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(Canoe)   Canadians relieved that "The Office" Winnipeg episode didn't make fun of their easily-made-fun-of country   (jam.canoe.ca) divider line 60
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2008-11-17 11:05:03 AM
"Winnipeg, land of one way streets."
 
2008-11-17 11:16:26 AM
Crosshair: "Winnipeg, land of one way streets."

Winnipeg, the city that supports the Grand Forks economy ;)


/yeah, stupid one ways downtown
 
2008-11-17 11:37:27 AM
Five bucks says Andy and Oscar hook up before the end of the season...
 
2008-11-17 11:40:37 AM
Winnipeg rules hard. Seriously. We're okay with people teasing us because it keeps retards from moving here.
 
2008-11-17 11:50:58 AM
Stompn_Tom: /yeah, stupid one ways downtown

Is there no pattern to it?
 
2008-11-17 12:00:33 PM
That's not very funny, friend!
 
2008-11-17 12:14:06 PM
PainInTheASP: Five bucks says Andy and Oscar hook up before the end of the season

yeah, that was pretty obvious. i bet he experimented at cornell, that college of fruits.

/was turned down by cornell
 
2008-11-17 12:28:59 PM
ThatGuyGreg: Stompn_Tom: /yeah, stupid one ways downtown

Is there no pattern to it?


There is totally a pattern to them, but the whole downtown area (which is very large) is all one ways. If you're used to it, you hardly notice it, but if you're not, it could be hard to get to a specific place.
 
2008-11-17 12:37:17 PM
I was actually kind of disappointed that their weren't a few more jokes about it. I feel like they intentionally didn't make any jokes about it, which made the episode pretty weak. Probably the worst of the season so far.
 
2008-11-17 12:40:25 PM
albo: PainInTheASP: Five bucks says Andy and Oscar hook up before the end of the season

yeah, that was pretty obvious. i bet he experimented at cornell, that college of fruits.

/was turned down by cornell


That was my thought as well.

/Cornell sucks
/Go 'Gate
 
2008-11-17 12:45:57 PM
Only because Canada doesn't recognize Winnipeg as a city, more of a toilet stop between Ottawa and Regina.
 
2008-11-17 12:46:16 PM
UberDave: That's not very funny, friend!

I'm not your friend, Guy.
 
2008-11-17 12:47:35 PM
JimmySlicings: UberDave: That's not very funny, friend!

I'm not your friend, Guy.


I'm not your guy, budd-ay!
 
2008-11-17 12:53:01 PM
NittLion78: JimmySlicings: UberDave: That's not very funny, friend!

I'm not your friend, Guy.

I'm not your guy, budd-ay!


Guys lets give it up then.
 
2008-11-17 12:53:49 PM
I'm not your guy, budd-ay!

He's not your budd-ay, friend!
 
2008-11-17 01:02:52 PM
I can't think of anything more derogatory than Winnipeg.
 
2008-11-17 01:06:31 PM
At least Winnipeg looked clean in the Simpsons, no drunken Indians native Canadians passed out on the street.
i234.photobucket.com

Winnipeg Welcome Centre.
aimless1.files.wordpress.com
 
2008-11-17 01:07:26 PM
Yeah I was surprised not to see more square wheels on the cars and nobody had bouncy disconnected flapping heads when they talked, so I'd say Canada got off pretty light.

/learned about Canada from South Park
 
2008-11-17 01:10:20 PM
The Office has been pretty lame so far this season.

I think it is due to a multitude of bad storylines, and not just one thing.
 
2008-11-17 01:19:42 PM
Stompn_Tom: Winnipeg, the city that supports the Grand Forks economy ;)

Damm straight. Most common Canadian phrase when I was working at Wal-Mart. "Everything is so cheap here."

They also have smuggling stuff past the border checkpoints down to a science.
 
2008-11-17 01:21:19 PM
 
2008-11-17 01:34:34 PM
Andy's drunk dialing was hilarious.
 
2008-11-17 01:36:23 PM
Crosshair: "Winnipeg, land of one way streets."

