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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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Mary Walsh
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Cathy Jones Cathy Jones ...  Various / ... 174 episodes, 1993-2020
Mark Critch ...  Various / ... 150 episodes, 2003-2020
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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Outspoken Member of Parliament Carolyn Parrish was booted from the Liberal Party caucus by P.M. Paul Martin a few days after stomping on a George W. Bush doll while filming a guest appearance for this show (November 2004). See more »

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Antony St. George: On behalf of Canadians everywhere I'd like to offer an apology to the United States of America. We haven't been getting along very well recently and for that, I am truly sorry. I'm sorry we called George Bush a moron. He is a moron, but it wasn't nice of us to point it out. If it's any consolation, the fact that he's a moron shouldn't reflect poorly on the people of America. After all, it's not like you actually elected him.
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The news *can* be funny
30 January 2005 | by phbalancedSee all my reviews

Let's face it. The daily news is usually boring, upsetting and provokes anger and disappointment with stories presented about government, corporate corruption, etc. etc. The list is endless. This Hour Has 22 Minutes pokes fun at current news events and gives us not only a daily dose of what's happening in Canada and abroad, but how our political leaders and celebrities approach the situations when interviewed impromptu in Ottawa.

Currently on sabbatical, Mary Walsh wasn't shy in character as Marg Delahunty who did a great job hunting down Jean Chretien, Paul Martin, and all the Ministers on their way to their daily meetings. You could see politicians ducking for cover, but she always caught up with them! Mary Walsh and Greg Thomey were also hilarious as Ma & Eddie Reardon, the trailer trash mother and son who hauled their couch to the Gemini Awards to meet their TV celebrities backstage.

Also memorable are the episodes featuring Colin Mochrie doing his Max Pointy routine and he can imitate anyone from any commercial.

The news got you down? Tune into 22 Minutes. The news can be funny!


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Official Sites:

CBC [Canada]

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1992 (Canada) See more »

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