Analyzing The Video ' Canadian, Please, And He 'll Never Be A Real Canadian

702 Words Dec 15th, 2016 3 Pages
Final Exam: Examining the video’s by Andrew Gunadie Canada is a great country with an unimaginable number of qualities. However, many outsiders have a different perception of what it truly means to be Canadian. They connect Canada with things like “snow”, “Beavers” and the constant use of “eh”. Yet Canada is much more than what meets the eye, there are many values to being Canadian that other countries may not provided for their citizens. In the video “Canadian, Please” and “He’ll never be a real Canadian,” Andrew Gunadie uses a number of cliches and humour to promote the notion of what it truly means to be Canadian. In the video “Canadian, Please,” Gunadie combines the true identity of what it means to be Canadian with the many cliches of Canada. The music and dance in the video creates a humorous tone which diminishes the seriousness and allows the viewer to connect on a personal level. The music video begins with the description of the great qualities of Canada through the characters fast paced delivery it becomes clear that the video is meant to be comical and have a good impact rather than a portentous one. The video repeatedly compares the great qualities of other countries to Canada like; “the French have got wine and cheese, Koalas chill with the Aussies, but I know you want to be Canadian”. They go one to list aspects that other identify Canada with like; “beaver, goose and caribou”. The video also uses many cliches throughout for instance, they apologies for…

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