Apple Bottom Grapes, coat with the fur

So this is from Hockey Day in Canada last month. The day’s festivities were hosted from Whitehorse, Yukon, and they included a WHL game between the Vancouver Giants and the Kamloops Blazers, numerous other hockey- and skating-related activities, and of course, Don Cherry in the Coach’s Corner. And it wouldn’t be a Don Cherry segment if it didn’t have some outrageous fashion, terrible character acting, and highly dubious relevance to anything. Seriously, the “plot” of these segments is so unimportant and unimpressive I don’t even remember what they were supposed to be talking about. I just take still shots from the television, folks. That’s all my brain can handle when it comes to Don Cherry.

But neither Don nor Ron disappointed with their sartorial choices. Don was decked out in some kind of Old Man of the Mountain fur coat and white hat and gloves, which is strangely an improvement of sorts over his usual fare in that the questionable tailoring and loud patterns don’t distract from, or even contribute to, the overall impact. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Ron’s M&M-colour-striped coat and wildly mismatched fur hat.

And of course, it wouldn’t be a Don Cherry segment without the requisite shouting and pointing.

What class, Grapes. What refinement.

7 Responses to “Apple Bottom Grapes, coat with the fur”


  1. 1 Sal 20 March 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I remember this. Ron was narrating the part of a criminal who wanted to live in the woods and be left alone, while Don played the part of the righteous Canadian Mountie who always gets their man.

  2. 2 Sal 20 March 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Oh, another thing. I added you to my blogroll, and also mentioned your blog (in my most recent post). Perhaps you can link back to me? No big deal either way, but here is my site’s URL:

    http://puckjunk.blogspot.com/

    Sal

  3. 3 Jillian 26 April 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I think Ron’s jacket is supposed to show the Hudson’s Bay Co colours or something. I’m also disturbed by how natural Cherry’s Ye Ole Mounty getup looks on him. <_<

  4. 5 hodgepodge 28 April 2011 at 5:38 am

    Yup, Ron’s jacket is made from a traditional Hudson’s Bay Company blanket (once an iconic item). Doesn’t make it any less eye-scalding, though.

  5. 6 heyjo 30 April 2011 at 3:45 pm

    oh, sweetie, with all of don’s other entertaining qualities, “relevance” is not high on the list of requirements.

  6. 7 Sel 10 June 2011 at 5:16 pm

    As other pointed out Ron’s wearing the old HBC coat while Grapes’ outfit is the formal buffalo coat winter mountie uniform. So as ridiculous as these outfits seem to you they’re historic Canadian outfits.


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