Slaphead Steeplechase! Barton launches campaign for Mansbingo gig!

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13 comments on “Slaphead Steeplechase! Barton launches campaign for Mansbingo gig!
  1. daveS says:

    No!
    Celine Galipeau instead. Multi-lingual, foreign correspondent in far more countries than tongue-disabled Pastor Mansbridge, and experienced. She’s been reading Le National for some time in the French language, so English (or Russian, or Chinese, or Arabic) would be simple.

  2. Stbarnabas says:

    What a lack of talent at the Corpse! How about a local news anchor from somewhere in the States?

  3. Forbes Kennedy says:

    Aren’t they looking for a place to stash Strombo?

  4. OJM says:

    Norm MacDonald…he was pretty good on “Weekend Update”. Or maybe the guy from the Trivago commercials.

  5. daveS says:

    Except that a later post,

    https://twitter.com/RosieBarton/status/772977933908643840
    Rosemary Barton ‏@RosieBarton Sep 5
    ICYMI the one and only @petermansbridge leaving @CBCTheNational next Canada Day. 😢

    showed that most twitterati dislike Peter Mansbridge vehemently.

    And Rosie is not respected either.

  6. Stbarnabas says:

    Before the Olympics started CBC did not have a single show in the top 30. CTV news, national, evening, and weekend, were 7, 13 and 14. Today, the Globe, drooling all over Mansbrige, published a bunch of misleading numbers which appear to show people are actually watching the overpaid, overpraised bore.

    • daveS says:

      The Globe also promoted Rosie Barton to head of list, others (male, unilingual) are Toronto based, and last is Vancouver-based Ian HansomeMan.

      I see there is a campaign for Adrian Harewood from Ottawa.

  7. reym says:

    Razzle Dazzle was a great show. How about Alan Hamel or Howard The Turtle? I checked, they are available.

    • daveS says:

      Michelle Finney has a black belt. Kick-ass!!

    • OJM says:

      Hey now…many Franks ago I nominated Jerome the Giraffe to take on the Mansbingo mantle. Far as I can tell he has all the essential qualities…gravitas…excellent diction…the ability to conduct small ensembles (such as the At Issue panel) with a baton held between clenched teeth…and, most importantly, there’s papier maché filling the space between his ears.

    • TonyH says:

      Razzle Dazzle… But Hamel and Finney must be, uh, seniors by now. I mean, they were already young adults when I was a little kid, and I’m about ready to retire. OMG, Hamel is 80! Nothing about Finney on Wikipedia. But Howard the Turtle is probably ageless.

  8. tyrone says:

    Who is announcing flights these days in Thompson Manitoba? Might be the next Chief CBC Bingocaller.

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