WATCH: The Hoges and Strop new beer ad is out

By Chris Pash | 12 February 2020

Hoges and Strop have launched their new beer commercial.

Paul Hogan, John Cornell and Delvene Delaney, who were in the Paul Hogan Show, appear in the clip at the Hotel Brunswick in northern NSW launching its Classic Brew. 

The beer is supporting a bushfire relief fund which was kick-started with $200,000 from the owners of the Hotel Brunswick -- Delvene (Delaney) and John Cornell; and David Gyngell, the former CEO of Nine -- in collaboration with Paul Hogan.

The ad features Hoges, Strop (Cornell) and Rosie (the former soap star actress Delvene) the barmaid.

In the clip, Hoges and Strop resuscitate the Hangover Cure sketch from the Paul Hogan Show in the late 1970s.

The video is sprinkled with Australianisms.

Hoges orders a beer and Rosie says: "How're you doing Hogesy?"

He replies: "I wouldn't be dead for quids."

Hoges waves at a friend across the pub: "Hey, Shagger. Looking good." 

The original 1970s hangover sketch had Hoges and Strop mixing a potion, seeking the right blend of ingredients to quiten a massive hangover. 

The Paul Hogan Show ran from 1973 to 1984, establishing Hogan, who later played the lead in the hit movie Crocodile Dundee, as a star. Former journalist John Cornell, Hogan’s manager and later a film producer, played his flatmate Strop.

Hogan also fronted the 1984 Australian Tourist Commission television commercial Come and say G’day when he promised to “slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for you”.

The hotel says: "We’ve recently installed a Charity Tap, enabling us to continue giving by donating 100% of profits from our Hotel Brunswick Classic Brew to worthy causes."

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