An American in Canada

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CBC (ended 2004)

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An American in Canada

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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 9:30pm

Robin Brûlé

Robin Brûlé

Mara

Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson

Lee Orenstein (Season 1, recurring otherwise)

Rick Roberts

Rick Roberts

Jake Crewe

Stewart Francis

Stewart Francis

Dennis Macilvane

Helene Joy

Helene Joy

Judy Surgick

Matthew Ferguson

Matthew Ferguson

Derrick

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • I would like to watch it

    10
    but it's not available :(
  • Makes it worthwhile to have America for a neighbour...

    8.3
    An American in Canada is very typical CBC comedy at its best. It’s poking fun at Americans in the very best, light hearted don’t-worry-it’s-all-in-fun sort of way, which is one of Canada’s favourite past times.



    Potentially inspired by Rick Mercer’s ‘Talking to Americans’ which was a major hit, An American in Canada is based on the same sort of premise – the demonstration of just how ignorant our southern neighbours can be when it comes to our country. Are all American’s like this? Of course not, but that doesn’t make it any less amusing.



    The show also pokes fun at Canadians, through the a-typical characters of Bill, the un-ambitious boss who is content to be Calgary’s 3rd favourite morning news program, Derrick, the alcoholic, hockey obsessed camera man, Mara, the over-worked underpaid intern, Dennis, the somewhat clueless host, and Judy, the only one who seems to have any sort of usable power. Unfortunately, the show ended rather abruptly and almost on a cliff-hanger (though better off than some other CBC programs I could name). Other than that, the show represents a laugh-filled half hour of mindless amusement that I would definitely recommend.moreless
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    Anybody else ever see this show? Anybody like it?
    01/24/11
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