.

Speaker 1:

I'd go with you because I, I think, yes, my new house.

Speaker 4:

I'm looking for an excuse to go. I don't see why we couldn't do a podcast.

Speaker 2:

Would you like to come as well? Yeah, I'll be there, because Mike Scott will also be down.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, let's do it. We keep saying he's going to take us in his camper van he hasn't agreed to it yet.

Speaker 2:

He's not offered. We've said, we've offered ourselves, the four of us we're going to invite you along with us.

Speaker 1:

The four of us will go into Mike's smaller camper van we like Gino, Gordon and Craig. Yeah, Disney and Paris.

Speaker 4:

I recently got engaged, so Congratulations.

Speaker 2:

Thank you very much. Thank you. What do you think of themed weddings? You know, when people choose like a.

Speaker 1:

Sorry, before he finishes his sentence, is yours a themed wedding?

Speaker 4:

I'd love a themed wedding but, Chloe wouldn't let me.

Speaker 1:

No, would she not?

Speaker 4:

No, I wanted a Harry Potter wedding.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, were you going to be dressed in a robe.

Speaker 4:

I don't think I'd necessarily go full kind of cosplay, because I would have it.

Speaker 2:

so you send out their letter in a Hogwarts letter With an owl. Yeah, obviously.

Speaker 1:

A lot of owls to do that.

Speaker 2:

A lot of owls. That might up the cost a little bit because you have to train them as well, but I would then, as the guests arrive, put them under the sorting hat.

Speaker 4:

Oh yeah, so the bridal groom Put them into there A bridal groom and then just the table of Slytherin.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah.

Speaker 4:

They do candles. I remember going in Primark and they had candles for the different houses and there was no Hufflepuff. I just assumed the Hufflepuff the candle would smell of disappointment and shame.

Speaker 2:

There was one and it just got sold out.

Speaker 1:

No, we don't need to stock that one. What would a Gryffindor candle smell like?

Speaker 4:

Victory yeah An apple pie.

Speaker 1:

And Slytherin probably like cabbage oh.

Speaker 2:

No, I think it would smell of like musky like.

Speaker 1:

Musky and metallic yeah, metal, yeah. And then this is really what people want to know this is why people listen.

Speaker 2:

What would the?

Speaker 1:

Harry Potter, houses candle smell like If we were doing scented design in the Hogwarts houses.

Speaker 2:

What would we make the room smell of? What was your first experience of Potters? How did you end up here?

Speaker 4:

I saw the job opportunity come up here for activities later and I was like do you know what I'm going?

Speaker 4:

to just go in the interview and I came and saw Vince, who was here at the time, and he was chatting and he was like why haven't you gone for the entertainment's job? And I was like I said to be fair. I said I didn't know there was one, but I also didn't want to do six days a week, days and nights, Like I can't. I'm over that, I'm too old to do that now. And I was. He said no, we're not doing that, it's five days. You leave the work a day time or you'll work a night time. And I was like, okay, this sounds more appealing.

Speaker 3:

This sounds more appealing.

Speaker 4:

And he said, look, we'll come back to it later on today with one or the other. And they came back, offered me choice of either job. So, yeah, I took the ENTS and yeah it's genuinely been the best thing I've ever done.

Speaker 2:

That's great, I love it.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, having been a manager for 15 or years, it's really nice to not be. Don't worry about all that.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, had you been familiar with Potters before, or was this like your first experience with it?

Speaker 4:

Briefly, yeah, I only kind of. I obviously like you hear the name in and around, but I've never been. I've known a few people who'd worked up at Hopton On C On C On C.

Speaker 1:

It's like a weird tick that we've developed because we were told you haven't worked with the yeah we are allowed to say.

Speaker 3:

Hopton, I know.

Speaker 4:

So David Grigo.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, who I worked with on ships.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, many years ago, everyone's worked with David Grigo.

Speaker 2:

We have to put you through a quiz which we've mentioned a few times and is a all exclusive staple, yeah, which is the ABC quiz.

Speaker 1:

Yes, and ABC stands for.

Speaker 2:

Anything but correct, correct.

Speaker 1:

So basically, the premise is we give you a question, all you have to do is answer incorrectly.

Speaker 4:

That's all you have to do. Yeah, I'm awful, I'm terribly competitive.

