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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day was shot in 3B. Three beers! And it looks good, eh?

Published at: Jan. 31, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

After Dudley Do-Right, Bob and Doug McKenzie were my introduction to the strange world of Canadians. These drunken ambassadors did much for Canadian/American relations, eh?

These hoseheads made a fun movie called Strange Brew that features a comically large Rick Moranis getting so filled with beer that he puts out a fire with his own pee (take that Gulliver’s Travels! These hosers did it before you and a hundred times funnier). I’ve always loved these two going back to their SCTV days and this flick was an early favorite of mine. It’s actually been a few years since I’ve seen it. I think it’s time for a revisit?

So, here’s Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas goofing off with the camera! Enjoy, you knobs! Click for the bigger version, eh.

 

 

 

Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic is another Rick Moranis movie, but he’s not featured. Okay, who brought the dog?

-Quint
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  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    First!

    by TheMcflyFarm

    Oooh uh what to say that's relevant, uhhhh, oooh! I have the mcfarlane figures!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    I aint afraid of no BTSPotD!

    by Cheif Brody

    Bustin makes me feeeeellll GOOD!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    And the name of the film is????????

    by catlettuce4

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    catletuce4: Strange Brew, one of the greatest movies ever made.

    by Darth_Nader

    LEVEL 5!!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    strange brew - good day

    by korkie70

    rookacoo acoo

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Name of film is strange brew...

    by KonkBob

    It's mentioned in the article.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Love this movie

    by jim

    How can you not? Max von Sydow plays the villain. Funny to watch it now and see the old Toronto police cars.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Anybody have the Record?

    by MST3KPIMP

    You know the one with the scripted dialog you read off the jacket to make it appear your riffing with Bob and Doug?

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST

    There are a shitload of new Spidey pics

    by MST3KPIMP

    i think we need a talkback for them http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=346677&page=24

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Sorry...

    by r_kelly

    ...all I got's two fives!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    I wish I had the record on vinyl. I only have it on CD.

    by Royston Lodge

    Some of the jokes only really work on vinyl. Sigh.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Mike Myers really ripped this off...

    by MST3KPIMP

    Waynes World is Bob & Doug incarnent.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Rick, why won't you come back out and play?

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Moranis is such an underrated comic actor. "My Blue Heaven" is a gem. Really, would-be producers of Ghost Busters 3: if you can't get Moranis to cameo, fold the tents and give it up.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Also, I believe it's Dudley "DoRight"

    by WriteForTheEdit

    As in , he does things that are right and just, not that he takes good shits...

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Hamlet parallels are amazing

    by Superturd

    I no longer had any doubts about the genius of either of the two stars (who wrote and directed as well, by the way) once I realized that the whole film was a modern version of Hamlet told through the eyes of Rosencrantz and Guilderstern...I still prefer it to Tom Stoppard's film version. Too much STRAAAAAAAAAANGE BREWWWWWW

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters tomorrow.....niiiiiiice

    by alienindisguise

    I hope it's a pic of the whored up Sigourney and not just a btsp of the stay puft marshmallow man.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    I could crush your head like a nut ...

    by I_am_not_Henry_Silva

    ...but I won't ... because I need you! As a 41-year-old Canadian ... this movie is biblical to me.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Give in to the dark side of the force, you knob.

    by Bartleby T. Scrivener

    Just a great, great comedy.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Awesome!!!

    by kikuchiyoboy

    This was one of my all time favorites as a child. Put a mouse in it!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    When I first saw Doug and Bob on Second City TV...

    by zinc_chameleon

    I thought it was part of a documentary. And I'm Canadian, eh?

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Elsinor!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    We miss you Rick Moranis

    by ltgalloway

    Thank you for all you've given us. Here's hoping you'll return to the screen.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    I have a dim recollection

    by MotherPussBucket

    of a flying dog towards the end of Strange Brew. Have I got the right movie?

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Awesome

    by SifoDyasJr

    I miss these guys...

