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Shearer’s singlet, gumboots, shorts, floppy hat – who else could this outfit belong to but Fred Dagg? See the iconic outfit created by comedian John Clarke.
Iconic Kiwi character Fred Dagg was a national star, loved for his dry, satirical humour.
Dagg was created by comedian John Clarke (1948-2017) and first appeared on television in 1973. This typical farming bloke seemed simple, but had a smart, surreal take on Kiwi culture and politics.
Dagg’s legendary sketches both poked fun at New Zealanders and made us proud. In the words of his famous song: ‘We don’t know how lucky we are.’
Take a trip down memory lane with some of Fred Dagg’s finest moments, courtesy of NZ On Screen:
(Fred Dagg appears at 0:00 and 2:21.)
(Fred Dagg appears at 4.50.)
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