This Hour Has 22 Minutes (commonly shortened to 22 Minutes since 2009) 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. Wikipedia
This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a member of the following lists: Satirical television programmes, Parodies, CBC network shows, English-language television series, Television series by Alliance Atlantis, Gemini Award winning programs, Television series about television, Canadian sketch comedy shows, This Hour Has 22 Minutes and 1990s Canadian television series.
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Rick Mercer: The US is our neighbour, our ally, our trading partner, and our friend, and sometimes we'd like to give them *such* a smack.