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Week #3 The Differentiator The Hill

Is The Hill giving up? Wait for it...

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Quinton A. 4  posted 5 years ago

When I first started watching this video, I expected that it might be a bit of self-depreciating humour with a witty punchline. What I didn't expect was the clever turn-around. I look forward to seeing more.

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    Colleen C. 0  posted 5 years ago

    The Hill - Week #3 Comments Just had a chance to catch up on these videos. I like your concept. Its a little gutsy humour. Bringing humour into Canadian politics. Good luck to making the next round of voting.

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    Andrew P. 0  posted 5 years ago

    I'm sorry but i watch this a few times and i don't get it. I never did get any kind of show with politics but i wish you guys luck because i see you work hard. I just don't know what to say to be consrtuctive because i don't know politics

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    Indrani N. 0  posted 5 years ago

    This is a good video, like the comedy in it. Hoping you guys bring more in the weeks to come. Good luck getting the top 15.

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    Eric B. 0  posted 5 years ago

    This is a very witty video. The trailer kinda reminded me of Veep or The Thick Of It (or maybe the Canadian show The Newsroom a little bit). If this ends up on TV, I will definitely give it a shot.

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    Bryan G. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Well the final hours of the vote to get to the next level are approaching now so it is up to the voters now to get you there. Best wishes to you for success and nice work on getting through to the top 55 for all those able who were able to get that far.

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    Trevor B. 2  posted 5 years ago

    I think this short is proof of the writing talent backing this project. There are tons of great people competing for Comedy Coup, but the calibre and experience you guys are holding in both politics and comedy is a real advantage. I'm psyched to see what directions you guys can take this.

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    Shaun B. 1  posted 5 years ago

    So much to do with this idea - very fresh.

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    Kelly B. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Wow very cool ff and rw concept. I at first wasn't sure why you had all the negative commentaries and then soon it was apparent. Well done. Keep at it!

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    Shelley Q. 1  posted 5 years ago

    If you are receiving this comment then you are one of my top 15 favorites in this comedycoup.cbc.ca contest and you are congratulated for making the top 55 and doing a really good job on all the missions to date. That has been a lot of work so congratulations on your efforts!

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    Freddie A. 1  posted 5 years ago

    THE HILLLLLLL! I hope that this goes through and even makes it to television! Tons of brilliant people behind it (Love you AJ Demers) ! I know where my votes are dedicated to and I really hope that everyone else feels the same way! Let's bring The Hill the victory they deserve!

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    Alice B. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Yeah that is a really good concept, i think that it was really clever and i also see a great potential in you guys project, continue to push the limits, you got some chance to be in top 15 i think . good luck.

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    Rob S. 1  posted 5 years ago

    The Hill: a political satire in canada. im on board! we can certainly use some people making fun of those fellows up in that parliament building. especially the chief captain himself muahaha

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    Steve D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Congratulations on making the top 55. I'm not a big VEEP fan but credit for this video in its originality and for being really really clever. Canada has the Rick Mercer report already but best wishes and compliments on this video.

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    Paul S. 1  posted 5 years ago

    I'd love to see this pilot, it's got a lot of potential. Strange that this has actually never been done, and you'd be the perfect crew to do it. Nice work.

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    Simon R. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Yay Hill! So proud of an original, funny show coming straight out of my hometown! Calgary baby! What what! Clever writing really separates The Hill from the rest in my opinion.

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    Katie M. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Funny that this show comes out of Calgary. Not what you would expect. Good luck getting into the top 15, I really like this concept.

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    Will C. 2  posted 5 years ago

    I really hope we get to see this show representing Calgary in the top 15! The writing is clever and the acting is on point. Keep up the awesome work and keep the good schtuff coming!

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    Kyle C. 2  posted 5 years ago

    "This one caught my eye out of pure chance and I am super happy that it did! Loved the effort you guys are putting into this! The writing is nice and I can't wait to see what unfolds in the voting process.

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    Franca H. 2  posted 5 years ago

    This is amazing, the video was original and really really clever. I'm so excited for this show it looks incredible and hilarious and I love anything making fun of the Prime minister.

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    Braedan P. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Great show I'm loving the concept so far so excited to see this come on the air. Hoping to see this make top 15!

