Normally we don't regurgitate press releases but since I'm unfamiliar with Australia, especially cricket, I will be cribbing from it.

For the first time in living memory, legendary Australian cricketer and commentator Richie Benaud won’t be commentating at the cricket this Australia Day, which falls on 26th January.
Instead, Australian agency The Monkeys asked Benaud throw the greatest barbecue of all "time," for Meat & Livestock Association. IN the spot you watch as Benaud rings up Australians from different time periods. Including: Captain Cook, doomed explorers Burke and Wills, Ned Kelly, iconic cricketer Don Bradman, modern day media giant Ita Buttrose and media personality Sam Kekovich.

Greatest barbecue of "all time." Heh. Funny stuff, and it looks like they had a great budget, too.

It reminds of that joke from Steven Wright about seeing a sign in a diner that read "breakfast served any time," and then asking for french toast during the renaissance.

Previous Australia Day outings with Lambassador Sam Kekovich in the archive: the 2006 rant, the 2007 Un-Australian food, the 2009 'Being John Malkovich' bizarre moment and the Barbie Girl duet with Melissa Tkautz, and last years 'won't someone think of the children' Generation Lamb.

Agency: The Monkeys Executive Creative Director/Writer: Scott Nowell Managing Director: Matt Michael Senior Planner: Michael Hogg Head of Production - Thea Carone Senior Producer: Jade Rodriguez Senior Content Manager: Katie Wong-Hee Production company: Photoplay Director: Tom Noakes Producer: Belinda Dean DOP: James Brown Post House: FSM Editor: Stuart Morley Composer: Damian De Boos-Smith Sound House: Nylon Studios
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