Canadian Comic References

We love Canadian references in television shoes — some of them are accurate, some are stereotypical, but almost always they’re hilarious. Here are a selection of some of our favourites from Seinfeld and The Simpsons.

Seinfeld

  1. Kramer prefers to watch Canadian football over American and doesn’t want Jerry’s Superbowl tickets because for that reason.
  2. Elaine’s boyfriend Todd tells Jerry he can get him cuban cigars in Montreal when he goes there for a bachelor party.
  3. Kramer tells Jerry he can’t use his own television because he has he’s taping Canadian Parliament.
  4. Kramer has a Hudson Bay blanket when he’s talking to his girlfriend, Madeline, on the phone because when she moved.
  5. In one episode, Poppie says he orders ducks from Newfoundland and that that they must be ordered 2 days in advance.
  6. Elaine gets in trouble for putting Canadian quarters in her apartment’s washing machine and is being kicked out for violating the landlord’s list of grievances.
  7. In an episode, both Jerry and Elaine drink bottles of “Clearly Canadian”.
  8. Jerry brings his own maple syrup to the coffee shop for pancakes in one episode.

The Simpsons

  • In season seven, Homer is watching the CFL draft on television
  • At one point Trong mentions Canada when he says “Where else but in America, or possibly Canada, could our family find such opportunity?”
  • Another football references, Lisa is reading from a card index and see “Oddball Canadian Rules”
  • In season eight, the Saint Sebastian’s School for Wicked Girls is entirely run Nuns from French Canada
  • Homer is quoting the newspaper in season nine saying “Canada to hold referendum”
  • Yay! Homer talks about Canada as one of the countries that has a better healthy system than the United states.
  • Another newspaper references, Cory reads it aloud saying: “Canada stalls on Free Trade Pact”
  • Way back in season two, the students at school struggle to locate Canada on a map of North America.