Corner Gas wins poll, defines Canada

We asked you “What TV show best defines Canada?” and now the votes have been tallied. With a whopping 58% of the votes cast, Corner Gas apparently best contributes to our national identity. Little Mosque on the Prairie and Hockey Night in Canada/Rick Mercer Report/Trailer Park Boys were in distant second and tied-for-third places.

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Thanks to all those who participated in the fun (without asking too many questions about how a TV show can possibly define a nation) and to the redditors who posed the question and provided the baseline responses. If you’re on reddit, check out their Canadian TV hangout.


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2 thoughts on “Corner Gas wins poll, defines Canada”

  1. It kind of bothers me that I couldn’t connect with either Little Mosque or Corner Gas. As a Saskatchewaner, I’ve always made a point of complaining when Saskatchewan gets underrepresented on national tv yet here are two Sask-set series that did well but which I kind of disliked. I can actually only think of 5 tv series ever that were set here (, Jake and the Kid, and Moccassin Flats). I gave my vote to Rick Mercer Report because it’s the show that goes all over the country (East, West, North, Rural, Urban) but the two shows that remain all-time Canadian favourites of mine are Road to Avonlea and North of 60.

  2. you forgot about Royal Canadian Air Force!! that was a good show that defined Canadians

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