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* TravelogueShow: Rick often visited major attractions and lesser-known destinations to highlight the sights and experiences Canada has to offer and encourage tourism to those locations.


* AuthorTract: Rick makes no secret that he loves Canada and wants his country to be the very best it can be. He effusively praises those he believes shows Canada in a good light and heaps scorn upon those he thinks is doing the country a disservice.

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* AuthorTract: OnceAnEpisode via the "Rick's Rant" segment. Rick makes no secret that he loves Canada and wants his country to be the very best it can be. He effusively praises those he believes shows Canada in a good light and heaps scorn upon those he thinks is doing the country a disservice.

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* SkinnyDipping: One of the show's most memorable moments features Rick and former Ontario premier Bob Rae jumping naked into a lake.


Canadian comedy news program (2004-2018) airing on Creator/{{CBC}} hosted by Rick Mercer. Each week's program involves satirical news commentary, sketches, parodies of ads and TV shows, and interviews with political/entertainment figures of the day. In addition, there are longer segments of Rick visiting various people/places across Canada. These segments often highlight ordinary Canadians who do extraordinary things, from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y5e5w59KcA&feature=relmfu Paralympians]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0mBSkATzQM the Rangers]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o9K05TX9Rg giant pumpkin growers]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaaZRncubLo circus performers]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8syXAjtnDic lobster fishermen]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeDXiS8Yeho RCMP trainees]].

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''Rick Mercer Report'' (originally ''Rick Mercer Monday Report'') was a satirical
news program (2004-2018) airing that aired on Creator/{{CBC}} hosted from 2004 to 2018.

Hosted
by comedian Rick Mercer. Each week's program involves Mercer, the show featured a mix of satirical news commentary, sketches, parodies of ads and TV shows, and interviews with political/entertainment figures of the day. In addition, there are longer segments day.

The bulk
of each episode was taken up by field pieces where Rick visiting various people/places visited people and places across Canada. These segments They often highlight highlighted ordinary Canadians who do extraordinary things, from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y5e5w59KcA&feature=relmfu Paralympians]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0mBSkATzQM the Rangers]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o9K05TX9Rg giant pumpkin growers]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaaZRncubLo circus performers]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8syXAjtnDic lobster fishermen]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeDXiS8Yeho RCMP trainees]].



* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Rick's visit to the Ontario Provincial Police's ERT Team plays up the fact that he's a novice with firearms, the cops even walk off the firing line when Rick asks if he can fire his MP-5 at full auto. He later takes part in an exercise and does things with his gun that makes it very clear that it's a good thing that he didn't have a magazine inserted.

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Rick's visit to the Ontario Provincial Police's ERT Team plays up the fact that he's a novice with firearms, the cops even walk off the firing line when AuthorTract: Rick asks if he can fire his MP-5 at full auto. He later takes part in an exercise and does things with his gun that makes it very clear that it's a good thing no secret that he didn't have loves Canada and wants his country to be the very best it can be. He effusively praises those he believes shows Canada in a magazine inserted.good light and heaps scorn upon those he thinks is doing the country a disservice.


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* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: Rick's visit to the Ontario Provincial Police's ERT Team plays up the fact that he's a novice with firearms, the cops even walk off the firing line when Rick asks if he can fire his MP-5 at full auto. He later takes part in an exercise and does things with his gun that makes it very clear that it's a good thing that he didn't have a magazine inserted.


* MetaPhorgotten: (A [[CaptainObvious fake]] ad for UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush): "Some say the glass is half empty, others say its half full. George W Bush says 'that's my glass, keep your hands off my glass or I'll break it and cut you with the glass.' George W Bush. He'll cut ya."

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* MetaPhorgotten: (A [[CaptainObvious fake]] fake ad for UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush): "Some say the glass is half empty, others say its half full. George W Bush says 'that's my glass, keep your hands off my glass or I'll break it and cut you with the glass.' George W Bush. He'll cut ya."

