My YouTube Favourites

videoHave you noticed yourself visiting YouTube more and more often these past few months? I've certainly been watching more videos over there, and if you look hard enough, you're bound to find some gems.

Below are some of my favourite videos currently available at YouTube. As I review my selection, I see there's an awful lot of Canadiana here, so it's fitting I share this on a long Canada Day weekend.

Unable to find a single reference to Bill Barilko, I took it upon myself to upload a few clips I've collected from other sites. He's our Buddy Holly, immortalized by the Hip's "Fifty Mission Cap", and scorer of the 1951 Stanley Cup winner for my beloved Maple Leafs. Every year, his legend grows. Here is Bill Barilko's last goal.

Update: Here are a few more gems that either came to me later or were suggested in the comments.

These are a few of my favourites. Please share yours in the comments below.

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Jim Huinink

Good list, Mike. There is a pretty bad copy of Lemieux's 1987 Canada Cup goal at this link -

July 3, 2006 @ 5:54 PM


Pass the maple syrup, I love this list.

July 3, 2006 @ 5:55 PM

Mike Boon

Jim, thanks for the link. It's too small and audio-less, but it's better than what's there now.

I've uploaded it and I'm sharing it here.

July 3, 2006 @ 6:00 PM


What a great collaboration of Canadian Content. Here is one from South Park (This song got a nod at the 2000 Oscars):

Also, Canada's Women's Hockey Team Listens to their national anthem:

And heres a catchy little ditty:

Short clip Documentary:

Non Canadian Related....This remains the most entertaining video I have seen on You Tube:

July 5, 2006 @ 2:45 PM

Mike Boon

That's what I'm talkin' about, that's exactly what I'm talkin' about.

I'm going to update the main entry with these additional gems. Any more suggestions?

July 5, 2006 @ 3:53 PM

Mike Boon

Hey Jill, your South Park link points to The Simpsons.

Here's Blame Canada

July 5, 2006 @ 4:06 PM

Mike Boon

Sadly, many of my links are no longer active - either removed by the user or by Youtube for copyright violations.

October 1, 2006 @ 1:32 PM

Jim Huinink

I was just sifting through some youtube searches and came across this absolute gem of live Hip from the classic era. It's a high quality live version of New Orleans with lyrical tryouts of Ahead By A Century as well as Springtime in Vienna.
The lyrics for ABAC are even more arresting than the ones they went with in studio. Had to share:

October 6, 2006 @ 11:06 PM

Mike Boon

Imagine ABAC opening with those lyrics? Great find. It's nice to see Gord with hair again.

October 7, 2006 @ 8:15 AM

Jim H again

The debut of Gavin, I believe.

February 3, 2007 @ 12:05 AM

Mike Boon

You know, we could post every KITH skit and it would be a gem.

February 3, 2007 @ 9:41 AM

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