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Bob & Doug McKenzie Return!! From The Same Folks As Before, But More Animated, Eh??

Merrick here...
Do you remember Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis as Bob & Doug McKenzie from back in the '80s? "The Great White North" and all that? They also made a movie called STARNGE BREW, whose trailer was this:
Seems the brothers are returning to the air early next year, in in an animated series. The characters will be voiced by Thomas and Moranis. At the recent New York Comic-Con, QuickStop Entertainment unveiled a teaser for the show, featuring an intro by Thomas as well as animated footage. An embedded video of this preview appears below.
Or, you can can JUMP TO QUICKSTOP to find the same material in Glorious QuickTime! The show has yet to be picked up by U.S. broadcasters, although I understand The Powers That Be hope to make an announcement about this shortly.

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  • April 28, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Great news eh?

    by LordPorkington

    I love these guys!

  • April 28, 2008, 9:26 a.m. CST

    By the way...

    by LordPorkington

    I wonder if he'll fall into a giant tank of their sponsor's drink and the only way to escape is by drinking it all, capped with a little wink to the camera?

  • April 28, 2008, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Hot Damn

    by James Westfall

    I'm on this like white on rice.

  • April 28, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Looks cute but I want Clone High back!

    by uppercanuck

  • April 28, 2008, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Bringing SCTV in any form is fine by me!

    by Kelvington

    For those of us who grew up watching SCTV, it's always good to see it coming back in some form.

  • April 28, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Didn't we learn from "Strange Brew"?

    by rockgolf

    Bob & Doug are funny...<i>in small doses!</i> More than 15 mins? Zzzzzz.

  • April 28, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Lame eh?

    by Yeti

    fer shur.

  • April 28, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST

    More Rush!

    by buffywrestling

    And a Getty Lee cameo please.

  • April 28, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST

    What are you talking baout rockgolf?!?

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    Strange Brew was HILARIOUS. I love that flick, as does everyone I know!

  • April 28, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Hell Yeah buffywrestling!

    by guido505

    It's only fair right? I mean Bob and Doug were featured on this latest Rush tour, might as well have Geddy on the animated show.

  • April 28, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    this could work

    by LegoKenobi

    they may have a hard time filling a movie-length flick, but the length of an animated series would be perfect. that roomba bit was awesome, but most of the other stuff had be rolling my eyes a bit. still, it's bob & doug, so i can't resist loving them. fry up some back bacon and pop some cold ones, eh?

  • April 28, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Rick Moranis is a fucking asshole

    by Darth Sticky

    Fuck Rick Moranis. I hope this shit fails. Karma demands it.

  • April 28, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Is this the same animation

    by Marillion

    That was included on the "special edition" DVD a few years ago? I can't see the vid from my work computer, but I suspect this is the same, or at least an offshoot of the pilot episode that was included in the DVD a few years ago.. It takes them out of Toronto and puts them in a ficticious city just across the border from the US, eh? It wasn't bad, script-wise, but animation could have used some work.. Now, take off you hosers!

  • April 28, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Looks like the same thing from the DVD

    by Jor-El23

    can't wait?

  • April 28, 2008, 11:23 a.m. CST

    I love the 'ol SCTV gang, but didn't

    by skimn

    Moranis and Thomas basically voice Bob & Doug as moose in that Disney flick a few years back? Brother Bear? Again, nothing is funnier than old SCTV clips and shows (one of my favs, The Sammy Maudlin Show), but you don't see Short reprising Ed Grimly, or whats-iz-name doing Count Floyd just to make a quick buck....BTW, if Stone needs to cast the ghost of Nixon in his Bush movie, Dave Thomas has got the jowls for the job.

  • April 28, 2008, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Coke Lobster

    by OnusBone

    I peed a little

  • April 28, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    i agree onusbone

    by soup74

    coke lobster is pretty funny. unfortunately, as an old school doug and bob fan (i loved strange brew as a kid.. i thought it worked in movie form) i see my interest in the show going something like this: i excitedly catch the first episode. i enjoy it mildly. then for no good reason i never watch it again. <br> <br>yep, thats how these things work.

