When "The Adventures of Barry McKenzie" burst onto the Australian screen in 1972 it created a furore. With 'Bazza' (Barry Crocker), the chundering, Fosters-sucking innocent abroad, Barry Humphries and Bruce Beresford created a foil for the poms and an Australian hero despised by film snobs but loved by audiences. The movie triggered a riotous sequel, "Barry McKenzie Holds His Own", and a wave of comedies that celebrate and critique the Australian national character. With irrepressible humour and sharp-witted insight Tony Moore explores the subversive satire of the films, their influence on his generation, and what they have to say about who we are today. Included is a glossary of Bazza-isms written by Barry Humphries.