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Encyclopedia > This Hour Has 22 Minutes
This Hour Has 22 Minutes
Image:Thishourhas22mintues25225.gif
Genre comedy
Created by Mary Walsh
Starring Cathy Jones
Mark Critch
Shaun Majumder
Gavin Crawford
Country of origin Canada
No. of episodes 22-24 per season, 14 seasons
Production
Running time 22 Minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBC
Original run 1993 – Present

This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a weekly Canadian television comedy that airs on CBC Television. Launched in 1993 during Canada's 35th general election, the show focuses on Canadian politics, combining news parody, sketch comedy and satirical editorials. Originally featuring Cathy Jones, Rick Mercer, Greg Thomey and Mary Walsh, the series featured satirical sketches of the weekly news and Canadian political events. The show's format is a mock news program, intercut with comic sketches, fake commercials and humorous interviews of public figures. Image File history File links Thishourhas22mintues25225. ... The word comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humor with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ... Mary Walsh as Marg Princess Warrior alongside politician Stephen Harper. ... Cathy Jones as Mrs Enid. ... Mark Critch on This Hour Has 22 Minutes Mark Critch, a Canadian comedian, was born in Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Shaun Majumder is a Canadian comedian and actor. ... Gavin Crawford is a Canadian comedian, best known for The Gavin Crawford Show and This Hour Has 22 Minutes. ... CBC Television is a Canadian English language television network. ... The year 1993 in television involved some significant events. ... CBC Television is a Canadian English language television network. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Popular vote map with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 1867 edition of the satirical magazine Punch, a British satirical magazine, ground-breaking on popular literature satire. ... Cathy Jones as Mrs Enid. ... Richard Vincent (Rick) Mercer (born October 17, 1969 in St. ... Greg Thomey was born in May 8, 1961 in St. ... Mary Walsh as Marg Princess Warrior alongside politician Stephen Harper. ...


Its name is a parody of This Hour Has Seven Days, a CBC newsmagazine from the 1960s; the "22 Minutes" refers to the fact that a half-hour television program is actually 22 minutes long to make room for commercials. This Hour Has Seven Days was a controversial CBC Television newsmagazine, which ran from 1964 to 1966. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


Jones and Walsh had previously worked together on the sketch comedy series CODCO, on which Thomey sometimes appeared as a guest. Mercer had been a notable young writer and performer on his own, touring several successful one-man shows of comedic political commentary. CODCO was a Newfoundland and Labrador Canadian troupe that aired on CBC from 1988-1992. ...


Salter Street Films produced the series until the 2003-2004 season. Salter Street was acquired in 2001 by Alliance Atlantis, and production of the series was transferred directly to Alliance Atlantis in the twelfth season. As of 2005, Halifax Film produces the show. Salter Street Films was a Canadian television and movie production company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Alliance Atlantis Alliance Atlantis is a Toronto-based media company. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... DHX Media is a Canadian media production company formed in 2006 by the Halifax Film Company and Decode Entertainment. ...


Recognized with 24 Gemini Awards and 11 Canadian Comedy Awards, 22 Minutes is broadcast on the CBC Television network. It is taped before a studio audience in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Gemini Awards are an annual awards ceremony that celebrates the achievements for TV members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. ... The Canadian Comedy Awards is an annual awards ceremony celebrating notable Canadian comedians for achievements in live, TV and film comedy over the previous year. ... CBC Television is a Canadian English language television network. ... Halifax skyline at night Halifax neighbourhoods and boundaries of former city in relation to Halifax Regional Municipality Halifax, founded in 1749, is a community and former city in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ...


The show would air on Fridays throughout its first ten years, but it currently airs Tuesdays at 8:30pm on CBC. However, it still repeats Fridays at 7:30pm during CBC's comedy block.

Contents

Cast

  • Cathy Jones (1993– ) as anchor Sydney Dubizzenchyk (a reference to former CBC anchor Tina Srebotnjak, who had become the host of Midday in 1992) and various correspondents and sketch characters
  • Shaun Majumder (2003– ) as anchor Tucker T. Bartlett and various correspondents and sketch characters.
  • Mark Critch (2003– ), as anchor Bas MacLaren (in homage to two well-known Newfoundland radio announcers, Bas Jamieson and George MacLaren) and various sketch characters.
  • Gavin Crawford (2003– ), as anchor Gavin Cooper and various sketch characters.

