Chicken Cannon Reference Guide

Every Few Weeks we fire the Air Farce Chicken Cannon at a Choice Target.  
If you have a suggested target (and suggested Ammo) let us know! 

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Here's a Log of Targets So Far:

December 31, 2004
  • TARGET(S): Gary Bettman and Bob Goodenow
  • AMMUNITION:  Weasel kibble, composted Toronto Maple Leaves, Edmonton oil, Pittsburgh Penguin crap, nachos and cheese (with extra cheese), leftover Jaromir Jagr teeth, from the Player's Union a generous serving of sports drink (steroids not included), hockey puck.
  • WINNING VIEWER: Cameron Eliot, Rothesay, New Brunswick
  • TARGET(S): Vladimir Putin and Viktor Yanukovych
  • AMMUNITION:  Armed scud Chicken
  • TARGET(S): Alfonso Gagliano
  • AMMUNITION:  Armed scud Chicken
  • TARGET(S): Spongebob Squarepants
  • AMMUNITION:  Armed Scud Chicken
  • TARGET(S): Carolyn Parrish
  • AMMUNITION:  Armed Scud Chicken
March 21, 2004
  • TARGET(S): Canada's Insurance Companies
  • AMMUNITION:  Slime, oil, sludge, shredded policies (with lots of fine print), tuna (well past its "best before" date because something seems "fishy"), lemon for flavour, a healthy heaping of Pepto Bismal (to help quell the sick feeling they give us), Kraft dinner (because that's all people can afford after paying their premiums), leftover fur from a weasel, Funyuns. WINNING VIEWER: Janet Swanson, Burlington, Ontario
December 31 , 2003
  • TARGET(S): George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld & Dick Cheney
  • AMMUNITION:  Iraqi crude, oily just like our targets, cranberry sauce, candied yams, maqshed potatoes and gravy (to go with the three turkeys), Freedom fries (don't forget the ketchup), fudge (for the fudged intelligence reports), head lice from Saddam Hussein, maraschino cherry.
  • WINNING VIEWER: Neven Humphrey, Ottawa, Ontario
  • TARGET(S): Canadian Idol host Ben Mulroney
  • AMMUNITION:  Armed scud Chicken
  • TARGET(S): Ray & Carl, the Blockbuster hamster and bunny
  • AMMUNITION:  Armed scud Chicken
  • TARGET(S): Air Canada CEO Robert Milton
  • AMMUNITION:  Armed Scud Chicken
  • TARGET(S): Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty
  • AMMUNITION:  Armed Scud Chicken
November 7, 2003
  • TARGET(S): Ex-Ontario Premier, Ernie Eves
  • AMMUNITION:  beans for the bean counters, a dollop of sticky hair gel, some shredded car insurance premiums, toast (for what he's done to Ontario Hydro), raspberry jam for flavour, hospital food in honour of his support of healthcare and Gummie Weasels..
  • WINNING VIEWER: Tamara McLean, Ottawa, Ontario
October 10, 2003
  • TARGET(S): The New Brunswick Government
  • AMMUNITION:  Engine oil, month old tuna because it really stinks, lots of slimy seaweed, a dozen rich and creamy Ganong chocolates, and some freshly shucked oysters.
  • GUEST GUNNER:  Saint John Mayor Shirley McAlary.
April 4, 2003
  • TARGET(S): Federal Minister of Agriculture Lyle Vanclief.
  • AMMUNITION:  Wheaties (for not supporting the wheat farmers), a generous helping of clam chowder, gravol, rotten strawberries, liquid manure and all the trimmings.
  • GUEST GUNNER: Brandon Mayor Dave Burgess and the 26th Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery.
January 31, 2003
  • TARGET(S): BC Premier Gordon Campbell
  • AMMUNITION:  Hawaii Pineapple (which blows chunks), crushed cocnut, a Hawaiin lei because Gordon may be saying aloha to his career, a souvenir t-shirt (ripped, of course), some ground coffee to sober him up, an extra large jumbo Mai-tai, and let's not forget the tiny umbrella.
