LC parody in 22 Minutes Christmas special (CBC, December 13)

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LC parody in 22 Minutes Christmas special (CBC, December 13)

Postby Goldin » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:39 pm

When free beer is not enough: 22 Minutes gears up for Christmas comedy special
By Tara Bradbury, The Telegram
The hour-long 22 Minutes Christmas special, airing Tuesday (Dec. 13) on CBC, might be the funniest thing you watch this month — maybe even this year, according to its regular cast members.
Other skits include: Christmas with Leonard Cohen, complete with a black Christmas tree; the Queen giving her Christmas message as she gets progressively more drunk on Royal Ale; and animated shorts.
This year's 22 Minutes Christmas special airs on CBC, Tuesday at 8 ET/PT.
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Re: LC parody in 22 Minutes Christmas special (CBC, December

Postby mutti » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:12 pm

Thanks Roman I just set the DVR to tape it!
(For those on the west coast in the US CBC is on channel 99).
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Re: LC parody in 22 Minutes Christmas special (CBC, December

Postby MaryB » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:45 pm

Thank you Roman.
No CBC on my cable, so am hoping this will make its way here or to youtube.
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Re: LC parody in 22 Minutes Christmas special (CBC, December

Postby Cate » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:16 am

This sounds good! Thanks for letting us know - I like the show but never seem to remember that it's on.

CBC has a cable channel in the states ... I don't know why but that seems strange
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Re: LC parody in 22 Minutes Christmas special (CBC, December

Postby Anne » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:41 am

This is not a show I much enjoy.
I am sure their parody is going to be something about how dark and depressing LC is.
How incredibly original! (NOT!!!)

I think a more interesting thing would be an explanation of why they have jokes about this famous Canadian Jew in their Xmas special.
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Re: LC parody in 22 Minutes Christmas special (CBC, December

Postby Goldin » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:02 pm

Anne wrote:I think a more interesting thing would be an explanation of why they have jokes about this famous Canadian Jew in their Xmas special.
Anne, this is exactly for you :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGvkClE2jJw
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Re: LC parody in 22 Minutes Christmas special (CBC, December

Postby mutti » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:04 am

Quite a stupid show but in the last few minutes they said
"Come celebrate the holidays with Leonard Cohen"
and they had a shot of a chicken in the oven cooking...
then this guy with a fedora on started singing
Like a Bird in the oven...the song went on and the guy was kneeling by the chicken roasting in the oven...
I didn't get the next few lines but maybe someone will have the you tube link.
It was better than some of the other parody's but...
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Postby bridger15 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:41 am

Thanks, Leslie for the timely report.
I can hardly wait, yeh right, to see it on youtube.

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Re: LC parody in 22 Minutes Christmas special (CBC, December

Postby Goldin » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:24 pm

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Re: LC parody in 22 Minutes Christmas special (CBC, December

Postby mutti » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:59 pm

That is interesting as on the television they only showed the Chicken in the Oven song...none of the other 3.
That wasn't too bad. I watched the whole hour so not sure how I missed it. Mary (Mollydog) did you see the tree and those songs?
The wonderful thing is Leonard is considered such a Canadian Treasure it was an honour for him to be included in this parody
even though the whole thing was a bit off in my opinion.
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Re: LC parody in 22 Minutes Christmas special (CBC, December

Postby bridger15 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:56 pm

Thank you, Roman for posting the Facebook link.
I think it is rather clever. But one has to be a "true believer" to get all the nuances.
I doubt the average Canadian viewer would understand all of the satirical innuendos.

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Re: LC parody in 22 Minutes Christmas special (CBC, December

Postby wakeupmartin » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:53 pm

The famous Blue Raincoat parody was the funniest part I think.
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Re: LC parody in 22 Minutes Christmas special (CBC, December

Postby Mollydog » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:58 pm

mutti wrote:That is interesting as on the television they only showed the Chicken in the Oven song...none of the other 3.
That wasn't too bad. I watched the whole hour so not sure how I missed it. Mary (Mollydog) did you see the tree and those songs?
The wonderful thing is Leonard is considered such a Canadian Treasure it was an honour for him to be included in this parody
even though the whole thing was a bit off in my opinion.
Cheers
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Hi Leslie,

They only showed the Chicken in the Oven song on TV. I watched it twice so I'm certain about that! (I watched the west coast feed later in the evening!).

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Re: LC parody in 22 Minutes Christmas special (CBC, December

Postby Sochijava » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:41 pm

The Famous Blue Raincoat bit wasn't that bad actually. Thanks for posting the link Goldin. The grim, depressing portrayal of LC is a bit annoying I agree (I just don't get it) but I agree with mutti - you might not like the skit generally, but the fact that they did it does illustrate how deeply LC is revered and honoured in Canada.

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