From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:
- An answer to the CBCâ€™s prayers: the Ikea monkey fella
Fact is, if Hockey Night in Canada doesnâ€™t return soon, CBCâ€™s new â€œwinter seasonâ€ will be lacking a major promotional platform, one thatâ€™s needed to promote the new crazy-cop drama Cracked, the return of Mr. D and the fact that Republic of Doyle moves to Sundays, starting Jan. 6. Listen, the monkey is internationally renowned now, and who better to promote CBCâ€™s new and returning shows? An issue might be the fee, since the monkey fella is way more famous than anyone on CBC right now. That news will come as a shock to Kevin Oâ€™Leary, but while Oâ€™Leary might be said to have more money than sense or good grace on TV, the monkey fella has more sense than money. Read more.