  • GUEST GUNNER: Harold, of Red Green Show (Patrick McKenna)
  • WINNING VIEWER: David Corrin, Vancouver, British Columbia
December 31, 2002
  • TARGET(S): President George 'Dubya' Bush (Target of 2002)
  • AMMUNITION:  Iraqi oil (because he's determined to get his hands on it), a generous helping of Texas range fertilizer (he's got plenty to spare), some pretzels, some Scary-O's, small pox vaccine (just to be safe), Crawford Barbecue sauce to spice things up, and a sugar coating to make it all seem nice.
  • WINNING VIEWER: Tom Donnelly, Seattle, Washington
  • TARGET(S): Allan Rock
  • AMMUNITION:  Armed scud Chicken
  • TARGET(S): Michael Jackson
  • AMMUNITION:  Armed scud Chicken
  • TARGET(S): The Candian Tire Couple
  • AMMUNITION:  Armed Scud Chicken
  • TARGET(S): Ontario Premier Ernie Eves
  • AMMUNITION:  Armed Scud Chicken
December 6, 2002
  • TARGET(S): Alberta Premier Ralph Klein
  • AMMUNITION:  Oil and sludge, hamburger, Alberta beef, smoke stack residue, a puck from an Oilers home game, SUV emissions, a generous helping of Cream of Wheat (the breakfast of cowboys), whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.
October 18, 2002
  • TARGET(S): John Manley, Lawrence MacAulay, Sister Lucille, Bush and Hussein, Scooby Doo
  • AMMUNITION:  John Manley: Royal Jelly; Lawrence MacAulay: PEI Potatoes (a gift from a friend); Sister Lucille: Whipping Cream; George 'Dubya': Texas Barbecue Sauce; Saddam Hussein: Mixed Nuts; Scooby Doo: Alpo (the breakfast of champions).
April 14, 2002
  • TARGET(S): BC Premier Gordon Campbell
  • AMMUNITION:  Campbell's cream of turkey soup, a free medical check-up (to have his head examined), beans, civil servants' pink slips, soap, fish guts, one big mother onion.
  • GUEST GUNNER: Colin Mochrie (Sgt Denise Danvers)
March 1, 2002
  • TARGET(S): Olympic Figure Skating Judges
  • AMMUNITION:  Rotten eggs, pond scum, some slime, Alpo,, quiche, bologna, salmon and maraschino cherry.
  • GUEST GUNNERS:  Sergeant Ernie Parolin (Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry) and Sergeant Leigh Mathieson (Governor General's Foot Guards) from our Canadian Armed Forces.
January 11, 2002
  • TARGET(S): Osama bin Laden
  • AMMUNITION:  tomatoes, crushed videotape, falafel helper, some nutbars, goat cheese, bathtub scum, Kraft dinner.
  • WINNING VIEWER: Benjamin Tank, Melville, SK
April 8, 2001
  • TARGET(S): Nortel President, John Roth
  • AMMUNITION:  Buckley's cough syrup, sour grapes, Kraft Dinner, shredded Nortel stock, shrimp, jello.
  • WINNING VIEWER: Myriam Dostert & Dave Ellison, Vernon, BC
February 2, 2001
  • TARGET(S): Québec politician Bernard Landry
  • AMMUNITION:  Separated eggs, red rags, fruit loops, les French Fries, pocket French Dictionary, crazy glue, tomatoes, cognac.
