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This Hour Has 22 Minutes 

This skit-filled Canadian comedy show pokes fun at the Canadian government and other national happenings.

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Series cast summary:
Cathy Jones Cathy Jones ...  Various / ... 165 episodes, 1993-2018
Mark Critch ...  Various / ... 141 episodes, 2003-2019
Shaun Majumder ...  Various / ... 126 episodes, 2003-2017
Gavin Crawford ...  Various / ... 100 episodes, 2003-2010
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This skit-filled Canadian comedy show pokes fun at the Canadian government and other national happenings.

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Comedy | News | Talk-Show

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Official Sites:

CBC [Canada]

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1992 (Canada) See more »

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22 Minutes See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Title is a play on This Hour Has Seven Days (1964), a controversial weekly news program on the CBC that lasted only 50 episodes and was cut by the moral elite in the government which funded the network. As "22 Minutes" is actually only a half-hour show, with the usual commercial breaks, there's only the 22 minutes in the show each week. See more »

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Peter Fonda: What kind of show is this anyway ?
Bas MacLaren: We're 22 minutes. We're like the news, but drunk.
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Featured in The Greatest Canadian (2004) See more »

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Let Me Be The First American To Comment
12 November 2003 | by kwakklesSee all my reviews

I live by the US/Canada border and CBC is on one of the channels I receive. Every once in a while when I channel surf, I come across This Hour Has 22 Minutes. When I watch it, I really do try to look for the humor. Sometimes, there is. A lot of times, there isn't. About half of their jokes revolve America. "Lets make fun of the Americans!"

The Jokes Are Just Not Funny! I am not stating that only because I am a proud, patriotic American who is taking offense. Not at all. I watch many of our American comedy talk shows (such as Jay Leno), where most of the jokes are about our dumb politicians. We know just how dumb they are, and I'll have you know that we can make fun of them ourselves. And do a better, funnier job of it, too. What I want to know is: why aren't there more jokes about Canada and England? Is America just easier to crack jokes at?

I suppose the Canadian commentators were right - it's not something Americans can understand.


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