PM Trudeau join­ing long list of ‘Cor­ner Gas’ celebs

Penticton Herald - - OPINION/ENTERTAINMENT -

OT­TAWA — Justin Trudeau will fol­low in the foot­steps of two pre­vi­ous prime min­is­ters by ap­pear­ing in an episode of “Cor­ner Gas.”

The show’s Face­book page said on Satur­day that Trudeau will play him­self on an episode of “Cor­ner Gas An­i­mated” when its sec­ond sea­son de­buts this spring on The Comedy Net­work.

A pho­to­graph ac­com­pa­nies the post, show­ing Trudeau in his Parliament Hill of­fice with sound tech­ni­cians and “Cor­ner Gas” star and cre­ator Brent Butt.

For­mer prime min­is­ters Paul Martin and Stephen Harper also made brief ap­pear­ances on the live-ac­tion ver­sion of “Cor­ner Gas,” which ran for six sea­sons be­tween 2004 and 2009.

Set in the fic­tional Saskatchewan town of Dog River, “Cor­ner Gas” was the No. 1 sit­com in Canada through­out its en­tire run.

Other high-pro­file cameos dur­ing the show’s live-ac­tion run in­cluded for­mer Gov. Gen. Adri­enne Clark­son, hockey greats Dar­ryl Sit­tler and Travis Moen, Olympic speed­skater Cindy Klassen, and mu­si­cians Colin James, Jann Ar­den and the Trag­i­cally Hip.

Trudeau tweeted about Satur­day.

“Home af­ter a great cou­ple of days in Saskatchewan. But I’ll be at @cor­ner­gas in his cameo on Dog River very soon. Stay tuned,” Trudeau wrote, re­fer­ring to his trip to the prov­ince last week where he an­nounced a deal for clos­ing coal-fired power plants as well as fund­ing for a geo­ther­mal gen­er­at­ing fa­cil­ity.

“This is a quick, but very funny scene. We were in and out of his of­fice in about 15 min­utes!” Butt wrote in his tweet that ac­com­pa­nied the pho­to­graph taken in Trudeau’s of­fice.

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