The BEST Episodes of The Checkout

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2021

Network: ABC (AU)

Satirical consumer affairs series presented by Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel from The Chaser, Hungry Beast's Kirsten Drysdale and Kate Browne from CHOICE. Conditions apply. While stocks last.

Episode 9

#1 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 16, 2013

- Tricks of the Trade Mags - Online Terms and Conditions - Complaint Letter: Cadbury - Energy Crisis - Parallel Consumerverse: If Bread Were Houses - Snack Break: Trail Mix - If I Could Say One Thing : Fiona Guthrie - You Beauty - F.U. Tube

star 9.72
36 votes
Writers: Ben Jenkins, Craig Reucassel, Julian Morrow, Kate Browne, Kirsten Drysdale, Richard Cooke, Scott Abbot, Zoe Norton Lodge
Episode 5

#2 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 18, 2013

- Chronic Pain - Swisse Vitamins - Search For The Most Expensive Wi-Fi - As A Guilty Mum : Sleep - Adventures In Fine Print : California Dreaming - Product Vs Packshot : Tom Piper Savoury - - - Mince & Vegetables - Not Appy - If I Could Say One Thing : Barry Schwartz - F.U. Tube

star 9.68
38 votes
Writers: Ben Jenkins, Craig Reucassel, Julian Morrow, Kate Browne, Kirsten Drysdale, Richard Cooke, Scott Abbot, Zoe Norton Lodge
Episode 10

#3 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 23, 2013

- High Tunes - Added Info : Coles Feed Your Family For $10 - As A Guilty Mum : Baby Smartness - Adventures In Fine Print : Water Leakage Insurance - The Bald Facts - Instant Roadtest - If I Could Say One Thing : Ian Jarratt - F.U. Tube Episode 10 - Why Is This Song $2.19?

star 9.68
37 votes
Writers: Ben Jenkins, Craig Reucassel, Julian Morrow, Kate Browne, Kirsten Drysdale, Richard Cooke, Scott Abbot, Zoe Norton Lodge
Episode 11

#4 - Episode 11

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 10, 2018

Craig Reucassel shines a light on solar power, Zoe Norton Lodge on What to Reject When You're Expecting; Breastfeeding, Mark Sutton loses sleep trying to buy a mattress and in FUtube, Europcar takes Alex Lee for a ride.

star 9.67
3 votes
Episode 8

#5 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 9, 2013

- Snack Break : Dairy Farmer's Yoghurt - Big Cosmetics In Little China - Product vs Packshot : KFC Salsa Twister - Adventures In Fine Print : Ticket Insurance - Cashback Backlash - Beat The System : Fashion Outlets - What's In A Name? - If I Could Say One Thing : Dan Ariely - Borrowing Money From Strangers - F.U. Tube

star 9.59
37 votes
Writers: Ben Jenkins, Craig Reucassel, Julian Morrow, Kate Browne, Kirsten Drysdale, Richard Cooke, Scott Abbot, Zoe Norton Lodge
Episode 6

#6 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 25, 2013

- Superfoods - Door Knockers - If I Could Say One Thing : Rod Sims - Down Down Arithmetic - Access vs Ownership - Parallel Consumerverse : If Cinemas Were Gyms - Product vs Packshot : On The Menu Double Cheeseburger - F.U. Tube

star 9.59
39 votes
Writers: Ben Jenkins, Craig Reucassel, Julian Morrow, Kate Browne, Kirsten Drysdale, Richard Cooke, Scott Abbot, Zoe Norton Lodge
Episode 3

#7 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 4, 2013

- Returning goods - Restaurants - Salty Cereals - Sea Life - As A Guilty Mum: Germs - Road Testing Electric Cars - F.U Tube

star 9.58
36 votes
Writers: Ben Jenkins, Craig Reucassel, Julian Morrow, Kate Browne, Kirsten Drysdale, Richard Cooke, Scott Abbot, Zoe Norton Lodge
Episode 2

