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Fruit Farm

Coming of age tale of young boy's adventures and misadventures on his immigrant parents' fruit farm.

Niagara-on-the-lake, ON
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Week #3 The Differentiator Fruit Farm

Joe and his father negotiate wages on the shores of Lake Ontario

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Ryan G. 4  posted 4 years ago

Such a funny video! I can't wait to see what else you come up with.

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    Dawson Neufeld N. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Hiliarious story haha! nothin like it. i really appreciate what you're doing here. youve got serious game and i have become a big admirer. you deserve to win this contest. you are definitely welcome to entertain me any time of the year. keep it up and be the people youve always wanted to be.

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    Starla B. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Life always creates the best opportunities for laughter. If this is a true story of your up bringing - it sounds like you have a treasure of giggles to last you a life time. Best of luck in the competition.

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    Stephen S. 0  posted 4 years ago

    hahaha nice work

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    Sophie G. 0  posted 4 years ago

    I'm impressed that Joe got 6, I have a distinct memory of farm minimum being 5.25 and being real pissed off because half of my friends worked at Mac's instead of tobacco farms and so made "actual" minimum wage.

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    Amy D. 0  posted 4 years ago

    hilarious i love this story

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    Zachary Marc S. 0  posted 4 years ago

    LOV EIT WAY TO GO RYAN AND JOE AND FRUIT FARM TEAM

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    hailey g. 0  posted 4 years ago

    amazing skit

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    Danielle G. 0  posted 4 years ago

    haha really funny stuff! i have heard this scene before as part of joe's act and everyone always howls like crazy. its just the kind of stuff that you cannot make up. growing up on a farm i definitely have a few stories like this too. theres so much material that can be used this show would be great

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    Jimmy P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    i really like this video! i think its a really funyn skit and i like the way it plays out. you can tell from this video that niagara has a ton of great scenic locales to shoot at. i like that its shot on location.

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    Bobby A. 0  posted 4 years ago

    hilarious!

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    Rob S. 0  posted 4 years ago

    this video was really funny. i wasnt sure where it was gonna end up and the kicker at the end really took me by surprise, in a good way :) this is the kind of story and experience that you just cant make up!

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    steven w. 0  posted 4 years ago

    love it, guys! cant go wrong with that immigrant dad negotation tactics haha. so funny. i was laughing hysterically the whole time. this has been my favourite video ive seen all competition!

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    Erin F. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Very funny! I think anyone who has grown up on a farm can relate to this particular scene.

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    Katherine G. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Awesome! I love it. Gotta love that farmer logic :) the kid in the video is really handsome too.. What can I say, I'm biased.. It's my son :D great stuff here gang, GO FRUIT FARM!

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    Jessica P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Great stuff here, gang! Love what you've come up with for it. Good luck on the next round!

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    Jason T. 0  posted 4 years ago

    This is the first video that I have seen that made great use of farm equipment. Neat that you used flashback scenes. Some great material exhibited in this video. Bonne chance!

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    Ryan G. 0  posted 4 years ago

    another great video here. especially the son :)

    seriously its funny material, and i have shown it to a lot of different friends and family and everyone agrees: it's funny and very relatable! such a great concept!

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    Jesse P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    So the show's called Fruit Farm. And their doing stuff like that. Well, the name definitely makes sense! LOL. But it kinda looks like it's more of a show, for Show Case. I don't know. That's just my opinion.

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    Rick K. 0  posted 4 years ago

    I think it's a hit! Good luck Joe.

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    Jeany S. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Fun spirit. I like the character of the father and the beauty of the area. Good concept. The sound is a little distracting in quality, but I want to see more of this family.

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    Kathy L. 0  posted 4 years ago

    A little slow moving but good intro to your idea.

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    Tim D. 0  posted 4 years ago

    I liked how your dad did the numbers. We had a different way of telling you to work, either with a smile on your face or a boot in your ass. Classic, anyways I get this, and I like the videos.

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    Michael W. 1  posted 4 years ago

    This was very good. i didn't know what was coming next and it all worked. The pacing and focus was excellent and the punchline came in like clockwork! Move this one up!

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    Dylan M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Having experience working for my parents I feel like this show is on target. Great translation of your stand up routine into a show. Look forward to more and watching you refine the idea and move forward

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    Shannon N. 0  posted 4 years ago

    A needle in a hay stack

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    Carmenne C. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Wow! Great job! Grew up on a farm myself but ours was a rock farm or at least that's what we has to pick out of it every spring before planting! Looking forward to future episodes!

