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CocaCola58204
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posted 20 June 2003 08:29 PM      Profile for CocaCola58204     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
CBC ads have declared tonight's installment of "Made In Canada" the last one Plotteaser following:

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The Last Show

Gordon Pinsent guest-stars as Myron Kingswell, a wheeler and dealer who is intent on building a media empire. Alan obliges by selling Pyramid to Kingswell. Alan assures Veronica, Victor, Wanda and Richard there will be no changes. Richard, however, knows better...


http://www.salter.com/made/mtease.htm

Now It's time to remeber what we liked about MiC. I always liked Network Brian.


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posted 20 June 2003 10:08 PM      Profile for Secret Agent Style        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I always forget what time it's on. The CBC website says it's supposed to be on right now (9 pm) but instead it's the Halifax Comedy Festival. Hopefully it will be on at 9:30 instead.

MIC is one of my favourite shows. I love how it shows how sleazy and corrupt people are in the top levels of corporations.

At least there's the reruns on Showcase on Thursdays at 9pm (followed by Trailer Park Boys reruns and two episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm).


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posted 20 June 2003 10:46 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And of course, Tuesday through Friday afternoons on CBC, 1:30 pm Ab time, its played. (ah, the fun of unemployment!)

Not fair that its ending. Reminds me of the saying that only the good die young (as Friends goes on and on and on...)


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posted 20 June 2003 11:09 PM      Profile for 4t2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What a strange ending! I liked this show a lot. It showed in Toronto at 9.30 after the Halifax show. So I won't give away the ending out of respect to those in other time zones
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posted 21 June 2003 02:12 AM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
But to think, we never got to see the beaver in the creek...

Funniest episode ever - Megan Follows guest starring in trite Canandian sentimental clap trap, and fermenting dissent among her fellow actors about the drinking game and porn movie that homage the show (both heavily involving Richard of course). Course, I love Anne of Green Gables, and am sure Megan never felt trapped by her role as Anne. Never.

I'll miss you all, Pyramid productions.


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posted 21 June 2003 07:25 AM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've been catching the odd episode here and there for a while. I thought the writting brilliant. Many, many cuts above the drek on American sit-coms.

Fear not, however.

CBC announced a new vehicle for Mercer, and they are going to reprise "The Newsroom" with some of the original cast.

I have the sneaking supicion that the writer/writing team for "The Newsroom" and "Made in Canada" might be one in the same. I should pay attention to the credits.


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Briguy
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posted 21 June 2003 12:00 PM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Cast and crew list for MiC

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Writers:
Rick Mercer
Mark Farrell
Ed Riche
Alex Galatis
Ed Macdonald
Alex Ganetakos
Bob Martin

Mark Farrell also wrote for THH22M before MiC existed. He and Mercer for the head writers, I'm pretty sure (not to take anything away from the other writers).

Mark Farrell was a cast member on The Newsroom (he played Mark ), but IIRC it was Ken Finkleman's baby. I'm so glad the Newsroom is coming back. It was a great show, and it was so underappreciated at the time.


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Timebandit
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posted 21 June 2003 01:22 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well. There goes one of those rare creatures, a well-written Canadian show.

Goddam mishandled CTF!!!


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CocaCola58204
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posted 21 June 2003 11:34 PM      Profile for CocaCola58204     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Uh, No. Rick and the Staff decided it was time.

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Mercer, however, is remarkably nonchalant about the end of Made in Canada, which he created along with Michael Donovan of Salter Street Films and Gerald Lunz (This Hour Has 22 Minutes).

"Reaching 65 episodes far surpassed what our original goal was for the series," says Mercer. "I feel we got stronger every season and the name of the game in television is to go out when you're strong. I think we wrapped it up at the right time."



Mercer says he's ready to bid adieu to Made in Canada

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posted 22 June 2003 06:32 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I still think the troubles with the CTF hastened the end, regardless what the press is.

I mean, what else are you going to say? Better to take the high road.

Anyway, I'll miss it.


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posted 25 June 2003 04:00 PM      Profile for Newbie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Zoot Capri:
I still think the troubles with the CTF hastened the end, regardless what the press is.

No, not the case. That this would be the last season was announced last year. If it was CTF problems, the show wouldn't have had a final episode, but a season-ender.


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