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Offline Guilt Trip

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John Candy
« on: March 04, 2019, 12:28:48 PM »
It's hard to believe it's been 25 years since John Candy passed. One of the greatest comedic actors ever. Still watch Uncle Buck and Planes Trains whenever they're on. Also love watching the old SCTV skits. Still chokes me up seeing that pic. He was a beauty.

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Re: John Candy
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 12:54:26 PM »

A true Canadian comedy icon. Uncle Buck was a classic.

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Re: John Candy
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2019, 09:09:39 AM »
I’ve seen most of his movies and definitely remember the SCTV gang. 

A true Canadian comedic hero who in some way was part of the group that paved the way for future Canadians in show business, be it comedy, movies, and television.

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Re: John Candy
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2019, 10:48:47 AM »
I used to work in the film business when I was in my 20's.  I pulled up at Magdar Studios in Scarborough at 5:30AM on a freezing snowy morning, it was dark. I was there to deliver some props for a TV commercial to one of the studios in the complex. They also shot Second City at another studio there.
No one was there as promised to let me in. So I am looking through the glass door at the entrance freezing my butt off and all of a sudden someone is banging on the window to my left.  I turn my head and its Candy, cigarette hanging out of his mouth, cursing like hell for someone to let him in.  I guess my jaw dropped quite a bit.
Something I will never forget.
A couple of years later I was working on a Showtime movie directed by Dave Thomas, most of the second city people were in it, Catherine, Martin Short, and Candy. The morning of his filming he was not a happy camper again, he was ranting around the studio with the Toronto Star in his hand, completely pissed that they had published his kids names in an article.  He was worried about kidnapping.  So the two times I met him, he was strained to put it mildly.

On of the Assistant Directors that I worked with a lot told me that one of Candy's brothers was way funnier than John but his first name escapes me now. Strange he never gave it a shot.
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