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    Lisa M. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Very funny.

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    Jacqueline D. 1  posted 4 years ago

    That's great!

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    Michelle H. 1  posted 4 years ago

    So funny!

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    Peter J. 1  posted 4 years ago

    hahahaha

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    Taben H. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Can't wait for the next one!

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    Jennifer S. 1  posted 4 years ago

    have been following your project for a while; didn't quite like the first week's video, but it is getting better each week
    good luck !

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks so much Jennifer - keep following more good stuff to come we promise!!

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    Michael S. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Can't wait to see more!

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Michael! Keep watching, lots more to come!

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    Chris V. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Without a doubt this is the best concept for a sitcom since Seinfeld and Cheers. NBC brought both of those to fame and fortune and I think Fruit Farm can bring Must See TV back to the network. My suggestion to CBC is to crown Fruit Farm the winner, sign a long term deal and then sell the rights to NBC. It would be a win, win for everyone. Funny Joe gets his show, viewers get to laugh every week, NBC gets back on top of the ratings and the taxpayers cash in on CBC's royalties and the success of this show.

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks so much for the encouraging words Chris!

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    Danielle G. 1  posted 4 years ago

    This video had me laughing the whole time. Can't wait to see what happens next!

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Danielle - thanks so much for the kind words, so pumped to be in the top 55!

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    Laura V. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Awesome work! You are hilarious joe!! Keep bringing on more :)

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks so much Laura - we're totally excited to be in the top 50 and promise MORE great content in the weeks to come!

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    Al B. 1  posted 4 years ago

    This is too funny Joe! I remember your father just like this, except my reward for asking questions was a slap to the side of the head followed by "eh cugino" ! Looking forward to seeing you on CBC. Good Luck.

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    At least with family I never have to apologize for my dad's behaviour! Thanks for the encouraging words!

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    maggie n. 1  posted 4 years ago

    So funny! Keep it going Joe (and company).

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the kind words Maggie - lots more good stuff to come in the next few days!

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    Sheldon O. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Good stuff, lots of stuff to work with with a family business and father / son relationship

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    Sheldon O. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Can't wait to see more, great stuff, it's funny

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the nice words Sheldon. The project really will focus on the dynamic between father and son that a lot of us deal with but will also explore the interrelationships the young farm worker has with his co-workers and family! Kind of a mix between The Wonder Years and Malcolm in the Middle :-)

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    Victoria S. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Joe what a scream these videos are, I can't wait to see the next one. You've got your dad down pat. This would make an awesome series.

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks so much Victoria !

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    Yvette R. 0  posted 4 years ago

    I think that you have a very good relationship with your dad, lol. I would quit if I were you, lol. I am looking forward to seeing more of you in your next video. You guys are very funny, good luck with the competition.

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thank you so much Yvette.. I find this exercise much cheaper than therapy :-)

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    Stefan P. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Oh this was fairly fun. Watching this week three video was the first time I thought it could be something potentially interesting as a series. Right now it feels like the title could be 'funny random stuff my dad used to say' i wanna see more stuff about all the stuff that happened on the fruit farm!

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Stefan - love your suggestion, we're actually casting people to play Joe's co-workers in future clips as missions permit. In the meantime, thanks for following and for the constructive criticism!

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    Cathy B. 1  posted 4 years ago

    As always awesome but you need to seriously look at the white boxers the potential for wardrobe malfunction is scary. good luck can't wait for next week

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    Bogdan N. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Way to go, Joe's father!!! Joe, you complain too much, that was awesome work :)) Obviously, you were making more money than your friend at the Niagara town! Your daddy is so fast at math: that quick multiplying!!!...is he still faster ...than...you know who? :)) just asking, no big deal .. I don't even know what multiplying is :))
    Well, Fruit Farm Joe is growing, he's a teenager now and slowly, but steadily is growing a voice to argue with his father. Still, the father has a strooong grip on him :) I'm pretty sure Joe likes his dad a lot, no matter what the today's jokes/tales about him have to say. Buuut, but I love these tales and I want to hear and see way more (like...all of'em)!
    I like the involving of more actors in your video and I would like too see even more people in your shows. How about the Fruit Farm with you as the grown up, as the father. Well, I guess that's future videos, towards week 10, perhaps?
    I'd guess that the differentiator here (compared to other teams) is holding tight to the Fruit Farm idea, like a TV series show, where the audience knows now the characters and gets to like them and is eager for the next week's episode to see more of it. Here you only have 10 weeks, or better said, ten one minute and a half mini shows, to present it to us, the audience, like the briefing of a brief! But I suspect you have plenty of material to fill in a 30 mins show with more than one or two actors :)
    I'm totally faving this video and supporting this team and I'm really really eager to see the next week "episode" :)
    Great job, TFF (Team Fruit Farm...or Team Friends Forever :))
    Keep up the good episodes :)

