|John Holmes Motherfucker |
What the fuck was that?
As I read, they made 130 episodes of this show in a single season, filming seven shows every five days, so between the rush job nature of shooting each episode, the miniscule budget, the various corners cut and the use of clumsily rewritten scripts for an American radio comedy from that had run through the 1930s to 1945 - it was considered a mess.
CTV still ran it in reruns until the late 1970s however because they didn't have the option of just cancelling it like an American network might have - they were still pretty shaky at the time after nearly going bankrupt in the 1960s and so they had to wring the show out and recoup as much of their investment into it that they could. They were rerunning episodes even into the 1980s.
Canadians in the 70s felt that they lacked almost any sort of national identity, to the point where we tried to invent one. It didn't really work for TV, but to this day they are still required to broadcast a certain percentage of Canadian shows, and you get a big tax credit to make them. Doesn't seem to matter if anyone watches.
This is exactly what I imagine being in a Canadian household is like, laugh track and all
|Rodents of Unusual Size |
None of that made any sense. Maybe if their damn heads weren't flopping around all the goddamn time. It's so distracting.
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