Note: As of 2006, the anchor character names are rarely if ever used, and in many cases the anchors will refer to themselves by their real names. Cathy Jones as Mrs Enid. ... Tina Srebotnjak is a Canadian television journalist. ... CBC Midday logo, 1997. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Shaun Majumder is a Canadian comedian and actor. ... Mark Critch on This Hour Has 22 Minutes Mark Critch, a Canadian comedian, was born in Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Gavin Crawford is a Canadian comedian, best known for The Gavin Crawford Show and This Hour Has 22 Minutes. ...


Former members

  • Rick Mercer (1993–2001) as anchor J.B. Dixon and various correspondents and sketch characters. Mercer left the show to devote more time to Made in Canada; after that show ended he launched Rick Mercer Report, a series very similar to 22 Minutes and Comedy Central's The Daily Show.
  • Colin Mochrie (2001–2003) as anchor Anthony St. George and various correspondents and sketch characters. Mochrie left the show after two seasons to pursue his own projects and other movie roles. Mochrie guest starred on the January 27th, 2006 episode.
  • Mary Walsh (1993–2004) as anchor Molly McGuire and various correspondents and sketch characters. Walsh appeared less often in season 11 and left the series to pursue her film career and also continue to host Mary Walsh: Open Book, a CBC series in which she moderates a celebrity panel discussing books and literature.
  • Greg Thomey (1993–2005) as anchor Frank MacMillan and various correspondents and sketch characters. Thomey appeared less often in season 12. Thomey no longer appears on 22 Minutes as of 2006.

Richard Vincent (Rick) Mercer (born October 17, 1969 in St. ... Made in Canada is a Canadian television sitcom / single camera comedy, which aired on the CBC from 1998 to 2003. ... Rick Mercer Report (or The Mercer Report; formerly known as Rick Mercers Monday Report or Monday Report) is a Canadian television comedy series which airs on CBC Television and the Comedy Network. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American satirical television program produced by and airing on Comedy Central. ... Colin Andrew Mochrie (born November 30, 1957) is a Canadian actor and improvisational comedian. ... Mary Walsh as Marg Princess Warrior alongside politician Stephen Harper. ... Mary Walsh: Open Book is a weekly book club on CBC, based on the Oprah book club, where friends and employees of Mary Walsh and other celebrities can gather and discuss books Mary would like people to read. ... Greg Thomey was born in May 8, 1961 in St. ...

Substitute anchors/Special correspondents

Substitute News anchors on the series are people who "guest star" on the series for when series regulars are away (from Season 10 onwards).

  • Mark Farrell - (February 1999)
  • Jonathan Torrens - (September/October 2002)
  • Dan Joffre - (February 2003)
  • Jenifer Robertson - (November & December 2003)
  • Kathy Greenwood - (October & November 2004-)
  • Geri Hall - (October/November 2004 & February/March 2007)
  • Shauna MacDonald - (October 2005 - November 2005)
  • Tracy Dawson - March 10, 2006
  • Rebecca Northan - (November 2006 & March 2007)

Mark Farrell, born 1968, is an award-winning Canadian comedian and writer, who honed his talent in the Yuk Yuks comedy club in Halifax,Nova Scotia before moving to Toronto in 1989. ... Jonathan Ormond Torrens (born 25 October 1972 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) is a Canadian actor and television personality who plays J-Roc on Trailer Park Boys. ... Kathryn Greenwood (born March 21, 1962 in Scarborough, Ontario) is a Canadian comedian and actor. ... Shauna MacDonald (birthdate unknown; native of Antigonish, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian television and film actress and radio announcer. ... Image:Rebeccanortha. ...