  • WINNING VIEWER: James Nowlan, Sainte-Marie-de-Kent, NB
December 31, 2000
  • TARGET(S): The Fathers of Stupidity: Chrétien, Day, Clark, McDononough and Duceppe. (Target of 2000)
  • AMMUNITION:  Cream pie, chocolate milk, quiche in a rich bearnaise sauce, "loser" crispies, porridge and mud
  • WINNING VIEWER: Andrew Johnston, Nepean, ON
  • TARGET(S): Survivor I winner, Richard Hatch
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber Chicken
  • TARGET(S): Jane Stewart
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber Chicken
  • TARGET(S): Britney Spears
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber Chicken
  • TARGET(S): Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber Chicken
  • TARGET(S): Marty McSorley
  • AMMUNITION:  Hockey Stick to the head
  • TARGET(S): George W. Bush, Al Gore & State of Florida
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber Chicken
April 14, 2002
  • TARGET(S): BC Premier Gordon Campbell
  • AMMUNITION:  Campbell's cream of turkey soup, a free medical check-up (to have his head examined), beans, civil servants' pink slips, soap, fish guts, one big mother onion.
  • GUEST GUNNER: Colin Mochrie (Sgt Denise Danvers)
March 1, 2002
  • TARGET(S): Olympic Figure Skating Judges
  • AMMUNITION:  Rotten eggs, pond scum, some slime, Alpo,, quiche, bologna, salmon and maraschino cherry.
  • GUEST GUNNERS:  Sergeant Ernie Parolin (Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry) and Sergeant Leigh Mathieson (Governor General's Foot Guards) from our Canadian Armed Forces.
January 11, 2002
  • TARGET(S): Osama bin Laden
  • AMMUNITION:  tomatoes, crushed videotape, falafel helper, some nutbars, goat cheese, bathtub scum, Kraft dinner.
  • WINNING VIEWER: Benjamin Tank, Melville, SK
April 8, 2001
  • TARGET(S): Nortel President, John Roth
  • AMMUNITION:  Buckley's cough syrup, sour grapes, Kraft Dinner, shredded Nortel stock, shrimp, jello.
  • WINNING VIEWER: Myriam Dostert & Dave Ellison, Vernon, BC
February 2, 2001
  • TARGET(S): Québec politician Bernard Landry
  • AMMUNITION:  Separated eggs, red rags, fruit loops, les French Fries, pocket French Dictionary, crazy glue, tomatoes, cognac.
  • WINNING VIEWER: James Nowlan, Sainte-Marie-de-Kent, NB
December 31, 2000
  • TARGET(S): The Fathers of Stupidity: Chrétien, Day, Clark, McDononough and Duceppe. (Target of 2000)
  • AMMUNITION:  Cream pie, chocolate milk, quiche in a rich bearnaise sauce, "loser" crispies, porridge and mud
  • WINNING VIEWER: Andrew Johnston, Nepean, ON
  • TARGET(S): Survivor I winner, Richard Hatch
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber Chicken
  • TARGET(S): Jane Stewart
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber Chicken
  • TARGET(S): Britney Spears
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber Chicken
  • TARGET(S): Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber Chicken
  • TARGET(S): Marty McSorley
  • AMMUNITION:  Hockey Stick to the head
  • TARGET(S): George W. Bush, Al Gore & State of Florida
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber Chicken
November 17, 2000
  • TARGET(S): Al Gore and George W. Bush
  • AMMUNITION:  Sour grapes, tex-mex chili, mud, bald eagle feathers, quart of bourbon, car keys, gun powder, Charlton Heston's hair piece, apple pie and the Energizer bunny.
  • WINNING VIEWER: Sohaib Bala, Oshawa, ON
October 13, 2000
  • TARGET(S): Former Yugoslav President, Slobodan Milosevic
  • AMMUNITION:  Rotten eggs, tomatoes, cocoa puffs, weasel bits, scum, scarios, snake helper, chocolate milk & pie.
March 24, 2000
  • TARGET(S): Greedy oil companies
  • AMMUNITION:  Beans, cheese slices, Coffee Mate and other edible oil products, rancid tuna (left over from the last oil spill), Alberta tar sand, unrefined oil and petroleum jelly.
  • WINNING VIEWER: Aaron MacDonald, Halifax, NS
February 11, 2000 
  • TARGET(S): Human Resources Minister Jane Stewart
  • AMMUNITION:  Rotten apples, leftover pastry, a handful of loose cash that was just lying around, bureaucratic red tape, slush direct from the Party fund, a dog's breakfast, and to top it off - Jello.
