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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 #5 Hype It Fruit Farm

An overview of the series "Fruit Farm" from the creator Joe Pillitteri.

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Colleen H. 4  posted 5 years ago

I was at a charity event with my whole family (parents, husband, daughter....) and we had the chance to see you on stage. If your show is anything like the comedy we saw on stage....we are all in! For you to make all the generations in my family laugh from a pre-teen to my parents who are in their 70s, you've got what it takes to have a sitcom for the CBC. We've loved watching the clips you produce throughout the weeks. So many excellent topics (mulitculture, life on a farm, family) tied in to one show. Even my 70 year old mother, who is paranoid about giving any website her personal info for fear identity theft will happen, has signed on to vote for this show. Now that's saying A LOT!

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Week 5 Sell Sheet: Fruit Farm

A quick walk through the field that shows what Fruit Farm is all about!
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    Carmenne C. 0  posted 5 years ago

    I like your story line and your town. I think you need to put more humor into each video even when the task of the week is an intro and overview of the project.

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    Joshua M. 1  posted 5 years ago

    I don't have to go to out the window to the gym and the other day of any kind to me I love it when so you can get a job at a time time when the sun is out of a new sudden I have to be a able to do with a new song is the so much fun with the same time and I have to no one is going to to be a able good for to the long run the risk ballot in a statement from the start and It will be the best way to the point game is the best most important thing to say that you can get a the best of luck all to t

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    Kat K. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Best wishes to the top 55 contestant winners and congratulations on having your efforts recognized in this CBC Comedycoup contest. Good Luck to those making the top 15.

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    Clayton D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    You gave us lots of information on your hype. I like how you promote your town, but to see if the rest of Canada will be interested in your project you need to show us more clips of how you will use your multicultural humour. All the best in making top 15

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    We have a shoot lined up to bring in many of the cultures we talked about so hopefully in weeks 7-10 we will have an opportunity to answer a challenge with that kind of clip!!

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    Nadine D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Definitely like this story, really different from a lot of stuff out there... I'm so tired of seeing the same thing on TV, and I'm a plant nerd so you get points for that too!

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    We love plant nerds Nadine - thanks for the encouraging words!

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    Edward T. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Great story behind this project but I don't see a lot of potential for a whole series. Seems like you have a lot of support behind you which is great to see.

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    Clayton D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Fruit Farm should make the top 15, along with The Country Club. You have done a very good job trying to win us over to the idea of your project. Best of luck on your project and making the top 15

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Clayton thanks a ton for your kind words!

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    Catherine M. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Great video, and I adore NOTL! This guy is very funny, I would love to see him perform live! Best of luck in the rest of the competition!

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Catherine thanks so much for the kind words and compliments. If you follow Fruit Farm on FB then we always give fair warning for future live performances :-)

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    Lovina Y. 0  posted 5 years ago

    My Top 5 picks!
    1. Wasted
    2. Bike Cops
    3. Roll for Damage
    4.Infinite Possibilities
    5. Geoff and the Ninja
    Good luck in the competition guys! everyones been doing a pretty good job considering the time constraints to film each challenge.

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    Laurie H. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Top 55 - what a great accomplishment! Spent the weekend in NOTL and can understand the support you would get from this creative town! Best of luck as you go for Top 15!

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    Karen R. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Funny. I love that the whole town is behind you. That is no small thing. Unless Niagra on the Lake is small. Then it is a small thing. I think I'm funny. Way to go.

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    Ashley M. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Great video, as always! This project has such a mass appeal and I think you'll go very far in this competition! Good luck!

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    Matt W. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Yeah, Liams right. Cant say I remember another show that had a child actor in it which is interesting. Good stuff guys - thanks for checking out ours, as well. Best of luck to you all!

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    Stephen S. 0  posted 5 years ago

    love it! let's go Fruit Farm!

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    Liam S. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Is this the only show that has a child actor in it? That also makes it unique. Looks like a show I would check out. Nice scenery and I love the real multicultural characters that could appear in this show. Nice video. Good luck.

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    Bertha W. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Congratulations guys for making it to top 55.Very interesting video .Keep up the good work and good luck in top 15 Way to go Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Kate P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Looks like you have a very tight and supportive community, which is awesome. I'm not sure the comedy is for me, and the competition is hot so there's a lot to choose from. But good luck in the Top 15, I could easily seeing you in there!

