Australians like to name their women after men, revel in their convict past, and do not mind a cup of tea brewed in hot tap water.
Well, in the world according to New Zealand's blockbuster comedy duo, Flight of the Conchords, anyway.
The quirky pair have gone to town on Australians in their second series, so far watched by millions in the US and hundreds of thousands in New Zealand.
Now Australians will get their chance, with SBS confirming it has bought season two and plans to screen it later this year.
But New Zealand film and cultural specialists are light-heartedly nervous about what Aussies will make of it.
"They'll be shocked, I'm sure, because every stereotype they've ever heard about themselves is there, as plain as day," said Misha Kavka, a senior media lecturer at the University of Auckland.
The series, bankrolled by American TV giant HBO, continues with Jemaine Clement and Bret MacKenzie role-playing two bumbling, down-and-out New Zealand musicians struggling to make it as a novelty folk band in New York.
Enter an intriguing Australian character who conforms to every stereotype ever thrown at an Australian, much to the delight of New Zealand and American audiences.
Shy and awkward Jemaine picks up a woman at a nightclub and goes back to her place only to discover in the morning that she is, shock horror, an Australian.
Keitha - yes, apparently she's named after her father - is a rough Aussie broad with slobbish habits, a family heritage steeped in crime, and an accent so thick not even the New Zealanders in the cast can understand her.
Jemaine realises the mistake he's made on waking in a room covered in posters of a koala, Uluru and Men at Work, not to mention the Foster's empties and Australian flag doona cover.
Keitha, played by actress Sarah Wynter, produces lines like "I've got a tongue like a badger's arsehole" and exclaims that she'd rather "root" than talk.
Jemaine is hopeful she might not really be an Australian, but she proudly assures him: "Mate, you couldn't get more Australian than me."
"My great-great-grandfather was a renown rapist," she says, adding that her great-great grandmother was a prostitute, while her mother was, you guessed it, a panel beater.
Australian social history specialist Professor Peter Hempenstall, of the University of Newcastle, said it was clear the script writers had delighted in the cultural stereotypes, with Australians coming off second best.
"It's all there, the convict stuff and the stereotype of the loud, raw, assertive, sexually-aggressive women," Professor Hempenstall said.
"It's almost as though the New Zealanders have adopted the high moral ground here."
But Dr Kavka said this wasn't the Kiwis taking a swipe. Written for the US market, Conchords was a Kiwi take on what Americans know about the world Down Under.
"You have to remember it's actually a bit of a compliment to Australians," she said.
"At least Americans know something about Australia, even if it is about their convict past. They know zilch about New Zealand."
But she said New Zealanders do take "a little bit of pleasure" in precisely how reductive the Australian depiction is.
"I'm not surprised it's been such a hit (in New Zealand), and I'm sure the Australians, with their good sense of humour, will enjoy it too."
"After all, it's very, very funny."
Americans, for their part, have definitely got the joke about trans-Tasman rivalry and they're playing along.
Asked about it in a recent interview, Clement said: "We can only judge it by the MySpace comments and Americans will go `we love you guys, Australia sucks!'."