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Posts Tagged ‘Mr D’

Mr. D Season 4 Episode 6-Short Stock

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 06:02 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

 

Check out the various promotional features of tonight’s episode of Mr. D’s fourth season entitled Short Stocked.The episode shall air at 9:30pm EST on CBC.

Gerry and Bill’s house they rent is up for sale and Gerry uses the advice of a market-savvy student to raise enough money for a down payment. Robert is too proud to ask for IT help, and Lisa spearheads a farewell to Xavier’s veteran crossing guard.

Which student will be dispensing advice and what  exactly will the advice be? Will the will Gerry  be able to effectively use this advice to make or will it somehow backfire? How will Robert”s pride cause great technical difficulties at Xavier and to what extent will he  go without getting help. Share your thoughts and speculations  in the comments section below.

Check out the trailer for this episode @http://www.cbc.ca/mrd/

Mr. D Announcement-Live Chat Update
Readers are invited to join us at www.abbaskarimjeeweblog.com from 5:00pm -7:00pm EST on Monday, March 9 for a live question and answer session with Mr. D’s Jonathan Torren(VIce Principal Robert Cheeley).The chat will be hosted on the comments section of a post on the blog’s home page specifically created for this event. Questions regarding the event can be e-mailed at blogmanagement@ymail.com.

 

 

 

Mr. D -Season 4 Episode 5-Dating Maya Student

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 @ 08:02 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

 

 Tune in tonight at 9:30pm EST for a new episode of Mr.D’s fourth season.Check out the episode synopsis, photo and links to the promotional video further below. Share your thoughts, speculations and predictions in the comments section below!

 Gerry’s former pupil, Maya is back at Xavier as a student teacher and Gerry is having difficulty accepting her as an adult. Robert tries too hard to be cool while attempting to connect with a student, and Bobbi works to prove her femininity to Malik amidst a school wide outbreak of lice.(CBC)

How will Maya respond to Gerry’s reluctance to accept her as an adult?How will this affect her work at Xavier Academy and the dynamics amongst staff and students?How will Bill  and Gerry’s friendship be impacted as a result of Gerry’s reluctance to accept Maya as an adult?Do you think Maya and Bill are a serious couple?

Why is Robert trying to connect with this particular student and how will his extreme efforts backfire as the student deals with his attempts?What causes Bobbi to prove her femininity and to what extents will she resort to in order to prove herself?Will she be successful and how will others at Xavier Academy respond while she goes through this crisis of sorts?

Visit http://www.cbc.ca/mrd/ for a trailer of the episode!

Share your thoughts and speculations in the comments section below.

Season 4 of Mr.D to Debut in Winter 2015

Monday, October 13, 2014 @ 08:10 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

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Indeed, season 4 of   CBC’S Mr. D will debut in Winter 2015 with an exact date to be  announced within the upcoming period.

Production of season 4 of  Mr. D wrapped recently and filmed in various locations throughout Halifax.

At the end of the third season, Gerry made a strategic decision to decline a St. Pat’s Phys Ed teaching position. However he still desperately wants a Phys Ed teaching position and will actually have the chance to really show his capabilities.  “He will have the chance to show off some real athletic prowess as coach of the senior boys’ championship basketball team “No more grade 5 girls volleyball, says a report from the CBC.

According to the report, Gerry will also continue to have clashes about his unique teaching style with many of the regulars viewers have become acquainted with, but also some new students and staff. Some of  these new characters will actually turn out to be a match for Gerry’s inappropriate behaviour.

Stay tuned for more details on the fourth season of the show and for some exclusive interviews with various cast members of the show throughout the coming months.

What are your thoughts on Gerry coaching the senior championship basketball team and do you think this will be a step in stone to aid him in reaching his goal to become a Gym teacher? How will the dynamics change at Xavier academy as other inappropriate characters integrate? Share your speculations and predictions in the comments section.

 

 

Happy Birthday To Us!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 @ 11:05 AM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

 

Happy birthday to  Us ! Happy birthday to Us!

Today, this blog  celebrates 6 years in operation! Its hard to believe that  its been 6 years since the blog first opened. When it first launched, I  would not have thought that   I would  still be running this site 6 years later or that it would have brought about such rewarding opportunities. This site means so much to me and I have genuinely enjoyed running it and keeping readers informed about relevant subject matter.

Special thanks are extended to YOU the reader for supporting the blog through your continuous visits, comments and ongoing involvement in other interactive opportunities on the site. Without readers a site has no purpose or future. Your visits truly mean everything!

Indeed, our past year has been  another  fairly  successful  year, overall.Back in December we relocated to this self hosted site with  a high tech template additional features, including a forum and classifieds section. The blog has also build new partnerships for advertising to increase resources available for readers as they browse through our site.Thanks are also extended to our established affiliates for their continued support throughout the past year.

We were initially providing  coverage of Modern Family and continued to provide coverage of Mr. D. Particularly, I interviewed Booth Savage, Mark Forward, Bette MacDonald as well as Naomi Sniekus. Readers can expect the The blog also hosted a live chat with Bette MacDonald which was promoted by the CBC!

