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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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Storyline

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 »

Also Known As:

Kysytäänpä amerikkalaisilta See more »

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This TV special attracted 2.7 million Canadian viewers making it the highest rated comedy special in the history of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. See more »

Quotes

Rick Mercer: Excuse me, Governor Bush, question from Canada!
George W. Bush: Yeah, what about it?
Rick Mercer: The Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Poutine, said he would not endorse any leader in this race, but now he believes you should be the man to lead the Free World into the 21st Century. What do you think?
George W. Bush: Well, I'm honored. He knows I'm a strong supporter of Free Trade and strong relations with our neighbors, and I look forward to working with him.
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References Roger & Me (1989) See more »

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Well-done satire, snarky and straight-faced
28 June 2001 | by Jen.See all my reviews

I'm from the U.S., but it drives me nuts how people from this country know about Canadians. This special, compiled from Rick Mercer's ongoing series on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, made me want to be on the other side of the joke. It's so easy! Writing the setups must be a blast ... "Congratulations, Canada, on adopting the 24-hour clock" ... and on 500 miles of paved roads, and on Prime Minister Tim Horton's double-double ... and on ... and on. Thanks to the staff of 22 minutes for some great laughs!


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