An ex-blue-collar city employee tries to blow the whistle on corruption but when he loses his job over his righteous zeal, he goes from a life of honesty to a life of screwing the system. The whole family adopts this attitude. The whole title of the show is "Les Bougons, C'est Aussi Ça La Vie" Which translates into "The Bougons, This Is Also Life"
Based on the comedy of Ding & Dong, the sitcom is an extreme satire of the typical Québec family. A couple that can't seem to get along after decades of marriage are always confronted by ... See full summary »
Ever wanted to know what guys say when they get together? This light- hearted comedy explores the male world through an amateur hockey team. Every male stereotype is analyzed, comically of ... See full summary »
When the body of the executive of hockey Benoit Brisset is found on the billboard of the border of Quebec and Ontario, the jurisdiction of the crime is shared between the two police forces ... See full summary »
The first season is mainly set inside Dubois' dark blue taxi, a Ford Crown Victoria, and the comedy unfolds through his interactions with the guest stars and other passengers who ride in ... See full summary »
Set in the fictional town of Lacheneuil, Québec, Canada. See more »
In the Season 1 episodes 'Chien de service de garde' and ' Gagner une vedette', the town signs are spelled 'Lacheneuil', while in Season 2 episode 'Le golf,' the golf tournament sign and episode 'L'échevin', the TV news headline are spelled 'Lachenoeil'. Finally, in Season 3, it's spelled 'Lacheneuil' on a police patch in the episode 'Motel motards' and spelled 'Lachenoeil' in the TV ad in the episode 'Le Party' and in a motel guide in 'Motel étouelle'. See more »
Based on the Elvis Gratton series with the same actor and character, we see now this guy in his suburban environment.
To tell you the truth: the man is an exuberant, overrated guy, who acts like he owns the world. He is proudly Canadian, despises Quebec nationalists, a bit racist (especially anything named "Wong"), sexist and gay-basher (despite the fact his brother is gay !), but however makes an effort to accept with "reasonable accommodations" some of the situations he sometimes despise to face...
Spending his time between his house and his gas station (a "big gas station"...) and later a run-down motel (the 3rd season is a disappointment though), Bob is at least liked by his peers: his not-so-dumb brother-in-law Meo, three employees: an handicapped man, a bum and a blonde bombshell, the bit crooked "Total-Mart" clerk who tries to pull him a fast one each time, the Chamber of Commerce president, his Quebec nationalist neighbor and starting from the second season, his girlfriend Maggy, who tries to pull out the "Elvis" string out of Bob...
Okay, the show's have vulgar and shocking situations, but if you don't take it seriously, it is a spoof of suburb life in Quebec. You can't get it worse, take it lightly.
Fun to see Julien Poulin keep on going with this character. However, with the first movie "Elvis Gratton" and this series, you can't get wrong (there is the movie sequels, but avoid them !)
Yeah, think big !
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