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Let's show this prehistoric BSPotD, etc...

    by King_Knut

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    WTF am I looking at here?

    by MattmanReturns

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    For anyone who misses Rick Moranis:

    by brokentusk

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-7e70uNq5o

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Ker - roo - koo - koo - koo - koo - koo - koooo

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Ok eh, todays topic is like....what are you doin' hoser? Take off, eh... Love the McKenzie's. Haven't seen Strange Brew in eons. I never saw it but Disney's Brother Bear feature the last appearance of Bob & Doug, actually Rutt and Tuke voiced by Moranis and Thomas in the style of the Mckenzies.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    peeing on a fire

    by tets

    Gulliver does it in the original book, written almost 300 years ago, so unless the film was shot with the aid of a TARDIS, Gulliver did it first

  • Got my money back though, eh? Very few things make me grin ear-to-ear as easily as memories of Bob and Doug.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    It's a Jelly!

    by BirdieNumNum

    Classic! Classic! Classic!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Great Voice over cameo by....

    by BirdieNumNum

    The one and only Mel Blanc as Bob and Dougs parents. Classic! Classic! Classic!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Motherpussbucket

    by Juggernaut125

    you are correct. I believe the dog's name is 'Shithead'. And their father (who never appears in the movie) is voiced by Mel Blanc. A great movie.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Loved STRANGE BREW when I was a kid

    by MaliceHighload

    Haven't seen it in ages. Wonder how it holds up.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    take off, hoser -eh.

    by alice133

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    juggernaut, actually it's Hosehead

    by Spyhunter

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Shithead was Navin Johnson's (Steve Martin) dog...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    ...from The Jerk. Another classic.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    This..

    by Failure101

    was/is a family favorite! So many classic lines. "All of the bowling alley's had been wrecked. So I spent most of my time lookin' for beer." "Fleshy-headed mutant, are you friendly?" "No way eh! The radiation has made me an enemy of society."

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Tomorrow - could be Little Shop Of Horrors -

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    with Steve Martin and Bill Murray....pleeaase..

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:30 p.m. CST

    I predict there will be many quoted lines tomorrow

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Any time GB comes up, pretty much the entire script gets posted.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Jesus... Read a book.

    by Kelly Grimes

    Gulliver's Travels did it first.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Gulliver's Travels was written in 1726...

    by smokescreen_tk421

    ...although kgrimes just beat me to it.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    In some ways...

    by bubcus

    ... I believe these guys are an accurate depiction of us canuckleheads.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    If tommorow is Honey I shrunk the Kids, I will bust a nut

    by starmin76

    That movie is my freaking childhood. Makes me even more excited to know that the same guy is directing Captain America.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    mst3k pimp

    by maxjohnson1971

    I still have the record. Both the Strange Brew soundtrack and the Bob and Doug album. Man, I gotta dig them things out.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Juggernaut

    by maxjohnson1971

    Actually, the dad DID appear. Bob and Doug busted in on the parents while they were having sex. All we saw was Dave Thomas with grey hair and mustache on top of Rick Moranis in a house dress and curlers. Silly stuff.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Absolutely love Strange Brew

    by deelzbub

    so funny. One of the few movies that has brought me to tears laughing.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Sorry, starmin76, that is definitely a Ghost Busters line...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Warming up.... "Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown..."

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    How's this for Bob & Doug fandom...

    by kaylum

    I have the original record and the movie soundtrack (not nearly as funny but still amusing), a Bob and Doug poster and movie poster (sadly destroyed), B & D t-shirt, the McFarlane figures, and a Strange Brew book,which last time I cheked was going used for $99! Still love those guys!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    The line that always made me laugh out loud...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...isn't one of the most quoted, or even the most quotable, but it still makes me chuckle: "Eh, hosehead, once you get there you can have all the free beer and sausages you want!"

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Dave Thomas isn't funny

    by Bobo_Vision

    When I used to watch SCTV as a kid, a could tell whether or not it was going to be a good episode based on whether or not he was in it. During the opening credits I'd say "Please no Dave Thomas, Please no Dave Thomas"....or I'd say "Aaannnnd Martin Short, Aaaannnnnd Martin Short", because the opening credits were alphabetical, and it was usually either Dave Thomas or Martin Short, but rarely both.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    What ever happened......

    by zastrow

    .....to the sequel that was being developed in the late 90's? If I'm not mistaken it was going to be called "Home Brew" and would have something to do with Bob and Doug marketing their own beer. Probably a good thing it never happened and we don't have to taint the memory of two great characters. "I want you hosers to get me a case of beer in the morning" "We're gonna need some money" "Use the money I gave ya today, YOU IDIOT!"

