Launched by actor and South Tonight presenter Derek Payne, Something to Look Forward to was TV2's first venture into comedy. The sketch show also produced another screen first; actor David McPhail's signature impersonation of Prime Minister Robert Muldoon. The cast included cartoonist Peter Bromhead and Marcus Craig, better known to cabaret audiences as drag artist Diamond Lil. Among these excerpts, Muldoon leads a reggae ode to his own brilliance, early Māori Pākehā relations are parodied, and Rhys Jones — host of talent show Opportunity Knocks — is hounded by hopeful auditionees.
When I got into politics I had a plan, get yourself to the top as fast as you can, and once you get there it's perfectly simple, they'll never sack a man with a dazzling dimple...– Robert Muldoon (David McPhail) sings an ode to himself