Four on the Floor (Canadian TV series)

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Four on the Floor
Title card
GenreSketch comedy
Written byPaul Chato,
Rick Green,
Dan Redican,
Peter Wildman
Directed byDavid Acomba
StarringPaul Chato,
Rick Green,
Dan Redican,
Peter Wildman
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
ProducerMorgan Earl
Camera setupRick McVicar
Running time26 minutes
Original networkCBC
Original release1986 (1986) –
1986 (1986)

Four on the Floor is a sketch comedy series which aired on CBC Television in 1986.[1][2] Consisting of only 13 episodes, the series was a showcase for The Frantics, a comedy troupe consisting of Paul Chato, Rick Green, Dan Redican and Peter Wildman. In the U.K., it aired in Channel 4's traditional Friday night comedy slot, from 10 June to 2 September 1988.

The introduction was voiced by Dan and Rick alternating each line, with video clips and sound effects interspersed in the opening.

Although the series was quickly cancelled due to CBC budget constraints, it was an important influence on later Canadian sketch comedy, such as The Kids in the Hall.


The show's most famous character was Mr. Canoehead, a quintessentially Canadian superhero: on a canoeing trip in Algonquin Park, he was hit by lightning while portaging his aluminum canoe, which became permanently welded to his head. As a crime fighter, he would capture criminals by turning around so that the canoe knocked them over.

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  1. ^ Slotek, Jim (December 7, 2009). "The Frantics celebrate 30 years - with a 15-year intermission". Toronto Sun. Toronto, Ontario: Mike Power. ISSN 0837-3175. OCLC 66653673. Retrieved 15 February 2011.
  2. ^ Clay, Chris (February 26, 2008). "A Frantics approach to comedy". The Mississauga News. Mississauga, Ontario: Ken Nugent. ISSN 0834-6585. OCLC 290997481.

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