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    Mark A. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Very canadian! Could do really well. very colorful and appealing to our national audience - plus good use of the soundtrack. Very comprehensive overall!

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    Amy D. 0  posted 5 years ago

    go Fruit Farm!!!

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    Zachary Marc S. 0  posted 5 years ago

    THIS IS THE BEST

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    hailey g. 0  posted 5 years ago

    once again, you guys nailed it. this NEEDS to win. great stuff

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    Chris M. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Pretty solid. Seems like it could be a pretty popular show, but personally not my cup of tea.

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    Danielle G. 0  posted 5 years ago

    great stuff. the sell sheet looks awesome and the video is cahrming but informative. so nice to see all the charitable work too. this town has been so supportive of the project and it makes me so proud to live there. go Fruit Farm!!

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    Katherine G. 0  posted 5 years ago

    i have been rooting for Fruit Farm since the beginning. the town support has been incredible, and it is well deserved. a great team and a great premise. you guys deserve it. go Fruit Farm!

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    Vanessa S. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Seems like a good premise, something a lot of Canadians can at least understand if not have knowledge of. Love the idea of the multicultural workers, a great opportunity to see different points of view and include Canadians from all walks of life.

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    Ryan G. 1  posted 5 years ago

    really great video here once again. week after week you guys nail the challenge. i think this video showed how much heart your project has. great stuff.

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    Rob S. 2  posted 5 years ago

    I like the project, the way the video keeps moving and the talent. Good premise, different setting and ripe with a lot of comic potential. This is worth a top 15, in my opinion.

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    Jeremy L. 1  posted 5 years ago

    This is a project that is easy to underestimate. However, the simple premise has mass appeal and the setting could make it one of the projects to look for if it moves onto the Top15. Good luck the rest of the way!

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    John D. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Really like the idea of this, hope to see more in the future. Think this would be a great after dinner show. Good luck to you in this competition.

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    Amy T. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Your hype definitely explains what needs to be explained. Although my votes are elsewhere, I suspect that this show will do well regardless of if it makes a cut or not.

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    Jim D. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Everything that comes out of this guys' mouth is funny - without being offensive. I was at his charity event last night and laughed my ass off. Obviously referencing true stories (friends, relatives, neighbours in the crowd nodding their heads throughout the monologue) with bang on vocal impersonations - basics for the perfect sitcom - and I don't currently watch any sitcoms - but I want to watch this one.

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    Christina N. 0  posted 5 years ago

    I love that the whole town of Niagara on the Lake is behind Joe and Fruit Farm. It sounds like everyone had a great time at the event. Best of luck with this!!

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    Helen M. 0  posted 5 years ago

    An honest, down to earth and passionate sell, well done. We learned a bit about the concept of the show, about small town spirit and your compassion for others. I think this has the potential to be a great family show in itself. I don't necessarily think it's original enough for the top win here, but best of luck, you're a great guy!

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    Johnny P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    This looks good, I wanna see all the characters in the weeks to come!

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    Daniel M. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Pretty good but there is lots of competition out there!!!!!!!!!!!! Lots of other competitors competing against everyone in the competition!!!!!!!! Good luck to you and everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Jimmy P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    i think this was a really great video. it had a ton of heart and showcased all the community support. it seems like your town is really behind the project. great to see.

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    Bobby A. 0  posted 5 years ago

    a lotta heart. well done.

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    Demetrius S. 0  posted 5 years ago

    It isn't my favourite video. It isn't a new idea but maybe you could have something interesting in the actual show if it is made. What is the material and all of that? Well regardless I hope you guys make it through to the top 15!

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    Jasneet U. 0  posted 5 years ago

    How did this made it to top 55? Another show about small town heroes making it. Weird concept to me. But i admire your tenacity to keep moving forward. Good luck

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    Steve D. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Great Hype Video. I had not watched any of you weekly videos, so would need to backtrack to see details of what the show is about! The fun on the farm concept might be good but I didn't have many chuckles during this one. Certainly applaud your charity and community work joe.

