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Nine Network Australia (also known as The Eddie Network) is the result of a drinking bet while drinking Boggs between the Liberal Party of Australia and Kerry Packer. The Libs thought Kerry couldn't run a TV network with a budget of $10.50, and Kerry thought he could. Brawling ensured, but in the High Court Case, Superman v. The Dark side (High Court XVIII iiiv xxxxi 34259348392 XXXX!!I) proved that Kerry gets the network and the government gets to grovel to him every three years to show a pissy "Prime Ministerial" debate that all Australians must ignore and watch Australian Idol. As a result, Kerry pays no licensing fees whereas Channel 7 pays $495 bil to make up the difference.
After Kerry got to broadcast for free in 1948, it was several years until he bothered invent TV in Australia in order to do this. By the time he could be stuffed, Channel Seven had been conned out of hundreds of billions of dollars a year to broadcast for three hours a day and appeared to be some sort of competition. Nine then hired all the staff at Seven, only to fire then the next week and claiming they all committed 'gross misconduct' so they couldn't get a job in TV again.
Nine then proceeded to hire Monkeys. When he realised people were sick of Monkeys on the screen, he hired Weasels, who were very unpopular. So he hired Ferrets, and to this day, the screen is littered with Ferrets (and Muppets if you count Ray Martin).
In 1985, Kerry was rudely woken at 11pm one morning by a door-to-door salesman named Alan Bond. Alan Bond was selling second-hand Electrolux's and incomplete sets of Encyclopaedias. When Bond found out who Kerry was, he said wanted to buy Nine. Kerry wanted $30b for it, eventually they settled on $41b. Then Bond sunk the $81b profit from Nine in Electrolux, he went broke, and Kerry agreed to buy back Nine for $10.20.
Since then, Kerry routinely fires the entire board and hires all the Ferrets to take over. The most recent time this occurred was in 2006 when Eddie McGuire took over as CES (Chief Executive Slave) after Kerry died of the mysterious "Kerry Packer Syndrome", of which he was named after. The Australian Taxation Office have still yet to prove that he's died, much to the amusement of James Packer.
In 2006 the Today show got a new host and the studio has also been filled with laughing gas to make it even more unbearable.
In April 2007, Nine brought Channel Nine Newcastle.....i mean...NBN for $250 Million Nine Fun Dollars. But NBN would only be bought by Nine if Eddie Everywhere stepped down as CEO.
edit Structure of Nine
Nine is a mix of Monkeys, Ferrets and Weasels. This is because they work for less than peanuts and don't unionise. Between 1969-1978 the Monkeys successfully unionised, but then Nine bought it out and renamed it Burke's Backyard.
The Weasels sit on the Bored of Derektors and their hobbies include cutting budgets and throwing tools at Jamie Durie. Eddie McGuire is a successful Weasel.
The Monkeys write scripts and operate the camera. They are imported from Brazil and undergo a stringent 10-week training course to become staff. This training course can be seen in action in Survivor: Outback.
The Ferrets are often seen on screen, although all too frequently they are mistaken for Weasels. Eddie was frequently mistaken for one until everyone realised he was one.
edit People who really should never have been on TV ..... EVER!!!
edit Bert Newton
Bert Newton started out as a mop with a volleyball stuck on the top. Soon they drew on a smiley face, and The Graham Kennedy Show was born. Bert's latest escapade was to beg to go back on Nine, now he stars in Family Feud, a game where hungry families are stuck on an island with no food or water or chopsticks, ensuring survivor-like results.
edit Livinia Nixon
Livinia is a ferret. She learnt to read her autocue by reading the Herald Sun everyday, subsequently why she can’t handle words longer than six letters. She stars in every Nine show they can fit her in, including the Weather, Temptation of the Weather, Getaway the Melbourne Weather, Who Wants to be a Weathernnaire and Honey I Lost the Temptation Weather.
edit Eddie McGuire
The head ferret at Nine. Also commonly mistaken for a weasel, but more often than Livinia. Eddie's job includes cutting down every show except Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and to pour all that money into generating a hologram of himself so he can not only run Collingwood Football Club, Channel Nine, and Millionaire, but The Board of HowDoesItWork.com, the Very Lovely Sock Company, and BP at once. Not to mention, Eddie is the devil, but only on weekends and on full moons.
edit Ray Martin
The only Muppet at Nine. Frequently operated by Kerry himself. His hair was allegedly imported from Sweden by mistake, in the form of a hovercraft. If asked about the TV Journalist who is a Muppet has a fibreglass hovercraft on his head, Australians will respond it hasn't ever come up.
