An American in Canada

CBC (ended 2004)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 10

    I Dream of Judy

    Aired 1/30/04

  • S 2 : Ep 9

    A Non-Date to Remember

    Aired 1/23/04

  • S 2 : Ep 8

    Frisky Business

    Aired 1/16/04

  • S 2 : Ep 7

    Dennis Anyone?

    Aired 1/9/04

  • S 2 : Ep 6

    Play Misty for Me

    Aired 12/5/03

  • Cast & Crew
  • Scott Thompson

    Lee Orenstein (Season 1, recurring otherwise)

  • Rick Roberts

    Jake Crewe

  • Sugith Varughese


  • Timm Zemanek

    Bill Robinson

  • Robin Brûlé


  • show Description
  • Jake Crewe was host of Good Morning Phoenix, the number one TV morning show west of Albuquerque. After beating up his station manager, Jake finds the only job he can now get is hosting Wake Up Calgary, the third rated morning show in Calgary. For a fast rising star who dreams of co-hosting Dateline with Stone Philips, this is a nightmare. The pilot for this show aired in January 2002 and won a Gemini Award (Canada's equivalent to the Emmy Awards) for Best Comedy in November 2002. CBC Broadcast History February 2003 - December 2003 - Fridays 9:00pm January 2004 - Fridays 9:30pmmoreless

  • Top Contributor
  • lare84

    User Score: 108


  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Derrick: You saying what I'm thinking? Jake: Derrick, I never know what you're thinking. Derrick: Right on.

    • Aftab: My friend it does not matter why we are here. Jake: Well it matters to me. It matters to the girl I stood up in New York. Aftab: What does matter is what we are here.

    • Dennis: So. Next time you decide to go off on someone, remember we may not do things the way you do things, but we sure do them the way we do. Am I clear?

    • Jake: Is beer the answer to everything in Canada?

    • Aftab: I understand the rich person is not the one who has the most... is the one who needs the least.

    • Jake: Derrick, Derrick, where can i find an open liquor store? Derrick: Montana. Jake: What kind of an evil third world country doesn't have an twenty-four hour liquor store.

    • Jake(talking to Bill): Your going to do for gays and lesbians, what pants did for weather girls.

    • Jake: Oh my God, you can't trust a pegger with your biscuit.

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    Notes (8)

    • The pilot won the Gemini Award for Best Comedy in November 2002.

    • Originally, this was to be the first episode of the season, but producers felt that Jake was too 'unlikable' and moved it to the third spot.

    • Co-creator Jebb Fink appears in this episode as Jebb.

    • Writer/Co-creator Howard Busgang appears in this episode as Dr. Klein.

    • Originally scheduled for March 21/03 - was pre-empted.

    • "Trains" Written and performed by Ron Sexsmith. Courtsey of Ronboy Rhymes, Inc.

    • As of this episode, CBC changed the timeslots from 9pm to 9:30pm on Friday.

    • Alternative title for this episode: My Big Fat Gay Wedding

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    Allusions (5)

    • The episode's title, "Jake and the Fat Men" is an obvious allusion to the American TV show "Jake and the Fat Man".

    • The title of this episode, "Citizen Jake", is an obvious allusion to the movie "Citizen Kane".

    • The show's title, "Some Like it Hot Zone", is an obvious nod to the classic American screwball comedy "Some Like it Hot".

    • The episode's title ("Frisky Business") as obviously a comical nod to the classic 1980s Tom Cruise comedy "Risky Business".

    • The show's title ("I Dream of Judy") is obviously a comical nod to the classic American sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie".

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • I would like to watch it

    By guapito19, Nov 10, 2013

  • Makes it worthwhile to have America for a neighbour...

    By Amashelle, Mar 16, 2007