History Series / ThisHourHas22Minutes

20th Aug '16 3:22:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* CanadianAccents: Specifically, heavy Maritime or Newfoundland accents; the production company is in Halifax, and the original four were all from Newfoundland.
12th Sep '15 8:30:42 PM C2
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Very popular in its early run, made a national star out of Rick Mercer (who later struck out on his own with ''Series/TheRickMercerReport''), and to a lesser extent Mary Walsh. At times, its influence on the Canadian political scene could be compared to the current influence of ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'' on the American scene: as an example, there was a period when the Canadian Alliance (the then-right wing of the Canadian political landscape) was advocating a California-style referendum system, in which a petition signed by three percent of the population would cause a referendum to be held on the petition's subject. Rick Mercer picked up on this, announcing his plan to submit a petition for legislation to force Stockwell Day, the then-leader of the party, to change his first name to Doris. This resulted in well over three percent of the population "signing" on the show's web site by the next morning. It is arguable that this single event crushed Day's hopes for ever gaining the Prime Minister's office, although he later joined the government front bench. What is inarguable is that referendum idea was quickly and quietly dropped from the party's platform immediately and never brought up by them again.

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Very popular in its early run, made a national star out of Rick Mercer (who later struck out on his own with ''Series/TheRickMercerReport''), and to a lesser extent Mary Walsh. At times, its influence on the Canadian political scene could be compared to the current influence of ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'' on the American scene: as an example, there was a period when the Canadian Alliance (the then-right wing of the Canadian political landscape) was advocating a California-style referendum system, in which a petition signed by three percent of the population would cause a referendum to be held on the petition's subject. Rick Mercer picked up on this, announcing his plan to submit a petition for legislation to force Stockwell Day, the then-leader of the party, to change his first name to Doris. This resulted in well over three percent of the population "signing" on the show's web site by the next morning. It is arguable that this single event crushed Day's hopes for ever gaining the Prime Minister's office, although he later joined the government front bench. What is inarguable is that referendum idea was quickly and quietly dropped from the party's platform immediately and never brought up by them again.
14th Aug '15 3:09:56 PM Doogie2K
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''This Hour Has 22 Minutes'' is a [[LongRunner long running]] political satire show on Creator/{{CBC}} set up as a a fake news show. The title comes from a famous and controversial weekly Canadian news show from TheSixties called ''This Hour has Seven Days'' (whose impact was widely felt enough that they could make a reference to it in 1993 and people would still get the joke). 22 Minutes is a half-hour show, and subtracting commercials they have about 22 minutes of actual content each episode.

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''This Hour Has 22 Minutes'' (more commonly ''22 Minutes'' recently) is a [[LongRunner long running]] political satire show on Creator/{{CBC}} set up as a a fake news show. The title comes from a famous and controversial weekly Canadian news show from TheSixties called ''This Hour has Seven Days'' (whose impact was widely felt enough that they could make a reference to it in 1993 and people would still get the joke). 22 Minutes is a half-hour show, and subtracting commercials they have about 22 minutes of actual content each episode.
17th Feb '15 5:16:14 AM C2
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11th Dec '14 11:43:00 PM maxwellsilver
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This show provides examples of:

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13th Dec '13 8:33:02 AM KeithM
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Very popular in its early run, made a national star out of Rick Mercer (who later struck out on his own with ''Series/TheRickMercerReport''), and to a lesser extent Mary Walsh. At times, its influence on the Canadian political scene could be compared to the current influence of ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'' on the American scene: as an example, there was a period when the Canadian Alliance (the then-right wing of the Canadian political landscape) was advocating a California-style referendum system, in which a petition signed by three percent of the population would cause a referendum to be held on the petition's subject. Rick Mercer picked up on this, announcing his plan to submit a petition for legislation to force Stockwell Day, the then-leader of the party, to change his first name to Doris. This resulted in well over three percent of the population "signing" on the show's web site by the next morning. It is arguable that this single event crushed Day's hopes for ever gaining the Prime Minister's office, although he later joined the government front bench.

