“On the basis of the pre-publicity for Here Come The Habibs you’d think it was all about to destroy the fragile last hope of multicultural Australia.
“The pre-release commercials made it look like Housos with even broader comedy accents, and there was even a change.org petition demanding the show be pulled before it even screened.
“So it’s a huge shock to report that Here Come The Habibs is… well, a solid commercial network sitcom.
“And that in itself is kind of amazing. Seriously: when was the last time you saw a new Australian sitcom that wasn’t on ABC or SBS? Honestly, think about it.”
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