Minister of Science and Chief Protector of the Faith

Sunday, February 04, 2007

"How do you spell Canada? C-eh N-eh D-eh."

Living the American dream the Canadian way, Bob and Doug McKenzie in the 'The Great White North.'

Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas played the fictional Canadian brothers Bob and Doug McKenzie who hosted a fictional television show, "The Great White North." the genius of the show was not that it was an accurate portrayal of Canadians, nor that the show was rife with comedic catchphrases such as "beauty, eh?" and "take off, you hoser!"

What was memorable about theses skits was the interplay between Moranis and Thomas, and how they accurately portrayed the childish interaction between siblings in everyday life. Also, the behavior of the charectors that they played, whose priorites in life were essentially the quest for beer and not much else, was easily identifiable to any American audience. The way that the McKenzie brothers acted was frightenly close to the behavior of people that the audience either already knew, went to high school with - or were related to!

Living the American dream the Canadian way, Bob and Doug McKenzie in the "The Great White North."

Topic - Great White North
Topic - Beer Nog
Topic - New boots
Topic - Dog Scoops
Topic - Snow Routes and Space Arm
Topic - Microwaves
Topic - calculators, back bacon
Ian Thomas on SCTV
How To Stuff A Mouse In A Beer Bottle [ 2 ]
"Strange Brew" - Original Theatrical Trailer
"Strange Brew" - MGM Lion
"Strange Brew" - Sci-Fi Holocaust Movie
"Strange Brew" - Mouse In A Beer Bottle
Bob & Doug Review "Strange Brew"
Hosermania - CBC Television
Action Figure Animation - Bob and Doug McKenzie
Beer Wars Pt. 1: Strange Brew Meets Star Wars
Beer Wars Pt. 2: Strange Brew Meets Star Wars
12 Days of Christmas

Other Links
Wikipedia: Bob and Doug McKenzie Kanadian Korner/Great White North Bob and Doug McKenzie Sounds Strange Brew "Animated Adv. of Bob & Doug McKenzie"


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At Mon Feb 05, 08:46:00 PM, Blogger Becca said...

Now I can't get that Take Off song out of my head!

At Tue Feb 06, 12:14:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

LOL! And that is how it should be. Bob and Doug McKenzie now control your very soul! Embrace the donuts and cruelers, become one with your inner touque!


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