Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Danny Williams, the 'arsehole'


Mark Critch got away with one last night on national TV.

Talk about guts — he called Danny Williams an “arsehole.”

Mind you, Critch was doing a skit with the premier on This Hour has 22 Minutes, but an “arsehole” is an “arsehole,” even in jest.

The crowd at the local chapter of the Mother Corp. must be some proud of Critch — doing what they can only dream of.

They’re pissed because Danny ignored them in terms of interviews about his heart and having it mended in the U.S.

It must also have stung that NTV broke the heart-operation scoop.

The CBC may or may not agree with Bob Wakeham’s comments on the local CBC Morning Show in bringing up a detail of the premier’s private life, but they stand by one of their own.

Critch was wicked.

Over the course of the skit, he got away with screaming in the premier’s face, trying to scare the life out of Danny's poor old heart.

Having the premier run his fingers through his hair.

And calling the mighty Danny Williams (St. John's corner boy that he is) an "arsehole."

I wonder whether someone bet Critch he couldn’t do all three in a skit.

If so, he won.
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If there were a vote for funniest person in Newfoundland I’d have to give mine to Critch.

Just lookin’ at him makes me laugh, like Bill Murray in Zombieland.

Critch delivered the best line of the 2007 provincial general election in another skit about DW: “I can walk around the mall and punch every baby I see in the face and still win by a landslide.”

Second best line: “If Elvis and The Fonz had a baby, Danny would be that baby.

No wonder the premier’s hair looks so good these days.

What with those roots.

1 comment:

Larry Hann said...

I watched the Mark Critch and Danny Williams piece last night. Too funny. It's obvious Danny truely enjoys being on 22 minutes, and appreciates Mark's talent, I'd guess that's why Mark could get away w/ the arsehole comment. Twice!