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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 / ... 165 episodes, 1993-2018
Mark Critch ...  Various / ... 141 episodes, 2003-2019
Shaun Majumder ...  Various / ... 126 episodes, 2003-2017
Gavin Crawford ...  Various / ... 100 episodes, 2003-2010
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This skit-filled Canadian comedy show pokes fun at the Canadian government and other national happenings.

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Comedy | News | Talk-Show

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CBC [Canada]

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

1992 (Canada) See more »

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22 Minutes See more »

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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 »

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J.B. Dixon: Jackie Biskupski is running for a seat in the Utah Legislature, and she's attracting a lot of attention because she's a lesbian. Her Republican opponent, Dan Alderson, is a staunch Mormon, and is running a negative ad campaign calling her lifestyle abnormal and deviant. His six wives agree.
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Featured in The Hour: Episode #7.109 (2011) See more »

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"The Daily Show" for Canadians
18 October 2002 | by BlackXSee all my reviews

Despite the fact that it's not daily, but weekly, "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" is exactly "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" for Canadians. Just take away unsuspecting citizen guest stars, except for the hilarious "Talking to Americans", where Rick Mercer would travel to America and tell them fictional trivia and ask them questions, now missing from the show due to his leaving and Colin Mochrie's coming.

In fact, "Talking to Americans" just proves: if you're American and you live in America, you probably don't know anything about our politics or politicians, so you probably won't get it. "22 Minutes" is meant for us Canadians. I can't really put it much another way. Many people regard Canada as "peaceful" or "America Jr."(despite the fact we're bigger than you). But we hate our politicians, love to make fun of them just as much, and have many of our own problems, including bad Canadian original programming(this is one of those great shows like "The Simpsons" that makes fun of the very channel it's on), and our unpredictable stock exchange, strange yet incredibly unnecessary-to-mention crimes, and over-spending by the government.

If you lived here, you'd understand.


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