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    Benjamin A. 1  posted 5 years ago

    This was by far the best video for this week
    such an original idea
    i can see this show going far

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    Jean-Michel W. 1  posted 5 years ago

    This was great! I was trying to figure out where you guys we going with all the text until you turned it around on its head. I really like the premise as well. And you guys just killed it with your posters. Keep it up!

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    Amanda S. 0  posted 5 years ago

    WOW! You guys are fantastic! The writing is absolutely brilliant, I think your material is really relatable, and always manage to put an unexpected twist in your videos. You guys are making some really great stuff. Good luck in the competition!

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    Connor W. 1  posted 5 years ago

    I can't get over how amazing the writing for The Hill is. It's intelligent, funny, and incredibly creative. You guys are seriously killing it with this project and I sincerely hope you continue to surprise me with awesome little segments like this. Best of luck in the voting round.

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    Georg K. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Nothing is better than sitting down to watch a good and funny political comedy. It looks like your team can pull it off, I hope to see you progress further throughout this competition.

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    Madi N. 2  posted 5 years ago

    This totally caught me off guard. I did not expect that! What a great idea! Full of emotion and such a great twist. When I first started watching I was a little hesitant however, I was curious as to where it would go. I didn't not see that coming. I can't wait to see where this goes!! You guys deserve this! Keep it up!!

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    Jessica D. 2  posted 5 years ago

    I loved that twist! It was clever and brilliant, and really reflected how amazing this show will be. There is so much potential, and knowing the cast and crew working on this piece, I have no doubt it will turn out amazing. I am beyond excited to see where this will go.

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    Sam B. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Wow! This is fantastic! Glad to see something like this happening. Political dramas can get too much but the comedy is rad! Plus Canadian politics can be quite interesting.

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    Mack B. 2  posted 5 years ago

    I'm very pleased to see that you guys made the top 55 because i think that this show is hands down the most witty and cleverly brilliant I have seen! I really love how you play with the audience, confuse them, and then pull us back in. You guys have great hooks! Overall, I really enjoy the show and I am very very excited to see everything you have to offer! Incredible work!

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    Griffin C. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Well, what can I say? I'm loving the local talent, I'm loving the risque commentary. The writing is genius, the filming has clearly been thought out to match the tone of your piece (with the car scenes and what not) and you have somebody on your team with the same name as the Kanye offspring! How can you lose? I'll see you soon. -D

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    François T. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Très bon renversement. At first puzzling and then everything enlights. Very hooking.

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    Ryan McNeill B. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Nicely done! Haha! I loved the misdirection and the turn around. Great way to show that you didn't need another shoot day with cast and crew to make a great video. Clever writing and some engaging voice over has carried you through (and far beyond many of the other "differentiator" videos)

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    North D. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Ryan. We've got some more tricks up our sleeve to prove that we will go above and beyond.

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    Maitland A. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Coolio Julio's! A bit of Veep going on here. The thick of it as well :) Really cool idea for the week 3 video! Can't wait to see a bit more content and series breakdown :) I'll be watching!

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    North D. 0  posted 5 years ago

    You better...

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    Darlene G. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Witty and funny. I look forward to seeing more.

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    Kayla H. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Congratulations on making top 55! Your week three video is one of my favourites!! I think it was very clever and I didn't seem it coming. Well done!

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    North D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    SEE WHAT WE DID THERE

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    Lindsey M. 3  posted 5 years ago

    WOW! You just won Week 3, hands down. Brilliant!

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    North D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks. We thought it was a pretty cool idea but a little risky. Like this whole show...

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    Barb M. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Good stuff guys - creative!

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    Corey H. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Soooooo smart! A total M Night Shamalan "twist" at the end! Love it!

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    North D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    M Night who?

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    RASHTA K. 2  posted 5 years ago

    hahaha. that was a job well done. ill keep watching for more now that the hill's made top 55. hopefully the satire continues. kudos on week 3 and keep it coming.

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    North D. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Satire will continue.

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    Sheldon O. 3  posted 5 years ago

    I can't believe I haven't been following, what ya's did with your week 3 mission was awesome, great job , keep it up and can't wait to see what ya's do next, and congrats on making the top 55 cut

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    Sheldon O. 1  posted 5 years ago

    SO many to watch, so little time, still really like what you guys did here

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    North D. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Check out our earlier stuff Sheldon YOU BIG SLACKER

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    Alexandra M. 3  posted 5 years ago

    NICE week 3 video. As with most people, I was pleasantly surprised by the turn-around. :) This particular project seems to stand out quite a bit from the others.

