Life Support: episode guide
Premiere: June 24, 2001 (SBS)
On Today's Tips, Todd shows you how to speed up your excavation by burying human remains in your yard as well as how to secure your stuff from the junkie in the family. Penne demonstrates the cheapest way to enjoy cheap travel to exotic international destinations. On Anglo File, Dr Rudi teaches Anglo-Australians how to improve their lives by absorbing all the best aspects of multiculturalism and later, he takes a look at an exciting new sex technique. Sigourney shows you how to make your own AIDS ribbon and demonstrates the power of networking. On Viewer Mail, Penne introducers viewers to the ancient art of Feng Shui for the single apartment dweller
With: Winifred Armstrong, Andrew Bourke, Nathan Brown, Scott Garry, Michael Gittany, Steven Grace, Chris Hanrahan, Yvette Herbert, Danny Ibrahim, Jonathan Pasvolsky, Oliver Rasir, Franca Senise, Darren Smith
Sigourney shows women how to disguise the men folk's essential items, as well as those attention grabbing disabilities. On Today's Tips, Todd show viewers how to look bookish while not losing valuable space while on Child Watch, Penne looks at the affect a controversial new alternative band, Chamber Mouth, is having on children. Dr Rudi shows viewers how to increase their house's value at auction and informs the dumpy darlings the medical secret beind successfull weight loss. Todd demonstrates how to make Vietnamese spring rolls, or a reasonable facsimile of.
With: Alastair Barns, Tabrett Bethell, Tim Campbell, Cameron Elston, Uncle Max Erol, Angela Ferrarelli, Angelo Ferrarelli, Rebecca Fisher, Barbara Gouskos, Kahilia Greska, Karinna Greska, Julie Hannington, Majda Kosovel, Billy Milionis, Paul Nicholson, Madison Orr, Les Saxby, Toby Schmitz, John Tutt, Alexis West, Jamie Zamudio
Sigourney shows viewers how handicrafts and the right attitude can impove the lives of those around us. Dr Rudi offers some advice on keeping your wine safely on the self using readily available plutonium isotopes. Penne shows budding music remixers where to find copyright-free recordings with plenty of dramatic sounds. On Todd's Tips, Todd talks foreplay and later shows viewers a DIY alternative to expensive acupuncture. Sigourney and Penne show viewers how to use a potato to make your own nightclub stamps. Prompted by a letter from a viewer, Todd teaches viewers how to cook a restaurant quality french meal.
With: Fred Chen, Fam Lee Ooi, Ben Luker, Kyah Sautelle
Todd demonstates how to make your smoke alarm double as a burglar alarm. Penne reveals how to send your mail for free and how to apply the same methods for international travel. Sigourney instructs her female viewers how to use their OCD to set a proper table every time and later reveals the aromatic wonders of Buddhism. Dr Rudi dispenses some timely advise about drugs and their side effects and reveals how to get more money into your lifestyle. Penne shows how to lift yourself out of poverty with just a little ingenuity and creativity (and a government arts grant) and how to run a community child care centre for the good of the children, and your wallet. Todd shows how to keep your wet concrete free of grafiti and how to make your own Prosac at home with ingredients found in the kitchen.
With: Greg Atkin, Imogen Bailey, Sean Daly, Paul Dennis, Uncle Max Erlo, Caroline Fathers, Sam King, Vina Lee, Amy Linnehan, Rose Manuli, Keira McEntee, Angelique Panaretos, Hamish Roxburgh
Penne offers some valuable tips sure to improve your odds on home invasions, and later, demonstrates how to use legal loopholes in court. Dr Rudi offers sime practical advise for prudent parents with gifted a child. Todd shows how your old old chook run can be converted into refugee accomodations while Sigourney tells about the practical advantages of having your refugee's help around the house. To help protect your lifesavings, Dr Rudi provides investment advice for the average Australian. Penne shows how to use an old relative to save your place in a queue, or wait in line for tickets, or nab the best parking spots and transit lanes. Sigourney shows how to disguise a black eye while Todd reminds viewers not to be too prowd to ask for help on those tricky DIY projects.