Speaker 1:

Oh no, I can already see that on your face that you're like oh god, I'm gonna do that.

Speaker 2:

And three of your five legs, because you're the final person we're recording at five legs. Three of your five legs. Colleagues have already gone through this quiz.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, so right, here we go then. Mcdundee, your time starts now. What is your name? Steve? Name a flavour of soup Ice cream. Name something with four legs, a wonky donkey. What colour is a flamingo Orange? Who was the first man on the moon? Buzz Aldrin. How many days are there in a year? Seven? What does WWDOT stand for? Where is Wally when? Where would you wear glasses On my knees? Name something you'd put in the fridge my name is Wally. I'm a big fan of Wally. I'm a big fan of the fridge. My name what shape is a pizza Triangular. What is the opposite of sad, even sadder? What does a vet look after His finances?

Speaker 4:

And a final question Name something you'd put on a hotdog A cold cat and a white-eyed white-eyed red-eyed kid, I've never seen one of these.

Speaker 2:

Well, that was actually a very good. That was a good little number, number of questions you answered there.

Speaker 1:

You did pause at the start.

Speaker 4:

Yeah yeah, yeah Is the soup one. It was the soup one.

Speaker 1:

Because your brain only goes to I just wanted to say prawn.

Speaker 4:

I don't know why I just wanted to say prawn and I was like, but there could be prawn soup and it's like yeah.

Speaker 2:

So you answered 13 questions correctly. Ok, I have two questions to ask you. Laughter, because we have bonus points, but we also can take points away if we believe an answer was in fact correct. Now he gets very serious about this role. I really do A wonky donkey. I agree with you, may not have four legs, but it could just have one leg shorter than the other.

Speaker 4:

That's true.

Speaker 2:

Are you agreeing that wonky donkey is an incorrect answer?

Speaker 4:

No, because the joke is what you call a donkey with three legs. Yeah, a wonky donkey.

Speaker 1:

He only thinks in jokes, Henry.

Speaker 2:

So Right, yes, ok, and if you remember like the Hanna Dex game show wonky donkey.

Speaker 4:

Good point.

Speaker 2:

Donky with three legs Triangular pizza. Now, if it was a pizza slice, maybe you didn't ask whether it was a pizza Pizza. This means a lot to you, Mick. I don't know I can see it. I will give you a bonus point for Cold Cat on the hot dog and also looking after his finances.

Speaker 1:

I feel like that's sage advice.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, definitely.

Speaker 3:

You're questioning it, aren't you?

Speaker 1:

You're like, yes, he, yeah, but yeah, yeah, you don't look so sure about that one.

Speaker 4:

I thought the question was going to be about my nan in the fridge. I'm not going to lie.

Speaker 2:

Oh, and a bonus point for that as well. That's what I wanted to give them for, which leaves you completely overlooked.

Speaker 1:

That is now yeah. I hope you mean now as in the relative, and not like the bread.

Speaker 4:

Yes, yeah, that leaves you weird.

Speaker 3:

She's cryogenically frozen. I took it to bring her back.

Speaker 2:

Good old man, that leaves you with 16 points Super.

Speaker 1:

Here are the scores on the doors for the ABC quiz yes, fifth place. Dan Fox and Rachel Bady 10 points.

Speaker 2:

Do you like my new time signature? Yeah, no, I don't like it, I prefer the old one. Fourth place.

Speaker 1:

Harley Shaw 11 points.

Speaker 2:

Third place.

Speaker 1:

Joe B and Chloe Driscoll 14 points. Second place Brian Graves 15 points.

Speaker 2:

Oh my God, he's been elsted, he has.

Speaker 1:

And in first place knocking Brian off the top spot. Mick Dundee 16 points. Bum, bum, bum bum, bum.

Speaker 2:

I feel so sorry for Brian, poor Brian.

Speaker 1:

How have the mighty have fallen, so we're going to get into the. This is the main bulk of the job interview selection process.

Speaker 2:

Which, ironically, is the fastest part of the podcast.

Speaker 1:

It's a weird premise OK, these are quick fire questions. However, you don't have to answer quickly, we want to take time with that. Just the first thing that comes into your head.

