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Monday, March 01, 2010

Bill at the Olympics!


On February 28, 2010 former Star Trek star William Shatner made an appearance at the 2010 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony. Shatner used his camera time to tell the audience how great a country Canada truly is, citing their "magnificent lakes" and "stunning sunsets" as reasons why the country demands so much appreciation. He also took a moment to give a shout out of pride to his hometown of Montreal. Shatner then introduced humor into his mix by reminding everyone that Canadian's are special because, "we are a people that know how to make love in the canoe" which, he added, is why Canada's health care system "covers splinters". Shatner also commended on the beauty of the country's Rocky Mountains and glaciers, and noted that minus thirty degree temperatures are "just another sign of global warming" . Shatner also linked Canada to Star Trek, calling the host country the "final frontier".

Sorry about the commercials.


Fresca said...

"We. Dream. Big."
Best performance of the whole Olympics, and that's really saying something.

Shannon said...

I love him more than ever now. His shout out to the Team Canada's hockey goalie was cute. He was saying Louuu not luge :)

Anonymous said...

OMG. Only Bill would talk about making love in a canoe during the Olympic Closing Ceremonies! God I love you Bill!

Konstance said...

probably the only person in both olympic ceremonies who was able to pronounce french right...

his "je suis canadien" was perfect... I can feel the quebecer roots


Manyu said...

Bill should talk in french more often. Anything would do. Anything.

tttttttttttttttttttt said...

I'm Canadian & I remember that there was an old (maybe 10-12 years ago) CBC biography show of him where he visited his old haunts in Montreal and spoke french -- it was not bad at all actually - especially given that he was likely fairly out of practice. It's been a long time since I saw that show, but I'll try to find it online.

I think it was called the Life and Times of William Shatner or something like that.

tttttttttttttttttttttt said...

I found the biography program - I hadn't seen it since I was a kid!

It's on youtube at:

The Shat speaks french when he goes back home to Montreal.