"Winnipeg, land of the panhandler"

or

"Winnipeg, land of the blind driver"

/Just moved here
 
2008-11-17 01:40:51 PM
Dear American,

Suck dick. Honestly. You can't make fun of Winnipeg for being a hick-city or whatever. *ahem* fly over states much?

Sincerely,
Rest of world

/never been to Winipeg
//prairies suck
///what's with all the flat?
 
2008-11-17 01:48:28 PM
Maybe the writers realized that people from Scranton would consider Winnipeg a step up.
 
2008-11-17 01:56:56 PM
tombotia: Dear American,

Suck dick. Honestly. You can't make fun of Winnipeg for being a hick-city or whatever. *ahem* fly over states much?

Sincerely,
Rest of world


Dear Rest of World,

You make fun of your neighbors too. Whether they deserve it or not. Your high horse; get off it.

Sincerely,
Someone with a sense of perspective
 
2008-11-17 02:06:54 PM
Crosshair: "Winnipeg, land of one way streets."

Im locked inside a world of one ways
not a left turn in sight
Im locked inside a world of one ways
you know two wrongs dont make a right
well i got to get out of this city
before i get all vaclempt
but Im locked inside a world of one ways
three rights they make a left

/surely not obsure?
 
2008-11-17 02:17:01 PM
Late afternoon, another day is nearly done
A darker grey is breaking through a lighter one
A thousand sharpened elbows in the underground
That hollow hurried sound of feet on polished floor
And in the dollar store the clerk is closing up
And counting loonies trying not to say
"I hate Winnipeg"
The driver checks the mirror seven minutes late
Crowded riders' restlessness enunciates
The Guess Who suck, the Jets were lousy anyway
The same mood every day
And in the turning lane
Someone's stalled again
He's talking to himself
And hears the price of gas, repeat his phrase
I hate Winnipeg
Up above us all,
Leaning into sky
Our golden business boy
Will watch the north end die
And sing 'i love this town'
Then let his arching wrecking ball proclaim:
I...hate...Winnipeg

/great song
//not obscure to real 'Peggers
 
2008-11-17 02:17:37 PM
easily-made-fun-of country

This from the country that brought the world the laff-fest that is Sarah Palin.
 
2008-11-17 02:25:41 PM
Tissot: The Office has been pretty lame so far this season.

I think it is due to a multitude of bad storylines, and not just one thing.


Get Pam back, that will help.
 
2008-11-17 02:34:43 PM
Broktun: Tissot: The Office has been pretty lame so far this season.

I think it is due to a multitude of bad storylines, and not just one thing.

Get Pam back, that will help.


Make sure you watch this week's episode then.

/loves me some Pam
 
2008-11-17 02:34:51 PM
tombotia: Dear American,

Suck dick. Honestly. You can't make fun of Winnipeg for being a hick-city or whatever. *ahem* fly over states much?

Sincerely,
Rest of world

/never been to Winipeg
//prairies suck
///what's with all the flat?


Winnipeg is a hick city.

/ never been to Winnipeg
// Flew over it though
 
2008-11-17 02:35:54 PM
Broktun:
Get Pam back, that will help.


No! I'm sick of those two!
 
2008-11-17 02:37:01 PM
Because every time a popular American show makes fun of Canada it's another 10 years of hearing the same joke 10 times a day on the internet. It's not the joke that bugs us, it's your depressing lack of new material.
 
2008-11-17 03:10:25 PM
John the Magnificent: easily-made-fun-of country

This from the country that brought the world the laff-fest that is Sarah Palin.


Way to hit below the belt.
 
2008-11-17 03:20:46 PM
ROFLWAFFLE: John the Magnificent: easily-made-fun-of country

This from the country that brought the world the laff-fest that is Sarah Palin.

Way to hit below the Bible belt.


/FTFY
 
2008-11-17 03:27:29 PM
sorebones
It's not the joke that bugs us, it's your depressing lack of new material.

BS, anytime any American show says anything bad about Canada, it's a national scandal.