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    Rob S. 0  posted 5 years ago

    it's amazing how much your town has embraced your project. that's so great to see. i love this kind of underdog story. its a very canadian tale :)

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    steven w. 0  posted 5 years ago

    this was a very well done video. it has a lot of heart, seems very sweet and earnest and very sincere. it is amazing how much community support you've got. it seems like a lot of people are rooting for you - myself included.

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    Deanne I. 1  posted 5 years ago

    This seems like a nice genuine show. I can tell you have a lot of passion for it. Didn't seem super funny just yet but the project is very clear. Best of luck.

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    Mihaela B. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Good luck, Joe, you make Niagara-on-the-Lake proud.

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    Caroline M. 0  posted 5 years ago

    my brother and sister xo a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit and a golden thread to the meaning of life xo so excited for you joe

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    Cindy H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Great Hype Video. I had not watched any of you weekly videos, but now I will be backtracking to see what the show is about! The concept is appealing and I think it has lots of potential. Love how much your community means to you.

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    lori c. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Good Luck Joe. You have to love those Fords!!

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    Dave L. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Had a great time at your show last night.Thanks for supporting the community and those with bumps in their roads of life. Your evenings are always fun and well presented. Just like your Fruit farm videos.

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    Janice T. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Last night's information night for Fruit Farm was incredible. What an amazing show of support from the community! Joe's story line works so well because it us genuine and others can identify with it on many different levels. Thanks for sharing!

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    Colleen H. 4  posted 5 years ago

    I was at a charity event with my whole family (parents, husband, daughter....) and we had the chance to see you on stage. If your show is anything like the comedy we saw on stage....we are all in! For you to make all the generations in my family laugh from a pre-teen to my parents who are in their 70s, you've got what it takes to have a sitcom for the CBC. We've loved watching the clips you produce throughout the weeks. So many excellent topics (mulitculture, life on a farm, family) tied in to one show. Even my 70 year old mother, who is paranoid about giving any website her personal info for fear identity theft will happen, has signed on to vote for this show. Now that's saying A LOT!

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    Michael P. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Joe, this is great... this was my life exactly too - except your dad is more relaxed than mine ever was - or maybe I just took out that many more peach trees and grape vines with the machinery than you ever did...

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    Alex C. 2  posted 5 years ago

    You guys got the hype video, you actually took a second to explain what the show is about and why we should watch. I like the feel for Fruit Farm, good luck in the rest of the competition!

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    Jessica P. 1  posted 5 years ago

    you know what, i have seen a lot of projects that look really good on this competition, but you guys are definitely my favourite. i like the small town aspect and you seem like a team that may not have the experience but you have the drive, and i think thats all you really need. great work guys. youve come along way and you still have a long way to go. i cant wait to see where this ends up. its been a pleasure

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    Elissa S. 1  posted 5 years ago

    oh my goodness I can't wait to see this show. It's going to rock! It's like someone is going to be making a show about my family too!

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    Lane B. 1  posted 5 years ago

    There's something special about this show. I love the family centric theme, which just makes viewers feel really good when it's done right. Thanks for thinking of your viewers in that way. Good luck in the voting!

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    Jeremy A. 2  posted 5 years ago

    You guys have incredible community support, colour us jealous! A little team that's gone far, well done guys. Good luck in the vote! - the Ninja

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    Jane E. 2  posted 5 years ago

    This is fantastic...All the best Joe!

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    Maia Y. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Awesome, Joe - we totally believe the hype! GO FRUIT FARM!

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    Michael P. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Good luck. You have worked very hard and comedy coup has a big debt to pay to all the teams that participated.

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    Christine A. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Growing up in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake I can relate to many of these stories. Joe's act comes from real life experiences that are so true and outrageous all at the same time. He is an outstanding person who's heart is bigger than this town.

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    Jean Michele V. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Honest and pure...just like your material. Love your Dad's comment!! Fingers and toes crossed for your continued success!

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    lorien m. 1  posted 5 years ago

    I like the setting!

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    Catherine O. 3  posted 5 years ago

    The concept of Fruit Farm is interesting. Small town shows seem to always garner great appeal. Well filmed. There seems to be a lot of effort to appear professional and funny. All the best in this voting round

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    Bill O. 1  posted 5 years ago

    It's great to see a show about a father and a son. Do you plan to keep it family friendly? I noticed that some of your material was a little over the top. Very creative and funny material, good luck!

