Little Mosque on the Prairie

CBC (ended 2012)
Rate Show
320 votes
  • show Description
  • Little Mosque On The Prairie is a sitcom that focuses on the comedic outlook of a small Muslim community interacting with the citizens of a little prairie town named Mercy. The sitcom reveals that although we are different in ethnicity and in skin color, we are all surprisingly similar when it comes to family, love, the generation gaps, and our attempts to balance our secular and religious lives while trying to understand those of others in the community.moreless

  • Latest News
  • Episode Guide
  • S 6 : Ep 11

    The Best Of Times

    Aired 4/2/12

  • S 6 : Ep 10

    The Worst Of Times

    Aired 3/26/12

  • S 6 : Ep 9

    Haunted Mosque On The Prairie

    Aired 3/12/12

  • S 6 : Ep 8

    Finders Weepers

    Aired 3/5/12

  • S 6 : Ep 7

    Mosque Of Dreams

    Aired 2/20/12

  • Cast & Crew
  • Zaib Shaikh

    Amaar Rashid

  • Sitara Hewitt

    Rayyan Hamoudi

  • Manoj Sood

    Baber Siddiqui

  • Sheila McCarthy

    Sarah Hamoudi

  • Arlene Duncan

    Fatima Dinssa

  • Top Contributor
  • maritimer00

    User Score: 1182


  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (131)

    • Baber: As Muslims, we must realize the enemy is not only out there, the enemy is much closer than you think. The enemy is in your kitchen.
      Rayyan: Maybe while the enemy is in there he could do the dishes.
      Yasir: He may have a point.
      Rayyan: Dad, Baber never has a point.

    • Amaar: You can't just sue people for no reason. Well, all right, you can but I'm not doing that any more!

    • Baber: The crescent of the new moon must be observed with the eye just as the prophet did. Rayyan: Well, I don't think the prophet had a telescope from Costco.

    • Amaar: Muslims around the world are known for their sense of humor.

    • Sarah: (to Yasir) How many times do I have to tell you that lies only work when they're half true?

    • Mayor: Sarah, you're supposed to spin the news, not be the news!!

    • Sarah: A goat is a bearded garburator.

    • Baber: Desperate housewives? Why should they be desperate when they're only performing their natural womanly duties?

    Show More Quotes

    Notes (31)

    • Zaib Shaikh is the only actor on the show that is actually Muslim.

    • This episode was scheduled to air January 15, 2007 but the premiere was repeated instead.

    • Michael Kennedy, James Bredin, Brendan Smith, Tom Willey, Neil Winemaker, John SauvĂ©, Peter Muldoon, Nelson Ferreira, Kevin Banks, Mike Welker and Eric Deros were nominated for the 2007 DGC Team Award for "Television Series - Comedy" for this episode.

    • Al Rae was nominated for the 2007 Gemini Award for "Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series" for this episode. Michael Kennedy was nominated for the 2007 Gemini Award for "Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series" for this episode.

    • Jeffrey Knight is credited under the name Jeffrey Knights.

    • Jeffrey Smith is credited under the name Jeffrey Smith. Miles G. Smith is credited under the name Miles Smith.

    • Manoj Sood was nominated for the 2008 Leo Award for "Best Performance or Host(s) in a Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or Series" for this episode.

    • Jenny McShane is credited under the name Jennifer Miller.

    Show More Notes

    Trivia (9)

    • It is revealed that Baber is a divorcee. He met his former wife on their wedding day.

    • Fatima appears in this episode but has no lines of dialogue.

    • As seen in this episode, Yasir is an expert suitcase packer.

    • Stephen Lobo and Veena Sood both appeared on the 2nd season of the Canadian drama Falcon Beach.

    • Amaar's stolen Mecca shoes allude to a real infamous habit in Mecca. As there are many pilgrims to Mecca and slippers are removed before the entrance to the big mosque, these slippers are frequently taken by other people too lazy to look for their own pair.

    • This episode has a new opening sequence and also marks the debut of Brandon Firla (Reverend Thorne) as a member of the show cast.

    • At the beginning of the episode, Amaar, Baber and Rayyan are talking on the street and they mention "The Thrilla in Manila" and "The Rumble in the Jungle", which are two famous boxing matches featuring legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.

    • The preview for this episode unusually showed the very last scene of the episode.

    Show More Trivia

    Allusions (7)

    • The opening title alludes to the opening title of Little House on the Prairie in font and presentation.

    • American/Canadian Idol Baber refers to both shows during his sermon. American Idol is a popular reality show where ordinary people try and impress judges ( and later the viewing audience) with their singing abilities. Canadian Idol follows a similar theme in its show.

    • Corner Gas When the Archdeacon is greeting the bishop, he says he just shut down a church in Dog River, which is the setting for Corner Gas, another popular Canadian show.

    • Mercy Beet The episode title "Mercy Beet", is a pun on "Mersey Beat", music of Liverpool in the 1960s, most famously the Beatles, (from the magazine named for the River Mersey in Liverpool).

    • Mayor Popowicz: Just because I signed something without looking doesn't mean it's binding. It's not M*A*S*H. A reference to a running gag on the popular American television show M*A*S*H, where the characters would often try to have their commanding officer sign certain papers without having him realize what they were for, in order to cover up their rule-breaking.

    • Hardcastle & McCormick When Fatima's cafe is found closed by Layla and Fred, Layla suggests that they find out why and talk turns briefly to the old show. Hardcastle & McCormick was a private eye show that aired on ABC from 1983 to 1986 with a retired judge and a professional race car driver teaming up as private detectives in the series.

    • Walker, Texas Ranger At one point, Fatima tells Fred that she nicknamed her son Jamal after the show's star due his ability to walk before crawling. Walker, Texas Ranger was an action series that aired on CBS from 1995 to 2001 and starred Chuck Norris as a Texas Ranger dealing with criminals in each episode.

    Show More Allusions
  • Fan Reviews (20)
  • really great show

    By Catteni, Nov 16, 2015

  • Well intentioned but not especially funny

    By cherold01, Sep 07, 2014

  • Great canadian TV show!

    By kimswanson92, Jan 06, 2014

  • It will be missed :(

    By m_k_b_h, Apr 06, 2012

  • The only GOOD CBC sitcom

    By Bellaluna, Jan 25, 2012