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Shortland Street - "Not Your Penis" Moment

Television (Excerpts) – 2017

Shortland Street has long had its finger on the pulse of popular culture, but a line uttered in 2017 by core character Chris Warner (Michael Galvin) to his son Harry (Reid Walker) entered global consciousness. The line deftly addresses a serious issue — the trend of 'sexting' amongst young people — with dad-style humour. Within hours it went viral. The scene made global headlines, but got its biggest tribute via high-profile American show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, with host Jimmy Kimmel and surprise guest Alec Baldwin (as Chris Warner) recreating the awkward Kiwi cliffhanger to an audience of millions. 

...I don't know much about the show itself, but what I do know is a hell of a cliffhanger when I see one.
– American chat show host Jimmy Kimmel introduces his parody of 'penis-gate'

Key Cast & Crew

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Nick Malmholt

Writer, Script Editor

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Michael Galvin

As: Doctor Chris Warner

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Reid Walker

As: Harry Warner

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Maxine Fleming

Producer

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Micheala Rooney

Storyliner

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Kirsty McKenzie

Storyliner

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