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Aug 23, 2011 09:30 AM

Physic Canadians and Mean Americans

This is said tongue-in-cheek! I almost always get sucked in by the Next Food Network comments, or Top Chef, or other such comments by the Americans. You guys obviously get these tv shows before we do. No big surprise there, as us Canadians are always way behind America. If I watch a commercial about a new product you are getting in the States, I always think to myself "Well, we might get that next year sometime." So I always have to be careful that I don't look at your comments about the Next Food Network Star, because then I'll know who won before I even see the finale! LOL Of course, I could always impress my family and friends with my predictions of the winner! Ha ha.

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  1. I'm guessing you meant "Psychic"?

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    1. re: SmartCookie

      errrp....why yes! Yes, I did. Does being Canadian also make you miss consonants? LOL

      1. re: Godslamb

        Too busy adding "u"s to words...(I live in the States but kept my sense of humour.)

        1. re: buttertart

          Well of course! Colour me silly. My humour gets lost at times, but I find the flavour of my responses to be savoury.

          1. re: Godslamb

            Not to belabour the point, but I indeed find your responses to be full of savour. O Canada...

            1. re: buttertart

              welcome to the neighbourhood! i hope you enjoy our colourful antics here. We hope to win your favour.

              1. re: ChristinaMason

                I was just going to say, I find this entire exchange delightful and favourable. Now bless my pattycakes while I go whip up something savoury.

                1. re: mamachef

                  Why thank you, your words are admittedly without candour!

                  1. re: Godslamb

                    mamachef never speaks with rancour.

                    1. re: buttertart

                      LOL! Is anyone else thinking "Princess Bride"??

    2. See; I am the on the other side of this. I love Canadian, Australian, UK, and New Zealand TV. Luckily through the wonders of the internet there are ways around this.

      I agree with mean Americans nothing ticks me off more than having to find and download a show like Top Chef Canada and while watching it see an ad "up next CSI New York"

      While you may have to wait for it on regular TV I would never see any of your shows I love Corner Gas without the internet unless Fox decides to rip them off and ruin them.

      It's all about the Torrents.

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      1. re: chris2269

        unless Fox decides to rip them off and ruin them.

        Do you mean, "A&E"?
        Does Fox now carry food shows? or do they in other countries?
        Just wondering.

        1. re: Rella

          Well, Masterchef, Kitchen Nightmares, and Hells Kitchen have overseas versions that are IMO so different from the American Version in tone and food focus. Hells Kitchen may be the exception to that as I have not watched the original UK version.

          The Overseas versions are not done by Fox and you can tell.

        2. re: chris2269

          I LOVE Corner Gas!! LOL I wonder if Canada will get the Cooking Channel?

          1. re: Godslamb

            Yeah Corner Gas and Hiccups. I love Nancy Robertson and Craig Butt.

            I don't know if you guys can get Hulu in Canada but there are lot of great shows like Avec Eric with Eric Rupert. After Hours with Daniel Boulud. Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie. Tons more as well.

        3. Watch Top Chef Canada--just as paralytically boring as the US version but with no tip-offs!

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          1. re: Kagemusha

            Ouch!! Too funny. I did watch it. We are such simple folk. LOL

            1. re: Godslamb

              oh stop it, we (the US) get most of our best comedic actors from Canada.

                  1. re: Godslamb

                    Robertson's a sublime GENIUS! always has underplayed his hand, never the cheap laugh.

                    actually I was thinking more along the lines of oh I dunno the cast of SCTV esp. Martin Short, Andrea Martin and Catherine O'Hara (who is hysterical in anything she does - Six Feet Under anyone? "I want miniature pancakes in an all-white environment and I want them NOW!")

                    1. re: hill food

                      Actually I mention Lorne because he was a most unfunny man. Many years ago Mrs Scary and I were at a restaurant and Lorne was sitting a table over. To have a bit of fun, catch his attention and bring a smile to his face (and maybe get an autograph), Mrs Scary started saying ' dun da da dun da da dun da da dun da da daaaaaaa" ( the Bonanza tune). Lorne looked over and scowled like Little Joe had just shot Hoss. Lorne lost a couple of fans that day.

                      1. re: Scary Bill

                        ya shoulda pretended you thought he was Lionel Trilling (I ALWAYS second-guess myself after brushes with celebrity)

                  2. re: hill food

                    Obviously you're referring to William Shatner. He's a national treasure.

                    1. re: dave_c

                      Yeah, he's a treasure...let's bury him.

                      1. re: Godslamb

                        I think you can bid on that particular motion on Priceline, or so I've heard

              1. Godslamb, you gotta get with some pirates! There is no reason not to see foreign shows almost as soon as they air, these days. Links have been posted here, but I can also PM you a couple if you'd like.

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                1. re: montrealeater

                  Oh but that is no fun....I love the anticpation of waiting to find out who won! LOL Of course, sometimes it goes on so long, I can't wait to find out sooner, so perhaps *arrrgh* I can find some lovely little Jack Sparrow of my own.

                  1. re: Godslamb

                    Ahh...the joy of ripping half a season of something and watching it all in a row...with no commercials!

                2. I always thought that Canadians were Americans too.

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                    1. re: DPGood

                      uhhmmm...?? If anything, we are British! LOL