With: Atilla Adem, Emmanuel Fareed, John Flower, George Funk, Samuel Gennochie, Lorna Gladwin, Jim Gosden, Alex Hammill, Yvonne Hay, Julie Herbert, Cameron Hossain, Bianca Jade McCray, Dean O'Malley, Angelique Panaretos, Andrew Valentine, Cheryl Ward, Diane Woollett, Helen Yeo, Samantha Youn
Sigourney shows women how a teddy bear can be a crafty drinking buddy and reveals the secret to getting honest advice from shop assistants. Dr Rudi informs immigrant Australians about the benefits of sunbathing and gives men tips on urinal use. Penne reveals the benefit of an anorexic flatmate, shows those with rediculous names how to get retribution, and instructs on how to keep freeloading oversees travelers from crashing at your house. Todd shows cellphone users how to protect themselves from radiation and demonstrates what to do in case of a power tool accident. On viewer mail, Dr Rudi addresses a viewer unhappy with the show. and later, show viewers the benefits of having an internet shopping buddy. Sigourney shows how to recreate the sleazy motel feel in your home to keep the romance sizzling.
With: Kristie Best, Matt Cheney, Selina Muller, Patricia Rattanavijit, Derek Tong
Penne provides a handy tip for the would-be getway driver, shows how to benefit from the Year of the Volunteer, and reveals the benefits of starting your own religion. Todd talks fertilizer, solves the age-old seat up/seat down dilema, and shows how to create the perfect setting for a romantic picnic. Dr Rudi shows viewers how to prevent sudden infant death syndrome and reveals the newest trend in plastic surgery to beautify a very private body part. Sigourney offers hints on cutting down your shipping costs.
With: David Beeman, Nicholas Brown, Shorty Brown, Brett Creswell, Craig Gordon, Christina Grant, Fiona MacGregor, Sarah Meaker, David Norris, David Pfitzner
Penne shows you how to rock hard in the mosh pit and live to see the next day and reveals the secret to getting a free massage as well as the most cheapest and easiest ways of making money from your lcoal beach. Todd puts some groove back into your nightclub moves with a DIY project, offers some top tips to help his male viewers get a fairer share of the fairer sex and shows how magnets can help the hemorrhoid sufferer. Sigourney demonstrates the modern woman's best ways to meet a man and offers an invaluable tip for preventing shaken baby syndrome. Dr Rudi shows you how to keep track of the people that matter and shows viewers his celebrity spoon collection as an example of an investment hobby.
With: Christo Beck, Corina Bollini, Rachael Crompton, James Elliott, Alexander Goykovic, Leslie Ann Hand, Jonathon Jack, Craig Lintott, Evan Mathews, Ivo Merenda, Vivian Mullan, Gabriel Papas, Jamie Russell, Greg Turner, Jemma Wilks
Dr Rudi offers a festive tip on how to make ends meet at Christmas, offers advise to parents wanting to know if their son might be gay, and helps parents keep their kids safe on the internet. Penne lets viewers in on the most effective way to advertise, shows how a gambling orphan can be your ticket to an income welfare stream. Todd has a holiday video project for the lonely and alienated, and offers advice for the recently incarerated. Sigourney shows how an annoyingly attentive admirer can make a great accessory and offers a handy tip for keeping the family slim and attractive.
With: Luke Barlow, Lintyn Basha, Prudence Bentley, David Dean, Aaron Edmonds, Pauline Fiddes, Demi Judd, David Kerslake, Carmel Mullin, Gabriel Papas, Jessedy Quansah, Hamish Roxburgh, Darren Smith, Monday Tea, Stephen Urch
Sigourney shows the modern woman how to design her way to a better sex life, how to keep dinner party conversation entertaining and offers investing advice to reap the maximum return. Todd has more top tips on home security and bush tucker cooking. Penne lets viewers in on how to do their banking without being done by fees and shows seniors how to stay safe when going out after dark. Dr Rudi introduces viewers to the latest little devise to organise your life, shows how to deal with a prevelent public problem, and helps parents protect their children from the influence of their imaginary friend.