Regular characters and segments

Talking to Americans logo
Talking to Americans logo
Talking to Americans
Rick Mercer tours the United States, talking to Americans as if from a Canadian news program, asking them about "Canadian issues." The object is to see how little some Americans know about their northern neighbours. The piece was so popular that the CBC had Mercer create a one-hour TV special based on the segment. It became the highest rated comedy special in Canadian television history when it aired on Canada Day, 2001. Some truly memorable bits include Rick Mercer getting Americans to say "Congratulations Canada on legalizing VCRs!" and getting a professor at Princeton University to sign a petition against the re-starting of the Annual Toronto Polar Bear Hunt. In an election 2000 segment, he convinced then-Governor of Texas George W. Bush that Canada's Prime Minister Jean Chrétien was named Jean Poutine and that he was supporting Bush's candidacy. The success of the CBC special got Mercer attention on numerous American media outlets, including ABC News Nightline. Mercer abandoned the concept after Sept. 11, 2001.
No Pun Intended
A Ludacris-ish Indian rapper/politician played by Shaun Majumder who frequently raps about election issues and what he will do if elected.
Gavin Crawford as "Mark Jackson
Babe Bennett
A 22 Minutes "sexual affairs correspondent" played by Cathy Jones, Babe is a sassy suffragette, 1940s style, who talks about sexual matters. She ends each segment by saying "I'm just goofin' around, that's all!"
Marg Delahunty
Mary Walsh crashes press conferences, hosts a "sleepover" for the nation's leading female (and gay) politicians, and threatens to "smite" the likes of politicians as "Marg Princess Warrior" (a loose parody of Xena).
Mark Jackson
22 Minute's Teenage correspondent that talks to politicians and who is played by Gavin Crawford. (The character is carried over from The Gavin Crawford Show.)
Bas MacLaren
A 22 Minutes correspondent portrayed by Mark Critch. He talks to politicians about current events and is also one of the 22 Minutes anchors.
Misses Enid & Eulalia
Two elderly women who talk about daily events (portrayed by Cathy Jones and Mary Walsh, respectively). Upon Walsh's departure from the show, Jones has appeared alone as Miss Enid. (The characters were normally introduced as "the Misses Enid and Eulalia", meaning "Miss Enid and Miss Eulalia", but this was frequently misunderstood by viewers as "Mrs. Enid" and "Eulalia" without an honorific.)
Streeters, aka The Rant
A weekly commentary on current events and political issues which quickly became the show's most famous feature by Rick Mercer in black and white presentations. This segment was later used in colour presentations on the Rick Mercer Report series. (Streeters clip)
Max Pointy
A spoof of CBC personality Rex Murphy's political commentaries for The National, performed by Colin Mochrie. Max would start off with a legitimate political issue but end up on an unrelated and generally inane point by the end of his rant.
That Show Sucked!
with Ma and Eddie Reardon (portrayed by Mary Walsh & Greg Thomey) who make fun of TV shows, with Ma saying that whatever show that Eddie watches "Suck" and constantly demanding that he give her "the G.D. clickerbox".
The Quinlan Quints
four quintuplets (the fifth one went missing and has never been found) who live in Buchans, Newfoundland and Labrador; portrayed by Cathy Jones, Rick Mercer, Greg Thomey and Mary Walsh (Colin Mochrie plays Mercer's quint role for seasons 9 and 10).
Inside Media Counter-spin
A satirical talk show with the host portrayed by Cathy Jones. The host makes blatantly stereotypical statements about her guests.
Panic Room with Betty Hope
Host Betty Hope does these brief "breaking news" style segments, in which she interviews someone knowledgeable about a given threat and then spins the facts to make them sound more dramatic and dangerous; this can be interpreted as a parody of television journalists such as Nancy Grace.
The Right Answer
Two commentators (played by Rick Mercer and Greg Thomey) debate various issues in the news. When one of them makes a point, they hit a chess timer.
The Special Eds
Mercer and Thomey portray two members of the RCMP - Special Constable Ed Cochrane and Special Constable Ed Codner - with questionable ethics.

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Crawford's characters

Stuart McLean
Based on the CBC personality.
Uwe Meyer
a fashion correspondent that Gavin Crawford portrays. (The character is carried over from The Gavin Crawford Show.)
Gunter Wilson
a computer whiz who hosts the segment "Computer Corner".
Natasha Stillwell
Based on the former co-host of Discovery Channel's show Daily Planet.

Stuart McLean (born 1948 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian radio broadcaster, comedian and author. ... Natasha Stillwell is a host and producer of the television show Daily Planet, which airs on Discovery Channel Canada. ... Daily Planet is a television program on Discovery Channel Canada and CTV, which features daily news, discussion and commentary on the scientific aspects of current events. ...

Critch's characters

Rex Murphy
Based on the CBC personality.

Rex Murphy (born March, 1947, Carbonear, Newfoundland) is a noted Canadian commentator. ...

Jones' characters

The Campbell Files
With Sandy Campbell who talks about the entertainment industry
Joe Crow
An Aboriginal environmental "correspondent" who talks about the environment and the Canadian government's relation with Native peoples. Each segments ends with Crow blowing out his campfire with a single puff.

Aboriginal people in Canada are Indigenous Peoples recognized in the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982, sections 25 and 35, respectively, as Indians (First Nations), Métis, and Inuit. ...

