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1 Terry: So to wrap up this escapade: We’ve saved the bees, defeated Cthulhu, and restored Steve from the shrink ray.
2 Bonnie: Simon got killed in a problematic trolley dilemma.
3 Jane Goodall: But using his existential philosophy skills to save the world. He’d have wanted it that way.
3 Bonnie: True.
4 Steve 1: So, all’s well that ends well!
4 Steve 2: I’m off then! Hooroo!
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"Hooroo" is a particularly Aussie way to say goodbye. To qualify as a fair dinkum Australian you have to be able to say "hooroo" when leaving a gathering in a completely natural and unironic/unembarrassed fashion.
My Oxford Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms defines "Hooroo" as:
Equivalent to "Cheerio" as a farewell.
1870 J. R. Houlding, Rural and City Life 257: "We won't come anigh yer house agin to-day; never fear, sir. Hooray!" With that parting salute, away scampered Jerry.
1917 F. J. Mills, Dinkum Oil 73: There was a vast deal of... "Goodbye Auntie, toolraloo Bill... hooray Dick," and so forth.
1931 William Hatfield, Sheepmates 238: "Well, hooroo!" And he was gone in the direction where the fire glowed like a dropped cigarette butt.
1942 Leonard Mann, The Go-Getter 221: "So long, Chris." "Hooray, boy."
1959 Anne von Bertouch, February Dark 193: "We'll see you later. Hooray."
1987 Sun-Herald (Sydney) 27 Jun. 50: "Some of them old fillums are blood interesting. Keep at it, mate. Hooroo."
"Hooroo" remains current in Australian usage, and you'll find people using it fairly often in normal conversation.
 And preferably taking a couple of sausages and a slice of pavlova wrapped in a serviette, to have later at home.
 "Goodbye" basically.
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