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Monday, December 03, 2007

Bob & Doug on DVD

Wow! Here's a DVD that came out last week that completely escaped my notice.

Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Aniversary was shown on the CBC back in May. Made to commemerate the 24th anniversary of Strange Brew, the special was a documentary about the origins of Bob & Doug McKenzie, it's impact on pop culture in the 1980s, and interviews with celebrities about how Bob & Doug McKenzie influenced them...including Ben Stiller and Simpsons creator Matt Groening. It was narrated and hosted by former Prime Minister Paul Martin. But the highlight was Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis getting into character one last time to give us some new Bob & Doug McKenzie segments, as they riff on the 21st Century and beyond!

Anyway, Bob and Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary was released on DVD last week, in what they call the "True Hoser's Collector's Edition." Instead of the one hour special that was shown on CBC, this is an "unrated director's cut," expanded to a full 94 minutes. For bonus materials, you get:
  • Seven classic Great White North segments from SCTV
  • Two tracks off the classic Great White North album
  • Extended interviews with the aforementioned celebrities about Bob & Doug McKenzie
  • Footage of celebrities and groups across the land performing the Bob & Doug McKenzie theme song (when first aired on CBC, this footage was used for promos and commercial bumpers)
  • A Q&A with Bob and Doug McKenzie
  • Some Pizza Hut commercials that Bob and Doug McKenzie did in the late 1980s.

And, each DVD comes with a special commemerative bottle opener.

It's available in stores now.

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