The Lockout Sweater, by This Hour Has 22 Minutes


We Canadians are a resilient people. We stoically endure winter. We deal with ridiculously short, mosquito-rich summers. But one thing that is starting to exhaust our collective mojo is this endless NHL lockout, which bewilderingly reached Day 88 today.

Eighty-eight days! That is so long that even traditional hockey widows, initially thrilled by the lack of competition for their husband’s attention, are finding their men so surly and woebegone that they too, have started praying for a hasty resolution to the conflict.

Not everyone, however, have let themselves slide into bottomless despondence and apathy. Our good friends at the CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes have taken up arms against a sea of sorrows and given a NFB cult classic, The Sweater, a timely (and funny) make-over to remember.

Check it out here, as well as the well-loved original, below.

The Sweater, Sheldon Cohen, provided by the National Film Board of Canada