Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Comming up in just 30 minutes!

[stay tuned following this for a very special review post of Little Mosque on the Prairie]

The Rick Mercer Report was on fire last night, taking shots at the Tories left, right and centre [btw, stay tuned for my recap of Little Mosque on the Prairie following this post]. First, there was his chat with Stephane Dion, [as an aside, my recap of Little Mosque on the Prairie will be posted in just 10 minutes], then there were two sketches on global warming, a pot shot at David Emerson going to China [speaking of foreign countries, my Little Mosque on the Prairie recap will feature many heart warming jokes about people thinking Moslems are terrorists], and there was Rick's biting dissection of the Federal Accountability Act.

And if you follow this link and watch them all online, you don't even have to deal with the 49 commercials for Little Mosque on the Prairie which were broadcast during the show. [Hey! That's the same show I'll be posting a recap of in just under 2 minutes!]

18 Comments:

  • CG,

    After reading your post on the Rick Mercer report, the question I am left with is is: Do you, or do you not, have an opinion on the ground breaking new CBC sitcom "Little Mosque on the Prairie"? And if you do have an opinion, will you share it with us? And most importantly, when?

    By Blogger Olaf, at 5:06 PM  

  • Someone at the Liberal campaign HQ needs to take Kyoto the dog aside and explain that if he doesn't pull his weight and catch the frisbee properly, there are other dogs who will.

    By Blogger IslandLiberal, at 5:07 PM  

  • I like that the dog wouldn't fetch the frisbee. It says hey, we're too busy focusing on the issues rather than training our puppy to do tricks to impress tv hosts. I mean, did you see that video of the Harpers' cat using the toilet, and flushing with its little paw? How much time did Steve spend training it to do that? Did it involve taxpayer dollars?

    Oh, wait, that was the movie Meet the Parents wasn't it?

    By Blogger A BCer in Toronto, at 5:45 PM  

  • Lol.. I just posted my own take on the Little Mosque (did you see that show, btw)? As a muslim it was great to see that type of show, and thank God it didn't suck.

    As for the Mercer report, while the Tories got slashed (and rightly so), I thought Dion didn't come out that ... well ... charismatic. I was watching with someone who I hope will vote Liberal next time (rather than NDP) and she was like wth is this guy saying?

    *shakes head*

    By Blogger mezba, at 5:54 PM  

  • I liked the show. Not sure if it has the legs to last several seasons but the pilot was funny.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 6:14 PM  

  • BCer; I tell you, Kyoto talks a good game about getting that frisbee but when push comes to shove, he just won't take the steps neccesary to get his target.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 6:15 PM  

  • I think that LMOTP was pretty good. Some of the jokes seemed pretty cheesy, but others were good for a laugh or two. I'd watch it again. Oh, and the Mercer Report was great. the "Axis of Accountability." great stuff!

    By Blogger young grit, at 6:48 PM  

  • I happen to know that Stephane and Kyoto had a plan to get the frisbee Dan. A very comprehensive plan that was well recieved by industry stakeholders.

    But the Mercer Report producers only gave him 17 minutes before they cut him off. Let's be realistic, it's going to take longer than 17 minutes to get the frisbee.

    But I'm confident that, with a Liberal government, we will get there, and Kyoto will get that frisbee for everyone. And a lot sooner than 2050 as forecast by the Conservative "plan."

    By Blogger A BCer in Toronto, at 8:32 PM  

  • "But I'm confident that, with a Liberal government, we will get there, and Kyoto will get that frisbee for everyone. And a lot sooner than 2050 as forecast by the Conservative "plan"

    Actually if i understand Dion's frisbee plan correctly,Kyoto won't actually get the frisbee.He'll use a frisbee credit paying Russia millions who will in turn have one of their dogs fetch it.He also points out Harper is not serious on frisbee retrieval because he has a cat,not a dog.

    By Blogger paulsstuff, at 8:40 PM  

  • I think you are underestimating Kyoto, folks.

