Mr. Dressup
Mr. Dressup, Casey, and Finnegan - Photo via CBC

For anyone in the Canadian Twitterverse, it’s been hard not to notice a viral competition sweeping the nation.

After a single tongue-in-cheek tweet (below) gained traction, Justin McElroy, a city politics reporter for CBC Vancouver, created a detailed bracket to determine “Canada’s Most Memorable (English) TV Thing“.

Seventeen days and over 400,000 votes later, the champion has been crowned. Mr. Dressup defeated Kids in the Hall to become Canada’s most memorable TV show.

In a sentimental coincidence, the winning announcement came on what would have been the Ernie Coombs’ – the show’s creator and star – 90th birthday.

Rounding out the top four were Heritage Minutes (3rd place) and Degrassi (4th place).

List of Runners Up:

  • 5th: SCTV.
  • 6th: The Friendly Giant.
  • 7th: The Littlest Hobo.
  • 8th: Body Break.
  • Tied for 9th: Trailer Park Boys, Street Cents, Fraggle Rock, Anne of Green Gables.
  • Tied for 13th: The Beachcombers, The Raccoons, Wayne and Shuster, Corner Gas.

Full Bracket:

Most Memorable Canadian TV Show
Photo via Twitter