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How I Met Your Canucks

10/20/2008 at 6:52pm EDT

The American television show How I Met Your Mother seems to have a strange fascination with Vancouver Canucks hockey. It began about a year ago with this reference to Mason Raymond:

The character Robin, who is Canadian, told a story about going on a date to a Rangers game. “I got to meet Mason Raymond,” she said, to which her friends gave her blank stares. “The Canucks left wing.” Still no response. Finally, Barney (played by Neil Patrick Harris) said, “Is that the opposite of name dropping?”

But it doesn’t end there. It seems the show has moved on to other Canucks, specifically the team’s captain Roberto Luongo. Here’s a video clip:

In addition to the Luongo jersey, hearing “hoser” and “Tim Horton’s” references on US television is just bizarre, isn’t it? Like some sort of 21st century Bob & Doug MacKenzie moment.:)

None of this would be any big deal for someone like a Yankees fan, I realize. But for a Canucks fan? American pop culture references are just surreal.

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