With: Lisa Adam, Nino Alessi, Mark Dixon, Dee Farrow, Jason Ghama, Alexander Goykovic, Don Hany, Thomas Heppell, Adam Hilbery, John Hough, John Hawson, Judy Knight, Charlotte Kok, David Lillicott, Lawrence Lolesi, Lachlan MacLennan, Sarah Meaker, Tai Nguyen, Tai Scrivener, Andrew Smith, Kiruna Stamell, Paul Stewart, Andrew Valentine, Michael Wheatley
Episode 2.01 (11)
Todd has a simple budget renovation for the first time home buyer. Sigourney shows how to throw a lavish yet inexpensive dinner party and offers a tip on how not to intellectually intimidate your partner. Penne shows how to score tickets to the big concerts with needing to queue and reveals the benefits associated with batting for the other team. Dr Rudi dispenses some valuable dating advice, helps parents win the emotional blackmail game with difficult children and takes a look at the sensitive issue of euthanasia.
With: Shirdeesh Apana, Anna Maria Beol, Alex Blias, Ian Boland, Steven Burgess, Kathryn Condon, Bronwen Gault, Jim Gosden, Julie Hannington, Marjorie James, Sebastian Lamour, David Walsman, Maureen Young
Note: Alison Barnes replaces Abbie Cornish in the role of Penne
Episode 2.02 (12)
Sigourney shows how to move in the right circles without actually moving to a better neighbourhood and reveals the benefits of doing volunteer work. Penne shows how to repaint a room in a very stimulating and community spirited way and offers tips for underage drinkers. Dr Rudi tells you the best way to break up with your girlfriend and reveals the latest natural cure for impotence. Todd demonstrates the trick to safely driving home after a night drinking as well as the safe way to own a pitbull.
With: Renee Bourke, Zoe Dimakis, Kurtis Gee, Serema Harrison, Sebastian Huber, Tuyen Le, Marjan Novotni, Michael Scali
Episode 2.03 (13)
Sigourney offers advice on how to make it to the winter Olympics as an athlete - on the national curling team, takes the modern woman through the modern method of birth control, and shows an efficient way to search for Mr Perfect. Penne shows how a diary can be the cheap and crafty sollution to school bullying, shows how to get free drugs, and solves the dilema have not having enough money for food and a ride home. Dr Rudi show parents how to give their child the gift they already possess - their imagination, and offers up a clandestine way to find out if you are gay. Dr Rudi and Sigourney give parents a tip on explaining the facts of life to their kids. Todd shows how to get rid of any unwanted refuse from your home, reveals a potential killer that exists in every family home, and has a simple DIY project to create the ultimate relief aid for sore muscles.
With: Tim Campbell, Rory Hinde, Daniel Kelly, Tim Milner, Joel Norman, Ryan Sathre, Simon Trude, Nathan Yung
Episode 2.04 (14)
Dr Rudi shows how to avoid sharing your good wine when you go to a dinner party and how to make your daughter unattractive to the opposite sex. Todd shows how to impress your film snob friends with your old TV, how to best whiten your stained teeth and how to avoid your dog's lawn landmines in the dark. Penne reveals the marketing potential of suicidal youth, offers a tip for safe hitchhicking. Sigourney redefines "built in storage", shows how to discover your decorating mistakes before inviting your friends over, and shows how to remember the names and personal details of the people you meet and demonstrates her own form of martial arts to keep the married woman safe.
With: Rodney Burrell, Sue Collie, Justin Martin, Jacqueline Morris, Brett Nichols, Oliviero Papi, Belinda Sculley, Kylie Watson
Episode 2.05 and onward
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