Rick Mercer’s Reports

Rick Mercer and Paul MartinRick Mercer Report is a CBC television show that makes fun of Canada and the U.S. Last week’s episode featured an interview with Paul Martin, Canada’s Prime Minister, where they went shopping at Canadian Tire for plastic to cover the windows the at Prime Minister’s house.

The show makes available a lot of their video segments, including their spoof of the commercial featuring fatherly advice about joining a running club (I had to look it up; it’s from a Toyota commercial).

I’ve posted about Rick Mercer before:
Rick Mercer’s Blog
Only Canadians Will Find This Funny

Are there similar American shows that can interview their President satirically, taking him out to Wal-mart or going to MacDonald’s for lunch (which Mercer has done with Prime Ministers, I think)?

6 Replies to “Rick Mercer’s Reports”

  1. Our president only takes questions from people he hires to ask questions. He’ll do an occasional interview with a TV person, but it is never satirical. Besides he has someone get McDonalds for him.

  2. since you posted this, i’ve been watching EVERY clip they have in their back issues on the site. great stuff. pierre burton rolling a joint was comedy.

  3. Tonight’s episode (Wed, Nov 23) made me laugh out loud; he visited Manitoba, doing a cold temperature experiment at a university; saw some polar bears up close and personal; and as usual, had some spoof commericial segments.

    A great show.

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