A “Bye Bye 2017” biting

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Marc Labrèche has delivered one of its most désopilantes benefits by Celine Dion. The “Bye Bye” joined 3 017 000 viewers live.

In 2016, the team’s Bye Bye, under the direction of Simon-Olivier Fecteau, had set the bar very high for its return in 2017, the year when, more than ever, it was funny, even desperately, need of a good laugh to smash the year.


For the record, in 2016, we had ditched the special effects and the numbers to be large-scale to go back to basics : mock those who have made the event, based on some texts on solid and on a distribution of five stars. From the first moments of the Bye Bye in 2017, it has been found that Fecteau and company have had the flair to capitalize on the same strengths. After all, when a recipe works, why change it ?


(Re)see the Bye Bye in 2017, or not? See the response from our critic Manon Dumais, while discovering the journal Tourlou 2017 Appendices.



For 2017, the year ” chaotic, not easy to follow and necessary “, a-t-it is said shortly before the countdown, we had been promised a Bye Bye more frontal, more biting, where it was not going to bring white gloves to tackle the difficult subjects. Well, promise kept ! And not that almost ! First victim : Mélanie Joly. Fame Melanie Djoly (Marc Labrèche), the minister of canadian Heritage, becomes the star of a series on ” Mietflix “, The specialist, where Justin Trudeau (Patrice L’écuyer), who will move the wringer in a number on his performance at the UN, sends in the legs of the journalists for their use of speech to make them blow your brains out.


Heads roll


Even more than the sketch on the folder Netflix, the public anxiously awaited the treatment that André Ducharme (head writer), Maxime Caron, Simon-Olivier Fecteau, Rafaëlle Germain and Guillaume Lambert were going to book at the wren deprived of V and the ex-honcho of Just for laughs. Both, embodied by the always inspired Marc Labrèche, had already been thrown to the garbage Info, sex and lies in the week, when the scandals had broken out.


If Éric Salvail, was entitled to a condensed, quasi-burlesque, including a plan turned into a ” penis-cam “, to his sexual misconduct, Gilbert Rozon has tasted the pen acid of the authors in a nod to the horror film of the year, It (It). “You’re a clown in a sewer, you have nothing “, throw him a woman (Anne Dorval) who lost his keys in the gutter. Kellyanne Conway, a consultant to Trump, had suffered the same fate a few weeks ago on Saturday Night Live. About Jean-Claude “Giovanni” Appolo (Anne Dorval), it attempts to pass the “baloney” for the steak of ostrich. It is not so far from the truth.


Other heads rolled during this Bye Bye to the fast pace orchestrated by Simon-Olivier Fecteau and his accomplice François St-Amant. In one of the best flashes of the year-end review, Gaétan Barrette (Patrice L’écuyer), Manon Massé (Véronique Claveau) and Michaëlle Jean (Frédéric Pierre) became the subjects of advertisements Bell, respectively, for cause of schizophrenia, psychotic delusions and megalomania. Also brief that fit inside !


Philippe Couillard (Patrice L’écuyer, remarkable) appeared in man dismissively in a parody of the grocery Maxi. Like Olivier Morin in PaparaGilles, Marc Labrèche has delivered one of its most désopilantes benefits in Celine Dion fashionista and seller of bags, who loves potatoes. The parody has even been noticed by Paris Match. The diva of Charlemagne being a caricature of itself, the stroke seemed just a little larger.


Distribution of hell


If the Bye has not caused the hilarity every time, it is necessary to welcome this epic moment, ” Pass-Partrump “, which has delighted generation Passe-Partout, where we shot with a red cannon balls on Donald Trump (Marc Labrèche) and Kim Jong-un (Anne Dorval, in one of his most amazing performance), unbearable enfants terribles, where Grand-Papa Bi became a Grand-Dad Trans and where Doualé is forced to return to his country for lack of papers. A skit full of hot topics where the authors are given to heart joy in transforming the songs of mat nursery rhymes assassins.


Who says Bye Bye, says tv shows, and 2017 year was no exception. Marched parodies successful double Occupancy, with the indefatigable Véronique Claveau representing a Joanie on the 220, Great, District 31 (thank you to the behind the Scenes Bye Bye, which allowed us to discover that Jean-Sébastien Girard hiding under the make-up of Michael “Bruno” Cart !), VAT New, with Stone Cuff camping a Pierre Bruneau forcing the admiration, and the gags on the UPAC, immigration, Formula E, Valérie Plante (Anne Dorval), the interview controversial of Louis-Philippe Ouimet (Simon-Olivier Fecteau) with Gilbert Sicotte (Pierre Brassard) and the false news of the mosque.


The band of Simon-Olivier Fecteau is also mocked (gently) in the Bye Bye go of his version of the worm in the ear of the year, Despacito, where we had the right to the appearance of Adib Alkhalidey. Other apparition noticed that the one of Laurent Paquin Denis Coderre, who is to say “bye bye” by Montrealers, shortly before the count.


If the actors outdid themselves in their imitations, the team of the CCM (costume, hair, makeup) certainly deserves a few Gemini for his work impeccable. In sum, few have been spared this year, not even the Montreal Canadiens, nor the Pack (led by comedian Jonathan Roberge), or the executives of Bombardier. And it is so much better ! We love the Bye Bye that hit where it hurts. And in the genre, the dreaded band Fecteau does not have its place.

Bye Bye 2017

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