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Very popular in its early run, made a national star out of Rick Mercer (who later struck out on his own with ''Series/TheRickMercerReport''), and to a lesser extent Mary Walsh. At times, its influence on the Canadian political scene could be compared to the current influence of ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'' on the American scene: as an example, there was a period when the Canadian Alliance (the then-right wing of the Canadian political landscape) was advocating a California-style referendum system, in which a petition signed by three percent of the population would cause a referendum to be held on the petition's subject. Rick Mercer picked up on this, announcing his plan to submit a petition for legislation to force Stockwell Day, the then-leader of the party, to change his first name to Doris. This resulted in well over three percent of the population "signing" on the show's web site by the next morning. It is arguable that this single event crushed Day's hopes for ever gaining the Prime Minister's office, although he later joined the government front bench.
bench. What is inarguable is that referendum idea was quickly and quietly dropped from the party's platform immediately and never brought up by them again.
3rd Nov '13 10:32:26 PM karstovich2
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''This Hour Has 22 Minutes'' is a [[LongRunner long running]] political satire show on Creator/{{CBC}} set up as a a fake news show. The title comes from a controversial weekly Canadian news show called "This Hour has Seven Days". 22 Minutes is a half-hour show, and subtracting commercials they have about 22 minutes of actual content each episode.

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''This Hour Has 22 Minutes'' is a [[LongRunner long running]] political satire show on Creator/{{CBC}} set up as a a fake news show. The title comes from a famous and controversial weekly Canadian news show from TheSixties called "This ''This Hour has Seven Days".Days'' (whose impact was widely felt enough that they could make a reference to it in 1993 and people would still get the joke). 22 Minutes is a half-hour show, and subtracting commercials they have about 22 minutes of actual content each episode.
10th Sep '13 3:00:31 PM mlsmithca
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Very popular in its early run, made a national star out of Rick Mercer (who later struck out on his own with ''TheRickMercerReport''), and to a lesser extent Mary Walsh. At times, its influence on the Canadian political scene could be compared to the current influence of ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'' on the American scene: as an example, there was a period when the Canadian Alliance (the then-right wing of the Canadian political landscape) was advocating a California-style referendum system, in which a petition signed by three percent of the population would cause a referendum to be held on the petition's subject. Rick Mercer picked up on this, announcing his plan to submit a petition for legislation to force Stockwell Day, the then-leader of the party, to change his first name to Doris. This resulted in well over three percent of the population "signing" on the show's web site by the next morning. It is arguable that this single event crushed Day's hopes for ever gaining the Prime Minister's office, although he later joined the government front bench.

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Very popular in its early run, made a national star out of Rick Mercer (who later struck out on his own with ''TheRickMercerReport''), ''Series/TheRickMercerReport''), and to a lesser extent Mary Walsh. At times, its influence on the Canadian political scene could be compared to the current influence of ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'' on the American scene: as an example, there was a period when the Canadian Alliance (the then-right wing of the Canadian political landscape) was advocating a California-style referendum system, in which a petition signed by three percent of the population would cause a referendum to be held on the petition's subject. Rick Mercer picked up on this, announcing his plan to submit a petition for legislation to force Stockwell Day, the then-leader of the party, to change his first name to Doris. This resulted in well over three percent of the population "signing" on the show's web site by the next morning. It is arguable that this single event crushed Day's hopes for ever gaining the Prime Minister's office, although he later joined the government front bench.
24th Aug '13 4:17:23 PM maxwellsilver
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** In another, a voice over actor continually screws up recording for the NDP. He was supposed to say how the Liberals have a bag of money and should be given them the boot, but instead talks about the NDP having a boot, or giving the Liberals a boot, or describing the animation of the commercial.
29th Mar '13 9:35:24 PM RavenWilder
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* RefugeInAudacity: Interviewing politicians in a XenaWarriorPrincess-knockoff costume. If that's not audacity...
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