CBC Gets Too Friendly With Rusty And Jerome

by matttbastard

It seems that in this era of Viagra and retirement home STD crises, you really gotta keep your eyes on a pair of jazz-loving, septuagenarian hand puppets:

The children of the late Bob Homme – the Friendly Giant, whose children’s program appeared on the network from 1958 to 1985 – have reclaimed the iconic puppets from CBC’s Toronto headquarters after they were used last month in a comedy routine on the 2007 Gemini Awards without the family’s permission.

In a brief clip that aired Oct. 28, Rusty the Rooster and Jerome the Giraffe are portrayed by a narrator as smoking, drinking and having sex while living in retirement.

I’d heard the rumours of wild parties at Fred Penner’s place, but was unaware the situation was so grave as to warrant an intervention.

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