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Ice TV was a popular 90s TV3 youth show hosted by Petra Bagust, Jon Bridges and Nathan Rarere. This 1998 'best of' sees a 20/20 satire (a world's biggest bonsai trees scam); Bagust meets Meatloaf, Bridges meets American brothers boy band Hanson, visits a 'storm-namer', and they both go on Outward Bound; Rarere road tests Elvis's diet (peanut butter and bacon in bread, deep fried); plus the trio go to the zoo and gym to discover why humans are the "sexiest primates alive". Included is the show's trademark sign-off, where L&P bottles are subjected to various stresses.
It was one of the first times when you could actually give a camera to the talent, and they could film something. Before that the technology wasn't up to it. So we would run around with these cameras, film stuff ourselves, and with a little bit of hesitation and mistrust from the powers that be at the network and the editors ... we'd ended up putting that stuff on TV.– Ice TV presenter Jon Bridges, in an extended interview for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy