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Encyclopedia > Made in Canada

Made in Canada is a Canadian television sitcom / single camera comedy, which aired on the CBC from 1998 to 2003. In the United States, France, Australia and Latin America, the show was syndicated as The Industry. A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... A single camera setup is the name given to the filming procedure used to film motion pictures. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


The series, a satire of film and television production, revolved around Pyramid Productions, a viper's nest of creative incompetence, savage greed and hysterical backbiting in which Richard Strong (Rick Mercer) tried to navigate his way to the top of the corporate ladder. The firm's CEO was Alan Roy (Peter Keleghan), a charismatic but intellectually questionable womanizer who often succeeded more by accident than skill. Accountant Veronica Miller (Leah Pinsent), corporate weasel Victor Sela (Dan Lett) and secretary Wanda (Jackie Torrens) rounded out the main office staff, whose schemes and misadventures in getting their jobs done each day provided the dramatic focus of the series. Richard Vincent (Rick) Mercer (born October 17, 1969 in St. ... Peter Keleghan is a Canadian television actor, who has played roles in many of Canadas most popular comedy series. ... Leah Pinsent (born September 20, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian television and film actress. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ...


In 1998, two real-life Canadian film and television studios, Alliance Communications and Atlantis Communications, merged into the modern Alliance Atlantis. This merger was parodied on Made in Canada, when Pyramid merged with a company called Prodigy and became known as Pyramid Prodigy. (Ironically, Alliance Atlantis later purchased Salter Street Films, the producers of Made in Canada.) 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Alliance Atlantis Alliance Atlantis is a Toronto-based media company. ... Salter Street Films was a Canadian television and movie production company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. ...


The company's projects also provided storylines for the series, as the staff of Pyramid tried to manage the inevitable complications provided by the casts and crews of their film and television productions. The company's cash cows were two series, The Sword of Damacles (sic), a parody of mythological adventure series such as Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Beaver Creek, a parody of Canadian period dramas such as Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avonlea. In Richard Westalls Sword of Damocles, 1812, the pretty boys of Ciceros anecdote have been changed to maidens for a neoclassical patron, Thomas Hope. ... The word mythology (from the Greek μυολογία mythología, from μυολογείν mythologein to relate myths, from μύος mythos, meaning a narrative, and λόγος logos, meaning speech or argument) literally means the (oral) retelling of myths – stories that a particular culture believes to be true and that use the supernatural to interpret natural events and... Xena. ... Hercules: The Legendary Journeys was a television series produced from 1995 to 1999, very loosely based on the tales of the classical culture hero Hercules. ... Anne of Green Gables is a 1985 television film, based on the novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. ... Road to Avonlea focuses equally on its child and adult characters. ...


Megan Follows, the real-life star of Anne of Green Gables, appeared in one episode as Mandy Forward, the former "Adele of Beaver Creek", who returned for a reunion movie and discovered that after her previous Beaver Creek reunion movie, Alan had kept the sets up for two more weeks in order to produce an Adele of Beaver Creek porn knockoff. Follows as Anne Shirley Megan Elizabeth Laura Diana Follows (born March 14, 1968) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Anne Shirley in the 1985 Canadian television miniseries Anne of Green Gables and its two sequels. ... Pornographic movies Pornography (Porn) (from Greek πόρνη (porne) prostitute and γραφή (grafe) writing), more informally referred to as porn or porno, is the explicit representation of the human body or sexual activity with the goal of sexual arousal. ...


The show's third and fourth seasons won the Gemini Award for Best Comedy Series. Its final episode also received a Gemini for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series in 2004. The show's theme song, "Blow at High Dough", is performed by The Tragically Hip. The Gemini Awards are an annual awards ceremony that celebrates the achievements for TV members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Tragically Hip are a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario, consisting of Gordon Downie (lead vocals and occasional acoustic guitar), Paul Langlois (guitar), Rob Baker (guitar), Gord Sinclair (bass) and Johnny Fay (drums). ...


The series was both produced by and a parody of Salter Street Films and Island Edge Inc, and Pyramid's logo is very similar to that of Salter Street parent company Alliance Atlantis. Salter Street Films was a Canadian television and movie production company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... Island Edge Inc is a Canadian television production company founded by Rick Mercer and Gerald Lunz in 1998. ... Alliance Atlantis Alliance Atlantis is a Toronto-based media company. ...


Each episode started with Mercer going on a short rant to the audience (breaking the fourth wall) about some facet of the entertainment industry that related to the plot of show that followed. At the end of almost every episode one character would look into the camera and say (breaking the fourth wall again) either "I think that went well." or "This is not good." (in one episode, both were said), but sometimes a different phrase was said. This article cites very few or no references or sources. ...


After Made in Canada

Mercer ended the show's planned five year run in 2003, and can now be seen hosting Rick Mercer Report on CBC. Prior to creating Made in Canada, Mercer was a popular fixture on another Salter Street series This Hour Has 22 Minutes. (He juggled both series until 2001, when he left 22 Minutes permanently.) 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rick Mercer Report (or The Mercer Report; formerly known as Rick Mercers Monday Report or Monday Report) is a Canadian television comedy series which airs on CBC Television and the Comedy Network. ... This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a weekly Canadian television comedy that airs on CBC Television. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Keleghan can also be seen in The Newsroom, another CBC production as well as having a long running recurring role on The Red Green Show as the eccentric Ranger Gord. Alex Carter (Michael Rushton/Damacles) can now be seen as a detective on the popular CBS drama CSI. The Newsroom is an award winning Canadian television comedy series which ran on CBC Television in the 1996-1997, 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 seasons. ... The Red Green Show is a television comedy that aired on CBC Television in Canada and on PBS in the United States from 1991 until the series finale April 7, 2006 on CBC. Reruns currently air on CBC Television, CBC Country Canada, The Comedy Network, and various PBS stations. ... Alex Carter (born Alex Apostolopoulos on 1964 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian television and film actor. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ...


The first season (six episodes) of Made in Canada has been released on DVD, although none of the other seasons have yet followed. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or, incorrectly, Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ...


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