TuiKiwi and Outrageous Fortune
Outrageous Fortune just finished filming the final season and throughout the entire series, there have been numerous links to TuiKiwi! Who else can say that they have had their name connected with New Zealand’s most popular show?
First up was TUIKIWI Beer! The green can of premium quality beer was first spotted in Episode 18 of Season 4, where Wolf barges into Nicky’s apartment to warn him he’d better not hurt Pascalle. Nicky offers him a beer, placing it on the counter. There is a closeup and bam – plain for all to see, is “TUIKIWI”.
Judd suggested calling Loretta’s baby “Tui” – which could refrence the fact that online, people often call me Tui instead of TuiKiwi for short.
The official drinking quiz in the Outrageous Fortune book “The West Family Album” also references TUIKIWI Beer. Question 82 asks what other brand of beer has featured on the show, with the answer being “Tui Kiwi” =D
Audio Commentaries over selected episodes are popular DVD features, especially on the Series 5 DVD. Episode 11 has a commentary by Simon Bennett (Producer) and Antony Starr (Van/Jethro West). Antony believes TuiKiwi to be the show’s biggest fan =D
When I met Antonia Prebble (Loretta West), she knew the “TuiKiwi” name as soon as I breifly mentioned it. Craig Hall (Nicky Greegan) knew exactly who I was when I told him I was “Kyle Wadsworth” at the Show of Hands premiere.
In forum discussion about the commentary, Simon Bennett (Producer) has this to say about TuiKiwi:
Tuikiwi has had a beer brand on OF named after after him! He’s become a kind of brand in his own right!