Monday, November 07, 2005

American program (programme?) notices Canada

We're watching the Colbert Report (pronounced "Coal-bear Re-pore") tonight. It's on after The Daily Show. It's been running for about three weeks here in the U.S. Apparently it's only now running in Canada. It seems to have caught its rythm the last couple of weeks. In fact, while it's not as satirically clever as The Daily Show, I find myself laughing out loud more to the Colbert Report.

Anyway, tonight Stephen Colbert mentioned that the show was now playing in Canada. He spent a whole five minutes on the Great White North, with a sprinkling of Canadian jokes throughout the rest of the episode. He even mentioned Nunavut! The best joke started with him saying, "To those Canadians not living in Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver, this is a television..."

I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that at least one major Canadian newspaper runs a story tomorrow about how the Colbert Report noticed Canada. Why? Because an American TV show mentioned Canada without it having to do with softwood lumber (though he did talk about that), immigration (though they did send an intern up north to become a Canadian citizen), or cheap medicine (though that was the main punchline of the skit).

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