I also  continued to provide retrospective coverage of  Little Mosque on the Prairie.This includes  a trivia contest with autographed photos of Aliza Vellani and Manoj Sood. Aliza Vellani also graciously participated in a retrospective interview on Little Mosque and her latest role on Motive.

What plans do  we have for  our impending seventh year? Expect contests for both Mr. D and Little Mosque on the Prairie to continue In addition to the Mr D  coverage outlined above,we are actively seeking new shows to cover! Expect a list and some launches to be featured on the site next monthPosting  schedule will definitely  increase dramatically.

As always, your suggestions are welcome and can be made through the use of the suggestion box.We are in the process of exploring various other series so this a perfect time to make your voice heard.

What has your favorite post of the blog been and what types of coverage would you like to see?What  would you like to see on the site for our  upcoming year. Share your thoughts in the comments section or by e-mail.

Thank  you for being apart of the community and I  look forward to another exciting year with the readership where we continue to work together to make the site the best it can be.

Live Q&A With Bette MacDonald[Trudy] of Mr. D today from 1:00pm -3:00pm EST

Sunday, February 23, 2014 @ 11:02 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

 

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Bette MacDonald has been leading a distinguished and successful career within the Canadian entertainment industry on TV, radio and on stage performances for over 20 years.

Bette’s active involvement within the industry is evident from notable tasks that she has undertaken such as appearing at the Canadian Winnipeg Comedy festival as well as working alongside Symphony Nova Scotia.

The latter of the two performances was such a success that she was brought back for an unexpected yet highly appreciated two-night encore presentation.

For the past five years, Bette and her husband, Maynard Morrision have been working on a holiday special known as “Tis The Season ” with it having been critically acclaimed and it has been selling out major halls since its inauguration. The production was in-fact such a success that it has consistently received standing ovations.

More over, for the past three years, Bette has portrayed the role of the no non-sense and organized secretary; Trudy Walsh on CBC’s hit sitcom, Mr.D. With the show’s third season scheduled to debut tonight at 9;00pm on CBC and Bette being kind enough to participate in a live Q&A, it seems like a great way and time for fans to interact with the delightful actress. To participate in the live chat simply enter your question[s] and/or comment[s] in the comments section of this post.

The comments section will open up shortly before the event @ approximately 12:45 eastern standard time. In order to see Bette’s responses to the questions and to see what other readers are asking, be sure to refresh the page several times throughout the session.

Questions regarding the event can be sent by e-mail at blogmanagement@ymail.com.   Live technical support during the event will be available through the blog’s Facebook page @https://www.facebook.com/pages/Abbas-Karimjees-Weblog/15135179156670.

 

 

 

“Jimmy Get Out” Episode 2-Mr. D

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 @ 09:01 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

Every week until the season 3 premiere of Mr. D on February 24 @ 9:00pm, CBC will be releasing a webisode of “Jimmy Get Out” .The short online episodes cover the variety of escapades which  the character of  Jimmy undertakes  after he routinely gets kicked out of class by  his teacher, Gerry Dee.

 

See this week’s episode below to see how Gerry  assists Trudy  in the office during his time out from class and share your response to this week’s clip in the comments section!

 

CBC Releases Promotional Photo of Gerry Dee on Season 3 of Mr. D

Sunday, December 22, 2013 @ 08:12 AM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

Indeed, the season 3 premiere date for the third season of Mr. D is quickly approaching! Be sure to tune in on February,24 @ 9:00pm eastern standard time on CBC.

As such, CBC has released a promotional snapshot of Gerry Dee in an upcoming episode.The photo below shows Gerry Dee in his new role as a substitute teacher for Gym!

What is your response to the photo? Do you think Gerry”s teaching style and professionalism will differ from his approach to educating students in the subject of Social Studies which is unqualified to teach?If so, how?Share your response in the comments section.

The character of Gerry Dee will have opportunities to substitute as a Gym teacher in the coming season, to diversify the type of storytelling and portray it in accordance to Gerry’s actual teaching experiences.

CBC Releases Trailer For Season 3 of Mr. D

Friday, December 20, 2013 @ 06:12 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

Indeed, the season premiere of Mr. D is quickly approaching its debut date of February 24 @ 9:00pm eastern standard time.As such, CBC has released a new sneak peak of a scene from the impending third season which shows Gerry Dee encountering a mishap just before he is about to take up a lesson.

Take a look at the clip directly below and share your response to it in the comments section.

Interview With Mr. D’s Mark Forward

Saturday, November 23, 2013 @ 09:11 AM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

Mark Forward has led a reputable career within the Canadian entertainment industry as both a comedian and actor.

 The talented actor was  born and raised in Oakville. He achieved his first notable success in 2005 when he  earned a position as a finalist in the Phil Hartman Awards and a  2005 Canadian Comedy Award-winner for Best Stand-up Newcomer.

