I feel like whenever I go to a writing convention in the States, I suddenly become a Canadian ambassador. I listen to myself sometimes and am amazed (not necessarily in a good way) of what comes out of my mouth.
“In Canada we don’t have The Cheesecake Factory or IHOP. Weird!”
“I don’t know why you make fun of the way I say ‘about.’ It sounds exactly like how you say it. No, it does. Stop making fun of me!!!”
“Canada has different colored money. How can you tell the difference when it’s all green? It’s crazy!!”
“In Canada we spell theatre the way it’s supposed to be spelled.”
“In Canada our official animal is the beaver. Why do you laugh?”
“Pamela Anderson is Canadian, too. Did you know that? No? And so is Jim Carrey. And Ryan Reynolds. SHALL I GO ON??”
“Why do you not know what the CN Tower is? It’s a world wonder for Pete’s sake. A WORLD WONDER!!”
And so on.
Now, I’m happy to say that we have something that you all don’t have. Unless it’s available on cable for you. Or something. I love So You Think You Can Dance. And when I learned that there would be a SYTYCD Canada I was a bit worried. I find Canadian Idol a pale comparison to American Idol (mostly because the host and judges don’t work for me — to put it nicely), but SYTYCD?
It’s so good! It must use the same sets as the US version because, other than a plethora of French accents (debunked myth about Canada: we don’t all speak French here), it’s exactly the same. And the host has obviously studied Cat Deeley very closely. For better or worse, alas.
Here’s my favorite dancer so far. Mostly because he’s hot. And I really don’t mind the French accent at all.