#8 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 28, 2013

- Phoney Regulations - Adventures In Fine Print : Flight Insurance - Product Tampering : Ribena Fruit Drink - Copycats - F.U. Tube - Product Vs Packshot : San Remo Lasagna - If I Could Say One Thing : Teresa Corbin - The Rational Consumer

star 9.57
37 votes
Writers: Ben Jenkins, Craig Reucassel, Julian Morrow, Kate Browne, Kirsten Drysdale, Richard Cooke, Scott Abbot, Zoe Norton Lodge
Episode 4

#9 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 11, 2013

- Milking It - Tricks of the Trade Mags - Product Tampering : Strawberry Indulgence - Parallel Consumerverse : If Groceries Were Foxtel - Funeral Plans - The Search For The Most Expensive Water - If I Could Say One Thing : Alan Kirkland - Data Mining - Product vs Packshot : Bubble O'Bill - F.U. Tube : Jetstar and Sam

star 9.54
39 votes
Writers: Ben Jenkins, Craig Reucassel, Julian Morrow, Kate Browne, Kirsten Drysdale, Richard Cooke, Scott Abbot, Zoe Norton Lodge
Episode 9

#10 - Episode 9

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 27, 2018

Alex Lee rubs mineral makeup the wrong way, Zoe Norton Lodge on What to Reject When You're Expecting; Pain Management and In FUtube Julian Morrow frees a customer from Freedom Furniture.

star 9.50
2 votes
Episode 1

#11 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 21, 2013

- Complimentary Medicines - Apple iPhone : Advertising vs Reality - If I Could Say One Thing : Catriona Lowe - Complaint Letter : Purina Cat Food - F.U. Tube : Consumers Bite Back - Product Vs Packshot : Coles Strawberries - As A Guilty Mum : Baby Bums - Parallel Consumerverse : If Toasters Were Mobile Phones - Product Tampering : Golden Circle Sunshine Punch - Meanwhile in Afghanistan - Buy Now, Pay Forever

star 9.48
42 votes
Writers: Ben Jenkins, Craig Reucassel, Julian Morrow, Kate Browne, Kirsten Drysdale, Richard Cooke, Scott Abbot, Zoe Norton Lodge
Episode 9

#12 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 11, 2015

Ben Jenkins dips his toes into TV streaming and shows you the ins and outs of all the new video on demand services competing with the ABC for your precious eyeballs.

star 9.00
2 votes
Episode 6: Best Before (2)

#13 - Episode 6: Best Before (2)

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired May 19, 2016

Relive some of The Checkout's best segments in this compilation of viewer favourites from previous seasons. Satisfaction not guaranteed.

star 9.00
2 votes
Factory Seconds (2)

#14 - Factory Seconds (2)

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired May 1, 2018

Craig Reucassel takes the muscle out of engaging a builder, Scott Abbot discovers out how crafty most craft beers are and Kirsten Drysdale untangles the truth about thread count in bed sheets.

star 9.00
1 votes
Factory Seconds (4)

#15 - Factory Seconds (4)

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired May 15, 2018

Zoe Norton Lodge tries to put her mum in a nursing home, Kirsten Drysdale gets the taste for MSG, and Alex Lee cuts through the mumbo jumbo of buying a new TV.

star 9.00
1 votes
Episode 10

#16 - Episode 10

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 18, 2015

Kirsten Drysdale retreats from mental health retreats and The Guilty Mum throws a party.

star 8.75
4 votes
Episode 6

#17 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 27, 2014

In this week's episode Craig Reucassel brings free range chickens home to roost, the Loving Pet Owner's guide to pet stress relief, and Kirsten Drysdale discovers insurance companies charging a lazy tax. EGGS When it comes to free range eggs, are we getting what we pay for? Craig Reucassel goes undercover to investigate the cagey world of egg accreditation and labelling. ACTIVE INGREDIENT: NAPISAN Napisan Vanish has changed. The lid is bigger... so you use it up more quickly. No wonder they call it Vanish. PARALLEL CONSUMERVERSE: IF RETAILERS WERE LIKE GOOGLE And you thought you just wanted a simple white shirt? LAZY TAX Watching their advertising we assume insurance companies will reward our loyalty when it comes time to renew our policies. Instead they sting us with a lazy tax. PRODUCT VS PACKSHOT: WEIGHT WATCHERS COTTAGE PIE Seeing this we might all be inspired eat less. Thanks Weight Watchers. IF I COULD SAY ONE THING: JO UCUKALO Complaining in the right way can help get you what you want, says Jo Ucukalo from handlemycomplaint.com.au. THE LOVING PET OWNER: RELAX Zoe Norton Lodge gives us a guide to keeping your pet stress free. F.U. TUBE EPISODE 6 Julian Morrow presents consumer complaints about obtaining a refund from a reluctant insurance company, Coles' "Australian made" sweet and sour chicken with 47.6% Australian water, and the real cost of in-app purchases.

