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Summer Heights High is a show based on a public school education using both the positives and negatives in all forms of comedy. The show is based around three individual and extremely unique characters: Jonah Takalua, an early developed Year 8 student with very little intelligence or consideration due to the way he has been raised. He uses the fact that he is of Tonga descent to mess with teachers and students, causing distractions and disturbances in both the classroom and the playground. Ja’mie King; A private school girl in year 11 who has stepped out of her comfort zone and participated in a 10 week swap with an “Asian” year 11 girl who is enrolled in Summer Heights High.
Mr G; An outgoing, sophisticated Summer Heights High “Music Teacher” who is extremely passionate about his job and the conditions in his workplace. Mr.G. has a high level of confidence and strives to build the confidence and enthusiasm of each student and teacher he is involved with.
Each of these three characters is played by actor Chris Lilley who perfectly executes the individual personality of each character. The structure of the series involves a detailed and inside look on all the perspectives and situations faced by the three characters. This particular series mocks both the public school education system and the personalities of the three main characters and the people they are associated with. This creates a satirical plot, but due to the regular use of comedic values it falls under the category “comedy”.