Hamish Blake and Andy Lee’s latest television show, True Story, which debuted last Monday night, has been met with strong ratings and critical acclaim.
The second episode of the series aired last night at 7:30pm on Channel Nine and won the ratings by a landslide, with a peak national audience of more than 1.8 million. But there were some viewers who harboured concerns.
The episode centred around a young boy nicknamed ‘Stubby’ who loved sausage rolls and a beautiful girl named Cynthia.
As the self-professed ‘black sheep’ of his athletic family, Stubby wanted nothing more than to impress his lifesaving champion father, Kev.
In preparation for an upcoming event, Stubby trained with his father, with the goal of winning a medal. And perhaps also attracting the attention of Cynthia.
Laura Brodnik and Clare Stephens reviewed last week’s episode of True Story on The Binge. Post continues below.
By the time the State Lifesaving Championships rolled around, Stubby was determined to make his dad proud. With great performances in his heats, Stubby managed to make the 100m sprint final for the first time.
As he stretched and prepared for the run of his life, he noticed that Cynthia, wearing a lifesaving swimming costume, was just metres in front of him, ready to run her own final.
What ensues is nothing short of the ultimate nightmare of literally every young boy who has ever lived.
Puberty, er, asserts itself, and Stubby is left trying to work out how to hide his manhood while wearing nothing but a Speedo.
Eventually, he puts the race first, and runs 100 metres with a… well. An erection.
The program only described the erection in euphemism, and didn’t explicitly show it. There were illusions and innuendos, but it was all relatively subtle.