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The Coconuts

Premier :: 2008-01-09

Airs :: Wednesday 19:30 on M-Net

Genre :: Comedy

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It's not preachy, nor does in have an overt “message”, nor does it rely on tired old stereotypes for cheap laughs, but it does hold up a non-politically correct mirror in which South Africans from all backgrounds will recognise themselves. Imagine Third Rock from the Sun (with aliens masquerading as humans) meeting Freaky Friday (with people swapping bodies) and then put it into the suburban South African black/white paradigm.

Latest Episode

Series 1 - Episode 13 - To Be or Not to Be
Aired - 26 March 2008

Episode summary:

The new gardener tells Patience about a well-paying job opportunity at an Indian restaurant and insists that she's a good candidate because she has catering experience, she's “white” and she can speak Zulu. For the first time Patience sees a chance to exploit her newly-acquired skin colour. The Mbulis also take Patience and head off to the mountains. They plan to find the old Zulotho man, tell him they've learnt their lesson and ask him to turn them white again. But then things take a turn that no-one could have foreseen...

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+ Series 2

+ Episode - 4 The Diva Wears Prada Aired - Air date unknown.
+ Episode - 3 Aired - Air date unknown.
+ Episode - 2 Silence of the Ouma Aired - Air date unknown.
+ Episode - 1 Black Again Aired - Air date unknown.

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