Has Mayor Rob Ford become Mayor Tommy Shanks?

The continued follies of Toronto mayor Rob Ford may be life imitating art (or pop culture). During a moment of time-wasting today, I stumbled across a series of clips from the early-1980s of SCTV fictional mayor Tommy Shanks. In this one scene, the bumbling Mayor Shanks is accused of funnelling money from a youth milk fund. You’ll be excused if you’re tricked into thinking that the comedy material used in the ensuing interview was lifted straight from Ford’s mayoralty.


  1. I knew Tommy Shanks, I worked with Tommy Shanks, and you sir are no Tommy Shanks!

  2. Brilliant! Yes, Ford is totally channeling Mayor Shanks!

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