This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1995- )

Status: Continuing

Airdate: 1995-11-06

Runtime: 22 minutes

Genre(s): News, Comedy

Language(s): English

Description

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.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 248
Season 1 20
S01E01
Episode 1
S01E02
Episode 2
S01E03
Episode 3
S01E04
Episode 4
S01E05
Episode 5
S01E06
Episode 6
S01E07
Episode 7
S01E08
Episode 8
S01E09
Episode 9
S01E10
Episode 10
S01E11
Episode 11
S01E12
Episode 12
S01E13
Episode 13
S01E14
Episode 14
S01E15
Episode 15
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S01E16
Episode 16
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S01E17
Episode 17
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S01E18
Episode 18
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S01E19
Episode 19
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S01E20
Episode 20
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Season 3 2
Season 4 17
Season 6 7
S06E01
Episode 123
Unknown
S06E02
Episode 124
Unknown
S06E03
Episode 125
Unknown
S06E04
Episode 126
Unknown
S06E05
Episode 127
Unknown
S06E06
Episode 128
Unknown
S06E07
Episode 129
Unknown
Season 7 10
Season 8 13
Season 9 4
Season 10 21
Season 11 18
Season 12 11
S12E01
September 24, 2004
S12E02
12-2
S12E03
12-3
S12E04
12-4
S12E05
12-5
S12E06
12-6
S12E07
12-7
S12E08
12-8
S12E09
12-9
S12E10
12-10
S12E11
12-11
Season 14 18
Season 15 1
Season 16 19
Season 17 14
Season 18 10
Season 19 21
Season 20 22
Season 21 19
Season 23 1
Specials 3

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Network 1
CBC Television

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