The BEST Episodes of Short Poppies
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 2, 2021
Journalist David Farrier goes on a quest to small town New Zealand to find the average Kiwi. What he finds in this mockumentary series, is a lovable bunch of people who are anything but ordinary or average. Each week he meets a new local, all played by Rhys Darby.
#1 - Terry Pole
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 1, 2014
Rhys Darby plays Terry Pole, a lifeguard and leg model. It's the day of the local sexy legs competition and Terry believes some of his competitors have resorted to sabotage to keep him from winning.
#2 - Steve Whittle
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 1, 2014
Is he crazy or a genius? Steve Whittle, played by Rhys Darby, runs an alien encounter support service for people like him who have been abducted by visitors from outer space.
#3 - Ron Taylor
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 1, 2014
Rhys Darby is Ron Taylor, an entrepreneur by nature whose whale watching business is in deep trouble. Ready to do anything to keep it afloat Ron is heading for a run in with the law and David Farrier may become his reluctant accomplice.
#4 - Mary Ledbetter
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 1, 2014
Rhys Darby plays Mary Ledbetter, a woman who rules this small town with an iron fist. She's the local gossip and a full time agitator and a day in her company will test David Farrier's patience to the limit.
#5 - Bill Napier
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 1, 2014
Rhys Darby plays Bill Napier, the local park ranger who is better at talking to trees than people. When reporter David Farrier spends a day with him the chaos that follows Bill everywhere throws in some filming challenges.
#6 - Louise Cooper
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 1, 2014
Louise Cooper is a local artist and a man eater. When David Farrier comes to town her radar is immediately on him. Played by Rhys Darby, Louise is one of the charmingly oddest people David Farrier has met yet.
#7 - Rhod Gainer
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 1, 2014
Rhod Gainer is the local lawyer with no regard for the law. Played by Rhys Darby, Rhod is a car enthusiast who gets himself in more trouble than his clients.
#8 - The Finale
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 1, 2014
David Farrier returns to the town for a screening of what the network have made. But no one is happy with how they've been portrayed and what was supposed to be a heartfelt reunion turns into a mutiny.