Speaker 2:

This time you really can take 48 seconds per question. Ok, and more If you want to.

Speaker 1:

I mean, let's not just have radio silence? Yeah, do you want to go for the first one?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, of course. What was the last thing you put into Google? You can check if you want to. Oh, wow, yeah.

Speaker 4:

Um, probably something really random, apart from my emoji check, which my car failed the other day. It's just my condolences. Yeah, just cost me 500 quid to sort out, always lovely. So the last thing I literally put in was Simpson's Barbershop Quartet. Yes, what an episode.

Speaker 2:

Wow, yeah, jack sent me an episode of the Simpsons the other day. Well, not the other day, it was quite a while ago. It was a little Simpsons themed, wasn't it?

Speaker 1:

But it was like a Sondheim themed.

Speaker 2:

Simpsons episode. It was amazing with Patty Lepone and Sutton Foster in it. Are you really impressed when I sent you that I was so impressed?

Speaker 1:

This is a really great standalone episode. Yeah, if you were an insect, which insect would you be? And why? Probably a bee? Why a bee? Um, good answer.

Speaker 4:

But yeah, um then, kind of chunky.

Speaker 1:

Kind of chunky Honey.

Speaker 4:

I love honey and just they're nice, they're like bees.

Speaker 1:

I like bees. Bees are useful yeah.

Speaker 4:

Like, as opposed to wasps, which is just hideous wasps. But yeah, probably a bee. Yeah, I want to just bumble around a bit Bumble around.

Speaker 2:

Bumble around. Yeah, if you were stuck on a desert island with any team member, who would you take with you?

Speaker 4:

I would probably take Gemma. Gemma Hamilton. Yeah, from the end same. I don't think we've not really met Gemma yet I haven't really met Gemma.

Speaker 1:

She's awesome. I keep hearing that, which is lovely.

Speaker 4:

Why, gemma, she's crafty, not in like a.

Speaker 2:

She's crafty.

Speaker 1:

Not in like a sly kind of I thought she runs the craft.

Speaker 4:

But no, she makes stuff so like podiums we use. She made all the podiums. She made stuff for Pantone last year. So yeah, gemma would be up to knock up Shelter.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, good answer yeah, yeah, I think.

Speaker 4:

Gemma, although they all have their own merits.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, good way to cover your back there.

Speaker 4:

They all have their own merits. As much as I love Dan, I don't think I could be stuck on a desert island with him.

Speaker 1:

If you were to challenge Usain Bolt at anything and win, what would you challenge him to?

Speaker 4:

Oh, probably a slow race.

Speaker 2:

Last to the finish line.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Do you think he wouldn't be able to resist?

Speaker 4:

going fast, is that it? I just think I could go slower.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I think I would like to see this yeah.

Speaker 1:

I think that's more exciting than a fast race. Yeah, what are the parameters of that Like do you have to Like how fast? Can't stop moving, can't stop moving, can't stop moving how? Do you define, not stopping.

Speaker 2:

Like if you pick up your leg. It has to keep moving forward.

Speaker 3:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

Well, this, Nick, is the most important question we ever get to ask who would you rather go on holiday with Me or Jack?

Speaker 1:

That's a big question.

Speaker 2:

When we were interviewing Chloe.

Speaker 1:

She can actually remember my name, but Don't say this just because you want him to feel sorry for you.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, see, it's obviously done. The Disney and stuff like that, it would be great.

Speaker 2:

I mean you've never done it, sorry, it'd be good to be able to kind of, to be loved and experienced that with me for the first time.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, to be able to take you and show you To finally meet Chip and Dale what your face like lights up when you.

Speaker 4:

Finally meet Chip and Dale. Yeah, when you finally meet Chip and Dale, it would be amazing. I can't wait for that. Yeah, that'd be lovely. I just think there'd be there's too big of age gap between this.

Speaker 2:

As much as I like you, it's not me, it's you as much as I like it, Henry.

Speaker 4:

I think there's too much. No, I think you'd want, I don't know.

Speaker 1:

I feel like I went to see a breakup, Although much of an agent. You just want something. I don't right now.

Speaker 2:

I mean yeah, I think I'd rather go for a phoenix.

Speaker 4:

That's the. Can I just take you each on a holiday. No that's what we need, some sort of decision.

