That time Catherine O'Hara hijacked a CBC interview in the best way possible
By the way, the guy interviewing her is Spider-Man. It's a Canadian Fact.
For a Canadian who didn't live through the '70s, it's hard to say what's more amazing about this clip:
A) The fact that Catherine O'Hara totally hijacked a CBC interview in the most hilarious way possible, or...
B) That the guy interviewing her was Spider-Man.
The voice of Spider-Man, anyway, for anyone who watched the classic '70s cartoon. Spidey was played by Paul Soles, and on this date in 1978, O'Hara appeared on his talk show, Canada After Dark — a program we can only assume aired somewhere between "Monday Night Curling" and "It's a Canadian Fact" on that year's broadcast schedule.
(We may have consulted an episode of SCTV, and not our friends in the CBC archives, for that schedule information.)
The now-classic sketch comedy was the main topic of discussion on Canada After Dark. Well, that and O'Hara's earliest memories of performing — catching the acting bug in high school, at Toronto's Burnhamthorpe Collegiate. ("Anyone from Islington out there! I need a ride home!")
Eventually the conversation turned to how O'Hara creates characters — SCTV's Enough About Me talk-show host, Katherine Timber, for example.
Showing is always a better strategy than telling, and O'Hara knows it. Watch 'til the end to see what happened next.
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