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    North D. 2  posted 5 years ago

    *blush*

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    Quinton A. 4  posted 5 years ago

    When I first started watching this video, I expected that it might be a bit of self-depreciating humour with a witty punchline. What I didn't expect was the clever turn-around. I look forward to seeing more.

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    Karl S. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Great video! worth a vote!

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    Sue Ann N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Like many people, I did not expect this to go there. And my limited attention span almost made me give up asap. I might finesse that a bit so you don't lose people. But the pay off was excellent.

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    North D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Calm down Sue. Have a smoke.

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    Ben R. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Funny and subversive as always. It'll be interesting to see how this wild, comedic take on a Canadian "West Wing" style series continues. For those who have commented with concerns about the appropriate nature of joking about Parliament Hill after the recent incident, I would reply that creators of The Hill seem intelligent enough to know where and when to pull their punches. And no matter what the course of real events, a good satire can always probe and question.

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    Sarah B. 3  posted 5 years ago

    cool concept for the video, but you almost lost me on the downer part… looking forward to seeing more though...

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    Wendel S. 3  posted 5 years ago

    I love politics, and I love political satire even more, I'm hoping for great things to come out of this!

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    Stephany C. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Very interesting concept. I do agree with another commentator, that the situation the past week with Ottawa might cause some rethinking on your part for certain aspects. I look forward to what is to come next.

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    North D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Just you wait...

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    Royal S. 3  posted 5 years ago

    It is nice to see a comedy show that is smart and irreverent. I suspect that the recent shooting in Ottawa will make it tricky for you to write. But Jon Stewart's writers seem to find a way. I look forward to see how your writers deal with Ottawa with the story so fresh in all our minds. I like your work good people. And I look forward to watching you progress to the next round.

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    Ron T. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Simple.
    Well Done.
    Clever.
    Now read it backwards.

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    Brian L. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Brilliant. Kudos to the ingenious wordsmith who devised the marvelous scrolling sequence. Genius.

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    Brianna M. 1  posted 5 years ago

    with all the explaining it is really smart however theres not enough action to keep my interest at an all time high. You've got a good plot to go by but i can't even tell you a character and I'm all about feeling a connection to the characters when it comes to movies or good television. You got good vision but hopefully throughout the weeks you'll strive for more:) Good luck to you

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    North D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Go to our first video. And second.

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    Sarah A. 2  posted 5 years ago

    This was so dang clever! Best of luck, buddies!

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    Sunny H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    I'm a sucker for fun word-smithing. Nicely played! (Love the cigarettes)

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    North D. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Sarah.

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    Abigael B. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Maybe this video wasn't the most funny I've seen, but it is absolutely smart. I'm looking forward to see how this develop.

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    North D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Abigael.

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    Delia B. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Super great concept- smart and fun. About time there was a full show, not just sketches that play with Canadian politics. Nice work.

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    Amy W. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Hey that was very clever!

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    Nancy M. 2  posted 5 years ago

    It is very canandian to satire our politicians. I really enjoyed " Best Laid Plans" and watched that whole series . I think that this series would enjoy a canadian following but could not be of any interest out side of our borders. This production is very professional done. I hope that CBC does not take offence to the comments about them because they are true, this whole site has not been user friendly. Making fun of the CBC is also something that is very canadian, " Biting the hand that feeds you" is something that we like to see comedians get away with. Good Luck!

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    North D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    I mean, REALLY, it has been an onerous process as far as social media. Hopefully if we can get to the final we will bring in our ten year old nieces to explain it to CBC.

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    kirk l. 2  posted 5 years ago

    I have high hopes that someone can step up our political satire here in Canada. While the Mercers and 22 Minutes have their role, I'd like to see someone take some bolder steps and actually call it like it is. I hope you folks are the ones to do it! Good luck!

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    Paul S. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Political satire plot sounds good. The question remains as to how far you are willing to go. A short skit of what to expect would have been valuable. Hope that in the next clip more is reviled. The forward and reverse scrip was well though out.

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    North D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    That's the idea. We are fans of Australian political humor. Much closer to the bone.

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    Joanne M. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Hey there…no aliases….really a person here. I loved the writing. tricky people. I met some well at least one of you when I was out in Calgary workshopping a play I wrote back before the tens. Good luck. Hope we're both still here in a week or so.

