I don't know enough about Canada, sadly. So I'll add what little I can.
(Stymie enters wearing a winter coat and toque) Stymie: "Hey, Spud, did you know that back bacon and beer can talk, eh?" Spud: "Aw, whoever heard of such a thing?" Stymie: "Well, I sure heard them talking to me last night, eh?" Wheezer: "What'd they say?" Stymie: "So, the beer says to the back bacon, 'None of your backtalk, eh?'" Wheezer: "Then what did the back bacon say?" Stymie: "'Go home, eh? You're all beer. You must be loaded!'" Spud: "I don't believe it!" Stymie: "Take off, hoser!"
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Post by tboneator64 on Jun 12, 2019 8:45:49 GMT -5
"The real reason Dell Henderson was upset with having to transport the Rascals by train was because it wasn't going anywhere near his hometown of St. Thomas, Ontario, which was also where Jumbo the elephant met his end. That must have been some trick!"
Gag cards haven't been the same since H.M. Walker was dismissed by the Hal Roach Studios!
Spy magazine, much-missed, had a hilarious piece about Canada which included a list of Americans who *seemed Canadian*... I think Meryl Streep and Garrick Utley were #1 and 2. (Was Brokaw in there?)
But good catch on Henderson. I mistakenly made Janet Burston a *true* Canadian, but I was corrected quickly by tbone; born here, grew up there only, then returned here.
Now let's have a by-election for the He-Man Woman-Haters Club, and a Royal Commission on how best to construct a makeshift fire engine.
The Rascals' rotten-egg/"what is that horrible smell" prop could have been done away with by filming "Hook And Ladder" in stinky Cornwall, Ontario, though it smells better now that the paper mills on the St. Lawrence have been closed. Sarnia, perhaps? St John, NB?
"Oh, poor, POOR Alfalfa... can someone get his OHIP card?"
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Post by tboneator64 on Jun 12, 2019 13:45:50 GMT -5
Alfalfa will have to wait a few decades for that OHIP card!
Imagine Janet Burston's shock upon discovering she couldn't qualify for dual CAN/AM citizenship. It was easily her most stunning upset since the revelation that beyond the initial bit of ivory tinkling, the piano playing in BLONDIE GOES LATIN wasn't Janet's! Her dental work was totally legit, though!
Sometime Rascals Schoolteacher Rosina Lawrence, was of course, a born Canuck. Despite this, she was not known for teaching the Gang their EH-B-C's!
I guess it could be said that in HOOK AND LADDER, there was a lot of hosers hosing!
This all reminds me of my favorite Our Gang short, "Ice Interference." In it, the Rascals are hired as last minute assistants for a quartet of hockey players practicing for their next big game. Hilarity ensues when Jiggs the Chimpanzee hijacks an ice resurfacer and nearly kills everyone.
Then of course there's "Neighborly Tales," where Alfalfa accidentally hits Butch with his toy gun during target practice.
Alfalfa: It's Butch! Sorry, Butch, I didn't see you there, buddy. Butch: Oh, no, I'm sorry, really. I should have looked where I was going! Spanky: No, I'm sorry, you guys. I should have alerted Alfalfa to your arrival. Buckwheat: Torry, I ducked when Albalba shot. Porky: I'm torry, Panky. Spanky: Sorry, but what for? Porky: Oh, I dun know. Torry. Petey: I'm sorry I missed it. Spanky: Sorry, but when did you learn to speak? Petey: I'm Canadian, and therefore my intelligence level is significantly higher than most. Sorry, but it's true.
Worth mentioning that all of the Canadian Our Gang shorts were also filmed in French. Even the noisy birthday cake in "French-Canadian Birthday Blues" was translated properly.
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"Zamboni & Ice-Scraper, Inc." "Michel Fright." "The Kid From St. John's, Nfld." "Folies de dix-neuf cent trente huit" "Only lightly taxed Wheeling." "Chiens sont chiens" Le Bard Frissonant" "13th Grade's Out!" "When The Wind Blows... From Sarnia" "Mush et Lait"