Fred Dagg sings 'We Three Kings'
Fred Dagg, Roger Gascoigne and Dougal Stevenson do push-ups
John Clarke goes shirtless & sings 'Waltzing Matilda' with Dougal Stevenson
You go for your life, Dougal.– John Clarke offers support as Dougal Stevenson reads out a viewer request
Nine bucks?– John Clarke reacts to the princely sum promised if he removes his shirt and sings 'Waltzing Matilda'
We three kings of Orient are, one in a tractor, one in a car, one on a scooter tooting a hooter, following yonder star...– Fred Dagg (John Clarke) performs a Kiwi version of Christmas carol 'We Three Kings'
Telethon was a real change. The people you saw on the box every night, reading the news seriously, suddenly had a human face — they became normal...in those days we didn’t have such a thing as 'celebrities' — that came later. TV presenters didn’t appear on the covers of women’s magazines until the late 1980s.– Broadcaster turned academic Aline Sandilands, on the novelty of early Telethons in New Zealand, The Australian Women's Weekly, 6 July 2015
Dear oh dear, these lights do turn up the pinkness...– Dougal Stevenson pokes fun at John Clarke's pale looking upper body
The Telethons in other countries were much shorter in duration. Here the small child with a recorder from Gore could get as much airtime as a major act from Auckland — that entertainment democracy is what gave it its charm. Schools and clubs got involved in the build-up months beforehand. It was this strange, crazy, wild, wonderful circus. God knows how many press-ups I had to do on national television.– Television veteran Andrew Shaw describes New Zealand's Telethons in the 1970s and 80s, The Australian Women's Weekly, 6 July 2015