Can of Worm lifts its game

There’s hope yet…

Last night’s episode of Can of Worms delivered a far more engaging episode than its debut last week.

The show opened with a volatile question (instead of holding off on it) “Is the burqa out of place in Australia?” Tick.

Guests Don Burke, Jessica Rowe and Tom Ballard gave some food for thought, without always opting for the gag. Tick.

Dicko even consulted the studio audience for comment. Tick.

More amusing and cheeky input from Dicko. Tick.

And there were live tweets included in the show. Tick.

The second question “Do Australians swear too much?” produced even better results. Where else on telly can you see Don Burke saying he “I’ll be perfectly honest, I love nothing better than a good f***?”

It helped the show live up to its promise of being a hipper Q & A. Tick.

Working its way up to live episodes we hope….Tick?


  1. Democracy alows hipocracy to florish. We see it of late with iligal emigrants who with everything else, insolt us by burning out tax, with smoking cigarets. Shame.
    Shame for us more then for them who care not.
    Latest on news, is requested that police weres no wepon. OK then, the law for simple tefth must be 10 years in prizon. and so on, depending on crime.
    If not, then people will be forced to arm them self, in order to protect their life and property for which they worked all their working years. Now when elders should have peace and deserved rest, in comes the kriminals who have bin let of by djudg
    previous year for other “simple theft crime” Tell me if this is not hipocracy florishing
    in democratic sistem that every one who comes ilegaly seeks.
    And we welcom it. We even invent new tax by which to colect money in order to,
    not stop climat chaing, but to spend money on iligals. Or fight war in country where
    religion rules, and logic holds second place, where people vote with guns, and wemen are biten to submision, and the same dare to speak how west is out of control. And thats just the point why west bigins to crumble and spends tax on
    war whre people live happily by obaing stale existonce. Its their problem not ours.
    It is well known fact that chaing brings progres. So how can we chaing democracy
    for better.? My sugestion is, that only truth and justis should rule.
    Not dis organized democracy.

  2. 2nd ep was alot better esp- the editing More fun than Q&A with a good selection of topics.Too many pollies on Q&A. More comedy than current affairs. Even dicko is pretty good. Will watch again and we never watch commercial tv.

  3. It’s true that some people think that Q&A is for Greenies, Commies and people who need to be told what to think. None of those people have ever managed to watch an entire episode.
    Don’t worry, your 8 cents a day is being very well spent.

  4. dwight_polite

    I wonder If people who watch T.V nowadays try to enjoy the programs there watching Instead of picking at them all the time , everyone seems to want to be a critic , when the simple thing would be to “turn the show” off If It’s not to your taste .

    Why are we so harsh on our local content , don’t you folks understand that your destroying peoples chances of a stable income ( actors . presenters , producers , writers etc ) , I’m not saying you have to watch and like the show , but be a bit more open minded about our products , because the less local content , the less chance of jobs for our local industry .

  5. I think anyone who makes a blanket claim that certain shows are ‘just for morons’ is a moron themself. 🙂

    Why can’t you just stick with ‘I don’t like it’ instead of trying to make out that everything is something it isn’t.

    I hate primtetime 7 & 9 but I am not going to call everyone who watches it a moron (I probably have though) because then I would be calling people like my own mother a moron and I know she isn’t one!!

  6. Armchair Analyst

    I watch both Q&A and Can of Worms. The reason why i watch the new one is because of it talking about issues which australia does not want to talk about and whould rather be in denial about. I am not a moron. I find both shows mentally stimulating. Q&A is a more p.c type of show and it has to be because it is on the ABC and guess who funds that? i like to be informed about political issues and other more acceptable issues which is what Q&A is for but i also like the more controversial issues on Can of Worms. It offers honest opinions not scripted crap, which we get from politicians. Honesty may not be nice but it is necessary. Australia we do need to talk. Seriously.

  7. Anyone who has met Don Burke knows that it’s only news when he doesn’t use foul language!
    People involved in the road test pet segment of his show got a huge shock to hear him go off.
    Oh, and I thought Q&A was for morons, especially unthinking red or green morons.

  8. Missed last night’s episode so I hope to catch it in repeat somewhere. It sounds like Don Burke and Jessica Rowe made great panellists. I thought Don Burke would be good, I love him on talkback radio so he would be fantastic on a TV format like COW. I’ve always liked Jessica Rowe. She’s intelligent and articulate and always looks so elegant. I

  9. Good Point JB. It is like Q&A for morons, which should make it a hit. The fact that Tony Abbott is preferred PM in the polls would suggest that we have a clear majority of morons in this country at the moment (or at the very least sheep).
    Perhaps (and lets hope) the pollsters are just doing their research in areas that are very big on the views of Allan Jones and the Murdoch press.
    How about some big issues on this show. “Do you believe that Work Choices is really dead?”, “Are Packer and Murdoch trying to kill off ONE to protect Fox Sports?”, “Are the Logies rigged?”.
    OK, the last one’s not a big issue, and we all know that they are.
    Get a host that can actually interview and not just read an autocue, and get some guests whose opinions people actually care about and this show just might work.
    BTW. Who the @#$%^ is Tom Ballard?

  10. Haha, sorry I missed it – I didn’t bother after last week’s lacklustre start.
    Can I catch up online somewhere?
    Seems Don Burke has done a Peter Russell-Clarke in terms of shattering public images through swearing. Search YouTube for Peter’s blooper reel – it is hilarious.
    Go and get it!

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