So the playoffs have begun, which means Don Cherry will be coming at us from whole new unexplored worlds of awful. And why not kick things off with a suit that is clearly the cousin of last year’s yellow and black checkered number? No, seriously, why not?
And while we’re at it, why not throw in a strangely incongruous Winnie-the-Pooh tie?
Ahh, it’s good to be back in the playoffs. (Sorry about the quality of these pictures, folks, I had to grab them from a CBC stream online. I’ll upload some higher quality images if I can get my hands on ’em.)
I know I’ve said this before, but it’s like Don Cherry is trying to make us all go blind:
Also, a tie featuring a weightlifting Mickey Mouse. I just…?!
Since Hockey Night in Canada aired later than usual tonight due to the late start time of the game in which Boston whipped Montréal 5-1, Don Cherry favoured the children in his audience (I wonder what their numbers really are) with a tie featuring cartoon characters. This is not Don’s first foray into cartoon land: we had one not too long ago featuring a Canadiens-supporting Tasmanian Devil, a Christmas one featuring the Grinch, one for the Grey Cup with football-playing Disney characters (and another Mickey Mouse tie), and even one with Tweety and Sylvester. Phew. (He says he wears them for the kids, anyway. But there’s no shame, Don, for an adult to admit he still likes cartoons. It’s okay. Really.)
So add to that tonight’s number, featuring the Tasmanian Devil, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Yosemite Sam apparently rappelling down a cliff or something:
Not only did last week’s Coach’s Corner feature another Montréal Canadiens tie (with a somewhat incongruous Tasmanian Devil), but in response to the recent back-and-forth between Don Cherry and Alex Ovechkin, even Don’s co-host Ron MacLean got in on the silly costumes act this week. (The oversized plastic sunglasses are a parody of Alex’s costume during the shootout challenge at this year’s All-Star Game, incidentally.)
Evidently Don didn’t take too kindly to someone else encroaching on his domain of awful clothing, or something, since about four seconds after Ron put the sunglasses on, Don ripped them off his face and threw them across the stage in a fit of “I’m trying to be serious here!”
Well, if that isn’t the tea cosy calling the lace doily lavender.
A very angry Christmas from Don Cherry—and Don Cherry’s tie—to you:
This red velvet jacket is a tradition of Don’s at Christmastime, including this terrific example from last year. And, like the good man he is, Grapes reminds us not only that Christmas is not about Santa (who is featured on his tie) but abut the baby Jesus. Then, a scant three minutes later, Don denies the existence of institutional racism in the NHL and tells racial minorities to “go out and get your own fair shake in life and work for it”. What a douche bastard asshole.
In honour of tomorrow’s Grey Cup (the Canadian equivalent of the Super Bowl, except you get only three downs and the commercials aren’t any good), Don favours us with a tie featuring Mickey Mouse and crew playing football:
Also, on this past Tuesday’s Rick Mercer Report, Don Cherry gave us a glimpse into his wardrobe-creation process—and helps deck out Rick in a truly terrible jacket. Pictures and clips when I get a chance.
…that almost sounds like a band name, y/n?
Incidentally, the tie features Tweety and Sylvester, in case you can’t make it out.