Majumder's characters

Raj Binder
a sweaty soft-spoken Indian sports nerd portrayed by Shaun Majumder, who has also been used as a behind-the-scenes interviewer on Just For Laughs. (View Raj's Website)
Ian Hanomansing
Based on the CBC personality.

Just for Laughs (in French Juste Pour Rire) is a comedy festival held each July in Montreal, Quebec. ... Ian Hanomansing is a television journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). ...

Mercer's characters

Billyatropia Smithopolis
An "outstanding" Canadian sports athlete

Mochrie's characters

Max Pointy
Based on CBC radio personality Rex Murphy
Peter Mansbridge
Used in Mansbridge One on One parody skits, where "Peter" has insightful interviews with himself.

Rex Murphy (born March, 1947, Carbonear, Newfoundland) is a noted Canadian commentator. ... Peter Mansbridge Peter Mansbridge (born July 6, 1948) is a Canadian journalist and anchor of The National, CBC Televisions flagship nightly newscast. ...

Thomey's characters

Jerry Boyle
a Newfoundland separatist whose campaign slogan is "If you can mark an X, you're my kind of people!" The character was created as a recurring character on CODCO.
Ottawa Gargoyle
A gargoyle who sits on top of the Parliament buildings and satirizes politicians, occasionally throwing hot oil on them.
Tim MacMillan
Foreign correspondent who's (almost) never where he's supposed to be. He's also Frank MacMillan's brother. His segments would open with a recurring style of dialogue. "Hello, Tim?" "HELLLOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!" "Are you in Geneva?" [pause.] "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!"

CODCO was a Newfoundland and Labrador Canadian troupe that aired on CBC from 1988-1992. ...

Walsh's characters

Connie Bloor
A 22 Minutes Prairie correspondent played by Mary Walsh, who reports from a donut shop. Introduced in each segment by the line: "She's flat as the prairies and twice as wide," she wears a tuque and earmuffs, and her speech is punctuated with a series of snorts. One of her recurring gags involves feeding paper printouts of celebrities and politicians through a paper shredder.
Dakey Dunn
A 22 Minutes "Male Correspondent" played by Mary Walsh, replete with gold chain, hairy chest, cigarette and beer, who regularly lays out a macho view of economic and cultural matters. This character was earlier used in the CODCO series. Dakey also once accosted Margaret Atwood at a book signing, reciting one of her most famous poems over and over again.

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Other memorable segments

Rick Mercer and then-Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien at a Harvey's fast food restaurant.
  • 1997 - Paul Martin puts Greg Thomey in a headlock.
  • 1997-98 - Rick Mercer goes to eat at a Harvey's fast food restaurant with Jean Chrétien
  • 1998 - Rick Mercer parodies Canadian figure skater Elvis Stojko's groin injury at the 1998 Winter Olympics, his status as spokesman for McCain, and his appearance in an infamously ineffectual anti-tobacco advertisement. Mercer received backlash for what some considered a harsh depiction of Stojko.
  • 1999-2000- such luminaries as Walter Cronkite put Greg Thomey in a "celebrity headlock"
  • 2000 - Rick Mercer and many prominent members of the Canadian House of Commons lip sync to Trooper's "Raise A little Hell" on Parliament Hill to promote voting in the 2000 federal election. (view clip)
  • 2000 - Rick Mercer proposes a referendum to make Stockwell Day change his first name to Doris, after actress Doris Day.
  • 2001 - Rick Mercer spoofs on Rahim Jaffer and performs a rap based on Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady", with the lyrics "Will the real Rahim Jaffer please stand up?"
  • 2001-02 - Colin Mochrie's Christmas at Parliament-- Twas' the Night before Christmas is re-interpreted by MPs, often airing out their partisan complaints about Paul Martin's 2002 budget
  • 2003 - Chrétien announces that Marg Princess Warrior (Mary Walsh) had decided to run for the Liberal leadership
  • 2002-03 - Misses Enid (Cathy Jones) and Eulalia (Mary Walsh) visit and talk to Paul Martin
  • 2002-03 - Colin Mochrie's "Apology to America"
Mark Critch (left), Carolyn Parrish (right) and a Bush doll, in a skit that led to her dismissal from the Liberal caucus.
Mark Critch (left), Carolyn Parrish (right) and a Bush doll, in a skit that led to her dismissal from the Liberal caucus.
  • 2003 - 22 Minutes's Viagra parody
  • 2003-04 - Conservative party leadership candidate Belinda Stronach lipsmacks Mark Critch, Marg Princess Warrior (Mary Walsh) does the same to Stephen Harper, the eventual winner of the Tory leadership.
  • 2004-05 - Mark Critch visits MP Carolyn Parrish, who stomped on a George W. Bush doll and performed voodoo on its head. The flap ended, with Parrish's dismissal from caucus. View clip
  • 2004-05 - The real Stuart McLean confronts Gavin Crawford about Gavin's impression of him. view clip
  • 2004-05 - Mark Jackson (Crawford) goes behind the scenes on the Canadian Idol auditions with Ben Mulroney. view video clip
  • 2005-06 - Mark Jackson (Crawford) auditioning for Much Music's VJ search. View Clip