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    Kevin S. 0  posted 5 years ago

    This clip filled my viewing time for the last 90 seconds plus the additional 15 seconds of CBC filler.

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    Cyprus M. 1  posted 5 years ago

    The idea is very clever and I really need to earn points so I will keep on talking about why I like week three of The Hill. Loved the record scratch at the end of the sad words and the tempo that followed. The narrator has a very soothing voice. Would you like to go for a Soda one day?

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    North D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Sorry I am married.

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    Jay S. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Initially, the only reason I watched your video is because I love to smoke and the video pic lured me in like a nicotine starved rock bass. Then I watched the video and marveled at it's cleverness. Then I openly wept because I knew my ass will soon be kicked to the curb in this competition. Damn you!!!

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    North D. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Calm down - have a smoke.

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    Ryan B. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Luvin it!

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    Anton G. 1  posted 5 years ago

    You guys are from loose moose? That's dope. We've got some of your compatriots in montreal and the level of joy its brought to countless productions here is limitless. You guys look like you're having fun, and i think that's at the basis of any good comedy, really. Cheers

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    North D. 0  posted 5 years ago

    We are all from Loose Moose - started in the early 90s.

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    Rob S. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Very clever guys. You got our attention, held it, and were different. Tough to do but you did well. Cheers!

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    AJ D. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Our differentiator was the brain child of North Darling! A bit of a marketing master mind.

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    North D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Please stop hitting on me in front of the fans, Aj.

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    This promo blew my mind the first time I watched it. Then I watched it again and my mind was STILL blown! I don't know what kind of witchcraft or sorcery you have used to make this video but I will find out your power source and I will try to steal your magic!

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    Micah D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Nice. It would be cool to see a Canadian version of "Veep" on the CBC. Something quick and witty with a lot of ball busting. You guys have a strong concept, just make sure the characters are great and make us care about them.

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    Darryl S. 1  posted 5 years ago

    You LOST me in the first 10 seconds!

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    North D. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Awww...

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    Christina O. 2  posted 5 years ago

    That was extremely well written and very clever guys! Out of your three videos this is by far my favourite, it was really well executed. I think your idea definitely has potential, and if you keep up the writing like this I'm sure it will take off. Good luck in the competition guys!

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    North D. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Writing? We were thinking unclothed newfies would take us to the top...

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    Jezza B. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Ha! awesome plot twist! Looks funny, well written and produced. Could this be the show to finally make me care about canadian politics? I'll keep updated to find out.

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    North D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Jezza - you the bezza.

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    Janis S. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Clever, original and very slick! Kudos!

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    North D. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Spanks!

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    Alina M. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Super smart!! Amazing writing and very witty. Definitely looking forward to the upcoming weeks. Nicely done.

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    North D. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Alina. ComedyCoup has been a great opportunity to bust out our moves.

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    Donal O. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Your team consistently has some of the most solid writing. I've seens memes like this before but this is a great implementation of it. You've also got really solid production values and it makes a difference.

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    North D. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Donal.

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    Rob M. 2  posted 5 years ago

    That's a slick piece of writing.

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    North D. 2  posted 5 years ago

    You should hire me. Oh wait..budget...

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    Barry p. 2  posted 5 years ago

    NICE!

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    Sunni N. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Love it - soo clever! Amazing writing, and the production is so professional! It looks like it's on TV already!

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    Donal O. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Very clever guys. That's one of the best for week 3 by far!

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    North D. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Aw shucks.

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    Angela P. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Ya'll are creative as hell!!

    Great job!
    A

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    Justin B. 2  posted 5 years ago

    That's pretty awesome.

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    Cyprus M. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Smart Team, think I'm crushing for the bald writer

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    North D. 2  posted 5 years ago

    STAWP

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    Ryan G. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Yeah that was good

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    Spencer E. 2  posted 5 years ago

    You are smart.

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    Barry p. 1  posted 5 years ago

    NICE!

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    Michael b. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Brilliant!

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    Ron K. 1  posted 5 years ago

    love it! Good work from Sum 1, 2, Love!

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    Jennifer D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    That was so clever!

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    Tony B. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Come on! How clever was that! ?(The answer is...really f'ing clever.)

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    North D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Spanks.

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    Alix C. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Oh man! That was the best video I've seen yet!

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    Jennifer D. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Ha! I just posted the same -- it IS totally f*ing clever!

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    North D. 2  posted 5 years ago

    I SEE WHAT WE DID THERE

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