There were clips from: The Littlest Hobo, Beachcombers, Degrassi Junior High, SCTV, King of Kensington, The Kids in the Hall, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, You Can't Do That on Television, The Friendly Giant, Danger Bay, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, The Outer Limits, Hammy Hamster, and The Nature of Things.
Damn, I actually watched a lot of Canadian TV when I was a kid.
Now? Not so much.
I might take in the odd episode of the Rick Mercer Report, Sanctuary, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, or Lost Girl, but that's about it. To be fair, I don't watch much TV, period. The only show I watch during it's current season is TrueBlood - everything else I want to see, I purchase on DVD and binge watch seasons at a time.
Here are the shows I've purchased in full / to current on DVD:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the first show I started purchasing on DVD)
Game of Thrones
Greatest American Hero (don't judge, it's a classic!)
And the only Canadian show I've purchased in full, on DVD: Blood Ties.
But there are some great Canadian shows out there that I SHOULD be watching, or at least grabbing the DVDs - ones that represent MODERN Canadian efforts: Being Erica, Slings and Arrows, The Tutors, Degrassi (the reboot), Rookie Blue...
On this Canada Day, I just might have to go on a buying binge. I'm hopeful I'll be pleasantly surprised.