In this show, comedian Rick Mercer pokes fun at the great Canadian irritation that while Canadians know so much about the United States, Americans on the other hand, know next to nothing about Canada. In response, Rick Mercer conducts interviews in which he asks Americans, ranging from ordinary citizens to politicians, their opinion about patently ridiculous statements about Canada and records their unquestioningly ignorant responses. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Was nominated for two Gemini Awards but shortly after the nomination ceremony Rick Mercer declined to accept the nominations out of respect for the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001. See more »
Rick Mercer, American:
Oh, Canada / A great big empty land / We look to America / For a helping hand / With bannock bread / and caribou eggs / The True North big and cold Brrrr / Oh Canada / we are on top / We're close to / The North Pole / Fermez la bouche / Mangez poutine / Ca-Na-Da / A lovely winter dream / Oh Canada / La / La / Laaa! Hello Canada!
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A brilliant and hilarious look at America's complete ignorance of all things Canadian. Rick Mercer, formerly of 'This Hour Has 22 Minutes', is a brilliant comic political commentator and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's poster boy.
Examples include: the infamous (then Governor) George W. Bush interview where Bush is pleased to hear that Prime Minister Jean Poutine supports him in his campaign for presidency. (For those of you out of the loop, 'poutine' is a French Canadian dish consisting of fries, cheese curds and gravy.)
A must for any Canadian to watch. Some Americans who take their patriotism a little too seriously (NRA members need not watch) may take offense but, if you're an American knows anything about Canadian-American relations, you would find it a hoot.
Michael Moore's fans would love this show. Coincidentally, the producers of Moore's 'Bowling for Columbine' also produced 'Talking to Americans'.
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