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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Where In The World Is Letterkenny?

If you happened to catch Jared Keeso on The Hockey Show last week, you know we went over a pile of information on his YouTube series known as Letterkenny Problems. Letterkenny, Ontario is actually a ghost town found about 125kms west of Ottawa. The entire population is zero, but Jared Keeso and Nathan Dales are making the former farming town pretty famous thanks to their two-minute videos. Honestly, if you were a fan of Corner Gas and/or Trailer Park Boys, you're probably going to love these videos. And if you are Canadian and love all-dressed potato chips, you're probably already chuckling at what's to come.

I won't say much about the video other than the language used in the video is not kid-friendly. Parents, please be responsible when it comes to viewing Letterkenny Problems. I don't want to keep you in suspense, though, so here is the episode that is affectionately entitled "Hockey Players".

Honestly, I've laughed at some awesome stuff, but that was priceless. Keeso and Dales knock that episode out of the ballpark with their country-fied "good ol' boys" chatter. It's honestly one of the best videos I've seen on the 'net in a long, long time.

But we're not done there, kids. Oh no, there are more episodes, and each has their own spin on the problems found in Letterkenny, Ontario. There are some classic lines used in these episodes, so you may want to jot a few down. I'm not going to embed the video, but I will link to the individual episodes below. Click the link, watch the video, and laugh your butt off.

Honestly, Keeso and Dales have a hit on their hands. If you listen to the podcast from last week's show, you also know that Letterkenny Problems is on the verge of becoming huge! Go back, download the podcast, and listen to Jared explain everything about Letterkenny Problems. And if you wanna blow smoke, go light a dart!

UPDATE: Thanks to HuffPo linking back to this article, I have linked the podcast featuring Mr. Jared Keeso and his chatter about Letterkenny Problems here. If you get the Google Docs warning, it's simply because the file is larger than the online virus scan used by Google can handle. I assure you that it's just an .mp3. Enjoy!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!


Joel Gogolin said...

Lol the population isnt 0.....its really close to 0 but a few people live in what would have been letterkenny

Teebz said...

Petawawa is the closest inhabited settlement near Letterkenny. Outside of the farming community that surrounds the town, it's a ghost town. There's a church that gave services until 1991 that was the last "gathering place" in the town.

Ms. Feathers said...

It's based on his hometown of Listowel. Not the actual Letterkenny.

Anonymous said...

Filming location is Sudbury Ontario
Actual house location is 46° 39.015'N 80° 52.848'W

rezsolutions said...

What's the geo location of the ghost town letterkenny?

Matthew Britton said...

Who cares about where it's from. For God's sake it's meant to watch and laugh at. Jared was also in the lead role of "Keep your Head up Kid: The Don Cherry Story" as Grapes himself. Does it matter where Letterkenny is? Did the Git er done? Just kidding no one gives a fuck " .. It's a hard life pickin' stones and pullin' teats but sure as God's got sandals it beats fightin' dudes with treasure trails"

In otherworldly watch and laugh. Picking apart everything is so Ten ply and quite the pedestrian effort

Teebz said...

Hi Matthew. People asked. I answered. You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

Driving to Letterkenny with a couple of lads for the hell of it. At this point we don't even know if we will be able to tell when we are there. Anyone know if there is a town sign?

Ron O'Shea said...

Barry's Bay is one of our favourite drives during the fall season and Letterkenny is a community we have become familiar with.How on earth did the shows creators arrive at using Letterkenney as their fictional home?Regards,Ron O'Shea