Friday, June 23, 2006

CBC hockey

Well, the CBC is pre-empting The National news for an American reality program. It seems they pre-empted Hockey Night in Canada for ... what WERE they doing in that final game between Edmonton and Carolina?

Bob Cole : Oh, there's a penalty!
Harry Neale : Yep. That's a penalty shot!
Bob Cole: Hooking, Harry.
Harry Neale: Elbowing, I think.
(Harry checks his notes on Shakespeare quotes on hockey)
Harry Neale: Shakespeare once said, 'To be or not to be' is it against the Leafs or not to be?
Bob Cole: They had too many men.
(Camera moves in on a player's nostrils, ala film noir ... )
Harry Neale: Is it against Detroit?
Bob Cole: Offside.
Harry Neale: Cross check.
Bob Cole: McGoo has his hand up.
Harry Neale: He's waving to our producer, it's his birthday. Happy Birthday.
Bob Cole: I want to thank our crew for all the hamburgers they bought us over this ... Was that a goal?
(Camera CU on nostril snot)
Checking TSN for coverage.


UPDATE: The Americans cancelled their program.

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:16 pm

    C'mon Cater.. Yer a canuck.. you know the CBC is all about the arts.. Combining Film Noir techniques with 'the good ol' hockey game (it's the best game you can play)' saves us knucklehead taxpayers in the long run.. you give TSN too much credit - Felini they're not! Just keep this thought.. back in the day CBC was known primarily for 'The Beachcombers', 'HNICanada', 'The Tommy Hunter Show' and 'The Irish Rovers'.. Now we've got U.S. of A reality tv to pre-empt the best of the best.. The CBC's really grown up! BLECK!

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  2. Anonymous2:23 pm

    Harry Neale its time to retire,you drove me nuts when watching the game.
    TSN anytime for me.

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  3. jimboy7:00 am

    The whole of CBC is UNreal _ it's time to replace them all. What crap about that US reality shit show. What are they thinking?

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  4. Anonymous10:00 am

    That is soooo right on. Those two never knew who was playing or what game they were at!

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  5. Anonymous8:18 am

    You think the tv coverage is bad, wait'll Team 1040 starts the radio broadcasts. They are already sucking up to Orca Bay by telling us what a great new team we are going to have.

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