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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 / ... 164 episodes, 1993-2018
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This skit-filled Canadian comedy show pokes fun at the Canadian government and other national happenings.

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Release Date:

1992 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

22 Minutes See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


[on the territorial government's refusal to legalize same-sex unions]
Molly Maguire: This news has sent shockwaves through the gay community of the Northwest Territories. We go to him now.
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18 June 2006 | by BjorgenSee all my reviews

The reason why This Hour Has 22 Minutes is not funny is because it tries to pass off its hackneyed stereotypes as legitimate satire. It's pretty hypocritical to take jabs at the ignorance of others considering that the writers and producers obviously know very little, if anything, about their own country west of Thunder Bay. Mike (from Canmore) is a good example of this: the old "Albertans are toothless hicks" gag - nyuk, nyuk, nyuk. I understand the gist of the sketch, but why is Mike from a beautiful, touristy, mountain resort village? I'm going to make my own sketch comedy show featuring crap like "Talking to Newfies" and "Pete (from Halifax)" - Pete will be a grizzled, old pirate with a corn cob pipe in his mouth, a peg leg and a bottle of rum in hand. Yeeehaaaw!!!

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