Inuit Mittatin is Inuktitut for “That’s Funny” and is also the name of my favorite television show. Airing Thursday nights here in Canada on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network or APTN, Inuit Mittatin’s official description reads "This program sets out to find the funniest, quirkiest Inuit in the communities of Nunavut. What is so distinct about Inuit humour? What role does humour play in Inuit life?".
If I had to write the blurb it would read “This program is a lunatic Inuit woman running all over the barren north making up songs and inviting us along as she sinks deeper and deeper into dementia”.
If you get APTN, watch this show. If you don’t, I’ve done my best to furnish you with some clips. I had to point my digital camera at my TV so it’s not as HD as possible, but the audio is good. These are all 2-6MB WMV.
Trip to hotel. In this clip she travels to a hotel and visits the Queen Elizabeth Suite. The creep showing her around claims the queen stayed here, I’m not so sure. I swear the edit from an offer to see where the Queen drank tea to a shot of the toilet was how it aired.
Stand up comedy. Here we see the ultimate joke, it is both a lawyer joke AND a Newfie joke.
Oh Canada. This lesser sung version of Oh Canada is followed by a brief God Bless America and then what I think was a request for a new chair from the Canadian government.
Cracking eggs. Cracking eggs in front of some kind of studio audience.
Dream sequence. It’s not all fun and games on Inuit Mittatin, they finish every episode with a short soap opera called “As Nunavut Turns For The Passionate and Devious”. We see our host turn thespian in dream sequence featuring bingo and closing doors with feet.