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''The Hour'' is a late night Canadian TalkShow produced and broadcast by the Creator/{{CBC}} and hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos, a former VJ from [=MuchMusic=], a Canadian music channel. For obvious reasons, his last name is often shortened to just "Strombo". He also hosts TheStromboShow on CBC Radio 2.

Recently renamed to "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight".

Not to be confused with the novel/movie ''Literature/TheHours''. Also not to be confused with Creator/TheBBC's 2011 drama series ''Series/TheHour'', set at the time of the Suez crisis.
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!! This show provides examples of:
* CatchPhrase: Always opens with "Welcome to The Hour. I am your boyfriend, George Stroumboulopoulos." Always closes with "That's time."
* ColdOpen: Before the show actually starts, there's a short comedic skit of sorts with that night's guest(s) and the writing staff. It continues at commercial breaks and the end of the show. Perhaps a subversion, in that the cold open has nothing to do with the show itself.
* ElectionNight: As a news/current events show, it obviously deals with this.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: See RunningTimeInTheTitle
** Sadly, not anymore. As of 2010 the show has been renamed "George Stroumboulopoulous Tonight" and shortened to half an hour.
* LeaningOnTheFurniture: Worst posture ever.
* OldMediaPlayingCatchUp: Averted. George is completely {{New Media}}-savvy, probably due to his young age compared to many other talk/news show hosts and his experience at [=MuchMusic=] and on radio.
* RealSongThemeTune: Currently "The Good in Everyone" by Sloan, formerly "Use It" by TheNewPornographers. Incidentally, both are Canadian bands.
* RunningTimeInTheTitle: Each episode is, naturally, an hour long (including commercials).