So What DOES Sam Know Aboot Canada?
They're our neighbors (neighbours/voisins) to the north. Our closest allies. The production location for most of our television (at least if it's on The CW). They give our second tier football players great job opportunities should they go undrafted. It's a wonderful country that has provided us such titans of the entertainment industry like James Cameron (Titanic, Terminator, Avatar), Shania Twain (best selling female country artist of all time), Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live), Robin Sparkles (Let's Go To The Mall), and Bryan Adams (aka Canadian Bruce Springsteen aka 90s Kenny Loggins). And they gave us the Safety Dance.
What could have been a fun, harmless bit filled with Looney Tunes references turned into something so much better than I could have ever hoped for:
As you can see... I was stopped dead at the Justin Trudeau/Justin Theroux mix-up. I didn't know where to go from there. And I completely broke down at her not knowing aboot Canada's patron saint, Sir Alex Trebek. At least she knew they spoke French, and that Celine Dion is a thing.
Maybe I'm just a little... bias, for lack of a better word, because I spent time as both a kid and an adult in Michigan, with Canada right there, so I grew up with Canada just being another thing to learn aboot. But I just assumed people knew aboot Canada. That's why I was so shocked when Sam knew so little. And this goes beyond not being able to name all the Provinces and Territories, or knowing their National Animal (the mighty beaver).
So as an apology to our friends to the north, let's have a Canadian sing-a-long with Shania!