Thursday, September 20, 2007

Mystery Solved

I got word back from the CBC about the missing bits from the weekly show that appear in the Sunday omnibus.

On Sundays, they don't run the entire opening credits with each show, so that allows them to run the episodes in their entirety. On the weekdays, they show the full opening credits (with kitty cat) so in order to make the show fit in the slot they have to take a wee bit from it.

14 comments:

westcoast fan said...

Perhaps we can ask them to consider the opening bits and kitty cat a 'given' for Tuesday through Friday and give us back our lost minutes. I mean, are there any 'casual' watchers of Corrie? Either you're a rabid fan or you think it's ridiculous and unintelligible.

fgw said...

Small correction. Should read kitty cats. There are actually two cats on the wall.

Anonymous said...

...or they could simply air fewer ads for Little Mosque on the Prairie.

Skeezix

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does the cat meow part way through the credits? No one else I know can hear it, it is either in my head or I can receive sounds only dogs are capable of hearing.

Cheers!

S. Poole

John said...

I hear the cat as well. He meows.


And tells me to ............ do things.

Anonymous said...

Well, I for one, could do with 1 less advertisement for NEXT YEAR'S Olympics during the program to make room for the missing bits.

Next Summer, a culture 5,000 years old...

GGRRR!!!

Michigander Fan

PS, Careful there John, or John Leguizamo will make a movie about you too!

Anonymous said...

Okay Son of Sam.... er, son of Rommel. ;-p

(Remember Hilda Ogden had a cat named Rommel so we call the kitty in the opening credits by that name. I think someone dumped it on her pre-named, don't for a minute think she admired the desert fox, Percy would set her straight if she did.)

cheers!

S. Poole

Rob Swizzle said...

I think the CBC cuts chunks of Hustle and Doctor Who out as well.

I agree with the rest of you, why allot advertising time when there is clearly nobody selling advertising at the CBC. The CBC could figure out how much of it's ad space is for it's own shows (I'd guess 60 percent), cut down the ad time, and make that fact a selling point. "The best shows, fewer interruptions", that sort of thing. I'd rather watch an old NFB short at the top of the hour than 20 ads for the Olympics or Mosque.

Debbie said...

I think that next week, we should count the amount of seconds the Little Mosque, next years olympics, Marketplace and venture, The Hour, Test the Nation, This Hour has 22 Minutes and Air Farce ads run during the Coronation Street episodes. They could put on a whole other episode of Corrie.

John said...

Also, the local "Totally Toronto," "So Montreal," "Vicariously Vancouver," "Maritimes! Fuckin' A!" local bits could probably be cut as well.

I under that they've sold X number of minutes of airtime to their advertisers so that can't change but the network promotion is really over the top, and I say this as diehard fan and defender of the public broadcaster.

Rob Swizzle said...

John,
You're so right about those "totally Toronto" bits. They air 10 minutes after the news-free newscast, and no surprise, contain no useful information.

Anonymous said...

What they need to do is to start airing double-episodes again each weeknight. With only one opening credits, as opposed to two, there would be less need for snip snip. Moreover, we would slowly catch up with the U.K. broadcasts, so that we no longer need to celebrate Christmas in September.

Skeezix

Anonymous said...

OH! Yeah, those are on in Windsor as well - So Windsor. It's a nice little newscap, except the news just ended 5 minutes ago!!!

I would truly love it if they would air Corrie back to back until we caught up (or came within spitting distance) of where the UK is. I'm sorry, but how many Just for Laughs Gags can we really watch?

Michigander Fan

Rob Swizzle said...

CBC staffers should be taking notes from this blog and passing the ideas on as their own at the next brainstorming session. This is free market research!