Little Minnesota

Pretty funny, but their bad Canada stereotype jokes are really getting on my nerves. So now Canadians are afraid of the dark? what the hell? Barney's songs were hilarious however.

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Dec 15, 2008 11:36PM EST

The Canadian jokes are the best part

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Dec 16, 2008 10:23AM EST

They might be funnier if they were even a little bit true. Most of them are overexaggerated stereotypes that werent true to begin with. Sure, we're polite but we dont go around offering donuts to people who bump inot us. And in all my years living in Canada I have never met someone who actually talked with that accent. We don't even say "Eh" as often as media suggests.

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Dec 16, 2008 8:36PM EST

I just have to interject that I am Canadian, and I think the Canadian jokes are hilarious. The whole point is that they are overexaggerated stereotypes. The afraid of the dark thing was funny cause it was so off the wall and random. And you havent seen too much of your country if you've never heard that accent.
Dont take yourself so seriously!`

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Dec 16, 2008 9:29PM EST

I'm Canadian and proud! But those jokes were hella funny! Most of the people I know don't have that accent but then again I live in Quebec... My uncles in Newfoundland sound like that though. I hadn't realized it until recently. When I did it was freakin' hilarious! It was all I could do just to keep a straight face! I kept imagining Robin!

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Dec 18, 2008 2:09PM EST

ya, I've only met a couple newfies that have the accent. And as for the afraid of the dark, I wouldn't call it off the wall and random, I would just call it weird and not well thought out. After all certain parts of Canada are in the dark for months at a time. And the strip club comment was wrong, I live in Saskatchewan and well we don't have strip clubs anymore unfortunately. I still think it's just an overused stereotype in the show and can afford to be toned down a bit.

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Dec 21, 2008 10:12PM EST

the canadian jokes can be hit or miss. some times i wish they would do a little more research or maybe even just ask colbie smulders (from vancouver) about some of their random jokes. the worste to me was the reference to how canadians apparently dont refer to first second and third base but rather the blue line, red line and in the crease.....lol that's just too stupid for words. then again the purpose is to generate a cheap laugh at canada's expense so taking it too seriously is a bit pointless

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Dec 23, 2008 7:03PM EST

I know no one from Canada, but here is a fun fact about Canadians. 2 out of 5 of the Canadians that commented, have bad grammar or spelling. Still beating the American posters on most discussion boards lol!P.S. The Canadian jokes rock. "the great white north"

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Dec 24, 2008 8:52PM EST

You shouldn't take it all to heart. I live in Britain and was born in Scotland. We take a lot of shit from a lot of countries, you just gotta laugh it off because you know it's not true. They're just grabbing laughs, which is pretty much their job. Brush it off, and if you are going to take it that badly, make sure you don't laugh when the US or Britain is made fun of. We don't want any hypocrites, do we?

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Jan 5, 2009 2:33PM EST

Are you kidding me? the afraid of the dark joke is hilarious because it's so ridiculous. Are you saying you would prefer the show to accurately make fun of Canadians? That seems like it would either be cruel or petty, and either way much less funny.
You people need to relax a little. Of course Canadians aren't afraid of the dark. Of course they don't all say eh. Of course robin's accent is at times way exaggerated. Its a freakin comedy. Its all done for comedic effect. Some of you need to develop a sense of humor and learn to laugh at yourself. The jokes are ridiculously exaggerated to avoid offending people and to lend a surreal quality to the show. This is a widely used comedic tactic that most people understand, except apparently for a few Canadians who appear to have been left in the dark. Hopefully it wont be too scary for them.

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Jan 6, 2009 2:52AM EST

Ok I see some of your points. I just believe that making up jokes about another country is something that doesn't necessarily need to be done. I mean they have a lot of other grade A material in the show, why do they have to resort to what is essentially lies to get a laugh, lies that who knows what ignorant fool may mistake as the truth.
As for sanguinesolitude's comment, don't make the mistake that I speak on behalf of an entire country, I am just expressing my opinion. Lines like "you people need to relax" tend to lead toward an unfair generalization. While I like to believe that I have a sense of comedy I just don't believe that making up lies about another person, group, religion, Country should be considered funny. I mean would someone actually find it funny if I was to say that the US government kills babies? And that's actually less of a stretch than the "Canadians are afraid of the dark" exaggeration.And regginpacman, I have no idea what your trying to prove with your "fact" but you do have to take into consideration that grammar in Canada and the US vary slightly, and you make want to take a few grammar lessons yourself.

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Jan 10, 2009 1:03AM EST

you know the girl that plays robin is really canadian though right? its true.

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