The ABC’s film review program At The Movies screened its final episode this week with hosts David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz bidding farewell to Australian audiences after a decades long partnership in broadcasting.
The final episode was an historical event in Australian television; the pair reflected on the show but ultimately disagreed with each other about how good they thought it was.
The big moment came for fans of the show towards the end of the episode when in the middle of one of their customary bickering exchanges, Margaret and David met each other’s gaze saw deep into each other’s souls and kissed for fully five minutes before beginning to remove each other’s clothes and consummating their relationship.
“I didn’t think they’d ever get around to it,” said long-time fan Gerard Buntcowic, “I’m so happy for them, but I was left wondering what they gave each other out of five.”
The on air fornicating was not universally well received though, with right-wing commentators and politicians up in arms.
Malcolm Turnbull, the Minister responsible for the ABC made a statement to the press, “This is clearly just another example of the Left-leaning bias of the ABC,” he said, “Did you see his dongle? Clearly it was bendy lefty.”