What to Know about the Crave TV show “Letterkenny”
G’day! Welcome my friend to WTK, the “What to know”
I’m your host Peter, Whelan
This episode is about the Crave TV show, Letterkenny
I grew up 10 minutes from Letterkenny so I was excited to see that someone had made a documentary in the area.
The Letterkenny kids were always on the bus to Barry’s Bay before me. I thought I might see someone I knew.
Then it opened with there are 5,000 people in Letterkenny
That ain’t right. Its maybe 50, tops.
Then I saw this clip …
Not to be impolite, but…. holy liftin, who talks like dat?
By the reefin ginger, Dose guys are not from Letterkenny.
For three years I had no time for it.
I pretty near never watched Letterkenny because it looked like a bunch of degenerates making fun of country folk.
So, the first thing to know is that the show has nothing to do with Letterkeny.
To be fair
To be fair
No one claimed it was a documentary.
It’s a comedy. The land is way too flat to be LetterKenny.
It looks like Sudbury.
So pitter patter lets get at er
Letterkenny continues a long tradition of Canadians poking themselves for fun.
If you can’t laugh at yourself, then you’re missing out on a lot of jokes.
If you love humourous word play and alliteration, you’re going to enjoy the show.
Jared Keeso who hails from Listowel created Letterkenny and plays the Wayne character.
It started with Jared sitting around one day and thinking to hisself, I’s got an idea.
I’ll go stand out in my field and talk to the camera. Then I’ll put it on youtube.
You have to be a bit twisted to do that.
It’s almost not worth thinking about.
AND he managed to make a full fledged TV show out of it, with three seasons so far
Good for him. That’s what I say.
Good for him.
I’d go so far as to say I enjoy the show.
I came for the name and stayed for the laughs
Letterkenny is well done. The cast throw themselves into their performances, the writing, direction, lighting and sound are all world class.
I imagine Letterkenny looks good on everyone’s resumes.
Now, I know what you’re thinking.
Pete what are you doing? Canadians don’t admire the work of other Canadians until they make it big in the states.
Figure it out.
They’ve earned the praise. It’s funnier than prit near anything out of Hollywood.
Now, it is an edgy show, they’re bouncing hard on the slack line, to be sure, to be sure.
You never know where they might land.
There is plenty that you could take offence to.
But if you can simmer down and laugh it off, you might enjoy it
The Wayne character keeps his truck clean, his shirt tucked in, enjoys a snort and a smoke, doesn’t kiss and tell and loves his dog
Even though she’s not a beautiful dog like my Bootsie here.
I want to share with you a clip from the scene that hooked me on Letterkenny
I related to that. Everyday I say something that I think is funny and no one laughs.
Also, I love how Wayne moves. There’s physical humour without being comical about it.
I invite you to check it out for yourself.
If you watch nothing else, I recommend the relationship episode. Season 2, episode 3
Season 3 Episode 6 is my second favourite episode, the scene where they talk about what’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever heard.
I’ll include links in the show notes to those.
They’ll work once you sign in to CraveTV.ca
They offer a 1 month trial. You might already have it as part of your TV subscription.
Thanks to my buddy Gord for suggesting todays show.
And thank you for watching.
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Figure it out.
That was funny because it was inappropriate .
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