A few years back on Mad About You, a character said "What am I, from Winnipeg?" and everyone in that town started screeching like Sutherland at the end of Body Snatchers. The Mayor was on the news condemning the slight, and wrote the producers demanding an apology.

Canadians are so thin-skinned it's pathetic.
 
2008-11-17 03:45:45 PM
Rofl

Winnipeg SUCKS.

And I'm from south Chicago and Bumfark NC. I know suck.

Winnipeg sucks.
 
2008-11-17 03:54:14 PM
i120.photobucket.com
"Winnipeg? Sounds like a contest for pirates."
 
2008-11-17 03:58:24 PM
Nastyboy:
Canadians are so thin-skinned it's pathetic.


Apparently it's rubbing off on you. You're holding grudges about people hating on Mad About You. ONE OF US! ONE OF US!
 
2008-11-17 04:05:37 PM
The only time in my life I've ever puked from drinking was at the Crowne Plaza in Whineypeg. Two and a half bottles of wine from the executive floor hospitality suite on an empty stomach. Good times. Then I had to stagger back to my room at the Lombard at 3 in the morning before going back into the office at 9.

Remember playing SimCity? How as your city expanded you had a bunch of houses, a street, a bunch of houses, a street, and then absolutely nothing but open land? That's what the outskirts of Winnipeg looked like as we flew in. It didn't fade from development to nothingness; it just abruptly ended. It looked so odd.
 
2008-11-17 04:12:27 PM
All you Winnipeg-haters out there, I'll have you know that there is a significant French-speaking population there, which automatically makes it cultured and sophisticated. Just ask anybody who speaks French.
 
2008-11-17 04:14:35 PM
I Hate Winnipeg (youtube, sfw, pops)

Good song, not a bad concert handheld here, sound's ok.
 
2008-11-17 04:16:16 PM
sorebones

Apparently it's rubbing off on you. You're holding grudges about people hating on Mad About You. ONE OF US! ONE OF US!

You're damn right I hold a grudge, Paul Reiser is a comic genius, Helen Hunt is goddess and the final episode made me cry like a little girl.
 
2008-11-17 04:18:42 PM
I'm from Winnipeg, so I'm getting a real kick out of these comments

/always wanted to say the "getting a kick out of these comments" line
//would rather have said it in an "I nailed Jessica Alba" thread
 
2008-11-17 04:19:59 PM
borbo: I'm from Winnipeg, so I'm getting a real kick out of these comments

/always wanted to say the "getting a kick out of these comments" line
//would rather have said it in an "I nailed Jessica Alba" thread


...and +1 Brazillion if you nailed her in Winnipeg

/especially with the difficulty factor
//you know... cold weather, "shrinkage"...
 
2008-11-17 04:49:02 PM
One weekend I drove from Indianapolis, IN to Winnipeg, Manitoba for 3 beers.


The rest of the story is much, much more interesting.
 
2008-11-17 05:15:35 PM
tombotia: Dear American,

Suck dick. Honestly. You can't make fun of Winnipeg for being a hick-city or whatever. *ahem* fly over states much?

Sincerely,
Rest of world

/never been to Winipeg
//prairies suck
///what's with all the flat?


The prairies do suck, but at least we aren't dipping in to equalization payments.

Yay for a commodity based ecomomy!

Want to eat? You are eating our grains and livestock (not to mention using our potash to fertilize)
Want to drive? You are using our oil
Want energy? Yup. That's our uranium

First time in my life that my province hasn't totally sucked.
 
2008-11-17 05:25:36 PM
Katalyst:
Winnipeg rules. I know some people have a hard time hearing it, but it really doesn't matter. We'll still have an awesome time.


 
2008-11-17 06:37:23 PM
deadsanta 2008-11-17 04:14:35 PM
I Hate Winnipeg (youtube, sfw, pops)

Good song, not a bad concert handheld here, sound's ok.


Is that a Weakerthans song? Too lazy to click the link. No sound here anyways. But mostly just lazy.
 
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