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Rented this movie when we first got a VCR

    by lochkray

    Had the movie for a week over Christmas vacation. I must have watched it nearly a dozen times. I think I was 13 years old. Always loved it. Take off, eh?

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Geddy Lee - "Take off...to the Great White North"

    by Centauri

    So classic - 10 bucks is 10 bucks.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 7:09 p.m. CST

    "I was the last man on earth...

    by Peter Franks

    so I went in search of...beer.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    The power of the Force stopped you, you hosers.

    by bass

    I called someone a "fleshy-headed mutant" the other day, totally out of the blue. Hadn't thought of this movie in years, but love these guys dearly!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 8:44 p.m. CST

    "Waynes World is Bob & Doug incarnent. "

    by bah

    Umm....I think you need to look up the definition of "incarnate". And the spelling while you're at it.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 9:05 p.m. CST

    I agree, Telemarketer!

    by DANNYGL0VERS_DICKBLOOD

    Braindrain is an utter loser. I've never seen someone on the internet as stupid and dimwitted as Ryan "Braindrain" Pominville. If ever there was someone wasting Ain't It Cool's time and resources, it's that jerkwad. Believe me, I'm an asshole and I should know!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Total hoser, eh?

    by DANNYGL0VERS_DICKBLOOD

    "Ker-roo-koo-koo-koo-koo-koo-koooooo!"

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Gulliver: Pissing out fires since 1726

    by the_box_drone

    I'm sure someone must have beaten me to this already, but Gulliver was pissing on fires about a century before Canada even existed, ya hoser. Jonathan Swift's book has some seriously low-brow stuff in it that might even be too crass to make it into a Jack Black movie, believe it or not.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Strange Brew is responsible for one of my favorite memories...

    by SifoDyasJr

    It happened when *SPOILER ALERT* their dog, Hosehead, drank the beer, then ran and leaped flying into the air, cape and everything. My brother fell off the couch laughing and could not stop laughing for about ten minutes. This movie will always have a warm spot in my heart because of that memory.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 10:53 p.m. CST

    I met both Moranis and Thomas when I was 12

    by m00kiedood

    Back when SCTV was shooting at the old Allarcom / ITV studios in Edmonton. I was there as the alternate member of a 3 person team, representing my Junior High against a bunch of other schools in "Hi-Q" -- a quiz show that ran on Saturday mornings. Because I wasn't a part of the team getting filmed, I was able to wander all over the studio. I remember peeking into a door window and seeing a big Viking Ship prop -- the set for what turned out to be the "Viking and Beekeepers" sketch on SCTV. All the SCTV cast were there, along with many of their spouses. I had no clue that they'd be there, but I kept running into them and getting autographs. The show had just started to be a hit in Canada -- I think it may have been the last season (or second last) before they switched to shooting in Toronto. I think it was two years before the Bob and Doug album. They signed autographs for me on the back of grocery lists that my mom pulled out of her purse. "What are we signing now, garbage?" Rick Moranis asked me. "Oh no, it's a grocery list," he said, turning the paper over. "Better remind your mom to get milk." Both Thomas and Moranis talked to me and the other kids in their Bob and Doug character voices. Thomas' hand was taped up in a weird way with clear tape. "It's because the tape doesn't show up on video, eh, but a cast does." He had broken his arm, or wrist ... and if you watch some of those episodes closely from back then, you'll see how he always kept his hand tucked out of the way. They were all great -- and we met most of the cast. You could tell that they were enjoying the attention they were getting from us -- which would have been a fairly new thing, as they had just begun to become popular. Hunkered down in Edmonton for a several weeks a year, filming episodes back to back without an audience, and without living there to really enjoy a local fan base -- you could tell that they were enjoying that they had become a national hit and that suddenly there were kids hanging around that recognized them. Eugene Levy was holding a baby. Catherine O'Hara signed my autograph as Lola Heatherington, writing "I want to bear your child! Uh, what?!" John Candy was sitting on a stool in the hall in full Viking costume, from the Viking and Beekeeper's sketch, just glowering at me. I was scared to come within 10 feet of the guy. In retrospect, I'm pretty sure he was just having fun being a Viking and giving a kid the stinkeye. Crazy!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Steamroller!

