Acropolis Now was created by its stars, Nick Giannopoulos, George Kapiniaris and Simon Palomares, off the back of their highly popular Australian stage show 'Wogs Out Of Work'. The series drew off the ethnic humour that WOOW pioneered, and featured many of the ethnic stereotypes of first and second generation ethnic (particularly Greek, Spanish and Italian) Australians. The series featured star Nick Giannopoulos' character Jim Stephanidis, who is left in charge of his father's traditional Greek-style cafe in inner suburban Melbourne after his father (played in the pilot episode by British 'Til Death Us Do Part' star Warren Mitchell) and mother return to their Greek homeland to live. Jim's ineptitude is countered by his best friend Ricky Martinez (Simon Palomares), who is the responsible one running the cafe. Acropolis Now parodied and highlighted the culture clash between ethnic ('wog') and Anglo-Celtic ('skip') Australians.
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