|Running time||112 minutes|
|Host(s)||Tim Hitchner, others unknown|
|Starring||Tim Hitchner, others unknown|
|Announcer||Tim Hitchner, others unknown|
|Creator(s)||Tim Hitchner, others unknown|
|Writer(s)||Tim Hitchner, others unknown|
|Director(s)||Tim Hitchner, others unknown|
|Senior editor(s)||Tim Hitchner, others unknown|
|Editor(s)||Tim Hitchner, others unknown|
|Producer(s)||Tim Hitchner, others unknown|
|Exec. producer(s)||Tim Hitchner|
|Narrated by||Tim Hitchner, others unknown|
|Recording studio||1090 CHEC, Lethbridge|
|Air dates||September 1986 to 1989|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||2|
|Audio format||Reel to Reel(Side A) and Cassette Tape(Side B), transferred to Compact Disc|
Brocket 99 is the name of an underground comedy audio tape that parodies aboriginal people in Canada and the name of two documentary films about the tape (one produced in 2005, and the other in production).
The parody played on numerous aboriginal stereotypes and has been characterized as racist. The tape included names of real people, stores and towns and is an "international underground phenomenon".
The tape was created in 1986 by radio DJs in Lethbridge, Alberta, purportedly inspired by a clip of a parody of gay men running a radio station called "AIDS Radio". The "Brocket 99" tape was never made to be marketed and was meant as a parody.
Brocket 99 Part 2 was recorded in 1986 but was released in 1989.
The premise of the tape was a fictitious radio station broadcasting from Brocket, Alberta, on the Northern Peigan reserve (a real reservation 70 km west of Lethbridge), hosted by a character named "Ernie Scar". It stereotypes natives as drunken bums, welfare recipients and drug addicts and uses pejorative terms to describe native men as "bucks" and native women as "squaws". Songs played on the tape included complete versions of multiple hits by artists such as AC/DC and Dwight Yoakam, often in a row. Between the songs and the DJ segments are fake ads for real products such as Dr. Scholl's foot powder and Lysol spray.
On October 14, 1995, the Herald first reported that the creator of Brocket 99 was Hitchner, the play's technical director.
On February 12, 2011, a fan site reported the then anonymous actor who played Ernie Scar had died at age 49, of a heart attack due to clogged arteries. CKIZ's list of past employees on its website currently identifies Hitchner as the voice of Ernie Scar.
On February 14, 2011, McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes posted the obituary of Hitchner, who died February 12, 2011.
On April 28, 2012, the Lethbridge Herald reported the founder of Brocket 99 was Hitchner, who died February 2011.
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- Beeber, Al (2006-09-19). "Brocket 99 documentary ‘pretty provocative,’ says filmmaker". Lethbridge Herald.
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- Sullivan, Pat (1989-10-26). "City man given 15 months in jail beneath the hood". Lethbridge Herald.
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- Hitchner, Family (2011-02-14). "HITCHNER – Timothy (Tim) Craig". McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes.
- Zentner, Caroline (2012-04-28). "Students Say Brocket 99 Warrants Police Investigation". Lethbridge Herald.