Jess is the firstskelton to host a telvsion show. She was the host of the today show and used to inform viewers of what day it was, and who her best friends were. She got pregnant and used it as an excuse for being sacked. Former Best friends include Bert Newton, Prime Minister Howard, Georgie Gardener, Georgie Parker, Tony Abbott and Scooby-Doo. Also mentioned at odd occasions is her other former friend Karl Stefanovic. Jessica has now lefted the Nine Network due to laughing too much and her husband Peter Overton pushing her down the stairs and breaking her arm. She now works with Channel Seven
edit Kerry-Anne Kennerley
Kerry-Anne Kennerley, at 986 years old is the oldes member of staff at Channel 9. She began as a weather girl, beofre becoming companion to Doctor Who in 1869. SHe he was forced to regenerate due to ill health, she returned to Australia and bgan as host of Morning's with Kerry Ann in 1908, almost 50 years beofre television actually bagan. Her favourite motto is 'Im Not Working til I Get Paid!!!"
In 1987, Nine launched the National Nine News, a daily news program which was initially hosted by Journalist Ita Buttrose. Other presenters over the years have included Brian Bury in Brisbane, Don Lane in Sydney, Bert Newton in Melbourne, Georgina Allen-Thomas-Hangcock-peacock-McGunniss in Adelaide, and the Dixie Chicks in Perth. In 2005, Ray Martin took over and hosted all 6 news report nightly live because he is a time lord capable of Time shifting. In 2009, Peter Overton (superstar journo) took over and forced Ray Martin to do the shows on the weekend. because channel 9 was desperate to get 'a decent person on this bloody channel'
edit Important Shows that were on Nine
edit Hey Hey It's Saturday
A show invented back when people were too drunk to care what was on TV. In 1971, Gough Whitlam made his first appearance on this show while running for PM, on a unicycle whilst "juggling" (more similar to dropping) wads of money into the crowd. This was very popular for Gough until people realised he'd just given the 1972 budget to the Hey Hey it's Saturday Studio audience.
Hey Hey It's Saturday ran for 40 years until it's budget exceeded $1.35 and less than 1.43 billion Australian Koalas were watching each episode. Kerry then canned it and replaced it with Funniest Home Renovation Videos.
Currently it has been reincarnated by Rove McManus as a three headed-emu. Shortly, Rove plans to turn it into a show, but at the moment nobody's desperate enough to watch Rove on TV, and showed him so at last years' Buble commedy festival (held in Lower Plenty, Victoria) when he was pelted with rotten eggplants and broken copies of his 'Rove- The Best of' DVD. Sadly, for those who attended, most of them missed.
edit Funniest Home Renovation Videos
A show where Jamie Durie is ceremonially disgraced every week by having tools thrown at him. It is deeply symbolic and - Jamie Durie is tied to a chair on the side of Mt Kosciusko to make sure he can't run away, and the tools are thrown to show how much of a tool he is. It too, started as a drinking bet between Kerry and Steve Vizard, who said it would be funny to watch Jamie Durie cry like a little girl. Kerry agreed. It is the most expensive show on the network, as the chair is paid tens of thousands of milicents to have to be sat on by a screaming Jamie Durie each week.
edit A Recent Affair
Kerry always prided himself on being the highest rating news program. When the show started it mainly reported on Kerry's lastest affair. When Kerry passed away they have been copying whatever Naomi Robson's Today Tonight show and being more outraged about it. Segments include cross-promoting Getaway and interviewing Politicians who couldn't get a gig on Lateline, or worse, Meet the Press.
Other programs which 9 air include:
- Hey Hey it's Monday!
