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Shortland Street - "Not Your Penis" Moment

Television (Excerpts) – 2017

...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'
Rude? I'll show you 'rude'. Your tablet is still synched to your phone. Please tell me that is not your penis!
– Dr Chris Warner (Michael Galvin) utters the immortal line to son Harry (Reid Walker)
We all knew around the writers' table that we had something special when script producer Nick Malmholt​ came up with the line, but none of us had any idea that it was going to get the huge response that it has received. I mean, we even went global.
– Producer Maxine Fleming on the genesis of the famous line, Stuff, 14 December 2017
The suspense is laughably theatrical, rather than anxiety-inducing, and therefore many people enjoy hearing it again ... the quote dramatises the risk of storing photos of one's private parts. That's immensely topical. Even whistleblower Edward Snowden and US comedian John Oliver have chatted about the security of so-called 'dick pics'.
– Massey University speechwriting specialist Heather Kavan on 'penisgate' being named 2017's quote of the year, Stuff, 14 December 2017