THE FINAL FLIGHT
AIR FARCE'S LAST EPISODE
DECEMBER 31, 2008...
THANKS A MILLION ... OR TWO!
Double - Double at the Doughnut Shop
It was the final flight, wrapping up over 300 episodes of the regular Air Farce series. Our New Year’s Eve finale average audience from 8:00-9:00 PM on December 31, 2008 was 1,594,000 viewers.
Then, the repeat on January 2 was watched by a further 547,000 viewers.
The total of both broadcasts is 2,141,000 viewers. A terrific way to end our Final Flight. Thanks a lot, eh?!
Joining us on our finale were special guests Peter Mansbridge and Ron MacLean, the 2008 Chicken Cannon Target Of The Year, as well as surprise appearances from Dave Broadfoot, Margaret Atwood, Johnny Bower, and our entire crew (see above)!
Our final show aired December 31, 2008, 35 years after starting our radio series (December 1973) and 16 years after our first New Year's Eve special (1992 Year of the Farce) on CBC Television. For a look at the press surrounding the end of the series, go to our News Releases page by clicking here.
Where it all began ...
Royal Canadian Air Farce's first ever broadcast was on the CBC Radio series "The Entertainers" on Sunday, December 9, 1973. Recorded in front of an audience of 160 people at the Curtain Club in Richmond Hill, Ontario, click here for a clip of one of our very first sketches.