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Encyclopedia > Acropolis Now
Acropolis Now

The Cast of Acropolis Now
Genre Situation Comedy
Starring Nick Giannopoulos
George Kapiniaris
Simon Palomares
Theme music composer George Kapiniaris
Country of origin Australia
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 63
Broadcast
Original channel Seven Network
Original run August 9, 1989
November 4, 1992
External links
IMDb profile
TV.com summary
For the Lynne Truss radio series see Acropolis Now (radio).

Acropolis Now was an Australian sitcom set in a Greek bar of the same name that ran for 63 episodes from 1989 to 1992 on the Seven Network. It was created by Nick Giannopoulos, George Kapiniaris and Simon Palomares, who also starred in the series. They were already quite well known for their comedy stage show, Wogs out of Work. The title is a play on the film Apocalypse Now. Each episode was 30 minutes in length and filmed in front of a live audience. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... Nick Giannopoulos in his role in the film The Wannabes Nick Giannopoulos (July 1, 1963 in Melbourne, Australia) is a Greek Australian stand-up comedian, film and TV actor. ... George Kapiniaris is a Greek Australian actor and comedian. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Seven Network is an Australian television network, owned by the Seven Media Group. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Lynne Truss is a British writer and journalist. ... Acropolis Now is a BBC Radio sitcom set in Ancient Greece, written by the author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Lynne Truss. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The Seven Network is an Australian television network, owned by the Seven Media Group. ... Nick Giannopoulos in his role in the film The Wannabes Nick Giannopoulos (July 1, 1963 in Melbourne, Australia) is a Greek Australian stand-up comedian, film and TV actor. ... George Kapiniaris is a Greek Australian actor and comedian. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ...


Jim's father asks him to run the family business, the Acropolis café, when he suddenly leaves Australia to return to his homeland Greece. The series centres around the activities of the cafe staff. Greek Jim Stephanidis (Giannopoulos), is the immature owner and his best friend, Spaniard Ricky Martinez (Palomares) is the sensible manager. Memo (Kapiniaris) is the traditional Greek waiter, Liz is the liberated Australian waitress. Skip is the naive new cook from the bush and Manolis is the stubborn cook from the old cafe. Hilarity prevails from the clash of cultures and beliefs. The Spanish people or Spaniards are an ethnic group native to Spain, in southwestern Europe, who are primarily descended from the autochthonous pre-Indo-European Euskaldunak, Latin, Visigothic, Celtic and Moorish peoples. ... Naïve is Industrial rock group KMFDMs fourth album, released in 1990. ...


Jim's hairdresser cousin Effie, played by Mary Coustas, became a hugely popular and enduring character during the run of the show. Coustas later reprised the role for several TV specials and series including Effie, Just Quietly, an SBS comedy / interview show and Greeks On The Roof, a short-lived Greek-Australian version of the British talk show The Kumars at No. 42. Effie is an outrageous comedic character played by Australian actress Mary Coustas. ... Mary Coustas is a television personality from Australia. ... Effie, Just Quietly was a satirical series that screened on Special Broadcasting Service in 2001. ... The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is one of two government funded Australian public broadcasting radio and television networks, the other being the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... For other uses, see Interview (disambiguation). ... 2003 promo of the show on the Seven Network Greeks On The Roof was a, Melbourne-made Australian TV talk show that ran for 9 weeks on the Seven Network in 2003. ... Greek Australians are the seventh largest ethnic group in Australia, numbering 375,703 or 1. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... The Kumars at No. ...


Acropolis Now helped popularise the term "skippy" or "skip" to refer to Australians of Anglo-Celtic descent. This term became popular with Mediterranean-Australians, and to a lesser extent non-Mediterranean people, especially in Melbourne. Anglo-Celtic is a macro-cultural term[1] used to collectively describe the cultures native to the British Isles, and the significant diasporas located in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ...


The program was produced by Crawford Productions which is presently owned by WIN Television. Crawford Productions is an Australian television production company founded by Hector Crawford. ... WIN Television is an Australian television network owned by the WIN Corporation that is based in Wollongong, Australia. ...

Contents

Cast

  • Nick Giannopoulos - Jim Stephanidis
  • George Kapiniaris - Agamemnon (Memo) Aristotle Hatzidimitropoulos
  • Simon Palomares - Ricardo "Ricky" Martinez
  • Tracey Callander - Elizabeth "Liz" Wilson
  • Mary Coustas - Effie Stephanidis
  • Simon Thorpe - Gavin "Skip" Farrell
  • George Vidalis - Manolis
  • Sheryl Munks - Sophie
  • Nick Carrafa - Alfredo
  • Nicky Wendt - Suzanna Martin
  • Georgie Parker - Despina Hatzipapadopoulos
  • Simon Wilton - Lars
  • Katerina Kotsonis - Julia

Nick Giannopoulos in his role in the film The Wannabes Nick Giannopoulos (July 1, 1963 in Melbourne, Australia) is a Greek Australian stand-up comedian, film and TV actor. ... George Kapiniaris is a Greek Australian actor and comedian. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Mary Coustas is a television personality from Australia. ... Sheryl Munks is an Australian actress. ... Georgina Parker (born 16 December 1964 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian television and film actress. ...

Awards

The show itself did not win any awards, but Mary Coustas won the 1993 Logie for Most Popular Comedy Performer for her role as Effie. The Logie Awards are the Australian television industry awards, which have been presented annually since 1959. ...


See also

This is a list of Australian television series and television programs. ...

External links

For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ...

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