Four on the Floor
|Four on the Floor|
|Written by||Paul Chato,
|Directed by||David Acomba|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Camera setup||Rick McVicar|
|Running time||26 minutes|
|Original run||1986 – 1986|
Four on the Floor was a sketch comedy series which aired on CBC Television in 1986. Consisting of only 13 episodes, the series was a showcase for The Frantics, a comedy troupe consisting of Paul Chato, Rick Green, Dan Redican and Peter Wildman. In the U.K., it aired in Channel 4's traditional Friday night comedy slot, 10 June-2 September 1988.
The introduction was voiced by Dan and Rick alternating each line, with video clips and sound effects interspersed in the opening.
The show's most famous character was Mr. Canoehead, a quintessentially Canadian superhero: on a canoeing trip in Algonquin Park, he was hit by lightning while portaging his aluminum canoe, which became permanently welded to his head. As a crime fighter, he would capture criminals by turning around so that the canoe knocked them over.
- Slotek, Jim (December 7, 2009). "The Frantics celebrate 30 years - with a 15-year intermission". Toronto Sun (Toronto, Ontario: Mike Power). ISSN 0837-3175. OCLC 66653673. Retrieved 15 February 2011.
- Clay, Chris (February 26, 2008). "A Frantics approach to comedy". The Mississauga News (Mississauga, Ontario: Ken Nugent). ISSN 0834-6585. OCLC 290997481.
- Four on the Floor at the Internet Movie Database
- Profile of Mr. Canoehead
- Four on the Floor tribute site
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