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What is a Hoser Bob and Doug?

What is a Hoser Bob and Doug?

The sketch-comedy program introduced the now iconic characters of the McKenzie brothers, Bob and Doug, and their overuse of the phrase “Take off, you hoser!” Traditionally, people used the term ‘hoser’ as a pejorative, referring to a drunk roughneck from the working class.

What beer did Bob and Doug drink?

“Lately I’ve been drinking a lot of Iron Horse,” says self-proclaimed Canadian beer expert Doug McKenzie, who, with his brother Bob, presides over “Great White North,” their own television talk show.

Where are Bob and Doug McKenzie from?

Bob and Doug McKenzie are a pair of fictional Canadian brothers who hosted “Great White North”, a sketch which was introduced on SCTV for the show’s third season when it moved to CBC Television in 1980.

Is the Great White North?

The general breakdown is that Canada is “Great” because it’s the second largest country in the world. It’s “White” because of the amount of Arctic frozen tundra and snow within the country. Finally, it’s “North” of the United States. Hence, the Great White North was born.

Why do Canadians call each other hoser?

Another suggestion for the origin of the term involves farmers of the Canadian Prairies who would siphon gasoline from farming vehicles with a hose during the Great Depression of the 1930s. “Hosed” is also a euphemism for drunkenness in Canadian English, and by extension a hoser is one who is drunk.

What does hoser mean in British?

a person who swindles or deceives others
hoser in British English (ˈhəʊzə ) noun. 1. US slang. a person who swindles or deceives others.

Is Elsinore beer real?

Elsinore is a 5% abv pale lager that is described as follows: Brewed in small batches right here in the Great White North, Elsinore pours a pale straw colour with a medium white head.

Is Strange Brew based on Hamlet?

The film Strange Brew is constructed on thematic material drawn from Shakespeare’s Hamlet: The Prince of Denmark, which is transformed through a pseudo Canadian mystic identity.

Why do Canadians say take off?

The term hoser entered the popular lexicon in the early 1980s, when it was popularized by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas on the television show SCTV. “Hoser” is a slang word for a Canadian of limited intelligence and little education….Hoser.

Published Online June 27, 2019
Last Edited December 16, 2019

Where does strange brew take place?

At a glance, Strange Brew is very obviously based on Hamlet. (Why else would we have paired the two for a Cinematheque series?) In place of the Danish royal family’s estate, Elsinore, we get Elsinore Brewery.

Who sang takeoff?

Bob and Doug McKenzieTake Off / Artist