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The Ron James Show – Wednesday April 17th – 8:30 p.m – CBC TV – ‘Language & Communication’
This week, Ron looks at the increasingly complex world of LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION and tries to figure out what’s getting lost in translation. Two guys hiking in the Chilean rainforest wish they’d paid closer attention in Spanish class when they encounter some angry guerillas in the mist; A puny reward shows a wife just how much her husband values their lost cat. When L’il Ronnie and his family participate in a Lobster Race, naturally things come to a boil; And in this week’s ‘Ode to the Road’, Ron pays tribute to a picturesque town with a past that’s still in ship shape, home of the Bluenose – Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Special Guests: Deb McGrath, Christian Potenza
The Ron James Show - Wednesday April 10th – 8:30 p.m. – CBC TV – ‘Science’
In this week’s episode, Ron puts the world of SCIENCE under the microscope. H.G. Wells gets to test drive his famous Time Machine and discovers that as much as things change, they stay the same; Thanks to the new ‘Drone’ technology, our military finds its next wave of ‘Top Guns’ from the local arcade. L’il Ronnie sees an elderly neighbour naked and finds it’s a sight he cannot unsee; And conservative radio host Buell Crawford refuses to evolve when it comes to evolution. Special Guests: Alanna Harkin, Marty Adams, Jonas Chernick, Sugith Varughese.
The Ron James Show - new this Wednesday - 8:30 p.m - CBC TV
When Ron looks at the subject of BELONGING & LONELINESS, he wonders out loud just how much people need people (and chooses his words carefully in case Barbra Streisand shows up looking for royalties); Exasperated parents realize their 30 year old son is addicted to video games and the only way they can intervene is to ‘get in the game’; A couple gets much more than they bargained for when the child they’ve adopted arrives and is old enough to collect a pension. L’il Ronnie has his hands full with the class rabbit; And in this week’s ‘Ode to the Road’, Ron hops the ferry to Saltspring Island, where the scenery is divine, and ‘odd’ is everywhere. Special Guests: Ryan Belleville, Linda Kash, Cliff Saunders.
In this episode, Ron tees off on our culture of CONSUMERISM, and one thing’s for sure -- what he has to say is not available in stores! A man will sell his soul to get the latest iPhone, but if Satan figures out what he’s up to, there’ll be more than hell to pay; When Aunt Vivien is told she’ll require a motorized scooter after hip surgery, she realizes there’s some heavy competition on the waiting list; A single car-sick kid makes the whole school bus sicker than an Irish fever ship when Li’l Ronnie and his class take a field trip to Louisbourg; And conservative radio host Buell Crawford is such a devoted capitalist, he wants nothing to do with “Buy Nothing’ Day. Special Guests: Kevin McDonald, Linda Kash, Jonas Chernick, Sam Kalilieh.
The Ron James Show Season IV - EPISODE 8 -- ‘GETTING AROUND’ -- Wednesday March 6th – 8:30 p.m. – CBC TV
In this episode, Ron really gets his wheels spinning over the various ways we have of GETTING AROUND. A man starts to wonder if he’s going to have to consult a lawyer to understand the complicated parking signs in his neighbourhood; A scientist has managed to invent a ‘Star Trek’-like Teleporter, but using it has some less than stellar side effects; Meanwhile, we’re all reminded why Miss Daisy needed a driver when Nanny takes L’il Ronnie for a spin in Pa’s new car; And in this week’s ‘Ode to the Road’, Ron visits Drumheller, Alberta, a place where dinosaurs still rule. Special Guests: Patrick McKenna, Barry Flatman, Christian Potenza, Marty Adams, Nug Nahrgang.
EPISODE 7 – PARENTHOOD - Wednesday February 27th – 8:30 p.m. – CBC TV
In this week’s episode, Ron gets procreative when he takes a strict but fair look at PARENTHOOD. Mom and Dad have waited years to tell their son some difficult news – he’s not adopted; It’s time for a little parental guidance when a wife informs her husband that his elderly mother has shown up for the tongue-in-cheek ‘adult novelties’ party being thrown at their home; The James family is excited when L’il Ronnie’s new Jewish friend comes over to visit, but not everything they say is kosher; And in this week’s ‘Ode to the Road’, Ron makes the trek to Dawson City, Yukon, where he discovers there’s a lot more than gold in ‘them thar hills’. Special Guests: Deb McGrath, Sheila McCarthy, Max Topplin, Geri Hall, Anna Ferguson.
Special Encore Presentation – Wednesday February 20th – 8:30 p.m – CBC TV
This week, Ron cuts to the chase when examining our relentless pursuit of Happiness. A self-help guru has a TV journalist questioning everything and nothing; a bank job goes south when one of the robbers wonders mid-heist if this is what he’s really meant to do; when L’il Ronnie gets bit by a harmless dog, cousin Becky plays the rabies card and has him foaming at the mouth with anxiety; and in this season’s first Ode to the Road, Ron tries to find his inner cowboy at the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. Special guests: Lauren Ash & Christian Potenza.
The Ron James Show - NEW DAY - Wednesday February 13th – 8:30 p.m. – CBC TV
This week, Ron looks at the growing friction between fact and fiction when he examines our dizzying world of TRUTH, LIES, & SPIN. Contestants bordering on bankruptcy battle it out on television’s hottest new game show, Debt Roulette; A crack P.R. man transforms a political candidate from awkward and sweaty to camera ready; When L’il Ronnie loses the only decent report card he’s ever gotten, Ma and Pa James suspect he’s trying to hide another swarm of D’s; And when abrasive conservative radio host Buell Crawford and a pro-choice advocate try to discuss a woman’s right to choose, she ends up choosing to leave his studio. Special Guests: Sandy Jobin-Bevans, Arlene Duncan, Jonas Chernick, Amanda Brugel.
The Ron James Show - this Wednesday February 6th – 8:30 p.m – CBC TV
In this week's episode, Ron gets fired up about 'Power and Energy'. When the Chinese government tries to make up for a multitude of sins with cuddly two-toned bears, the result is Panda-monium. A high school principal's principles are on the line when the fast-paced pitch of an energy drink salesman has all the students buzzing. Meanwhile L’il Ronnie's so obsessed with the subject of death, his family's ready to kill him, and in this week's Ode to the Road, Ron visits Windsor, Ontario… a town with an 'ugly duckling' reputation that turns out to be a real swan. With special guests Colin Mochrie & Ennis Esmer.