Casting the National executive to play The Young Ones:
Rick - John Key, the people's poet. Will do practically anything to woo admirers.
Neil - Bill English. Yeah, definitely Bill. Lentil porridge for everyone!
Vyvian - Judith Collins. Wontonly destructive and prone to excessive violence.
Mike, the cool dude - Tony Ryall. Flamboyantly attired, not above spiking some female attention with Herceptin. Genuinely in touch with Soccer Mum concerns.
The Balowski Family - Paula Bennett. Gatecrashing landlord prone to long incoherent monologues.
SPG - Simon Power. Stunt puppet side-kick to Vyv.