The Writer They Call Tay (awanderingbard) wrote,
The Writer They Call Tay

A Bit of Canadiana

Someone on Reddit mentioned this the other day as something every Canadian would recognize and, indeed, I did. My mum started singing along when I was watching it, so obviously she does as well.

When I was a little girl this was shown on CBC between programmes as a filler, but in my memory of it, I had thought it was a Sesame Street segment. There were special 'Canadian' segments shown here as part of a law that said any programme shown on CBC had to have 30% of Canadian content and I think I just assumed, because I had seen it so many times, it must have been a part of those segments. But it was actually a short film shown a lot on TV and burned into my memory.

If you're curious, the Canadian Sesame Street characters were Dodi, a pilot, Basil, a bear, Louis, an otter, Chaos, a kitten, and Katie, a girl in a badass wheelchair. Also, all the segments teaching Spanish in the US version taught French in the Canadian version.

There's your dose of 1980's Canadian nostalgia for you.
Tags: misc./non-fic, rantage and randomosity

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