Hey Hey It’s Saturday‘s John Blackman has hit back at entertainment reporter Peter Ford who questioned the inclusion of a sketch on Red Faces this week.
In one of his regular 3AW radio spots, Ford questioned whether a sketch with a man performing an Elvis Presley song in the style of Porky Pig might offend people who suffer from stutterering.
But Blackman, appearing in a later radio show hosted by Bruce Mansfield and Phillip Brady, said Hey Hey was being unfairly targetted by Ford and that the act was in good humour.
Peter Ford rang into the radio station and a fiery discussion took place in which Ford questioned the show’s comic tone in 2010 and said the show was tanking outside Melbourne. Blackman defended the show as “good old fashioned fun.”
A small number of complaints on the sketch had been received by Nine and on talkback radio.
You can hear the exchange at the 3AW website.