From Fish Griwkowsky of the Edmonton Journal:
- Brent Butt touts his universal appeal
â€œThing is,â€ Butt notes, â€œIâ€™ve had people born and raised in Toronto who say, â€˜My father is exactly like Oscarâ€™,â€ referring to actor Eric Petersonâ€™s curmudgeonly portrayal of his dad on the show. Apparently, senile old men complain about paying taxes around the world. â€œIf you get past the blue sky and flat landscape, the show was never about Saskatchewan; it was never about Canada. Thereâ€™s value added if youâ€™re from a small rural centre, but my goal was always to make a show that happened to be in this environment. If it was exactly Saskatchewan-specific, we wouldnâ€™t have people from Australia and Sweden saying, â€˜Thatâ€™s exactly like where I grew upâ€™.â€ Read more.