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Rick Mercer Final Report
Rick Mercer Final Report | Rick Mercer
7 posts | 7 read | 2 to read
Canada's pre-eminent satirical commentator brings down the curtain on his hugely successful show. Rick Mercer can always be relied on to provoke a strong reaction--but what he said one fall day in 2017 truly shocked the nation. In a rant posted on social media, the great Canadian satirist announced loud and clear that the current, 15th season of the Rick Mercer Report--the nation's best-watched and best-loved comedy show--would be the last. After more than 250 episodes, 250 rants and countless miles spent travelling the length and breadth of Canada to do everything from bungee jumping with Rick Hansen to whale watching with Measha Brueggergosman, it was time to move on. What he will do next is still unknown, and Canada eagerly awaits future developments. But meanwhile, we have this book to keep us going. This volume brings together never-before-published rants from the last five seasons of the show, plus a selection of the very best rants from earlier years. And throughout the book, in a series of brilliant new essays, Rick shares his hilarious, moving and at times hair-raising memories from the past fifteen years. Remember when he and Jann Arden travelled by helicopter to a terrifying bat cave in a mountain? No--because that trip went so horribly wrong it never made it to the screen. Pierre Berton--what was really in that joint he rolled? (It wasn't oregano.) What catastrophe took place in Norman Jewison's bathroom? And can the show still go on when your director in charge is delirious from an allergic reaction? (Yes.) All this and more is revealed by Rick in some of his sharpest and funniest writing yet.
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Timidmagick
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Mehso-so

Like watching rants more than reading them. They aren‘t new ones either. A few interesting tales but nothing really special

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Cmf365
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Pickpick

Love! Enjoyed this title from the first page. If I say more about this, I'd be gushing. Love Rick!!

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Aaronlisa
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Pickpick

I read this one Feb 14-16 & gave it 5 ⭐️on Good Reads. I sat on this review for a while. I didn‘t want my nostalgia for The Rick Mercer Report and my general fannish love for Mercer to colour this review. It‘s a good book. The rants are very good and I enjoyed the glimpse behind the scenes of the show.

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Aaronlisa
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“Where there is smoke, the couch is on fire; where there is an absurdity in life, or an injustice, or a point of view that needs exploring there should be a rant.” - Rick Mercer (I so miss his weekly show 😕 )

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Cheesyk8
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Tanner
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Pickpick

Just finished this one. It was a great read; I LOL‘d and snickered several times.

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Tanner
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Quiet day at work so getting some reading in.