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Summer Heights High is an Australian mockumentary television sitcom written by and starring Chris Lilley.wikipedia
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Summer Heights High is an Australian mockumentary television sitcom written by and starring Chris Lilley.
He is known for his creation and portrayal of several characters in the mockumentary television series We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian of the Year (2005), Summer Heights High (2007), Angry Boys (2011), Ja'mie: Private School Girl (2013), Jonah from Tonga (2014), and Lunatics (2019).

Jonah Takalua

Set in the fictional Summer Heights High School in an outer suburb of Sydney, it is a documentary series of high-school life experience from the viewpoints of three individuals: "Director of Performing Arts" Mr G; private-school exchange student Ja'mie King; and disobedient, vulgar Tongan student Jonah Takalua.
Jonah Takalua is a fictional character in the Australian mockumentary series Summer Heights High, and the titular character in the six-part Jonah from Tonga.

Ja'mie King

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Set in the fictional Summer Heights High School in an outer suburb of Sydney, it is a documentary series of high-school life experience from the viewpoints of three individuals: "Director of Performing Arts" Mr G; private-school exchange student Ja'mie King; and disobedient, vulgar Tongan student Jonah Takalua.
Jamie Louise "Ja'mie" King is a fictional character from Australian comedy series We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian of the Year, Summer Heights High and Ja'mie: Private School Girl, portrayed by actor Chris Lilley.

Mr G

Set in the fictional Summer Heights High School in an outer suburb of Sydney, it is a documentary series of high-school life experience from the viewpoints of three individuals: "Director of Performing Arts" Mr G; private-school exchange student Ja'mie King; and disobedient, vulgar Tongan student Jonah Takalua.
Hellen "Greg" Gregson, best known as Mr G, is a fictional character portrayed by Chris Lilley in the Australian mockumentary series Summer Heights High.

Angry Boys

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Following the success of Summer Heights High, Lilley premiered his next mockumentary series Angry Boys on 11 May 2011.
Executive producers Chris Lilley and Laura Waters brought together the same team of collaborators from Summer Heights High and We Can Be Heroes to create six characters for the series.

Brighton Secondary College

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Filmed in Melbourne at Brighton Secondary College, the series premiered on 5 September 2007 at 9:30 pm on ABC TV and continued for 8 weekly episodes until 24 October 2007.
The area formerly housed Vocational Curriculum and Learning (VCAL) students, the house/block better known as Gumnut Cottage which featured in the television series 'Summer Heights High' before being demolished in late 2007.

Ja'mie: Private School Girl

Alongside Angry Boys, the success of the series inspired Lilley to continue the stories of the characters in two spin-off shows; Ja'mie: Private School Girl which premiered in 2013 and focused on the character of Ja'mie King, and Jonah from Tonga which continued the story of Jonah Takalua and premiered in 2014.
Continuing the mockumentary style of Lilley's previous series, Ja'mie: Private School Girl follows Ja'mie King, a character who previously appeared in Lilley's series We Can Be Heroes and Summer Heights High, during her final weeks of high school.

Jonah from Tonga

Alongside Angry Boys, the success of the series inspired Lilley to continue the stories of the characters in two spin-off shows; Ja'mie: Private School Girl which premiered in 2013 and focused on the character of Ja'mie King, and Jonah from Tonga which continued the story of Jonah Takalua and premiered in 2014.
The mockumentary series follows Jonah Takalua, a rebellious 14-year-old Australian boy of Tongan descent who had been introduced in Lilley's 2007 series Summer Heights High.

We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian of the Year

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As he did in a previous series, We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian of the Year, Lilley plays multiple characters in Heights, including the aforementioned Mr G, Ja'mie and Jonah.
Ja'mie appears in Chris Lilley's subsequent TV series Summer Heights High and Ja'mie: Private School Girl.

Mockumentary

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Summer Heights High is an Australian mockumentary television sitcom written by and starring Chris Lilley.
Notable popular examples include sitcoms Trailer Park Boys and its films (1998–present), Parks and Recreation (2009–2015), The Office (2005-2013), and Modern Family (2009–present); the American improv comedy Reno 911! (2003–2009); the comedy series The Muppets (2015); Derek (2012–2014); People Just Do Nothing (2011–2018) and the Australian Chris Lilley shows Angry Boys, Summer Heights High, We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian of the Year, Ja'mie: Private School Girl and Jonah from Tonga.

Naughty Girl (Mr G song)

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A soundtrack was released through ABC Shops and the Australian iTunes Store, the latter also containing audio extracts from songs in the series including Mr G's "Bummer Heights High", "Naughty Girl", "She's a Slut" and Jonah's "Being a Poly".
"Naughty Girl" is the first single from the 2007 television series Summer Heights High.

Big Bite

Mr G has previously been featured on the Seven Network sketch series Big Bite.
Only moderately successful on its initial broadcast and despite an initially mixed reception, the show has gradually begun to develop something of a cult following, due to having began the careers of a number of now prominent performers, directors and writers such as Andrew O'Keefe who started his television career on the show and went on to host Deal or No Deal, Dragons' Den, The Rich List, Weekend Sunrise and The Chase Australia among others, Chris Lilley, whose character Mr G first appeared here; he subsequently appeared in Summer Heights High and released a novelty single.

Danny Alsabbagh

Danny Alsabbagh is an Australian actor who played Toby Alsabbagh in the 2007 Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV series Summer Heights High.

Alicia Banit

In 2007, she was cast in Chris Lilley's television series Summer Heights High as Kaitlyn for the duration of the first season.

Sit Down, Shut Up (2001 TV series)

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A writer for the 2000 Network Ten series Sit Down, Shut Up claimed that Lilley had borrowed ideas for characters and plots from the series including the school name and aspects of the Mr G character.
A writer for the series claimed that producer/comedian Chris Lilley had borrowed ideas for characters and plots from Sit Down, Shut Up for his 2007 series Summer Heights High.

Camberwell High School

Former principal Elida Brereton has appeared in the Australian television comedy series Summer Heights High playing the beleaguered principal Mrs Murray.

Sitcom

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Summer Heights High is an Australian mockumentary television sitcom written by and starring Chris Lilley.

Sydney

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Set in the fictional Summer Heights High School in an outer suburb of Sydney, it is a documentary series of high-school life experience from the viewpoints of three individuals: "Director of Performing Arts" Mr G; private-school exchange student Ja'mie King; and disobedient, vulgar Tongan student Jonah Takalua.

ABC (Australian TV channel)

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Filmed in Melbourne at Brighton Secondary College, the series premiered on 5 September 2007 at 9:30 pm on ABC TV and continued for 8 weekly episodes until 24 October 2007.

Podcast

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Each episode was also released as a weekly podcast directly after its screening via both the official website and through any RSS podcast client in either WMV or MPEG-4.

Windows Media Video

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Each episode was also released as a weekly podcast directly after its screening via both the official website and through any RSS podcast client in either WMV or MPEG-4.

MPEG-4

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Each episode was also released as a weekly podcast directly after its screening via both the official website and through any RSS podcast client in either WMV or MPEG-4.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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Summer Heights High was a massive ratings success for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and was met with mostly positive critical reaction.