Subsequent  to his initial success, in 2006  Forward   participated in the Just For Laugh  Festival  where he won the Canadian Homegrown  Comic Competition as well as the Halifax Comedy Festival  where he recently made his third appearance.

 Forward has  also earned his reputation from appearances on notable TV programs and commercials including ,Degrassi:The New Generation,  The Newsroom and Doc. Furthermore his appearances include series such as TMN’S  Living in Your Car and the popular  life time series, The Double Wedding.

Mark’s involvement with the on the Jon Dore Television show as writing staff  led to him being bestowed the  Canadian Comedy Award in 2008 for Writing on a TV Series.

 For the past 3 years, Mark has also been working on CBC’S hit sitcom, Mr. D as the peculiar and often hostile  and unstable librarian,Mr. Leung.With the show approaching its debut date for season 3 and Mark willing to chat for a brief interview, we discuss a variety of aspects related to his involvement with the series.

 Read the complete interview with Mark Forward below.

Abbas Karimjee:Lets start by discussing how you were appointed to the role of Leung. Did you audition or were you contacted? Could you please walk us through this initial process, with reference to your overall reactions?

 Mark Forward:Well, I started in the writers room. At first, they were interested in me playing the Role of Dwyer, which Maestro Fresh Wes now plays so well. When that didn’t pan out, I was then offered the role of the Librarian. Which at that point, had none of the crazy and fun stuff that Leung now entails. I’m glad it worked out his way in the end, I mean, who would want to play a cruel and strange slightly Chinese Librarian.

 AK:How have you related to the character of the Leung?

MF:I don’t think anyone can relate with Leung.

AK:This season   Leung and Lisa had  quite  a few negative encounters as a  result of Leung’s hatred for Lisa as evidenced from  various instances including  explicit  comments expressing his disgust towards her despite her attempts to develop a friendship. Why do you think Leung feels this way and how would you like to see this relationship   develop in the coming season?

MF:Well in season two we explored this, and it was revealed that Leung felt thought Lisa might have been in love with him.

 AK:With Mr.D approaching its third season, what are you able to reveal about what is in store for the show’s third season as well as for the character of Leung?

MF:Well, it’s a toss up between, One, He purchases a Camel, named Walter. It only has six weeks to live, and he must get it to South America, where a camel doctor has the only medicine that can save him. Or Two, more library stuff and interacting with Gerry.

AK:Since Little Mosque on the Prairie , Mr. D has  achieved record breaking ratings for CBC.Why do you think the show resonates  with such a large audience?

MF:I think Gerry has a huge following through out his career, and does really well on the show. And I think the writing team (not bias) is really great and care about the project.

AK:Do you think Mr D is reflective of Canadian culture, particularly  through the way in which it explores some of its  primary themes  such as the presence  of  unqualified teachers  within the educational system, relationships amongst   staff members as well as how staff  relate to students and e.t.c? How exactly do you feel the way these themes  are conveyed actually reflect Canadian culture?

 MF:I have no idea, nor am I going to pretend I do. I think its a fun show, I have no idea if it reflects anything, or anywhere.

AK:What are your most favorite moments from Mr. D , either on screen or offscreen.

 MF:Love working with Jon Torrens, it’s always so fun. One of the nicest people you will ever meet. And so fun to be on set with. When we have scenes together, I rarely can keep a straight face.

 AK.What message do you have for fans of  Mr D?

 MF:Make sure to separate your garbage.

AK:Have you been  working on any other projects which you would  like to share with readers?

MF:I will be appearing on John Oliver’s New York Stand up Show on Comedy Central. And just finished a movie with Alison Brie, Colin Hanks and Justin Chatwin called “No Stranger than Love” directed by Nick Wernham.

CBC Announces Debut Date For Season 3 of Mr. D

Thursday, October 31, 2013 @ 10:10 AM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

 

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CBC has  announced that the third season of Mr. D will debut on Monday, February 24 2014 @ 9:00pm. The third season shall consist of a mere 8 episodes in order to accommodate the airing of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Though little has been revealed about the coming season, it was disseminated in an earlier report   that the  third season will have fewer  guest stars  in contrast to previous seasons as it will have a more intensive focus on the show’s main cast. Particularly,  the coming season will   focus on the story lines surrounding Gerry’s increased duties as  substitute  teacher for  physical education, a subject which he is actually qualified to teach.As the show is based on Gerry’s real life experiences as a teacher, it makes sense that we would begin to explore a greater  depth of story lines involving his character as a gym teacher since the vast majority of his real life teaching experiences was as a  phys ed teacher.
What specific story-lines would you like to see explored and what is your specific reaction/response to the fact that there will be a greater increase in story lines pertaining to Gerry’s involvement with physical education at Xavier Academy? Do you think the style and approach  of Gerry’s teaching as a physical education teacher  will be somewhat more professional and organized  in contrast to his teaching style  seen as a social studies teacher, given that he is actually qualified to teach  Gym?What other changes do you hope to see be apart of the third  season? Share your response in the comment section below.