Yes, the Prime Minister is going on nation-wide TV tonight. Yes, his purpose is to address the nation.
But don't worry. It has nothing to do with the sponsorship scandal. In fact, this appearance was taped way back in August, when the Liberal caucus met in Regina.
Martin is a special, "surprise" guest tonight on this week's episode of Corner Gas, the CTV comedy series.
Here, thanks to the good folks at CTV, is a sneak peek at what the Prime Minister will say.
The show opens with Martin trying to elbow his way into the episode, to make an address to the nation, only to be interrupted by the show's star, Brent Butt. (Reality check: had Butt taped the show later, he might have known that Martin prefers radio to email.)
Brent: "Hello Mr. Prime Minister. Um... I'm just kind of wondering what you're doing?"
PM: "I'm speaking to the nation. I'm addressing Canada!"
Brent: "Um... is this something you have to do right now?"
PM: "Is now a bad time?"
Brent: "Sort of... For me, anyway. I kind of had the next 30 minutes planned out. This is really the only half-hour in the week they let me do anything. The rest is pretty much Canadian Idol."
PM: "But what about my message?"
Brent: "You can do a mass emailing. You can "cc" the nation."
PM: "You know I like the way you think."
Brent: "Really? You can make me minister of something!"
PM: "I gotta go..."