Labatt's 50 is the best Canadian beer. Thanks to Murray the Canadian Animator for alerting me to these commercials!
There was a show on Friday nights called "Kraft Theatre" This wasn't exactly the same one, but it has what I watched the show for...the recipes.
Kraft wanted you to buy every product they made and glue them together into unGodly combinations. I wish I could find some of the 60s recipes, but wait for the titles of this show to finish and then watch the commercial. The scary part is that Moms would actually make these foods!
Canadian Wrestling on Saturday Mornings
We didn't get Saturday Morning Cartoons until years after they appeared in the United States. Instead we got "Bingo", "Curling" "Bowling For Dollars" and Canadian wrestling which had tons of beloved stars. The meanest wrestlers were a french family called "The Vachon Bros." Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon was the meanest of the mean and we loved him.
Andre the Giant when he was a Canadian Wrestler
THE FOREST RANGERS
Here was a show about a man who lived in the forest in a barricaded fort, safe from the police with a bunch of kids. The show was boring, weird and Canadian but had a theme song that I can't stop whistling to this day.
Then there was this alarming show for kids.
An Important Canadian Show THat Formed Us All
This was a show about a German Shepherd that traveled from town to town looking for homes in crisis. He would listen in outside a window while a brutish Canadian Dad was beating his wife and forcing the kids to eat puffed wheat in bags without prizes.
Then he would scamper in and settle everything with drizzling compassionate fangs.
The whole family would learn Canadian values from the dog and then all get along and sleep in the same bed together, a cured and balanced family...because a wet smelly Canadian Dog took them under his dewclaw. The he'd dump his new friends and ride a train to another town and another family in crisis and fix everything up for them.
Joni Mitchell -An Actual Canadian Super Talent and a Real Original
Boy, did she come up with a style. Her songs give me piss willies!
Here's one that'll surely raise your neck hairs:
and here's what we get now...
Canada Ruined By Imitating Stupid American Fads