News Archives (2001 -
30 March 2009: Jack sends us news that The Bob & Doug
Series will finally premiere
Sunday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Global up here in the Great
White North, and that the full episodes will be available on GlobalTV.com. Thanks for the info
Jack! Also, I wanted to let everyone know that I'd appreciate feedback
on the site. Criticism is always welcome as long as it's constructive
and you're not a total knob about it, eh. Just click the letter icon on
the left to send me a message. Good day!
11 December 2008: Got a lot of
today, eh. First off, Second City has asked me to take down the SCTV
clips, so they're no longer available -- sorry! Also, our friends over
at BobNET ripped a
cleaner copy of the Strange Brew Soundtrack, so grab the new
file if you're interested. Finally, Joe sends us linkage
to an animated
version of The 12 Days of Christmas, which includes a teaser for
the new animated series. Merry Christmas eh!
11 November 2008: The good hosers over at BobNET got ahold of a
pristine copy of the Strange Brew Soundtrack and are sharing it in FLAC
format (along with beauty scans of the album and insert) through
BitTorrent. Save the
file and open it in your favourite BitTorrent client (if
you don't have one, may I suggest Vuze?)
Also, our hoser friend Joe sends along the news that Rick
Bob in the new animated series.
16 October 2008: I was going
through some old data on my hard drive and found the script for Strange
Brew. It's on the movies page, or you can just click here, eh!
04 September 2008: I got ahold of a couple radio shows from the
'80s and put them on the albums page. Huge thanks to Dave Buerster for sending these to
me, and to Greg for putting me in touch with him. It is much
26 June 2008: The radio edit of
Take Off has been found! You can find it in the album section (under
Singles), and pictures of the label and sleeve are in the pictures
section. Enjoy! Many thanks to our anonymous hoser friend, eh!
18 June 2008: Will sends a pointer to another article
about the Bob & Doug animated series, this one with a bit more
17 June 2008: A few fans sent
word of a new
article going around the news sites on the Bob & Doug animated
series in the works. Thanks to Tim, Rita and Will for the tip! By the
way, I moved the site back in-house this weekend, so now it's being
hosted from Canada for the first time :-) Huge thanks to my friends at losergeek.org for hosting me for the
past 5.5 years, I couldn't have done it without them.
30 May 2008: A fan asked me if I knew where to find a copy of
the radio edit of "Take Off" (duration 2:42). I've never heard it
before, and was wondering if anyone out there knew where to find it?
Please let me know if
you can help, eh!
29 April 2008: My buddy Will
sent word that the Bob
& Doug Animated Series is finally going to happen -- it should
show up around January of next year up here in Canada. Thanks Will!
06 March 2008: The good folks at Forever Retro Magazine gave me
permission to reprint the article they did on Bob & Doug in their
premier issue; you can read it here.
own paragraph -- beauty!
24 January 2008: A new site
just started up called hoseraudio.com,
to host my own forum on there! Beauty! You can
find the forum here,
If you've got compliments, constructive
criticism, or any other comments about this site, or if you just want
to talk about All Things Bob & Doug, please do!
03 January 2008: Happy New Year eh! Just wanted to let you know
that Universal Music Canada is running a Bob & Doug contest right
now. If you buy the HOSEtone ringtone (see details two entries down),
you'll be automatically entered into a contest to win an autographed
copy of Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary DVD and a Great
White North CD. Good day! UPDATE: You must text "HOSERS" to be
entered in the contest; if you text "HOSER" you will get the ringtone
but won't be entered in the contest. Geez!
20 December 2007: A new magazine is starting up called Forever Retro, and their first
issue, available next month, will feature a story on Bob & Doug and
an interview with Dave Thomas! So check it out, I know I will eh!
11 December 2007: I hear you can get the official
HOSEtone on your cell phone (Canada only eh, sorry!) Text the word
"Hoser" to 32123. You'll get a message back with a link to download the
call (Coo roo coo coo coo coo coo coo). It costs $3.50. Beauty!
3 December 2007: A fan sent me this interesting bit of info on
the Two-Four DVD: "cdplus.com
has two different versions of the Two-Four DVD listed at a good price
($21.99 and free shipping, even to those of us in the Lower 48--beauty,
eh?). The "Deluxe" version is Catalogue number MAP53390, and that's the
one I'm guessing most Bob & Doug fanatics will want. The "retail"
version is also listed, MAP53796 (I'm guessing, but I don't know for
sure, that it doesn't include the bottle opener). CDPlus is a lot
cheaper than Amazon.ca or Chapters for shipping to the US." If you're
in Canada, amazon.ca
looks like the cheaper route to go, eh. Thanks a lot for the tip Will!
2 October 2007: Dave and Ian Thomas will be at the Living Arts Centre in
Mississauga, Ontario on Friday, October 12. Thanks for the tip Danna!