- Mornings with Kerry O'Brien
- Here's Humphry B. Bogart
- What Year is It?
- Bert's 20 to Family Feud
- Burgo's Obscure tradmarks
- Trevor Marmalade looks tired
- McDonald's Daughters
- Backdoor Blitz
- Brian Brown's hour of Fiber
- Horrendous and violently humorous home video.
- Amazing Medicine Stories
- Quizmania (Australia) (Quiz show, callers are usually drunk or stoned)
- 60 minutes and the giant peach
- The show that was on yesterday but has been moved then after one episode cancelled.
- Your Mother
- That Eddie McGuire Show at the horribly inconvenient timeslot
- Laughter Limited
- One Vs. Nobody
edit Current schedule
|6:00 PM||6:30 PM||7:00 PM||7:30 PM||8:00 PM||8:30 PM||9:00 PM||9:30 PM||10:00 PM|
|SUN||National Nine National News||Backdoor Blitz||60 Centuries||CSI: Crap Scene Investigation||Without a Trace of Viewers|
|MON||A Recent Affair||Two and a 3 Quarters Men||Life in David Attenborough||The farmer wants sex||CSI: NY|
|TUE||Wipeout of Viewers||The chef who always says fuck||Man to Bitch|
|WED||McDonald's Daughters||Undergut||Canal Highway|
|THU||Get far away||The chef who always says fuck Again||The GAYFL Show|
|FRI||Friday Night football (gropefest)|
|SAT||Australia's Horrendous and Violently Funniest Home Videos||Saturday Night Movie AKA get a DVD this is going to be boring and crappy|
Note: News and Current Affairs are in Grey; Drama is in Blue; Sitcoms, Animation and Comedy are in Purple; Lifestyle programs are in Green; Factual programs and Documentaries are Yellow; Variety, Reality, Game shows and Talk shows are in Red; Sport is in Orange; Movies are in Pink. The above represents Nine's usual shit primetime schedule. It does not reflect one-off events or region specific programming, and program starting times may vary from those shown. If you don't like this line-up just watch a DVD.
edit Current Presenters
The following is a list of Nine's current presenters and the programs they present.
|Eddie McGuire||60 Eddies|
|Eddie McGuire||National Nine News|
|Eddie McGuire||The Eddie Show|
|Eddie McGuire||The Gift|
|Eddie McGuire||Eddie's Backyard|
|Eddie McGuire||Domestic Eddie|
|Eddie McGuire||Today Show|
|Eddie McGuire||Power of Eddie|
|Eddie McGuire||Eddie's Wide World of Sport|
|Eddie McGuire||A Current Eddie|
|Eddie McGuire||Who Wants To Be An Eddie|
|Eddie McGuire||Missing Eddies Unit|
|Eddie McGuire||Eddie's Family Feud|
|Eddie McGuire||Australia's Eddiest Home Videos|
|Eddie McGuire||The Eddie Block|
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WARNING: if you don't vote for Nine Kerry Packer will haunt you from the grave.
edit Anniversary celebrations
In 2006, Nine Celebrated the fact that over the past 80 years, they have been broadcasting for at least 50 of those. A number of sepcial events took place, including a show which will highlight to top 50 stars and shows which 9 wish they had on their network. the top 5 were...
- 5: Sandra Sully (Channel 10 presenter)
- 4: The AFL Grand Final (The AFL Grand Final)
- 3: Kochie and Mel (Co-host of 7 Sunrise)
- 2: The AFL Grand Final breakfast (The AFL Grand Final breakfast)
- 1: The Channel Nine Show (ABC Variety Sow, with Roy and HG)
edit Policies at Nine
- The number 1 policy at Nine is to stay within a cent of the $10.50 annual budget.
- The second most important policy is to only show 70% American content, and 20% British/Kiwi content. Kerry was understandably thrilled when John Howard made all Australian TV providers show at least 70% American content a day in the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Kerry and Eddie aim to get that percentage up to 80% in the year 2010.
- The third most important policy to have the most prominent watermark. Currently, it occupies 30% of screen Real Estate, and Eddie has declared he aims to get that up to 115% by the year 2012.