Talk:Bob and Doug McKenzie
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He blowed up real good
Was it Bob & Doug that did the celeb blow up - which ended in the phrase "He blowed up real good!"? The curate's egg 06:55, 1 September 2005 (UTC)
- No, that was a different skit, with John Candy and Joe Flaherty as Big Jim McGraw and Billy Saw-Heerawk, or something like that. Indefatigable 14:38, 1 September 2005 (UTC)
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- Beer Hunter is a humorous drinking game that is derived from the Russian roulette scene featured in the movie The Deer Hunter. One of the cans in a six-pack of beer is shaken violently so that it will produce an eruption of beer when opened. The can is mixed in with the others. Players wrap tee shirts around their heads and sit around the table. A MAU guy stands around waving a can of beer violently, shouting MAU, and slapping contestants occasionally. One-by-one each can is spun in the center of the table, and whichever player the beer points to must open it facing his ear. Other player simulate crying and shouting "Mikey, now they're gonna kill you!" Advanced players will use a "rat cage" which is a bathtub filled with warm water, beer and sometimes urine, into which a player who chickens out and ducks under an exploding beer is tossed. During the game all of the beer is consumed according to constantly changing rules, and the level of drunkenness of the players. This game was featured in a skit on the Bob & Doug McKenzie show.
End of entry. Accurizer 19:17, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis hate Bob and Doug
I thought I would start a discussion. In no uncertain terms does Dave Thomas in his book SCTV say he or Moranis like the characters in any way. He spends at least a chapter on them and most of it is bad mouthing. The biggest thing I got out of the article is how much they were overwhelmed by their new found publicity and the usual complaint about CanCon butting in as usual. This was a big shock to me because they are so beloved in Canada. I had remembered when an American reporter was shocked to discover Canadians loved them which goes to show that a) Canadians enjoy making fun of themselves and b) Americans are too touchy about racial issues. There was another incident when Moranis and Matt Frewer (aka Max Headroom) were being interviewed by Valerie Pringle CBC's Midday and she brought up Bob and Doug. Moranis immediately frowned. I wish I had the time and date of the interview because I would cite it as well.--188.8.131.52 03:06, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
- I'm not so sure: they may have distanced themselves from the characters during most of the 1990s, probably due to the reaction Dave Thomas got from the rest of the SCTV cast while writing his book. However, since then, Dave has encouraged Rick to do voiceover work for characters in Brother Bear closely resembling Bob and Doug, along with "The Animated Adventures of Bob and Doug McKenzie" which appeared in the bonus material for the 2002 Strange Brew DVD release.
- There's also a "24th Anniversary" (since the theatrical release of Strange Brew) special set to air this weekend (May 20, 2007) on CBC Television, which might shed more light on their feelings with respect to the characters. According to an interview on The Hour, Dave states that he has convinced Rick to appear on camera for the first time in several years in character as Bob McKenzie. So perhaps most of the animosity towards the characters has faded in recent years. Then there's the following, from an article which appeared in Sun Media papers across the country in early April, 2007:
- "The ensuing Hosermania had become a bit of a mixed blessing for Moranis and Thomas over the years, but absence has clearly made their hearts grow fonder. Their toques have been recreated for the occasion as has the memorable GWN set."
- I'll have to re-read the relevant sections of Dave's book to say whether or not this article was more correct when it said they "disliked being typecast as the characters" or that they disliked the characters themselves (or at least they did at the time the book was written). But recent history would seem to show that they (or at least Dave) are quite proud of the characters they created. -- CODOR 21:57, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
They eventually became unpopualr and were gone. Until 2009 when they had an animated t.v show