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* LookBehindYou: When Rick was visiting the Royal Canadian Mint, he found himself in [[TreasureRoom a room with $600,000,000 of gold]]; he naturally tries this with his guide. His guide then does it to him, except the guide points to the armed guard standing off-camera.


Canadian comedy news program (2004-) airing on Creator/{{CBC}} hosted by Rick Mercer. Each week's program involves satirical news commentary, sketches, parodies of ads and TV shows, and interviews with political/entertainment figures of the day. In addition, there are longer segments of Rick visiting various people/places across Canada. These segments often highlight ordinary Canadians who do extraordinary things, from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y5e5w59KcA&feature=relmfu Paralympians]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0mBSkATzQM the Rangers]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o9K05TX9Rg giant pumpkin growers]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaaZRncubLo circus performers]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8syXAjtnDic lobster fishermen]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeDXiS8Yeho RCMP trainees]].

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Canadian comedy news program (2004-) (2004-2018) airing on Creator/{{CBC}} hosted by Rick Mercer. Each week's program involves satirical news commentary, sketches, parodies of ads and TV shows, and interviews with political/entertainment figures of the day. In addition, there are longer segments of Rick visiting various people/places across Canada. These segments often highlight ordinary Canadians who do extraordinary things, from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y5e5w59KcA&feature=relmfu Paralympians]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0mBSkATzQM the Rangers]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o9K05TX9Rg giant pumpkin growers]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaaZRncubLo circus performers]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8syXAjtnDic lobster fishermen]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeDXiS8Yeho RCMP trainees]].


* CanadianPolitics: Often joked about. This show has invited many prominent politicians, including previous and current Prime Ministers.


* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Rick's visit to the Ontario Provincial Police's SWAT Team plays up the fact that he's a novice with firearms, the cops even walk off the firing line when Rick asks if he can fire his MP-5 at full auto. He later takes part in an exercise and does things with his gun that makes it very clear that it's a good thing that he didn't have a magazine inserted.

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Rick's visit to the Ontario Provincial Police's SWAT ERT Team plays up the fact that he's a novice with firearms, the cops even walk off the firing line when Rick asks if he can fire his MP-5 at full auto. He later takes part in an exercise and does things with his gun that makes it very clear that it's a good thing that he didn't have a magazine inserted.


* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Rick's visit to the Ontario Provincial Police's SWAT Team plays up the fact that he's a novice with firearms, the cops even walk off the firing line when Rick asks if he can fire his MP-5 at full auto. He later takes part in an exercise and does things with his gun that makes it very clear that it's a good thing that he didn't have a magazine inserted.



* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: During a visit to the Atlantic Police Academy, Rick accidentally shot himself in the foot while holstering his weapon (it was with a Simunition round[[note]]a low-velocity round with a water-soluble paint bullet[[/note]], but still hurt).
* LieDetector: Rick is given a polygraph test during a visit to the Atlantic Police Academy. The chief administering the test is able to determine some embarrassing truths about Rick.



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* NewsParodyNewsParody: Downplayed. Although Rick got this show due to his success with ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes'', he does very little satire on this show. The bulk of the program is taken up by Rick showcasing various people, organizations, and attractions in Canada with a few satirical ads and headlines done as inserts.


* BeeAfraid: Rick was once visited a bee farm and was covered with over ''400 live bees''. He said it was one of the scariest things he'd ever done for the show.



* EverythingsWorseWithBees: Rick was once visited a bee farm and was covered with over ''400 live bees''. He said it was one of the scariest things he'd ever done for the show.


The show is a spinoff of sorts from ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes'', where Rick was one of the co-hosts. Unlike ''This Hour'' or ''Radio/RoyalCanadianAirFarce'' which derives a major portion of comedy from impressions of public figures, ''The Mercer Report'' tends to get the ''real life'' public figures to come and make fun of themselves.

