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TomJ27 posts since 10 Oct 2010
London London
It's Neighbours' 35th anniversary today and they've celebrated with a week of 10pm episodes with a darker storyline and lots of backsides.

But there's also a nostalgic theme in the daytime episodes - including the opening of today's, with a recreation of the original theme and an opening shot that echoes episode 171 from 1986 (the first to air on Ten in Australia after Seven cancelled the show). Dipi and Shane Rebecchi recreate Des and Daphne's sprinkler gag from the classic '80s titles, while Des himself looks on, and Dipi repeats the very first line spoken on the show. Karl reads out a wedding speech written by Susan which references the lyrics of the theme song.

Lots more throwbacks and Easter eggs in the full episode too!

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JasonB5,286 posts since 20 Sep 2003
London London
They made a re-creation of the theme used on episode 171 (the first episode on ten) but the masters of the originals are still available within the Neighbours library. Why make a re-creation of something they have available, unless it's been in storage since 1986 and they don't know what state it's in?
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russty_russ158 posts since 17 Feb 2017
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They made a re-creation of the theme used on episode 171 (the first episode on ten) but the masters of the originals are still available within the Neighbours library. Why make a re-creation of something they have available, unless it's been in storage since 1986 and they don't know what state it's in?


and not just that they also had another nod to the past with the water sprinkler which Des and Daphne had in their opening titles back in the day. Lovely to Des back in again, his first stint in 5 years.
JasonB5,286 posts since 20 Sep 2003
London London
They made a re-creation of the theme used on episode 171 (the first episode on ten) but the masters of the originals are still available within the Neighbours library. Why make a re-creation of something they have available, unless it's been in storage since 1986 and they don't know what state it's in?


and not just that they also had another nod to the past with the water sprinkler which Des and Daphne had in their opening titles back in the day. Lovely to Des back in again, his first stint in 5 years.


And the scene with Des turning up in the car was a nod to the opening scene on the first episode on ten when Clive Gibbons turns up in his van with Max and Danny looking on.
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