Friday, December 05, 2008

They Will be Missed

Tonigth was the final episode of the Royal Canadian Air Farce (sort of, they do have a New Year's Eve Special planned). Air Farce has long (35 years) been a -or even the- gem of political comedy in Canada.

I first became a fan in my teens and often made sure to listen to them on Saturday mornings while still on radio. Once they made the move to TV the show became a constant of my Friday evenings (such an exciting life I lead/led).

Now that they are wrapping it up they will be missed. Truth be known, they haven't been quite as good the last few years (I really miss John Morgan). ANd probably it is about time to go down gracefully. Still, political comedy is something this country has done really well. ANd in my memory the Farce is always going to hold the crown.

1 comment:

  1. Agreed. Canadians had political satire in the bag long before Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert (as much as I love both of them). Air Farce taught us how to laugh at ourselves and the absurdity of it all.

    I'll miss the chicken cannon most of all...