This Hour Has 22 Minutes (2009)


Genre: Comedy , News , Talk-show

Plot: 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, parody commercials and humorous interviews of public figures. The on-location segments are frequently filmed with slanted camera angles. Its full 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 in Canada and the U.S. is typically 22 minutes long with eight minutes of commercials. 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. Read More

Next Episode 29x6 Date: Oct 19th



Episode 5: The New Normal
Episode 4: Anti-Vax Snack Attack!
Episode 2: After-Party! The Election Wrap-up Special
Episode 1: Popularity Contest- The Election Special
Episode 19: Season Finale
Episode 18: Roll-Out Realities
Episode 17: Party Down
Episode 16: Focus, Canada
Episode 14: Love Is In The Air
Episode 13: Claiming Ownership
Episode 12: New Era
Episode 11: Essential Spoils
Episode 10: Unnecessary Travel
Episode 9: Middle Finger Salute
Episode 8: A COVID Christmas
Episode 7: 190 Percent
Episode 6: Aftermath
Episode 5: The 2020 Blues
Episode 4: Tricks, No Treats
Episode 3: Sober October
Episode 2: Second Wave
Episode 1: What Happened While We Were Gone
Episode 19: Canada, The Board Game (Season Finale)
Episode 18: Plategate
Episode 15: Party Rules
Episode 14: Eastern Hospitality
Episode 13: A Part of Our Heritage
Episode 11: Hindsight Is 20-19
Episode 10: Hitting The Ice
Episode 9: Back To Business
Episode 8: Coup d'Etat
Episode 7: Follow The Leaders
Episode 5: Cut The Wire
Episode 3: How Dare You
Episode 1: Election Fever
Episode 7: Hot Canadian Nights