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Fragmentary Thoughts: Paul Henry, Hellacious Hilary and Jim Mighty Mouse

Fragmentary Thoughts is a comic strip by José Barbosa, in which he’ll tackle a different television show or phenomenon each month. In this instalment, he shares his initial reaction to the first week of Paul Henry. //

A week has passed since MediaWorks carpet bombed the country with the new Paul Henry show, Paul Henry. Landing with a thud after Easter it was indeed the second coming of Henry who started as he means to go on: on your TV, on your computer, on the radio. The new show was billed as something groundbreaking and while that might be over-egged, everyone was keen to see what had been cooked up. Week one was a mixture of news, fluff, giggles, defensiveness and more.

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Paul Henry is broadcast on TV3, RadioLive, the internet, across the land, under the sea, through time and into the depths of space from 6-9am every weekday.