Sam Oosterhoff just needs a friend - 2019-05-10
"Nobody knows the trouble I've seen, nobody knows my sorrow," eccentric Ontario MPP Sam Oosterhoff once sang to host Steve Paikin while being interviewed on TVO, and that's the trouble with Sam Oosterhoff right there. The man cannot read an audience. Also, he can sing loudly but not well, which works in church but nowhere else. And he calls the cops on nice library-loving seniors, but we'll get to that.
As the youngest member of the Ontario Legislature, Sam Oosterhoff sure could use an MPP buddy to help him with his social skills, Heather Mallick writes. ( Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star file photo )
Oosterhoff later performed a "Monster Mash" parody in the legislature. "We stopped the carbon tax," he half-sang, swapping "tax" for "mash," and "carbon" for "monster" while his shy colleagues attempted backing vocals and failed. It brought back memories of prime minister Stephen Harper singing "Jumpin' Jack Flash" while playing the electric piano — "I was raised by a toothless, bearded hag" — as groovy Conservatives jived.