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    Joseph P. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks so much for all the kind words and feedback Bogdan. You're right - we really are trying to build a connection to the characters and, having completed the Pilot Episode script we feel that this show could be the perfect balance of serious laughs and a great long term connection with an audience.

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    Belinda R. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Love this It's hilarious! Characters are great & probably remind us of people we know This would make a great sitcom!

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    Joseph P. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks so much for the encouraging words Belinda - would love it if you could vote for us starting tomorrow!!

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    Karin D. 3  posted 4 years ago

    Good stuff guys, the father character reminds me of my Hubby working with his boys hahah

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    Joseph P. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Awesome Karin, thanks for the kind words (his poor boys :-) Would love it if you could vote for us starting tomorrow.

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    Zachary Marc S. 3  posted 4 years ago

    FREAKING HILARIOUS GO TO BE A BIG HIT T.V SHOW. COME ON FRUIT FARM. GO FRUIT FARM GO

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Zach - can use your voting support starting tomorrow!

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    Ed C. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Old jokes but subject is funny.... looking forward to seeing where you go with this.

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Ed - we have a seemingly endless supply of material from my childhood and the farm childhoods of my buddies but have chosen to showcase the material that I've performed most often on stage in this forum. Thanks so much for watching and for your feedback!

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    Ryan G. 4  posted 4 years ago

    Such a funny video! I can't wait to see what else you come up with.

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    Bobby A. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Ha! It's great. I can see what people are saying about the "show" but I am confident you're going to reveal that to us as the weeks go on. Well done guys :)

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks so much for the vote of confidence Bobby. I promise that as the weeks go by, if we are fortunate enough to be voted into the top 50 we'll paint a clear picture of what this project will be as a series!

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    Mark D. 1  posted 4 years ago

    not quite convinced about this show yet, but good skills is shown
    good luck

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks so much for the feedback Mark. It's always difficult with limited time to showcase an idea to choose the best way to get it across but I promise that this show will remind you of (the good) episodes of the Wonder Years with a bit more of an edge!

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    abby h. 3  posted 4 years ago

    i totally agree with christina here ! i can see the effort and work put into this show! Good luck guys

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks so much for your feedback Abby!

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    Christina O. 0  posted 4 years ago

    I've always have enjoyed the quality of the filming of your videos. As for being a series I'm a little skeptical in how that would work. To me it seems to be more of a stand up comedy act that has a video attached. I'm not sure if the CBC is really looking for another stand up comedy act. It would have been great if you expressed how you were different in this video as to clarify that for me. Good luck with the competition!

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Christina - thanks for the views and for the thoughtful feedback. I agree that we maybe could have chosen a better format to showcase the difference maker in our show (we chose to go with "here's how our material is different rather than maybe the show as a whole). I promise you if we get voted into the top 50 we'll paint a much clearer picture of how the stand up "material" really works well as a weekly plot.

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    David M. 3  posted 4 years ago

    Extremely relatable, and looks like it has the potential to be a very funny show. Well done, and keep up the great videos! Good luck in the rest of the competition.

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks so much David, hoping you can vote for us starting tomorrow!!

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    Aidan K. 1  posted 4 years ago

    I don't think you really hit the mark of this weeks mission. The bit had some funny stuff in it but in no way really set you apart from other projects.

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    Zachary Marc S. 2  posted 4 years ago

    this will make us burst a gut

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    Art g. 0  posted 4 years ago

    This would be better as a youtube video series- each one would showcase a different old story Joe and his father as a flashback. That way the set ups could rise and fall in a short form. 30 mins of this wouldn't last in an episodic. My two cents.

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    kyla T. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Maybe you are a very good comedian, but i don't see the funny part of this show's concept

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    klara h. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Saw you for the first time last Feb. at a fundraiser for Red Roof Retreat, went home with sore cheeks from laughing, you are so funny!Keep up the good work!

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    Jean Michele V. 2  posted 4 years ago

    You couldn't make this stuff up! You are so funny!

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