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Bob and Doug McKenzie

Bob and Doug McKenzie Entertainment Button Museum
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[Gre]at White North
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Two men wearing plaid shirts, jackets, and winter caps (or "tuques" to most Canadians) sit at a coffee table littered with mugs. Behind them is a mural or poster of North America, with Canada in light blue and the United States in pink. Over the map of Canada is text in a slightly darker shade of pink. On the left, leaning against the background, is a pair of snowshoes.

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Bob and Doug McKenzie are characters portrayed by the comedians Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas, respectively. The McKenzie brothers originated on the third season of SCTV, Second City's sketch comedy show, after it had moved to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in 1980. Due to demands by the CBC for a quota of content relating to Canada, Moranis and Thomas created the "Kanadian Korner" sketch series (later renamed "Great White North") as a venue for their stereotypically Canadian characters. The duo became popular in both the U.S. and Canada for their antics and catchphrases such as "Eh?" and "hoser," which they called anyone they didn't like. The duo went on to record a comedy album in 1981, the film Strange Brew was released in 1983, and they have since reprised the roles in various iterations until the present. 

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