CBC doesn’t want you to know who’s taking a bite out of The Hour’s pie

You’ve noticed that no credits run at the end of each broadcast of The Hour.

That’s certainly one way to keep the focus on brand George, and not distract viewers with a reminder of just how many people it takes to create the pretense of a one-man show.

But not showing the credits is also a way of hiding how many people are taking a slice out of the program’s budget – and who they are.

Deep Throat. Cutline: What did Deep Throat say?

Are Jerome and Rusty still getting cheques as Creative Consultants?
Because it’s hard not to think of a puppet show with this production.

But one thing is clear: The CBC doesn’t want anyone to know where the money is actually going to pay for this nightly sinkhole of a show.

4 comments:

  1. Rusty Trombone
    Posted July 28, 2009 at 8:27 am | #

    Hello? It’s television.

    The entire thing, from top to bottom, is a puppet show.

    If you had no idea that Dick had his hand in our collective trousers, it may be time for some retraining.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted July 27, 2009 at 10:09 pm | #

    I’m not a TV person … but, if the show has been on for 5 yrs and going into it’s 6th season, then I guess it is.

  3. Allanjoined April 10, 2009
    Posted July 27, 2009 at 8:53 pm | #

    did you just say Allan you’re my god?

    thank you for lighting up my life
    I’m sorry.
    My mistake was letting my bluntness mask my subtlety.
    You see, I wasn’t thinking about writers in this post.
    I’m guessing the puppet reference threw you.
    I’ve never seen the credits, though I did look for them
    but it won’t really surprise you that I’ve not seen every episode of The Hour
    not even most of them

    management also, can have a financial stake in this show
    I would be interested to know if you think The Hour is financially viable?

  4. Anonymous
    Posted July 27, 2009 at 7:16 pm | #

    Oh, my God, Allan, youre a loser Colbert and Sewart have way more writers than George. And, I have seen credits and the end of his show from time to time. get a life already.


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