star 8.70
10 votes
Episode 4

#18 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 30, 2015

A2 Milk is Australia’s fastest-growing milk brand. What’s the story – clever marketing, or is it really better for you? Kirsten Drysdale brings us up-to-date with the latest bogus developments in milk science. No stranger to milk, Kirsten wrote and presented Milk, White Lies and Permeate for The Checkout in 2013.

star 8.67
3 votes
Episode 5: Best Before (1)

#19 - Episode 5: Best Before (1)

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired May 12, 2016

Relive some of The Checkout's best segments in this compilation of viewer favourites from previous seasons. Satisfaction not guaranteed.

star 8.67
3 votes
Episode 8

#20 - Episode 8

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 1, 2017

Craig investigates why manufacturers aren't labelling trans-fat in foods; Zoe highlights the normalisation of payday lending & Scott finds out why tapping your debit card instead of swiping can land you with greater fees.

star 8.67
6 votes
Episode 2

#21 - Episode 2

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 6, 2018

Alex Lee cuts through the mumbo jumbo of buying a new TV, Zoe Norton Lodge gets the buzz on Manuka Honey, and Kirsten Drysdale puts Jetstar and Omo detergent through the ringer in FU Tube.

star 8.67
3 votes
Episode 4

#22 - Episode 4

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 20, 2018

Home wasn't built in a day; Craig Reucassel finds out how to engage a builder, Zoe Norton Lodge on what to reject when expecting morning sickness & in FUTube, Scott Abbot puts Aldi's Special Buys under the microscope.

star 8.67
3 votes
Episode 5

#23 - Episode 5

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 27, 2018

Scott Abbot discovers how crafty most craft beers are, Ben Jenkins shows you how to manage your passwords and in FU Tube, Julian Morrow wrecks the relationship between Apple and RSVP.

star 8.67
3 votes
Episode 2

#24 - Episode 2

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 14, 2016

Alex Lee shines a light on sunglasses to find out which ones give you the best protection; Zoe Norton Lodge looks into the debt relief industry & tells you how you can help yourself, for free.

star 8.56
9 votes
Episode 2

#25 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 27, 2014

This week’s episode looks at the health claims that are 98% fact free, shows why the owner of Dove and Lynx is a market leader in corporate hypocrisy, and the guilty mum takes on toilet training. HEALTHY LABELLING Craig Reucassel scans the health claims on food packaging to find out what’s 98% fact free. PRODUCT VS PACKSHOT : JOHN WEST ATLANTIC SALMON Looks great on the outside, but what’s on the inside? AS A GUILTY MUM : TOILET TRAINING Kate Browne presents the Guilty Mum’s guide to toilet training. GLUTEN FOR PUNISHMENT Ben Jenkins reports on the price of gluten-free. SIGNS OF THE TIME Amusing signs! Thanks viewers! If you’ve got one send it to us at [email protected] ADDED INFO : NRMA INSURANCE Experience the disclaimer. IF I COULD SAY ONE THING : JAMES ROBERTSON James Robertson from grocerycop.com.au gives some advice on saving money on your groceries. UNILEVER GIRLS Kirsten Drysdale and Zoe Norton Lodge show why the company peddling female empowerment is a real beauty. F.U. TUBE Australia’s favourite way of saying ‘F U’ with Julian Morrow taking up consumer gripes on banks, wedding suppliers and beer.

star 8.50
6 votes