Speaker 2:

No, OK, we don't travel in the same time.

Speaker 4:

That case, I go on holiday with Jack.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, thank you.

Speaker 4:

Thanks, thank you.

Speaker 1:

Well, make Dundee. I've been trying to think of this, but I haven't been able to, I've got it. You've got it? Yeah, because we, we, we put all of your answers into AI. Ok, and it will, your responses, and it throws out your, your best position. Ok, cool. The exclusive podcast company.

Speaker 2:

Yes, and the position that we've allocated you today is our on resort. Resident candle maker.

Speaker 4:

Oh, super yes.

Speaker 2:

Obviously with your knowledge of Harry Potter candles before you sent Connoisseur. Yeah, you've. You've smelled some of the world's greatest smells, like Kentucky Fried Dolphin or things like that. And obviously you could design the labels. Yes, so all in all make sense. You will be supplying the candles for each of our rooms, but we can't have flames in the rooms. I just need to give that disclosure now.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, you can create the sense, but we're not allowed to put it in a rage diffuser. Yeah.

Speaker 2:

Well, what an episode that was. Jack certainly was an episode. I realized that we've got to do something in our intro.

Speaker 1:

That's great. We're very ungrateful for doing it, yeah because we should be grateful. Yes, we should.

Speaker 2:

And to be grateful.

Speaker 3:

We like to take trips to gratitude Gratitude Corners, that's really nice Play the jingle. Gratitude, corners.

Speaker 2:

This week. Jack, I am grateful. Well, we're both grateful. Yeah, we are, Mike Scott, he's always grateful to Mike. Let's be honest.

Speaker 1:

Unless he stops us from using the word omelette or f**king.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, but we're grateful to Mike because he gifted us hashtag gifted to Potters Puffers.

Speaker 1:

Yes, potters Puffers, he bought us these puffer jackets as a joke they're actually lovely they thought we'd look ridiculous, oh no, we didn't.

Speaker 2:

No, we certainly didn't, and we looked gorgeous and everyone's been asking how to get them. Everyone has been asking me how do I get one? Of those, the staff guests, random people on the street, have been stopping us.

Speaker 1:

I feel like we've started a movement, a fashion movement.

Speaker 2:

We are the two most fashionable people in Norfolk, it's been said many times, many ways. Merry Christmas to you. So anyway, who knows if you'll ever be able to get your hands on those jackets. It's not impossible. Let's wait and see what time says.

Speaker 1:

Me and Celia were talking about trying to sell them earlier, were you really? We were starting to have a business.

Speaker 2:

Very nice. Well, anyway, we're very grateful to Mike. He also got us some beanies which we were quite reluctant to wear, and it was like trying to force someone a small child trying to make me wear a beanie.

Speaker 1:

You wriggled a lot. I stuck mine on a tree.

Speaker 2:

Until he forced you to put it on your head. And then I almost ruined the whole Christmas display. But, mike, we're grateful for you.

Speaker 3:

We're so grateful for you.

Speaker 1:

I've got to go and do the Friday Night Pre-Show now, have you really? Yeah, sorry to break the fall wall here. Sorry about that. I know it's Monday morning for many of you or wherever you're listening Friday Night, but it is Friday Night for us.

Speaker 2:

Friday Night two weeks ago as well.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

We're time travelers. Tell us about what you were doing Friday Night two weeks ago.

Speaker 1:

Probably something less interesting than being at Potter's Result Hopton on C, unless you were here at Potter's Result Hopton on C.

Speaker 2:

How would that be?

Speaker 1:

And if you just watched, if you were at Hopton on C on Friday Night two weeks ago, this is what we were doing.

Speaker 2:

This is the conversation we were having.

Speaker 1:

We were having just before I said hello to you on stage.

Speaker 2:

So Jack is now going to take two steps out and be on stage.

Speaker 1:

Listen to that rupture of applause.

Speaker 2:

I can't hear anything.

Speaker 3:

Oh Bye, music playing.

Interview With Mick Dundee at Lakes
Early Career in Comedy and Art
Discussion on History and Personal Experiences
Love for Rollercoasters and Themed Weddings
Candles, Harry Potter, and Job Interviews
Discussion About Age Gap and Gratitude
Time Traveling at Potter's Result