Oh, Canada — land of fine beer, higher hockey, and intensely bizarre advertisements.
I’ve been residing within the USA for lower than 5 months and I’ve already skilled fairly just a few tradition shocks and loopy, eye-opening moments right here, however one factor particularly I’ve realized that’s actually thrown me for a loop was once I found that Canadian tv is basically, actually fucking bizarre.
I used to be hanging out with a few of my new pals in LA and we had been speaking about stuff that was on TV after we had been children, and we had been absolutely within the throws of nostalgia once I stated, “yeah! Just like the North American home hippos.” And everybody instantly stopped speaking, turned to me, and went, “uhhhh what did you simply say dude?” So I took them down the insane rabbit gap that’s 90’s Canadian PSA’s, and I really feel it’s my responsibility to share this little bit of my tradition with all of you.
Buckle up, shit’s about to get bizarre.
North American Home Hippos
This, of all of the Canadian PSA’s, is what caught in my head as a child probably the most. Not the “don’t do medicine” ones or the “simply be your self” advertisements, however the one which launched the prospect of tiny hippos that reside inside your mitten drawer. I’m nonetheless ready for science to make this a actuality.
Astar, the robotic advocate for security
That is actually probably the most roundabout approach to inform children to play protected however actually if I’m gonna take recommendation from anybody it’s gonna be a robotic from Planet Hazard.
Why Be You, When You Can Be Me?
As a result of I suppose the easiest way to get children to understand their individuality is by scaring the ever-loving shit out of them
Don’t Put It In Your Mouth
This music is a murals and I don’t actually know why it’s not on the high of Canadian music charts. Perhaps as a result of it’s profoundly disturbing and people puppets appear to be they crawled out of a foul Jim Henson acid journey however who’s to say.
What’s Your Factor?
I can let you know with 100% certainty that each single Canadian who grew up within the 90’s can recite this advert from begin to end. Each. Single. One in all us.
Canadian PSA’s as soon as once more not essentially steering children away from making dangerous decisions however for giving everybody deep rooted fears of puppets that we’re all going to unpack with our therapists sooner or later in our life. Thanks, eh.