posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 02:34 PM
This segment of 22 minutes was one of my favourites. Although it is obvious that not all Americans are like that, the general population of older
generations did not have very much geographic or historical education about anything outside of the country. It's getting better as American
education gets more funding, and you can see that in one of the segments that I remember where Rick Mercer was talking to a mother and her young son
who was probably between 7 and 10 years old, it went something like this:
Mercer: So, how many states do you think Canada has?
Mother: Oh, um, probably about ....
Son: MOM!?! Canada has PROVINCES!
The lack of education about Canada is what makes it so funny in contrast to how much we know about the US from their media, and it's how Mercer can
get them to say things like:
"Congratulations Canada on getting your first 'woody'!"