Happy Canada Day!


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16 Responses

  1. Jaybird says:

    I always enjoy “This Hour Is 22 Minutes”‘s segment “Talking To Americans”.


    • veronica d in reply to Jaybird says:

      You could probably convince me that the reanimated corpse of Tim Horton is secretly the prime minister of a shadow government. And if they don’t have a national igloo, then what the heck are they waiting for?

      Abandoning their elderly on ice floes is obviously wrong. That said, at least the airfare to the ice floes is covered by national healthcare. In the states, we’d bill them.Report

  2. Jaybird says:

    And if you’re saying “Canada Day? I wish it were longer!”

    Please check out the series Due South. A cop show, set in Chicago where a Mountie comes down and is a fish out of water. It’s got Canada jokes for the Americans and they won’t even notice the American jokes that the Canadians watched the show for.

    If you liked Paul Gross as the Mountie, you should also check out Slings and Arrows, a charming little show about a dysfunctional Shakespeare production company. (Theater kids who haven’t heard of this show will be ticked off that someone hadn’t told them about it sooner.)

    And, of course, Men with Brooms. It’s the Curling movie you didn’t know you needed.

    If you’re saying “Gee, Jay. I like the idea of a Canadian movie… but I only watch movies that also have sequels!”, well, lemme tell ya, you’re in luck. Bon Cop, Bad Cop and Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2 are available as a set and you can make an evening out of it. He’s from Ontario. His partner is from Quebec. Together they fight crime!

    I hope your Canada Day (and Canada Week, Month, and Year) are awesome!Report

    • North in reply to Jaybird says:

      Don’t forget Canadian Bacon! It has John Candy!Report

    • Aaron David in reply to Jaybird says:

      What, no Strange Brew?Report

      • Jaybird in reply to Aaron David says:

        My favorite Bob and Doug McKenzie story has to do with why they created the characters:

        From The Wikipedia:

        The sketch was conceived when SCTV moved to the CBC television network. Due to the difference in the amount of time allocated for commercials, each episode to be broadcast on that network was two minutes longer than those syndicated to the United States. The CBC network heads asked the show’s producers to add specifically identifiably Canadian content for those two minutes. Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas thought that this was a ridiculous request, given that the show had been taped in Canada, with a mostly Canadian cast and crew, for two years. The request inspired them to create a parody that would incorporate every aspect of the humorous stereotype of Canadians.

        Of course, the CBC network heads *LOVED* it.Report

  3. Marchmaine says:

    Now I want Poutine. And a butter tart… what the hell is a butter tart? I want one.

    Merry Canada Day everyone.Report

  4. Aaron David says:

    Ya know, my fathers mother was born in Canada. Medicine Hat, to be exact.Report

  5. LeeEsq says:

    Dominion Day sounds sexy. I’ll get out the poutine.Report