bob and doug mckenzie statue

Canadian hosers Bob and Doug McKenzie now have their own statue in Canada

Canadian hosers Bob and Doug McKenzie officially have their own statue in Canada after eight years of citizens petitioning for it, and honestly, it's the good news that all of us need right now.

The pair of fictional Canadian brothers — played by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas — hosted "Great White North" on the celebrated sketch television program SCTV as well as the movie Strange Brew.

Now, the iconic McKenzie duo are being commemorated with a bronze state in Edmonton's ICE district, where locals can go snap a picture or two with the brothers (while maintaining social distancing, of course).

Speaking with Avenue, Rick Moranis said that he is "truly honoured" to have the statue realized.

"It’s hard to believe it was 40 years ago that we recorded the very first episode of SCTV’s The Great White North," Moranis said. "Despite the time that has passed, we hold dear the memories of working with the people of Edmonton."

"We look forward to returning very soon to see our old friends who worked on the show and take a look at our new bronze brothers in the flesh."

Naturally, Canadians are pretty excited by the news.

Because, really, the McKenzie brothers are a Canadian institution.

Although one Canadian couldn't resist having just a little fun with the statue, considering that it's been released during a worldwide pandemic.

Dave Thomas has confirmed that both actors will be in Edmonton to see the Bob and Doug McKenzie statue in person once it's safe to do so.

Lead photo by

City of Edmonton


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