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June 8, 2009

Commentary Track

Hi everyone! I just got back from my first ever DVD commentary track recording session... Boring. End of post.

Just kidding, it was actually a blast. Of course, having professional comedians behind the microphone doesn't hurt. We recorded tracks for one episode from season 2, and two episodes from season 3. This time around, we had some of our writers and directors share some of their thoughts, insights, and self-deprecating humour. Though I'll be the first to admit that their dietary tips and teary-eyed confessions were a bit of a surprise! I think that die-hard fans and casual viewers alike will find something of interest. Come one, come all to the big tent that is Little Mosque on the Prairie.

Dan Redican (writer) and Michael Kennedy (director) sharing their insights for the world to hear (providing they purchase Season II on DVD)

What do you guys think? Do you even care about commentary tracks? Who would you like to hear from on Season 4? Maybe I'm on a commentary track high, but I think we should record commentaries for EVERY SINGLE EPISODE!! By the end of the season, the fans of the show would finally be able to hear from the caterer ("The scalloped potatoes were too salty during this scene"), the key grip ("the light stand had a wobbly third leg during this scene"), the extras ("I was largely drunk throughout this scene." "I'm drunk now.")... Okay, maybe we'll be more selective about who we get in the booth. What do you think? Who would you like to hear talk about the show? And what other kinds of bonus materials would you like to see?

If I were to do a commentary track for this posting, I might say something like "My, my, there were a lot of question marks in that last paragraph." Which is precisely why we can all be thankful that I don't.