  • WINNING VIEWER: Nancy Gardiner, Yellowknife, NT
December 31, 1999 
  • TARGET(S): Y2K (Winner of "Target of 1999")
  • AMMUNITION:  Bugs, microchips and dip, can of Scarios, some donuts filled with Y2KY jelly, nutty peanut butter, and 2000 Flushes
  • WINNING VIEWER: Tara Baxter, Winnipeg, MB
  • TARGET(S): Pokemon
  • AMMUNITION:  Taco bell dog
  • TARGET(S): Ben Johnson
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber chicken
  • TARGET(S): Ricky Martin
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber chicken
  • TARGET(S): Jean Chretien
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber chicken
  • TARGET(S): Alexi Yashin
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber chicken
October 29, 1999 
  • TARGET(S): Transport Minister David Collennette
  • AMMUNITION:  Rotten eggs, sour grapes, shredded Onex shares, little plastic containers of semi-cooked chicken breast, one miniscule package of peanuts
February 12, 1999 
  • TARGET(S): I.O.C., led by Juan Antonio Samarranch
  • AMMUNITION:  Rotten eggs, steroids, Ross Rebagliati's roach clip, Tuition Fees cheque for the university of your choice, one ounce of the IOC official perfume: eau du hooker, from Salt Lake City, salt and 2 scoops of raisins
  • WINNING VIEWER: The Langdon Family, Guelph, ON
December 31, 1998 
  • TARGET(S): Québec Premier, Lucien Bouchard
  • AMMUNITION:  B.C. Sockeye salmon, P.E.I. Superfries, East Coast Fiddleheads, Newfie Screech, Ontario Pennies, Québec Maple Syrup
  • WINNING VIEWER: Jae-Suk Ahn, Montréal QB
  • TARGET(S): Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance
  • AMMUNITION:  Nuclear Furby
  • TARGET(S): Jean Chrétien
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber Chicken, Pepper Spray
  • TARGET(S): Jerry Springer
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber Chicken
  • TARGET(S): former Solicitor-General Andy Scott
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber Chicken
  • TARGET(S): British Columbia Premier Glen Clark
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber Chicken
  • TARGET(S): Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, Ken Starr
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber Chicken
November 27, 1998 
  • TARGET(S): Conrad Black
  • AMMUNITION:  Paper maché, alphagetti, a wet fish, a soupcon of silicon (in honour of Mrs. Black), Jell-o
February 27, 1998 
  • TARGET(S): Ice Dancing Officials (Olympic Target)
  • AMMUNITION:  Lima beans, baked beans, kidney beans, luncheon pack, Canadian maple syrup, greasy bacon and eggs, Frosted Mini-wheats
December 31, 1997 
  • TARGET(S): Russia, USA & China (for refusing ban on landmines), paparazzi, Barq's guy, Hanson, Spice Girls, Howard Stern
  • AMMUNITION:  Rubber chicken
  • WINNING VIEWER: Yolanda Goodwin, New Westminster, BC
  • TARGET(S): Canada Post
  • AMMUNITION:  Overdue bills, stamp glue, sleet and snow, molasses, coffee grinds, beans, Kraft mini-marshmallows.
