Music Video of the Day: So Excellent by Kylie Mole (1988, dir. ???)


I’m not sure how I ended up on the Australasian side of YouTube music videos. But I’m glad I did. I’m hooked on listening to Big On Love by Models.

Kylie Mole is a character created by comedian Mary-Anne Fahey. The character was so successful that she not only did a couple songs, but even wrote a book called My Diary By Kylie Mole. She is credited with popularizing the term “bogan.” According to Wikipedia, the character of Captain Boomerang “has been reinvented as a bogan instead of his typical garish personality.”

I guess that explains the AC/DC song when they introduce him in Suicide Squad and the poster in this video.

Suicide Squad (2016, dir. David Ayer)

Suicide Squad (2016, dir. David Ayer)

You can also see the gun-toting panda in the background.

Suicide Squad (2016, dir. David Ayer)

Suicide Squad (2016, dir. David Ayer)

What exactly is a bogan? I’m not going to try and classify it. There are sites that do it. There also appears to be a movement to reclaim the term. You can get an idea of what she is making fun of just by watching the video.

Yes, she did do some things with Kylie Minogue, such as the compilation below:

Enjoy!

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