Justin Trudeau will be making an appearance at Corner Gas’ Dog River this season, in animated form.
Returning for its second season this spring, the Prime Minister’s cameo in the animated TV show continues a long-running tradition for the franchise. Corner Gas has welcomed every sitting Prime Minister to Dog River since its inception in 2004.
Trudeau headlines a star-studded lineup of cameos for Corner Gas’s second season along with Chris Hadfield, Epic Mealtime’s Harley Morenstein, Michael J. Fox, Jann Arden, and Russell Peters.
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The animators did a pretty spot-on job getting our Prime Minister’s look down and even perfected Trudeau’s signature rolled-up sleeves.
Corner Gas Animated was the most-watched series premiere in Comedy’s history and Season 1 concluded as the most-watched series of the broadcast year on Comedy among total viewers and all key demos, according to Bell Media.
“We are ecstatic Prime Minister Trudeau is carrying on the tradition of Canadian Prime Ministers appearing on Corner Gas, following appearances by Stephen Harper and Paul Martin,” said creator, executive producer and star Brent Butt. “The PM was great fun to work with and getting to do the recording in his office was a real thrill.”
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 12, 2019
This isn’t the Prime Minister’s first encounter in the cartoon world, he was also sketched into a superhero for a Marvel Comic’s cover in 2016.