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    Scott R. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Your concept is great and your videos have had me in stitches each time I watch them! Family, farm, small town ... It all offers endless possibilities for hilarious scripting Looking forward to seeing you in the top 15

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    Bonnie G. 2  posted 5 years ago

    HEART and SOUL! two words that describe this project watching the hype video! Top 15 FRUIT FARM here you go!

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    Ali J. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Totally in love with your quaint little pretentious town!! Curious to know if this is your farm?? Love that you are also charitable :)

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    Kajetan K. 3  posted 5 years ago

    I must say, getting a Pharmasave to plug your stuff is rad. A lot of heart in this one, best of luck for top 15!

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    Iris S. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Good job on the hype video and sell sheet. It looks like you have the whole community rooting for you and some of us on the west coast as well. Best of luck in the voting to advance to the next round.

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    Lorelei P. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Looks like a lot of heart has gone into this project. Best of luck! It would be interesting to see what life is life on the farm...

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    Kurtis W. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Great job guys and congratulations on making it to week 5, looking forward to seeing what week 6 brings. Best of luck

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    Nancy W. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Really enjoyed your Hype It posting. Love your setting of Niagara -on-the-lake. Your videos really show that you put in lots of time and effort. Keep up the good work. Hope you make it into the top fifteen!

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    Karin D. 3  posted 5 years ago

    i have enjoyed your weekly assignments so far, and it is very nice to see your enthusiasm of your home town. Best of luck to you on the next phase of the competition.

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    Magdelane S. 3  posted 5 years ago

    I love the concept. Lots of potential for laughs. Best of luck for the Top 15

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    Ben B. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Nice video. It was great getting to know more about you and your town; that adds a lot of character and appeal to a show. Good luck on Top 15!

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    shelley q. 2  posted 5 years ago

    this is a really good video and do not pay any attention to KAT T. she has copy and pasted that same comment to 4 other projects that I have seen so far!! Stop being so lazy Kat! This video is great and I wish you all the luck in the world.

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    Don B. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Sorry, the premise of the show is good and rather sweet but I'm hopeing for something edgier to come out of Comedy Coup. The hype video in particular didn't do it for me - it's great at explaining what the show is and where it comes from, but it's very earnest. I would have rather had more of a sample of the show put forward in it. Good luck though!

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    jason T. 2  posted 5 years ago

    i like your idea for a show. It is heartwarming and this weeks video was too. It was lacking the funny but it made me feel all warm and fuzzy after watching it. sell sheets are well done too.

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    KAT T. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Appreciate the effort, saw two kinds of humour in the top 55, what I like and what I don’t. I hope I will see less silly and no beeps from the top 15.

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    Katy R. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Pantslessness and censored bums are the way to the nation's heart.

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    Marianne R. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Great work Joe, Always fun listening to your material. Best of luck!

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    Ron T. 2  posted 5 years ago

    this challenge was really well done. If I were the media I would definitely follow this story. The fact that this is such a family affair and such a huge part of your community is great! the sell sheet is also well done.

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    Belinda R. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Have loved your concept from the start & will continue to watch & laugh Best of luck!

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    Virginia S. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Cute show. Very fresh and new. Very simple pitch and very original. Something I could watch and laugh at. Congrats and good luck.

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    Iris S. 2  posted 5 years ago

    I like the pitch and found your sell sheet to contain lots of information about the show. Now I will go back and watch other episodes. It seems like you have some very good fodder for comedy. Good luck!

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    Forman H. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Joe seems like a good guy, he apparently is a great stand up comic, small town is a great genre for comedy. I didn't see any of the other actors here, but I don't think that is a requirement, but it does make it harder to judge. I would be happy to see you get through, good luck.

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    Madi N. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Congratulations on making it to the Top 55 and I good lucking on making it to the Top 15!! Keep up the good work!!!

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    Cathy B. 2  posted 5 years ago

    There will be a lot of people looking at this for the extra votes and I am here to tell you that the best is yet to come. We have seen Joe perform his act several times and it gets funnier every time. The material appeals to all types of people including the city folk. These short clips don't do as great a justice to how good he really is. So keep your pants on we look forward to more

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    Christian S. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Constructively commenting on your video for mission week number five. keep doing what you are doing and good luck.