22 September 2007: So like, I have come into possession of the cover art for the upcoming
DVD release of the Two-Four Anniversary special; check it out in the
pictures page, eh! My insider tells me, "The DVD, which is releasing on
Nov. 20th of this year, is a special edition of the 24 Anniversary you
saw broadcast on TV. However, the version we are releasing is twice as
long as the broadcast version. There are also 54 minutes of additional
bonus features such as a segment called "the Sounds of the Great White
North"...its various celebrities and average people doing the call, a
bunch of Bob and Doug commercials, 2 songs from the CD, 7 classic skits
from the SCTV show and extended interviews and outtakes. Dave Thomas
himself is overseeing the whole editing and producing process. This is
the ultimate fan collection. The DVD also comes with a Bob and Doug
bottle opener...and if you buy its at Future Shop you may find 4 Bob
and Doug beer coasters inside as well."
24 July 2007: A fan recently asked me what I thought
putting together a Hoserfest of some sort; just some stubbies, donuts,
backbacon, and a bunch of toque-wearing hosers to get together and
share our appreciation of all things Bob & Doug. So, I'm just
putting a feeler out to see what kind of interest there would be. If
you'd be up for something like that, let me know and feel free
to give me suggestions, eh. Also, check out Bob & Doug's beauty
commercial for Red
Ale, eh! That's my post for today, so good day!
20 June 2007: Big thanks to
Will for sending me an audio clip of Bob & Doug's intro to The
Larger Bowl at the Rush concert in Tampa last Saturday. Check it out on
the sounds page, or just get it here.
18 June 2007: Several people tipped me off that Bob &
Doug did a little intro for the song "The Larger Bowl" on the Rush
tour. That will be a beauty treat for all your Rush fans that make it
to the concert! Thanks to Joe, John, and Will for letting me know!
27 May 2007: Here is a YouTube video of
all the Bob & Doug segments from last weekend's Two Four special,
and here is a commercial
the hosers did for some beer, eh. Thanks to Stevie for the links!
19 May 2007: I just found out that Bob & Doug McKenzie's
Two-Four Anniversary is airing tomorrow, May 20th, not today as I
was told (at least with Shaw cable). Check your listings.
17 May 2007: Just a reminder
that Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary is airing
this Saturday, May 19 on a CBC station near you at 9pm, after an airing
of Strange Brew at 7pm! Well, as long as you're in Canada, eh.
To my knowledge, it's not playing outside the country. But I'll ask the
producer to let me know if and when it's released on DVD. Good day!
26 April 2007: Here's an interview
Lee where he mentions the Great White North track "Take
Off." Thanks for the tip Will!
21 February 2007: Me Jane Films
working on a documentary entitled The Two-Four Anniversary of
"Strange Brew" and they're looking for stories from fans! Check out
the announcement and make sure you tell
them BobAndDoug.com sent you, eh! Can't wait to see this one. And
incidentally, the site is ten years old this month! I don't know the
exact date I launched the site, but my best guess is February 1997. I
hope you've enjoyed the site as much as I've enjoyed running it.
12 December 2005: bobanddoug.com is in the news eh! I was
for a story on Bob & Doug's Twelve
Christmas by The
Simcoe Reformer. Here's
article in PDF format. Thanks to Kate Schwass and TSR for the
interview and the permission to post the story!
05 December 2005: The Bob &
memorabilia has been sold. Congrats to the lucky new owner!
12 October 2005: I just received some great pictures of the Bob
& Doug memorabilia that I posted earlier on the site. Take a look
at it here and email me
if you're interested. Good day!
Update: I have removed the link
to the memorabilia list since it's been sold.
01 July 2005: A fan contacted
with an amazing list of Bob & Doug memorabilia that he wants to
sell. If you're interested, let me know and I'll put
you in touch. Also, I was reminded of a couple cool pictures
you all might like. Way to dumpster dive you hosers! And
finally -- happy Canada Day, eh!
Update: I have removed the
link to the memorabilia list since it's been sold.
05 February 2005: In January I finally moved to
Vancouver, British Columbia. I'm a real hoser now, eh! Now I just have
to learn this metric thing -- oh yeah, double it and add 30!
29 March 2004: dvdfile
has a little blurb
about the first SCTV DVD box
set, due out June 8th. They've even got Bob and Doug on the cover!
Thanks to Todd for the info.
25 March 2004: The admin of another site
contacted me, and would like to do an interview with Rick Moranis and
Dave Thomas. Since this is just a fan site I don't have any connections
with them, but if one of you hosers out there knows how she can get in
contact with them, please let me know. Thanks!
19 March 2004: Ok, so like, I want to move to
Canada, eh! I'm looking for a job in Vancouver. If anyone out there
knows someone looking for a good Unix/Linux System Administrator,
please let me know! You can take a look at my resume here.
