CBC Television Network

Some Of My Best Friends Are Men

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1975

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Thursday nights from September 11 to November 13, 1975.

It was 1975: International Women’s Year, and the CBC wanted to be hip, irreverent and funny. This show, produced by Margo Lane, was an attempt to discuss feminist issues with a sense of humour. Dave Broadfoot, comedian and star of Royal Canadian AirFarce, was the token male chauvinist often getting a pie in the face for his sexist comments.

Maxine Samuels was the host of the show with contributions from Agota Gabor, Carol Gault, Florynce Kennedy and Sylvia Spring. Some of the subjects they discussed included the legalization of prostitution and men who care for children after separation.

Written by John Corcelli – September, 2005