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    Kelley S. 2  posted 5 years ago

    I really liked your video. Straight to the point and honest. No cheesy or things that have been done over and over again. Its fresh like the fruit. Congrats on the top 55 and good luck.

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    Katie T. 2  posted 5 years ago

    This video wasn't my cup of tea but I like the down homey feel to it. Seems like a show that people can relate to. I now need to look up your Lord of a mayor because I feel like he'd have a spiral moustache.

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    Mario P. 1  posted 5 years ago

    JOE PILLITTERI and FRUIT FARM is Hilarious. Great work, I hope to see more.

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    Kyle W. 1  posted 5 years ago

    While I really admire your goals for this show and the feel-good aspects of it, I wish you had included more jokes in the video. It was difficult to see where the comedy comes from.

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    Lisa-Marie H. 1  posted 5 years ago

    good job this week! this video was very touching and it showcased how caring, talented, and generous you are. This video makes us all hope the best for you and you team! good luck!

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    Bogdan N. 1  posted 5 years ago

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    Joe, excellent use of the 90 seconds video, great and warm voice, convincing and loved all the captions and quotes! I also live in Niagara On The Lake and can totally confirm - all the words in the video, verbal and written - are based on real facts and so true! This is how I first heard of Joe Pillitteri, at a community organized Terry Fox run - the speakers aknowledged you, everybody knew you and, man, you're such a fast runner :) (couldn't keep up with you, not even for the first 5 km :D )
    Nice touch with introducing our Lord Mayor's pretty town and loved the transition, in mid speach, to a short clip of your first week video - totally took me by surprise, had to rewind and ... resee (new word, I claim it)! Great material, Joe! Great work, team and...maybe you can squeeze in a few minutes of your time, one of you, maybe Vickie (producer), or Joel (director)...ooor, even better, Joe (we all know who Joe is - he's the son! Of a great dad, speaking of which...) to introduce his father, Vince, to a sitcom and explain him what the #ell the thing is, so he has a chance to vote for his son, I'm sure he'd like to!
    FB event link - Have a great party Friday evening!
    See you in TOP 15 - your Fruit Farm project got me entirely - I think it's an extraordinary opportunity to meet, share and laugh with real life facts at a fruit farm in Niagara On The Lake!
    Go Go Go TFF!

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    Lauri S. 3  posted 5 years ago

    I like your low key, laid back, genuine kind of hype. Just "telling it like it is" is pretty funny. This may not appeal to the big city folks, but you've got good content to work with.

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks so much for your kind words Lauri!

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    Laura M. 1  posted 5 years ago

    I can tell this man's point of view is educated and honest. I can see CBC getting behind this kind of Canadian story. Good luck!

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thank you so much Laura for the kind words and encouragement!

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    Martine T. 1  posted 5 years ago

    True, genuine, good to watch, great idea, love the family togetherness and 'extended' family. Isn't this what we are all about. Keep up the good work guys, looking forward to your next ones.

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Martine, appreciate you taking the time to comment :-)

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    Julia S. 1  posted 5 years ago

    I haven't watched your stuff since first week. I didn't really connect with it, but I like how in this video you explained things more. I am still not feeling/seeing the comedy factor though. There are a lot of funny competitors and none of your videos have made me laugh yet. I don't know if your jokes/content are more geared towards people living in your area or not and maybe I can't relate? Not sure, but I hope to see some more funny elements from your videos in the next weeks!

    Good luck!

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Julia - thanks so much for taking the time to comment! We are looking forward to finalizing our submission for this week and the weeks to follow as we feel we haven't done a good enough job of showcasing the other characters of the show. Stay tuned and hopefully we'll have one that will make you chuckle, I promise :-)

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    Melanie T. 2  posted 5 years ago

    This was a great hype video. This week 5 badge challenge has forced me to check out projects I had previously overlooked and your video gave a nice overview of your concept, showcased your personality and made me excited to find out more about the show.

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thank you so much Melanie. We're excited about the upcoming mission(s) and hopefully we can give you a reason to vote for Fruit Farm this weekend :-)

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    Christina O. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Great video. I thought you explained your concept really well and was very informative for those in the media. I found this video did a much better job in informing the audience what your show is all about compared to the first weeks video. Good work with the article in the Nigara Advance and have an awesome time at your event!

