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Talking to Americans (2001)

Comedian Rick Mercer shows up Americans' near complete ignorance of Canada.

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Geoff D'Eon
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Credited cast:
Rick Mercer Rick Mercer ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louie Anderson ... Himself
George W. Bush ... Himself
Al Gore ... Himself
Letha Hadady Letha Hadady ... Herself
David Hasselhoff ... Himself
Jerry Springer
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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 <kchishol@home.com>

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2001 (Canada) See more »

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Talking to Americans See more »

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Trivia

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 »

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American: Recognizing that the Wooly Mammoth Elephantis is being threatened by Labrador's unregulated urban sprawl, we respectfully request that the Canadian government label the mammoth elephantis an endangered species.
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References Roger & Me (1989) See more »

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Take it easy!
16 January 2005 | by rjcommandaSee all my reviews

Probably the most watched comedy special on Canadian television, this show has brought on so many harsh reviews from Americans. This isn't a documentary. It's not someone's political campaign. It's a satire. Why are Americans so touchy about this show? W hen South Park sang "Blame Canada" did you see us sulking? When Bart Simpson said that it's easy to join the Canadian Olympic basketball team, did you hear us complaining? We just sat back and laughed. Lots of American movies and television have material that is offensive to other countries. Why isn't it funny when other people make fun of you? Have a sense of humour! This is just a TV show.


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