  • April 28, 2008, 12:30 p.m. CST


    by Spacekicker2001

    I wish it were a movie, but hot dang I'll take a cartoon

  • April 28, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST

    the Animation SUCKS

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    I'm all for a Bob and Doug animated show, but the animation here is the kind of half-assed, mediocre, flash animated stuff you find on most of Cartoon Networks shows. such a wasted opportunity.

  • April 28, 2008, 12:51 p.m. CST


    by Baron Karza

    Take OFF! Back the 80's.

  • April 28, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST

    They've been talking about this for over a decade.

    by Bungion Boy

    Can't believe it's actually happening. I love Bob and Doug. I love Rick and Dave. I've been dreaming of a Rick Moranis comeback for years. This doesn't look that great but I'll take what i can get.

  • April 28, 2008, 1:08 p.m. CST

    SCTV eclipses--kills!--SNL

    by thegreatwhatzit

    William B (the late John Candy), Sammy Maudlin, Earl Camembert, Lola Heatherton, Bob Hope, et al; all gold. I still lament the demise of the series; the same network, which insisted on its cancellation, gave full liberty for SNL to turn into the living corpse that it is today.

  • April 28, 2008, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Animation eh?

    by latenightexplosion

    I'd rather have a poorly animated Bob and Doug cartoon thats funny than have Bob and Doug beautifully animated as Moose.

  • April 28, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    good day, eh

    by bacci40

    time to reanimate john candy...funniest fat man in history

  • April 28, 2008, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Uh... correction, dude...

    by Kid Z

    ...Short DID reprise Ed Grimly on SNL numerous times during the 1984-1985 season.

  • April 28, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    John K. is right. Animation today is garbage.

  • April 28, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Was not expecting much...

    by SifoDyasJr.

    The original attempt of a cartoon on the DVD was weak, so I was thinking this would be more of the same, but this trailer was very funny. Coke lobster rules!

  • April 28, 2008, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Think Jeff Goldblum! Think!

    by pottymouth3000

    Maybe you whipper snappers are too young to have experienced SCTV or Strange Brew but it was f'n funny then and f'n funny now. This is just a promo to shop to tv channels but it looked funny as hell to me. I laughed my ass off all the way through it. Hockey, beer, jelly donuts - Canada in all its glory. I can't wait to try a coke lobster!

  • April 28, 2008, 4:39 p.m. CST

    John K is a douche

    by pottymouth3000

  • April 28, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST

    I approve.

    by Uncle Stan

  • April 28, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Too Family Guy-esque

    by bah

    Replace Bob and Doug in those clips with anyone and Peter and you'd never know the difference. Too bad, I'd love more Mackenzies, but I don't think this is going to deliver.

  • April 28, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST

    "Let's talk real fast..."

    by Sir Loin

    " people will think their record player's broken." Man I wore that cassette out back in the day, good times.

  • April 28, 2008, 7:10 p.m. CST

    uh, Jett?

    by LegoKenobi

    why are you saying that? what do you base that on? you are freakin me OUT.

  • April 28, 2008, 7:45 p.m. CST


    by LegoKenobi

    now that you mention it... no.... but still -- how (and why) would such a thing be hidden? if he truly was dead, that would naturally *boost* interest in a project like this, no?

  • April 28, 2008, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Short also turned Ed Grimley into a Saturday morning cartoon

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    Andrea Martin and Joe Flaherty did voices on it.

  • April 28, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST

    why moranis?

    by rune_spell

    Why does anyone have anything against Rick Moranis? My understanding is he dropped out of movies because he was so heartbroken after his wife died. The dude's hilarious. I want a reason for all this Moranis-hating, besides "he refused to sign my autograph" or some b.s. like that. You have to personally know him, and he had to do something seriously heinous for anyone to speak of him in such a manner.

  • April 29, 2008, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Coke Lobster

    by blondeman

    Genious. I hope it gets picked up.

