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05 May 2017: Ian Thomas' son Jake was in an accident in January that left him paraplegic. An auction has been set up to raise money for Jake and his family. There are a few Bob & Doug related items, most notably the clothes that Rick and Dave wore on the Two-Four anniversary special! There are also some unique Rush items available. Much thanks to our good friend Darren for passing this along.

22 April 2017:
Frequent contributor Darren passed along a 2004 interview with Rick Moranis; see page 4 for the Bob and Doug-specific part. He also pointed me to an interview with Ian Thomas where he briefly mentions his time with Bob & Doug. Thanks Darren!

04 December 2016:
I posted the rest of the Night Flight interview, and also Bob & Doug at the 1982 Juno awards, courtesy of our good friends Will and Darren, respectively. Thanks hosers! I also ran across Amanda Moranis' YouTube page, which has some beauty tributes to Rick's movies, including a recent Bob & Doug impression!

27 October 2016:
I've got a pile of updates I've been sitting on; sorry for the delay! I'm such a knob. Time for a beauty bullet list!
12 April 2016: Will got ahold of a rare interview with Bob & Doug from Night Flight way back in 1982, eh! Great find Will! Also, Matt sent along a couple beauty pictures from the Strange Brew Blu-ray, including a beauty wallpaper. Thanks hosers!

5 March 2016:
Will sent along news that Strange Brew is finally out on Blu-ray! Darren has also sent along some interesting stuff. Library and Archives Canada has some beauty photos of the hosers that I've never seen before. An album called "ICON: Best of Canada - The 1980's" includes Take Off as the final track. The album is available on iTunes and Google Play, but Take Off is not available as a digital download, making it an aptly named track! Very strange, since it is available to download as part of The Great White North. He also pointed me to a Rolling Stone article on the hosers from back in 1982. Thanks a lot Will and Darren!

24 July 2015: Wow, it's been a while since we've had an update! Frequent contributor Darren sent me several things a very long time ago, but I'm a knob and they got buried. First off, he pointed out that there are plenty of Bob & Doug newspaper articles to be found in the Google archives. Also, he sent along a rare photo of Geddy Lee in the studio with Bob & Doug that I've never seen elsewhere; take a look on the pics page. Finally, he sent along an interview with Ian Thomas, and a clip of the part where he talks about his involvement during his brother Dave's time as Doug McKenzie. Thanks for the great stuff Darren, and sorry for dropping the ball on getting it posted!

7 April 2014: Phillips Brewery in Victoria, BC has started selling Elsinore beer!

14 March 2014: For any hosers in the Vancouver area, Cascade on Main is showing Strange Brew on March 24th at 9:30pm!  There will be a costume contest too.  I plan to swing by, so if you're coming, drop me an email and we can meet up there eh!

13 November 2013:
The site is back to normal, eh!  Sorry about that.

11 November 2013:
You may have noticed the site was down for a couple days, and now redirects to a shady-looking IP address.  Not to worry, my web site provider is just working through a little issue.  The site is back to normal except for the URL, and that will be fixed before long.  Good day!

28 October 2013:
Darren sent along a Canada Dry ad featuring The Great White North; check it out on the pics page.  Thanks to Eric at Rush Power Windows for cleaning it up!  The photo is from the new book RUSH: The Illustrated History by Martin Popoff.

29 September 2013:
Stefane sent me photos of a special edition of The Daily Hoser he got on the opening night of Strange Brew.  Take a look on the pics page.  Thanks Stefane!

19 June 2013:
KoHoSo sends us news of a Nerdist podcast with Rick Moranis.  Beauty find hoser!

3 April 2013: I rescanned the first two Bob & Doug photos I ever posted on this site way back in 1997.  Enjoy them in their high-res glory eh!

14 February 2013:
The folks at The Second City Network are posting old SCTV sketches weekly; maybe we'll see some Bob & Doug up there soon.

19 January 2013: Greg sent in a beauty pic of a real bottle of Elsinore beer!  This is probably the best piece of memorabilia I've ever seen.  Take a look on the pics page.  Thanks Greg!

16 October 2012: I added a couple photos to the pics page of a tacky, weird VW van I passed by here in Vancouver a couple weeks ago.

16 August 2012: Will sent along a great interview with Dave Thomas from back in 2000.  Thanks again Will!  I also put up a few shots of the couple Red Cap stubby bottles that I got ahold of thanks to my friend Chris who happened to be out east when they were available; you can find them on the pics page.  Beauty!

15 March 2012: I ran across a video of Bob & Doug doing a review of Strange Brew on PBS and posted it to the movies page.  I don't remember where I got this.  Enjoy it eh!

18 January 2012: Will sends us news of an opinion by Rick Moranis over at the WSJ today, eh.  Also, Alex pointed me to some beauty videos of his Bob McKenzie impression (long and short versions) and an old clip of Rick on Nickelodeon talking about Bob & Doug.  Thanks a ton guys!  I'm moving in a week or two, so the site will be down for at least a few hours, but I'm sure both of the hosers that actually visit this site will understand, eh!

5 July 2011:
A fan pointed me to Andres Alvarez's work -- he apparently worked on the Bob & Doug animated series and posted his turnarounds of Bob & Doug.  Beauty!  Jack also contributed stencil art of the hosers, which you can find at the bottom of the pics page.  Thanks a lot Jack!

7 January 2011: Happy New Year to all hosers!  A fan writes in with this query: "I've always wondered about the lightning bolt and outhouse featured on the Strange Brew poster. Can you shed any light on their origins?"  Email me with any info you have, and all theories are welcome too!

24 November 2010: I finally got around to scanning in The Daily Hoser, the sleeve for the Great White North LP, which contains the script for "You Are Our Guest."  You can find it at the bottom of the pictures page.  To all you hosers down south, happy Thanksgiving eh!

2 November 2010: A Bob and Doug fan sent in a beauty photo of her little kids in hoser costumes -- take a look at the bottom of the pictures page!  Thanks Tai!

9 October 2010: Dwight over at SCTVGuide sent me some great scans of the Strange Brew soundtrack album, Strange Brew single, and Daily Hoser insert that came with the soundtrack LP.  Take a look at the bottom of the pics page!  Thanks a ton Dwight!

28 January 2010: A fan emailed me a while back asking what was the exact date that The Great White North was released in the US.  If anyone knows the answer, drop me a line!

20 January 2010: Good day, and welcome to my new web site, eh!  After years of embarrassment over my aging site, I decided to start from scratch and fix some things.  The site is now using the latest in '90s technology.  The movie clips have all been re-ripped from the DVD, so they're much better quality than the old laserdisc abominations I used to have up.  There are bound to be a few kinks here and there with all the changes, so be sure to email me if you find anything broken or unintuitive, if you have any comments (positive or negative, as long as they're constructive), or if you just miss the old site and wanna call me a knob.  If you've made it this far, I'm sure you can figure out how to email me from the front page.  I hope you enjoy the site eh!