  • SPECIAL GUEST GUNNER: Jann Arden
November 21, 1997  
  • TARGET(S): Saddam Hussein
  • AMMUNITION:  Crushed nuts, runny limburger cheese, luncheon meat, yoghurt, goat's milk, oil, Fruit loops
  • FINALISTS: Mike Harris, Aqua, Xena Warrior Princess
  • WINNING VIEWER: Kelly Wheatley & Colleen Moore, Charlottetown, PEI
October 24, 1997  
  • TARGET(S): Cyberpets
  • AMMUNITION:  Cyberpet food (dish of dog food), microchips and dip, cash, which you’re throwing away, and of course, our trusty chicken
  • FINALISTS: Spice Girls, Marv Albert, B.C. Premier Glen Clark
April 11, 1997  
  • TARGET OF THE YEAR: The Premier of Ontario, Mike Harris
  • AMMUNITION: School Cafeteria Fries and Gravy, Mouldy Hospital Food, Pink Slips, Alpha-getti (with half the letters cut back), Golf Balls, Sour Cream, Oatmeal, Fruit Loops, Spaghetti
  • FINALISTS: 2000 Flushes Guy, the CRTC, Ralph Klein, Tickle Me Elmo, Candice Bergen, Dennis Rodman, Jean Chretien
  • WINNING VIEWER(S): The Donkner Family, Thornhill, Ontario
March 21, 1997  
  • TARGET(S): The CRTC
  • AMMUNITION: Bologna, TV Guide, Chips and Dip, Popcorn, Decomposed TV Dinner, Can of Worms, Jellyfish, Octopus
  • FINALISTS: Doug Young, Candice Bergen
  • WINNING VIEWER(S): Madeline and Bryan Donadson, Frankford, Ontario
February 7, 1997  
  • TARGET(S): The American Justice System: Scales of Justice/O.J. Simpson
  • AMMUNITION: Mock Turkey, Bologna, Frozen Orange Juice, Leeches, Cajun Catfish, Robert Shapiro's Hairpiece, Uncle Sam Chicken
  • FINALISTS: The Macarena Guys, Toronto Maple Leafs
  • WINNING VIEWER(S): Tyler Ursel and Tyler Hudson, Forrest, Manitoba
December 31, 1996 - Special New Year's Eve Double Chicken Cannon 
  • TARGET(S): Conrad Black, Michael Jackson, Don Cherry, The Five Big Banks, Canadian Tire Scrooge, Riccola Lozenge Guys, and for final shot: The 12 Provincial and Territorial Leaders
  • AMMUNITION: Rubber Chickens, and for final shot: Turkey, Stuffing, Beer, McCain's Fries, Baked Beans, Mini Marshmallows
  • SPECIAL GUESTS: Marc Jordan and Amy Sky
November 22, 1996  
  • TARGET(S): The Comedy Team of Mike Harris & John Snoblen
  • AMMUNITION: School cafeteria food: chicken fingers, french fries & gravy, pudding
  • FINALISTS: Canadian Airlines Board of Directors, Senate, Mike Harris, John Snoblen
  • WINNING VIEWER: Joshua Paquin, Ottawa, Ontario
  • SPECIAL CANNON SHOOTER: Miss Canada International, Danielle House
November 1, 1996  
  • TARGET(S): General Jean Boyle, Liberal Red Book, Rogers Cable
  • AMMUNITION: Army Rations, Shreddies, Baloney, Monopoly Money, Tim Bits
  • FINALISTS: General Jean Boyle, Liberal Red Book, Rogers Cable
  • WINNING VIEWER(S): Ryhs Courtman & Matt Joyce, Crossfield, Alberta
October 4, 1996  
  • TARGET(S): Roberto Alomar
  • AMMUNITION: Ball Park Hot Dogs, Mustard, Ketchup, Peanuts, Popcorn, Ice Cream Bars and Nachos with extra Cheese and Salsa.
