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Just A Reminder That ‘Sunrise’ Produced Possibly The Worst Piece of TV Ever

Don't want to watch, but can't turn away.

Sunrise performs 'Where Is The Love' by the Black Eyed Peas

There are certain constants in life. Little signposts to let you know that the more things change, the more they stay the same. We all have to pay taxes, we can never be entirely certain who our Prime Minister will be next week, and Sunrise will always be on air, just waiting to produce some nonsense.

As evidence for this claim, I present this clip of the cast of Sunrise singing a version of the Black Eyed Peas’ breakthrough 2003 hit, ‘Where Is The Love?’. 

For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, the gang of Extremely White People who made up the Sunrise cast decided to rap the song verbatim, film it, and put it to air. The clip is shot in locations including a studio, a street, and a different street, before the whole gang gathers together to harmonise on the chorus, in an image that can only be described as ‘Accountancy Firm Christmas Party’.

Along with what I like to think of as the ‘classic’ cast of Sunrise (I’ll never forgive them for dumping Mel) are the likes of Sonia Kruger (on the aforementioned other street) and future Gold Logie winner Grant Denyer (sideways hat). The clip also features a veritable ‘Who’s That?’ of Australian TV. Remember the gadget guy? Or child psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg? Me either! There’s also a TV chef, and that guy from Better Homes & Gardens.

Also making an appearance towards the end are Kevin Rudd and Joe Hockey, who were in their ‘please like me’ phase as they tried to rise through the ranks of Australian politics. Surprisingly, I reckon they actually have the strongest vocals in the clip.

In case you’re wondering, here’s my ranking, from best to worst:

  1. Kevin Rudd
  2. Joe Hockey
  3. Grant Denyer
  4. Sonia Kruger
  5. Assorted other people
  6. Kochie
  7. Dr Michael Carr-Gregg
  8. The Gadget Guy
  9. Nat Barr

Anyway, I mentioned this clip in the Junkee office today, and some of the Young People had never seen it. They had to watch it, and now you do too.