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This Loose Enz edition sees ambitious young TV ad-man Gary attempt to climb the corporate ladder. His pitch to his old school superiors at a dinner party involves patronising a burgeoning Polynesian market. Open-neck shirts, wide lapels and gold chains represent the aspirational early 80s and bow ties and tartare sauce mark the Rotarian generation of Kiwi Mad Men. When wife Jenny decides to be heard as well as seen, Gary finds his gender stereotypes challenged as much as his business sense. The gabby teleplay was written by Vincent O'Sullivan.

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 John Anderson
 Tony Isaac

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Quotes

If the wife is worth showing, she’s worth showing properly. 
If you want to sell brown, you’ve got to think brown. 
Can never get Jenny away from the old coffin nails … 
Talking nonsense for the sake of the boss?