Saying goodbye to Jerome and Rusty


That’s not nearly as bad as Globe and Mail readers lead me to believe.

Sure, it’s some cheap laughs. Barely. Which is why no one complained when it it aired the first time around.

Now, I like history. Nostalgia, on the other hand, is cheap and schmaltzy and should be deflated at every opportunity. I also believe that idols should be smashed. Especially puppets. And public broadcasters should make people uncomfortable. Especially Canadian icons and especially the relatives of Canadian icons.

It’s a shame the Homme family are taking their toys and going home. That’s their prerogative. But really, they need to lighten up.

Nov 28 8 a.m. addendum:
The Globe reports that the CBC has apologized, a redundant Faye Blum saw it coming, and the inevitable Stursberg connection has surfaced.

3 comments:

  1. Jenuine
    Posted November 28, 2007 at 2:13 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    So much for Canadian humour, eh?

    I agree, it’s too bad that people can’t lighten up JUST A LITTLE! The skit was written for an adult audience, which might I add, was extremely tame, considering what they could have filmed.
    It’s too bad the Homme family is removing the puppets from the CBC museum, but perhaps as was suggested in some of the Globe & Mail comments, they should be put into a children’s museum for families to view.
    Hmmmmm…..a retirement home for out of work puppets….haven’t we heard of this someplace before?

  2. Anonymous
    Posted November 27, 2007 at 7:10 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I would have hoped the CBC used replicas for the lame skit and not the originals. I guess they didn’t. Not the way to treat museum pieces.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted November 27, 2007 at 5:22 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    You’re being generous. If the piece was actually funny no one would be complaining. There is an open market in comedy writers. They should try hiring the funny ones rather than the ones with whom they are comfortable or like hanging out.


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