Canadian Sniper is the Oscar film parody we've all been waiting for
Clint Eastwood's film about U.S. sniper Chris Kyle was up for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday
What would American Sniper look like if it was set in Canada? Well, the villain would be a "gosh-darned" moose and the hero would gulp down maple syrup by the bottle.
While it's Clint Eastwood's film about U.S. sniper Chris Kyle that's up for best picture at the Oscars Sunday night, it was Canadian Sniper racking up accolades online before the awards show.
In honour of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Oscars?src=hash">#Oscars</a>, this: Canadian Sniper (American Sniper Parody): <a href="http://t.co/2PB2y6IrTM">http://t.co/2PB2y6IrTM</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/YouTube">@YouTube</a>—@KevinNewmanCTV
Sadly not nominated: 'Canadian Sniper', a touching film about a soldier who opens doors for people with immaculate accuracy <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Oscars2015?src=hash">#Oscars2015</a>—@Jackapedia_
Canadian Sniper looks way better than American Sniper! <a href="http://t.co/kxaDAfUu2l">http://t.co/kxaDAfUu2l</a> <a href="http://t.co/oJXsSo9THL">pic.twitter.com/oJXsSo9THL</a>—@mikesbloggity
Believe it or not, Ayars isn't actually Canadian and says his knowledge of Canuck culture starts and ends with Ryan Gosling.
The idea for the parody came as a result of his passing resemblance to Bradley Cooper, an opportunity the comedy duo simply couldn't pass up.
"Canadian Sniper seemed like an opportunity to simultaneously satirize the intense patriotism of American Sniper as well as the obtuse stereotypes Americans have of Canadians," Ayars said in an email.
The comedian and filmmaker says he was actually expecting Canadians to be much more critical of the video and has been surprised by the positive reaction to all the Tim Hortons and "aboot" jokes.
He says both he and Rosen are pleased that they seemed to "hit the syrup nail on the head."