And yes, the irony of this is not lost on me, eh ;-) I'll keep this
page updated with news of my move when I know more. On another note,
thanks to Joe for contributing a nice screen shot from Strange Brew --
you can check it out in the pics section. Good day!
09 October 2003: Good ol' Fry Tor sent me a beauty
link to the official Brother
site. You'll get to
hear plenty of Tuke and Rutt (the mooses voiced by Dave and Rick); just
stick around, eh. They'll keep popping back up and saying new things.
24 August 2003: Looks like SCTV is finally coming
to DVD, as reported by this
site. Thanks to Will and Todd
for the tip!
26 June 2003: The webmaster of cyberdaria.com
pointed me to a little fanfiction
that involves The Great
White North. It's in French, but if you're feeling lucky you can always
17 June 2003: A fan pointed me to this
trailer for an upcoming Disney
movie called Brother
Bear, which stars Rick
Moranis and Dave Thomas in major supporting roles! Check out the
trailer and you'll hear the unmistakeable voices of Bob and Doug.
Beauty! Thanks for the tip Dustin! Also, I've added a comic to the
pictures section. Enjoy!
12 June 2003: Some people have been asking
about the animated Bob and Doug show after seeing the teaser on the
DVD. I found an article
about Dave's latest project:
he's directing Whitecoats,
article talks a little about the animated show and says that Dave
is looking for a network to pick it up. According to Dave, things look
promising. So keep your fingers crossed hosers!
01 January 2003: Happy New Year, eh! A friend sent
me a beauty shot of Shania Twain wearing a Bob and Doug toque. Check it
out in the pictures section! If anyone finds out where she got it, drop
me a line, eh!
30 November 2002: The site has now been moved and
is being hosted by the good folks at losergeek.org.
and the other hosers at losergeek for keeping
the site alive! As always, let
know if you have any problems, eh.
29 November 2002: Just a reminder that I'll be
moving in the next few days. I got a very gracious offer from someone
to host the site, so if all goes well you shouldn't see an outage. And
the site should be a good bit faster from the new server than it has
been from my apartment. Good day!
1 November 2002: Check out the little Bob &
Doug cartoon at this
site. Just wait for the yuppie
to shut up, then scroll down to "Bob and Doug McKenzie" in the lower
left window. You'll need Flash or Quicktime to view it. Thanks for the
19 October 2002: Bad news, eh. I may not be able
to host this site after November. I'm moving and I can't get (decent)
DSL service at my new house. I'm sure I'll find a way to keep the site
going, but there could be some downtime until I figure something out.
At the very least the site will be down for a few days the first week
of December while I move. If anyone wants to host the site for me, send
me an email and we can discuss it.
4 October 2002: Sorry if the site is a bit slow.
It seems to be getting about three times the normal traffic right now.
So like, be patient, eh...
1 October 2002: Today's the big day, eh! Pull out
your Coleman, fry up the backbacon, open a couple two-fours, and grab
the Strange Brew DVD! I hear it's shot in 3-B, eh!
1 August 2002: Check out the features
listed for the Strange Brew
DVD at dvdplanet:
"theatrical trailer, animated adventures of Bob and Doug, and Great
White North episodes from SCTV"! Sounds like it's gonna be a beauty
fall! Thanks again to good ol' Ralph for keeping us up-to-date on the
12 July 2002: According to this
article at The
Digital Bits, Strange Brew will
be released on DVD on October 1st! Beauty! Thanks Ralph for the tip!
23 May 2002: Several people suggested that I
shrink the icons and sidebar graphics so they'd fit on the screen at
me know if you have any problems or more suggestions.
22 May 2002: A fan sent me 19 MPEG movies of
Bob and Doug on SCTV! Check them out on the movies page, eh!
18 May 2002: The new site is here! It has been
redesigned from the ground up, so hopefully you'll find it easier to
navigate now. Check it out and let me know if you find any problems or
have questions/comments/suggestions. Enjoy! If you don't like change,
maybe you'll be happier at the old pages.
13 May 2002: The site is back! The line test
looks good, so the site should be 3 times faster than it used to be.
The new site will be here shortly...
4 May 2002: Well, it's taking a little longer
than expected to get my new DSL line, but it's in the works. The site
should be back in 2 or 3 weeks, along with a much-needed facelift.
Also, the site has moved to bobanddoug.com; bobanddougmckenzie.com will
still point here for a while, but you should update your bookmarks now,
26 March 2002: The site will be unavailable
starting around 27 March for about
a month as I upgrade my DSL service. The upside is that my new service
make the site about 3 times faster. See you on the flip side...
23 November 2001: I've switched DSL providers, but
preliminary tests are not showing
an increase in my upload speed, so you probably won't notice a
well, such is life, eh...
19 November 2001: I should have my new DSL line up
and running any day now. The site
will probably disappear for a day or so while the DNS tables are being
but when it returns it will hopefully be a bit faster and more
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