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    Bogdan N. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Hi Christina, nice comments - wherever I find'em (...well, everywhere :) ) I take time to read your fine tuned comments and learn - you're an amazing observer and both positive and constructive feedback everytime, on a kind but proffesional note. I don't know how you do that, but I'm sure you have a great background, very well educated and strongly built! I bow to your talent and if there's a vote for #1 uberfan, you get all my votes and wishing I had even more :) I don't understand that fan leaderboard and why on earth top 5 doesn't include you - quality should count more than quantity!
    Good luck in all that you're doing, although luck has nothing to do with it - however, Good Luck! (good luck is always good!)

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thank yo so much Christina for your continued feedback. We felt we hadn't done a good enough job explaining what the show is going to be vs. what the clips showed based on our starting concept. We are really proud of the script we submitted and hope to get a chance to advance to the top 15 to make a pilot a reality. PS - your avatar pic is awesome :-)

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    Liz P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    I haven't checked in on Fruit Farm since Week One; have to admit the language turned me off, but I like this pitch. The sell sheet does a good job of pointing viewers in the direction the show would take. Nice charity work! Sad side note... Goderich is "The prettiest little town in Canada." Says so on the sign.

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Liz P - first let me apologize for the language in week 1 - we wrestled with what to do with that and ultimately we went ahead with the language - a censor beep might have been funnier for a broader audience. Thanks for your kind words on the charity work. As for Goderich - this flies in the face of Niagara-on-the-Lake being named the Prettiest Town in Canada in 1996 by Communities in Bloom, a nationwide beautification programme - I don't know what to believe anymore :-) Having said that, Goderich is straight up lovely.

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    Sheldon O. 0  posted 5 years ago

    I like you guys, your video was very informative and lots of info, but some other teams have really stepped up their game, i didn't see that this week with your entry, missing the funny factor maybe. Good luck with your event Friday night, wish i could attend.

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    We were torn between going for laughs and trying to get across the appeal of our pitch this week which may have been a strike against with some voters. Thanks so much for your kind words about Friday - we're looking forward to it and have a packed house lined up :-)

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    Max S. 2  posted 5 years ago

    My criticism would be that through your previous videos we've really just seen talking to camera and black and white flashbacks, and I wasn't sure what the actual show is - sitcom? Standup-style monologues with dramatized flashbacks? I think your sell sheet clears all that up though - thanks for that. Good luck going forward.

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks so much Max - what I like about this competition is that you are given more than one avenue to explain where you're trying to go with your entry. Forgive me for being curious, but what is on your head in your picture?

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    deanna t. 2  posted 5 years ago

    this weeks video was great! it was very heart warming and I am interested in your idea and the history behind it. You are very likeable and it gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling after watching!

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thank you so much Deanna! I think warm and fuzzy is one of my favourite expressions of all time.

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    Steve K. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Niagara-on-the-Lake is truly very beautiful I make sure to stop by each time I come down to the falls. I like your honesty and sincerity with your home town roots. Kudos to you

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Steve - thank you so much for the kind words.

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    Coby V. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Coming from a family farm, I really feel drawn to this concept. This video seemed like the 'self-promotion' outshawdowed the show promotion. From 0:53-1:15 in the video could have been condensed slightly to allow more clips of the show. Having said that, I really like this concept and can't wait to see more!

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    Joseph P. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Coby, thanks so much for your feedback. We were torn between what the "sell" was to the media and ended up agreeing on Joe's role in a small rural town tied to what the project is going to be.

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    Pat C. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thisgives me a much better idea of the roots of your project.

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Pat - more revealing video in the weeks to come should shed more light on Fruit Farm as well :-)

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    Janice T. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Fruit Farm would make an amazing sitcom!

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    carly t. 4  posted 5 years ago

    well done on the hype it video very heart warming.

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    Joseph P. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thank you so much Carly!

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    Jennifer D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Great Work!!

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    Joseph P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thank you Jennifer, and thanks for taking the time to comment.

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    Taben H. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Awesome Joe! The quote from your dad is priceless.

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    Joseph P. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Taben - counting on at least 10 new supporters from AZ :-)

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