    I mean, anyone who has the cojones to show up buck naked on The Mercer Report obviously is job ready for the Prime Minister's job.

    By Blogger Cerberus, at 10:41 AM  

  • Kyoto was just waiting for the proper paperwork to be filed and processed.

    We all know Kyoto will not work without a massive bureaucratic effort at great expense.

    By Blogger renegadejet, at 4:41 PM  

  • I'll be the dissenter here, then.

    LMOTP sucked - what a terrible show. I can't think of a worse show I've watched (sitcom-wise). Terrible casting (decent actors who alas aren't great at comedy), garbage writing, and lame production values. Surely Muslims in Canada must deserve better than this, no?

    It's a fun concept for a show - it could have been tops. CBC should have bought the concept, fired her, and brought in a team of (real) writers.

    It's no Golden Girls, no I Love Lucy, no Cosby Show, no Arrested Development. I expected it to be bad from the trailers, but - I had no idea just how bad it would be.

    Can't wait to see the end of this one. Look, I love the idea of CBC, and my radio is always tuned to it, but CBC TV (for adults) sucks, and there's excuse for it to suck so hard.

    This show was an embarrassment.

    (How's that for a differing POV...... )

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 5:08 PM  

  • I mean, look, there's not even any Jews on the show. Right off the bat, before it's even out of the gate, it's missing out on important opportunities for comedy. A Muslims-Jews-Christians-sharing-rural-SK would be better than this.

    Those tired, awful jokes - ugh. Come on, you can go into most Yuk Yuks and find more cutting edge funny than that.

    Argh, I could go on and on and on about what I despised about this show! :(...

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 5:18 PM  

  • Jason! That was beautiful! Fantastic!

    I mean, I disagree with you completely, I loved the show - although your Jewish character is definitely a nice gambit - but this was by far your most eloquent, passionate, lucid and articluate post ever!

    Beautiful stuff.

    By Blogger just a guy..., at 8:56 PM  

  • "articluate"

    Good grief

    By Blogger just a guy..., at 8:58 PM  

  • Calgary Grit wrote:
    "I liked the show. Not sure if it has the legs to last several seasons but the pilot was funny."

    The show will be popular until the day after a Jewish school is attacked in Montreal, or the subway in Toronto is bombed by some REAL ANGRY Muslims with Canadian citizenship. Then Canadians will wake up and see that the problem of militant Islam will not be solved by multi-cultural pap fed to us by the CBC. The threat is very real, and simply tuning it out or blaming George Bush will not make it go away.
    Who will we blame after Bush is gone? What will Jack Layton's speaking points be then?

    By Blogger James Halifax, at 12:18 PM  

  • Calgary Grit wrote:
    "I liked the show. Not sure if it has the legs to last several seasons but the pilot was funny."

    The show will be popular until the day after a Jewish school is attacked in Montreal, or the subway in Toronto is bombed by some REAL ANGRY Muslims with Canadian citizenship. Then Canadians will wake up and see that the problem of militant Islam will not be solved by multi-cultural pap fed to us by the CBC. The threat is very real, and simply tuning it out or blaming George Bush will not make it go away.
    Who will we blame after Bush is gone? What will Jack Layton's speaking points be then?

    By Blogger James Halifax, at 12:20 PM  

  • Calgary Grit wrote:
    "I liked the show. Not sure if it has the legs to last several seasons but the pilot was funny."

    The show will be popular until the day after a Jewish school is attacked in Montreal, or the subway in Toronto is bombed by some REAL ANGRY Muslims with Canadian citizenship. Then Canadians will wake up and see that the problem of militant Islam will not be solved by multi-cultural pap fed to us by the CBC. The threat is very real, and simply tuning it out or blaming George Bush will not make it go away.
    Who will we blame after Bush is gone? What will Jack Layton's speaking points be then?

    By Blogger James Halifax, at 12:20 PM  

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