If you were growing up during the early 2000's in Canada, without a doubt you've seen an episode or two of 6teen. The Canadian cartoon show followed the lives of Jonesy, Nikki, Jude, Jen, Wyatt and Caitlin and was a fan favourite for tons of young Canadians and still is pretty funny to this day.
Though when the cartoon made a surprise comeback with a mini-episode on Teletoon at Night's Facebook page yesterday, it didn't get nearly as warm of a welcome as you would expect from Canadians.
The episode was a short 8 minutes but it managed to rile up a lot of angry people. This had to do with the fact that while the show was Canadian and the set itself was inspired by Toronto's Eaton Centre, the entire episode was focused on American politics.
It followed the group discussing Trump and the upcoming election as Jen starts the scene by claiming she just signed up to vote... wasn't this show entirely based in Canada during its original run?!
It also didn't help that characters like Nikkie and Caitlin were using terms like "woke" and "AF" which just sounded cringey and weird coming from the mouths of characters created back in 2004.
You can see the video for yourself below:
The video has already gained almost 400,000 views but naturally, people weren't impressed and rightly so. Canadian television doesn't have much going for them in contrast to the United States, so it's kind of sad to see an iconic Canadian show pretty much disregard itself as Canadian in this mini-reunion.
It's safe to assume the mini-episode was just a short revival of the series, so I wouldn't get your hopes up that the cartoon is actually getting revived. With regards to why they chose a Canadian cartoon to talk about American politics, we're just as clueless as you are! Though even if it's a little weird of a concept to choose for a reunion, we can't help but be happy to see our fan favourite cartoons back in action!