  • April 29, 2008, 12:44 a.m. CST

    "our movie is coming out this summer you knob"

    by otm shank

    LOL! These guys are great. How can you hate on a man that gave us Dark Helmet?

  • April 29, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Yes Martin Short reprised Ed Grimly

    by skimn

    20 to 25 years ago for fuckin chrissake! I'm just sayin' it's sad to see Rick and Dave fall back on their old laurels and characters to make a buck or two. C'mon guys, get hooked up with Chris Guest and make an appearance in his next THAT would rock.

  • April 29, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST

    All Hail STARNGE BREW!

    by fiester

    Dude, it had Max von Syndow in it! How freakin' awesome is that?

  • April 29, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST

    "I was kinda like Chuck Heston in 'Omega-Man'"

    by fiester

  • April 29, 2008, 1:44 p.m. CST

    They shat the bed when they didn't have...

    by Rakafraker

    ...a sequel a few years after Strange Brew. I guess the box office figures were crappy (I dunno why, it was HUGE when it came out here, but we all LOVE Canucks here.), but did it ever have legs, huh? Talk about a cult following. All through the 90's, I noticed that just about everyone I knew had a VHS (retail or copy) of the movie. Plus, all the stars in it...<p> This does look sub-standard for animation, but the humor seems adult enough. I still think another feature-length film would go over fairly well, if shot for under $60M. I SO still love Strange Brew.

  • April 29, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Rockgolf is a twat

    by NightArrows

    Strange Brew is one of the greatest comedies of all time. Subtle in it's greatness, great in it's subtleness. I GOTTA THROW A WHIZ!

  • April 29, 2008, 4:24 p.m. CST

    The Agoraphobic Cowboy

    by bswise

    Wow, great to see Dave Thomas again, I haven't seen him on the tube since his cameo in the last season of Arrested Development. For anyone too young to remember SCTV, the likes of Tina Fey and Judd Apatow owe a hell of a lot to that incredibly talented crew, at least for all the inspiration, and they know it. <p> Oh, and for all of those who don't hate Rick Moranis, because they went off their meds this morning, I highly recommend his great country-western comedy album from'05 "The Agoraphobic Cowboy." <p>

  • April 29, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Attempt Home Brew again!

    by Sith Witch

    With the profits from this animated show, you can turn it around to make the much belated Home Brew sequel that was attempted back in '99. Please!

  • April 29, 2008, 7:36 p.m. CST

    I remember the dog from Strange brew

    by Dazzler69

    Was he not a super dog that licks himself or somethin?

  • April 30, 2008, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Bob and Doug and Quickstop?

    by Napoleon Park

    Bob and Doug and Bill and Ted and Wayne and Garth and Jay and Silent Bob form a super-group.

  • April 30, 2008, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Moose in Brother Bear

    by TodayzSpecial

    Not the first time they were animated. I seem to remember the Moose in Brother Bear were the Mckenzie Brothers verbatim.

  • April 30, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    adult swim, probably?

    by ArcadianDS

    randomly shooting people, date-rape jokes, and nazis. Not exactly CBS kind of stuff.<p> Comedy Central, perhaps.

  • April 30, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Why Flash animation?

    by Quake II

    The art and character design is decent but the movements with Flash just look cheap. I've never liked Flash animation BUT if the show is funny I eventually won't even notice the cheapness (ala South Park).

  • April 30, 2008, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Flash animation...

    by hillvalley

    ...can be used effectively, but the material and art direction have to suit the medium. Homestar Runner knows how to use flash appropriately. Because their character designs are limited, the animation doesn't seem so limited. Too often though, like what I saw here, the animator goes for a "hand-drawn" look. The art direction here is nice but is betrayed when they're limbs and head flail about like paper dolls.

  • April 30, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST


    by rutgersjaffo

    Strange Brew absolutely freaking rocks! I could watch that flick over and over. 'Dad! Bob broke your beer!'

  • April 30, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST


    by Stuntcock Mike


  • April 30, 2008, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Kevin Smith sucks HUGE COCK!!

    by Loosejerk

    Anything he touches turns to SHIT! Tho, date rape is pretty funny.