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McKenzie nostalgia

If you were a fan of Bob and Doug McKenzie from SCTV and Strange Brew, is full of material. Use the menu on the left side to navigate to sounds, albums, and video.

The McKenzie brothers were played by Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis. When SCTV moved to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the show was two minutes longer than the syndicated version in the United States. CBC mandated that those two extra minutes had to contain exclusively Canadian content.

Moranis and Thomas thought the idea was stupid since the show was put together by an almost exclusively Canadian cast and crew, but had an idea to satisfy the request. Thus the Great White North was born which played on any number of Canadian stereotypes. The sketches turned out to be some of the most successful parts of the show ever to appear on SCTV.


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