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The show is a spinoff of sorts from ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes'', where Rick was one of the co-hosts. Unlike ''This Hour'' ''22 Minutes'' or ''Radio/RoyalCanadianAirFarce'' which derives a major portion of comedy from impressions of public figures, ''The Mercer Report'' tends to get the ''real life'' public figures to come and make fun of themselves.


* MetaPhorgotten: (A [[CaptainObvious fake]] ad for GeorgeWBush): "Some say the glass is half empty, others say its half full. George W Bush says 'that's my glass, keep your hands off my glass or I'll break it and cut you with the glass.' George W Bush. He'll cut ya."

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* MetaPhorgotten: (A [[CaptainObvious fake]] ad for GeorgeWBush): UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush): "Some say the glass is half empty, others say its half full. George W Bush says 'that's my glass, keep your hands off my glass or I'll break it and cut you with the glass.' George W Bush. He'll cut ya."


* TearJerker: In an episode near Christmas, Rick visited the Canada Post distribution centre in Ottawa and found out that Canada Post replies to letters to Santa in over 20 different languages, including Braille. Rick started to cry.

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Canadian comedy news program (2004-) airing on Creator/{{CBC}} hosted by Rick Mercer. Each week's program involves satirical news commentary, sketches, parodies of ads and TV shows, and interviews with political/entertainment figures of the day. In addition, there are longer segments of Rick visiting various people/places across Canada. These segments often highlight ordinary Canadians who do extraordinary things, from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y5e5w59KcA&feature=relmfu Paralympians]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0mBSkATzQM the Rangers]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o9K05TX9Rg giant pumpkin growers]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaaZRncubLo circus performers]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8syXAjtnDic lobster fishermen]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeDXiS8Yeho RCMP trainees]].

The tone of the program is quite kind towards the politicians it mocks. Over the years, probably every major Canadian political figure has gone on the show, obviously for the positive publicity of being seen as a comic good sport. Memorable instances include Rick having a burger with Jean Chretien, skinny dipping with Bob Rae, having a sleepover at 24 Sussex (with prime minister Stephen Harper reading bedtime election regislation), having Pierre Berton to demonstrate the correct way to roll a joint of marijuana, or [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome getting every member of parliament to participate in a spoof of the Budlight dude commercial]].

The show is a spinoff of sorts from ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes'', where Rick was one of the co-hosts. Unlike ''This Hour'' or ''Radio/RoyalCanadianAirFarce'' which derives a major portion of comedy from impressions of public figures, ''The Mercer Report'' tends to get the ''real life'' public figures to come and make fun of themselves.

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* CanadaEh: Rick loves playing this trope.
* CanadianPolitics: Often joked about. This show has invited many prominent politicians, including previous and current Prime Ministers.
* EverythingsWorseWithBees: Rick was once visited a bee farm and was covered with over ''400 live bees''. He said it was one of the scariest things he'd ever done for the show.
* FaceCam: Mercer's infamous rants (read on).
* GroinAttack: The Revenue Canada/Capital One parody ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEm_dkqqYQw Knee in my Package]]''.
* HumanInterestStory: The segments of Rick travelling to events (often in small towns) and participating in whatever is going on. Arguably a highlight of the show.
* MetaPhorgotten: (A [[CaptainObvious fake]] ad for GeorgeWBush): "Some say the glass is half empty, others say its half full. George W Bush says 'that's my glass, keep your hands off my glass or I'll break it and cut you with the glass.' George W Bush. He'll cut ya."
* NewsParody
* ParodyCommercial: one or two an episode, always just before a real ad break.
* RantComedy: A staple of the Report, carried over from ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes'', is "The Rant." Rick has even ranted about how to rant.
* TearJerker: In an episode near Christmas, Rick visited the Canada Post distribution centre in Ottawa and found out that Canada Post replies to letters to Santa in over 20 different languages, including Braille. Rick started to cry.
* TheSlacker: Not being trained to do lifting and other work requiring strength, Rick often leaves it to the real people to do it.
* StepfordSmiler: Invoked in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sG2ekcXAjA this]] ParodyCommercial about Canada's Liberal Party.
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