Oct 24th, 2021
Welcome to the 2nd installment of 'What Did YOU Miss', a twist on our regular format, where *I'M* the one introducing media from my french-canadian upbringing to my anglo friends. For this occasion, I got beloved regular guest, comedian Max Bank Jaffe, to subject himself to this experiment, in spite of his southern Ontario sensibilities.
I'm showing him "L'Gros Show", a mockumentary-style comedy TV show that ran from 2005 to 2006 on Musique Plus (aka the french MuchMusic) created by and starring Mike Ward and Martin Perizzolo, with Alain Lavoie and Mario Bélanger.
We discuss two episodes in particular: Ep. 101 "Le Chat", available with english subs here: https://bit.ly/s1e1lgros. And also Ep. 206 "Gars de Laval", available with ENG subs here: https://bit.ly/s2e6lgros.
*NSFW (mild swearing)* *This episode contains SPOILERS*
*** I respectfully acknowledge the Lekwungen peoples on whose unceded territory this podcast is produced, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ nations whose relationships with these lands and waters shape their political thought, governance and self-determining authority that should inform how we all relate to this place.***
What Did I Miss? is a podcast where guests introduce TV shows and movies from their childhood to a host who has never seen them before.
French Canadian expat MJ Bourque asks her guests to introduce her to the movies and TV shows of their childhood so she can catch up on the cultural references she missed out on growing up in another language.
Every episode we recap the plot of the media in question, dive into some pieces of trivia, and learn a bit more about the guests themselves.