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Old Oct 27th, 2005, 02:57 PM   #1
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Question Canadian Tire Guy...

I came across this article today: http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/li..._114409_114409

It looks like I'm not the only one to hate the "Canadian Tire guy" TV ads.

What about you?
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Old Oct 27th, 2005, 03:00 PM   #2
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Boring, contrived, stilted, useless.

Canada's National Boutique™ deserves better!
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Old Oct 27th, 2005, 03:04 PM   #3
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They are very annoying, but you dont have the right to complain until you have spent a 10 hour shift working near one of those commercials on a loop!!!!!!!!!!! That is enough to drive you nuts.
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At first he was mildly entertaining. Now he's a know it all dork.
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Old Oct 27th, 2005, 03:05 PM   #5
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Keep in mind that I am a pacifist, and against violence.............but I would love to pound this guy just once...................not really pound him physically, just tell he to get off of my property and take his gadgets with him. I should also say that I enjoy shopping at our local Canadian Tire.
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Old Oct 27th, 2005, 03:15 PM   #6
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Ted Simonett is a regular customer at my workplace. He is pleasant and seems like a nice enough guy. Never brought up the CT gig.....
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Old Oct 27th, 2005, 03:24 PM   #7
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Well, the ads made great fodder for Rick Mercer's Monday Report. He does a great wild-eyed send-up of that character.

See at least one here (scroll down to November 8, 2004 and look for the "Yard-A-Rizer" video link). "Don't you work?"

As an unrelated side note, look under November 29, 2004 for his parody of the old McCain fries kid, which is just as wonderful!
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we're going to be trying to get him in our indie film; he'll play the canadian tire guy...it's gunna be HILARIOUS. I love the guy...in fact, I wish he was my dad, cause then I'd have all sorts of cool tools!
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we're going to be trying to get him in our indie film; he'll play the canadian tire guy...it's gunna be HILARIOUS. I love the guy...in fact, I wish he was my dad, cause then I'd have all sorts of cool tools!
I read an article a while back in one of the Toronto dailies about the fact that the writer goes to the same gym as Ted and asked him for an interview. Ted said under contract that he couldn't. The writer called PR at Canadian Tire and they confirmed this, saying that they also didn't let the actor who played Scrooge talk to the media. I don't thik you'll have any luck getting him to play in your movie, at least while he's under contract with Canadian Tire.

I have met Ted in person as well and I have to agree that he is a SUPER nice guy. As annoying as people may find the Canadian Tire guy, I would remind them that he is an actor and that is his role. Ted the person is a top-notch guy.

And he has never once tried to sell me a Simonize washer
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Planders, that is the comic genium or Rick Mercer. One of my grad students (who is now retired) had him in class as a high school student. His comic talent was evident then, as it is now.
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