September 24, 2010 8:11 AM Subscribe
FlowTV (an academic media studies web journal) revisits the Canadian Conspiracy.
First it was an '80s mocumentary
that "proposes that there was a plot by the Canadian government to deliberately take over the U.S. by infiltrating Hollywood." [mlyt
Now Jay Baruchel
, Michael Cera
and Seth Rogen
are the third wave. (According to an interview
The FlowTV article proposes "Tait’s 1/5 Rule:" "Tait’s rule denotes the visible, yet hidden dominance of Canadian actors in American TV shows. Though this ratio generally differs from show to show, my guideline here is that almost every American show - from Sex in the City to Lost to Grey’s Anatomy has at least one Canadian in the principal cast (thus making the ratio equal 1/5th)."
Is Canada losing all of its creative talent to Hollywood? Is there anyone left to make Canada laugh