Don Cherry Is Really the McKenzie Brothers’ Grandpa in a Nation of Ninnies

March 6th, 2012 by Patti Dawn Swansson Leave a reply »
If one didn't know any better, you'd swear Coach's Corner was a spoof, a product of the imaginative, fertile, genius minds of the comedic gang in the old SCTV show.

They would call it something like: Grandpa McKenzie Goes Senile.

Instead of the original McKenzie Brothers, Bob and Doug, and their props of beer, toques, earmuffs, snowshoes and their signature cry of "coo, roo, coo, coo, coo, coo, coo, coo," you've got Don Cherry as wacky Grandpa McKenzie in a clown suit telling anyone who doesn't view the world through his warped specs to "take off, eh."

I mean, think about it:

Canadians, curious creatures when it comes to the most popular of their two national sports, collect in front of their flat-screen TVs on their cold, wintry, Saturday nights, and for what purpose? Well, surely, it is in part to cheer for their hockey heroes.

But, in the main, the hosers' bath night TV huddle is not so much an opportunity to root for their chosen ones on Hockey Night In Canada as it is an obsession to watch, and listen to, a 78-year-old man in a clown suit sit in a Bully Pulpit and insult as many people as possible during a loud, oft-r ...

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