Bloke star Chris Franklin looks unrecognizable when he appears on Sunrise

Australian comedian Chris Franklin – known for his 2000 parody Bloke – looks unrecognizable when he appears on Sunrise as a quiz contestant

He became a household name in the early 2000s thanks to his hit single Bloke.

But an unrecognizable Chris Franklin was sighted again Friday, and on a very unexpected forum.

The 56-year-old stand-up comedian made a surprise appearance as a participant in Sam Mac’s Pub Quiz segment on Sunrise.

Guess who! An unrecognizable Chris Franklin returned to the limelight on Friday, and in a very unexpected forum – a quiz segment on Channel Seven’s Sunrise

Franklin represented Tasmania in the game against other Australian states and territories, which was held via Zoom.

Weatherman Sam Mac revealed that the Sydney-born prankster had contacted him via Facebook asking to represent his adopted home state.

Franklin rose to fame in 2000 when he released the comedy parody number Bloke.

Hitmaker: Franklin rose to fame in 2000 when he released the comedy parody track Bloke.  Chris seen here in a still from the music video

Hitmaker: Franklin rose to fame in 2000 when he released the comedy parody track Bloke. Chris seen here in a still from the music video

Huge: The fake parody of Meredith Brooks' song Bitch reached number one on Australia's ARIA charts and went platinum

Huge: The fake parody of Meredith Brooks’ song Bitch reached number one on Australia’s ARIA charts and went platinum

The fake parody of Meredith Brooks’ song Bitch reached number one on Australia’s ARIA charts and went platinum.

It was the twelfth best-selling single in Australia in 2000.

Chris, who admitted to Sam that he “can’t sing a note or play an instrument,” has been incredibly nominated for three ARIA Awards.

Anh Do: During a break in the quiz segment, Sam pointed out that the low-budget music video for Bloke was an early appearance from a very special guest

Anh Do: During a break in the quiz segment, Sam pointed out that the low-budget music video for Bloke was an early appearance from a very special guest

During a break in the quiz segment, Sam pointed out that the low-budget music video for Bloke was an early appearance from a very special guest.

Anh Do, best known for his ABC series Brush With Fame, was featured in the music video, wearing a stubbie in hand and a flannel shirt.

Franklin revealed that he cast the then-unknown comedian because he often opened his own stand-up shows.

Strength to Strength: Do, best known for his ABC series Brush With Fame, (as seen above, starring Tara Moss) in the music video, holding a stubbie and wearing a flannel shirt

Strength to Strength: Do, best known for his ABC series Brush With Fame, (as seen above, starring Tara Moss) in the music video, holding a stubbie and wearing a flannel shirt

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