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Famous stunts

Jean Poutine

1999-2000 - During the American election campaign of 2000, Rick Mercer approached Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush on a campaign stop in Michigan, asking for comment on the news that Bush had received the endorsement of Canadian prime minister "Jean Poutine". (The then-prime minister's name was Jean Chrétien, and he had not endorsed Bush per the policy of not endorsing anyone.) Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... Poutine Poutine (pronunciation in IPA as heard in Quebec French — listen to it in . ... Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, usually known as Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, BA, BCL, LLD (h. ...


Bush accepted the endorsement with a short and grateful speech to the 22 Minutes cameras, which aired as part of the show's regular Talking to Americans feature. In his first official visit to Canada four years later, he joked that his "one regret" about the visit was that he'd "hoped to meet Jean Poutine." This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Stockwell/Doris petition

2000-01 - Often cited as the show's best joke, the sketch was aired during the 2000 federal election campaign, and consisted of a staged rant by Rick Mercer. The 2000 Canadian federal election was held on November 27, 2000, to elect 301 Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of Canada. ...


When former Canadian Alliance leader Stockwell Day ran for Prime Minister of Canada, he proposed a mechanism to call for a referendum. A petition on any particular subject which gathered at least 350,000 signatures of voting age citizens ("3% of the electors") would automatically trigger a national referendum. The Canadian Alliance, formally the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance, was a Canadian conservative political party that existed from 2000 to 2003. ... Stockwell Burt Day Jr. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ...


Mercer's "rant" asked viewers to log on to the 22 Minutes website, and sign an online petition asking the party leader to change his name to Doris Day (after the singer/actress). Producers claim to have obtained in excess of 1,200,000 online votes. This was cheerfully admitted to be a stunt unhampered by the rigours of an Elections Canada-controlled petition. Although the skit had no effect on Alliance policy, it did obtain international publicity for the show and contributed to the general air of farce surrounding Day's election campaign. Day did, however, have a very appropriate response to the petition: "Que será, será." Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1924[1]) is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate known as Doris Day. ... Whatever Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) (also transposed as Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)) is a popular song, with music by Jay Livingston and lyrics by Ray Evans. ...


Oilers vs Canadiens

Raj Binder (Shaun Majumder) at the old timers game

2003-04 - Shaun Majumder (as "Raj Binder," bottom left corner) was sent to report on the 2003 outdoors Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens old timers game, preceding the night's actual NHL regular season game, which was the first NHL game to be played outdoors (at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton). Raj actually sneaked into all the team photos, causing uproar from the event's unwitting organizers in the days after, when the photos were released to the press. view clip 22 Minutes, Oilers team photo with Shaun Majumder, deemed fair use This work is copyrighted. ... 22 Minutes, Oilers team photo with Shaun Majumder, deemed fair use This work is copyrighted. ... Shaun Majumder is a Canadian comedian and actor. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... Commonwealth Stadium is a venue located in the Norwood Area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, primarily used by the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. Built in 1978 to host the Commonwealth Games, the stadium seats 60,081 (for regular season football)[1] but can be expanded. ...


Specials

This Hour Has 22 Minutes New Year's Special '98

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This Hour Has 22 Minutes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2167 words)
This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a Canadian television comedy, which airs on CBC Television.
Its name is a parody of This Hour Has Seven Days, a CBC newsmagazine from the 1960s; the "22 Minutes" refers to the fact that a half-hour television program is actually 22 minutes long to make room for commercials.
Introduced in each segment by the line: "She's flat as the prairies and twice as wide," she wears a toque and earmuffs, and her speech is punctuated with a series of snorts.
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