Recently, Canada celebrated its 150th birthday and I was wondering, what would a Canadian version of Satan Ninja 198X be like? I know that in this comic the characters are named after American actors and actresses, ie. Matthew Broderick, John Cusack, Ally Sheedy, Kelly LeBrock. Well except there's one named after Canadian actor Corey Haim (I think) and there's also Patrick Hyser, whose looks resemble another Canadian actor, Rick Moranis, but I digress. Anyways, the characters would obviously be named after Canadian actors and actresses, like most of the cast from SCTV
for instance. And of course you have others like William Shatner, Allan Thicke, Kiefer Sutherland, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman, Leslie Nielsen, Michael J Fox, Michael Ironside, Margot Kidder, Rae Dawn Chong, etc
. You could also throw well-known directors like David Cronenberg, Norman Jewison, James Cameron and Ivan Reitman (born in Czechoslovkia in 1946, but moved to Canada in 1950).
As for singers and bands, you could have fictionalized versions of Rush*, April Wine, Neil Young, Bryan Adams, Bruce Cockburn, Kim Mitchell, Tom Cochrane & Red Rider, Glass Tiger, Prism, Helix, Anvil, The Northern Pikes, Loverboy, Honeymoon Suite, Doug and the Slugs, Men Without Hats, The Jeff Healey Band (they performed several songs in the movie, Road House), etc
. *Rush is already referred to as Surge in Satan Ninja 198X, so I guess they'd have to called something different in the Canadian version.
In regards to films you could include stuff
like Prom Night, Heavy Metal, Scanners, Porky's, My Bloody Valentine, Class of 1984, Videodrome, Strange Brew, Anne of Green Gables and The Care Bears Movie.
Finally, you could include TV shows like You Can't Do That on Television, Fraggle Rock, Night Heat, The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, Inspector Gadget, Beetlejuice and so on
I could've added more stuff, but I think this is long enough, eh?