April 5, 1996  
  • TARGET OF THE YEAR: The Royal Family
  • AMMUNITION: Hospital Food
  • FINALISTS: Lucien Bouchard, the five big banks, The Royal Family
  • TARGET(S): Ralph Klein
  • AMMUNITION: Brian Mulroney doll
  • TARGET(S): Canadian Fisheries
  • AMMUNITION: Rubber Chicken
March 15, 1996  
  • TARGET(S): U.S. Senator Jesse Helms
  • AMMUNITION: Cuban Cigars, Sugar Cane, Broken Mambo Records, Rum, Cubanel Peppers... and Haggis
  • FINALISTS: U.S. Senator Jesse Helms
  • WINNING VIEWER(S): Joyce and Marlena Muller, Missanabie, Ontario
  • SPECIAL CANNON SHOOTER: Jock McBile
February 23, 1996  
  • TARGET(S): Labatt's Beer Canoe Guys
  • AMMUNITION: Pretzels, Salsa, Nachos, Chip Dip, Beer
  • FINALISTS: Labatt's Beer Canoe Guys
  • WINNING VIEWER: Stephen Horton, Whitehorse, Yukon
February 9, 1996  
  • TARGET(S): Lucien Bouchard
  • AMMUNITION: BC Salmon, Prairie Wheat, Ontario Road Salt, Atlantic Fiddleheads, lobster, Mr. Potato Head (in honour of Jacques Parizeau)
  • FINALISTS: Pizza Hut Guy (Calvert DeForest), CFL Logo, JoJo Savard, Lucien Bouchard
  • WINNING VIEWER: Janet Henderson, Pointe Claire, Quebec
January 26, 1996
  • TARGET(S): Cheese Guy
  • AMMUNITION: Cheese Bread, Cheese Croissant, Cheeseburger, Macaroni & Cheese, Cream Cheese, Celery with Cheese, Shrimp with Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Cheese Doodles, Toxic Cheese Slices
  • FINALISTS: Lisa Marie/Michael Jackson, Sarah Ferguson, Cheese Guy (TV Commercial)
  • WINNING VIEWER: Greg Carey, Red Deer, Alberta
December 1, 1995  
  • TARGET(S): Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
  • AMMUNITION: Sour Grapes, Skim Cream, Chili (Careful of the Kickback!), Mini-Mallows
  • FINALISTS: Labatt's Beer Canoers, CTV's Sandie Rinaldo, Brian Mulroney
  • WINNING VIEWER: Jason McCarthy, Grand Falls, New Brunswick
November 10, 1995  
  • TARGET(S): Barney
  • AMMUNITION: Spaghetti-O's
  • FINALISTS: Barney, Cast of Friends, Justice Minister Allan Rock
  • WINNING VIEWER: Kelli Valleau, Aylsham, Saskatchewan
  • SPECIAL CANNON SHOOTER: Ernie Coombs (Mr. Dressup)
October 27, 1995  
  • TARGET(S): "Fathers of Separation": General Wolfe, General Montcalm, Pierre Trudeau, Rene Levesque, Clyde Wells, Brian Mulroney, Jean Chretien, Daniel Johnson, Mario Dumont, Lucien Bouchard, Jacques Parizeau
  • AMMUNITION: Separated Eggs, English Trifle, French Toast, Horse Buns
October 20, 1995  
  • TARGET(S): Québec Premier Jacques Parizeau
  • AMMUNITION: Lobsters, Poutine, Split pea soup
  • FINALISTS: Alberta Premier Ralph Klein, David Tsubouchi
October 13, 1995  
  • TARGET(S): Ontario Premier Mike Harris
  • AMMUNITION: Pork & Beans, Cat Food
  • FINALISTS: French President Jacques Chirac, Michael Jackson, Mike Harris
March 24, 1995
  • TARGET(S): Julio Iglesias
  • AMMUNITION: Caesar Salad, Pan Fried Haddock
  • TARGET(S): Pablo Picasso Painting
  • AMMUNITION: Kraft Dinner, Ketchup
  • TARGET(S): Spanish Fishing Ships ("Bowling for Trawlers")
  • AMMUNITION: Tuna (Chicken of the Sea)
January 27, 1995  
  • TARGET(S): Sharon, Lois & Bram
  • AMMUNITION: Jelly Doughnuts
  • TARGET(S): Stereo, playing Michael Bolton albums
  • AMMUNITION: Chicken
  • TARGET(S): Canadian Defense Minister, David Collenette
  • AMMUNITION: Pizzas
March 18, 1994  
  • TARGET(S): Detroit Red Wings (fired by Doug Gilmour)
  • AMMUNITION: Spaghetti
March 4, 1994
  • TARGET(S): Map of Bosnia, Foreign Fishing Vessels, Robert Goulet
  • AMMUNITION: Chicken, Barney, Coleslaw