Let's Call the Whole Thing Orff

Let's Call the Whole Thing Orff is a Canadian comedy television series which aired on CBC Television from 1971 to 1972.

Let's Call the Whole Thing Orff
Written byAl Boliska
David Harriman
StarringBarrie Baldaro
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
Executive producerBill Weston
Production locationMontreal
Running time30 minutes
Original networkCBC Television
Original release18 September 1971 (1971-09-18) –
20 May 1972 (1972-05-20)


This Montreal-produced series derived its title from a Toronto Telegram quotation by television columnist Bob Blackburn who suggested a television series name in one of his columns.[1] This was a spin-off from CBC Radio's Funny You Should Say That, although Let's Call the Whole Thing Orff featured only Barrie Baldaro from that radio series unlike the heavier cast reliance for other spin-offs such as Comedy Cafe, Comedy Crackers, and Zut!.

Series regulars were Barrie Baldaro, Andrée Boucher, Yvan Ducharme, Peggy Mahon, Wally Martin and Terrence G. Ross with songs by France Castel and Diane Dufresne. Sketches often concerned the differences between English and French Canadian culture and relied on rapidly executed material. Francois Cousineau conducted the house band.[2]


This half-hour series was broadcast Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) from 18 September 1971 to 20 May 1972.


  1. ^ MacDonald, L. Ian (16 August 1971). "Cities at War off to disappointing start". The Gazette. Montreal. p. 30. Retrieved 14 August 2010.
  2. ^ Corcelli, John (August 2005). "Let's Call the Whole Thing Orff". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010.

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