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Featuring extensive footage from their live shows, this episode of Tagata Pasifika explores comedy phenomenon The Naked Samoans. The performances include early versions of characters who later featured on animated hit bro'Town. Co-founder Oscar Kightley talks about the group's "licorice allsorts" cultural makeup, and how prejudice is not the same as racism. Featuring some moments of comical censorship via a voice off-screen, the episode captures the often raw, non-PC island humour that would filter into five seasons of bro'Town, and two Sione's Wedding movies.
...by lampooning everybody equally it kind of makes everybody realise how similar we all are, and how we're the same underneath. But we're not paid up members of the Sandringham Knights, or the KKK Aryan Brotherhood ... we're prejudiced, but we're not racist.– Naked Samoan Oscar Kightley
Made with funding from NZ On Air