    by Yamato

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST

    I saw this on opening night in Times Square alone..

    by SubliminalJones

    "Alone", as in, the ONLY PERSON in a midtown Manhattan theatre on a Friday night. I had never experienced such a thing before. It is quite surreal to hear your own howls of laughter echo to you back 3 seconds later from the pitch black of a deserted balcony in a 1,000 plus seat deserted tomb.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 11:28 p.m. CST

    So what happened

    by top_cat_james

    to the Bob & Doug animated series announced on AICN a few years ago?

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 11:31 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    Good story, Mookie.

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 12:48 a.m. CST

    I wouldn't mind a Little Shop of Horror's BTS

    by _Venkman

    Or one from the Matrix

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Brings Back Memories...

    by The Bear

    I was going to UCLA when this was being made (wow, I'm dating myself!), and I got to see a special screeening of it at a studio theater. A friend and I were given invitations, so we arrived at the studio and were ushered into a theater along with a bunch of other people. Before the movie began, the people who introduce this stuff (maybe the producers?) kept calling us "hosers" and using other references from the show. But the audience kept looking at each other, wondering what the hell this guy was talking about. Did not bode well. But the movie was solid (even without some of the special effects in place). We all laughed, had a good time, and I'd have to guess that most of us gave the movie a good rating on the cards afterward. Still, the movie never took off when it was released. Maybe because not that many people knew where the characters came from and weren't that familiar with Second City in general. Love the movie to this day, though. A big, dumb, funny comedy with the respected serious actor Max von Sydow as the baddie! From Ingmar Bergman to the McKenzie Brothers! Great casting!

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 12:58 a.m. CST

    AICN, come on and help get the Bob & Doug juggernaut goin again!

    by Red43jes

    Need I say more? Where is the animated series??

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Strange Brew

    by The Dwayne

    Man this movie is hilarious. It's been so long since I've seen it. Oh and tomorrow's movie is not Honey I Shrunk The Kids. If the hint is what the movie is then I'm going with Ghostbusters.

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 2:48 a.m. CST

    The animated series

    by kaylum

    As much as I hate to say it, I'm glad the Mckenzie Brothers animated series never took off. For one thing, as someone else mentioned, the bits they showed on the Strange Brew DVD weren't very good. And, even sadder, Rick wasn't interested in doing the voice work for it, so Dave Coulier was the voice of Bob!

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 5:11 a.m. CST

    PISSING ON FIRES DONE ONSCREEN IN '72!

    by MelvintheMopBoy

    It was done in The Adventures of Barry MacKenzie (1972 dir. Bruce Beresford) - the joke being that instead of putting the fire out with beer, the fellas first drink the beer so they can piss out the fire. Aussie humour!

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Moranis as a ghost!

    by theyreflockingthisway

    I think the idea of Venkman as a ghost is retarded but Moranis as a ghost in GB3 would be an awesome cameo. Especially if he does a library ghost style transformation into that dog thing.

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern LIVE!!!

    by Atreides001

    Favorite parody/homage to Hamlet.

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Never seen Strange Brew.....

    by Righteous Brother

    but I've always been slightly intrigued by the Strange Brew figures gathering dust in my local comic shop in the UK.

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 11:03 a.m. CST

    If you just followed you're 5-point maintenance plan...

    by Morte_Bea_Arthur

    I wouldn't have to jump start you like this.

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Countdown till the remake...10, 9, 8, 7...starring...

    by Somerichs

    Michael Cera and Seth Rogen. Probably in 2013 for the 30th anniversary...

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    We love us the McKenzie Brothers up here in the GWN...

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    National heroes by any measure. Right up there with the Hanson Brothers from "Slap Shot".

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Take off, hoser.

    by GeorgieBoy

    It just had to be said.

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 6:01 p.m. CST

    "Psst...act!"

    by Vegiterrorist

    I saw Strange Brew in the theaters opening weekend. I was 11 years old and a hardcore SCTV fan. That movie was--and will always be--absolute genius.