While Schitt’s Creek has gotten a lot of attention as of late, and rightfully so, it’s not the only Canadian sitcom worth watching. Letterkenny is the offbeat story of a group of people living in a fictional rural Ontario town. It’s take on small town Canadian life is equal parts hilarious and all too real.
And once you get into the rhythm of the colloquial language, you realize that jokes are coming at you faster than Batman whipping Batarangs at the Joker. But keeping all of that in mind, there are a few things that just don’t seem to add up.
10 Lack Of Pop Culture
Excluding the Skids who used to deal meth, no one in Letterkenny seems to be engaged in pop culture on any level. Viewers rarely see any of the main characters watching TV or playing video games. Yet, many of them make a significant number of pop culture references.
Early in Season 8, Wayne spends a lot of time with a TV after his fiancée cheats on him but he only watches a fictional show made up for the series. Again, this doesn’t include the Skids, who cannot stop obsessing about pop culture, though that decreased after they cut back on the drugs.
9 Katy’s Sexuality
Wayne’s sister Katie is, as Reilly and Jonesy would say, an absolute sniper. But don’t let her looks fool you. She’s smart, tough and self-assured. Essentially, Katy is the last person in Letterkenny you would want to mess with.
That goes double for anyone who cheats on her brother because she will hand them their asses. And if that’s all that she hands them, they should consider themselves lucky. Over the seasons, the series has gone out of its way to not clarify Katy’s sexuality. At the very least, she seems to be bisexual. In the end, that’s her business and no one else’s.
8 Hockey Teams
A hallmark of small towns in Canada are the local hockey teams. Even the smallest towns have a team or seven, for different age groups and genders. But what doesn’t make sense is that people in Letterkenny like Reilly and Jonesy seem to make their living playing hockey for a town that small.
Well, they did until the team folded. Then they ended up as coaches for the champion women’s team. How a town this small had more that one team that actually paid its players was confusing at best. One shutting down was the most logical part of the scenario.
7 Squirrelly Dan’s Education
As one of the main four cast members, fans get to see a lot of Squirrelly Dan. The big man is great in a fight and even better at choring. That all hides the thoughtful soul of a poet hiding inside his massive frame. He constantly brings up his Women’s Studies professor, Tricia, someone who has impacted him profoundly.
But the strange thing is why he’s in a Women’s Studies class is never clarified. Also, he’s been in the class for the better part of eight seasons. If Dan is pursuing some kind of degree, he really needs to wrap it up.
6 The McMurrays
The look of exasperation on Wayne’s face the second he sees McMurray is visible from space. McMurray drives the town nuts, and not just with the absurd things that come out of his mouth. When he’s drunk, it gets a lot gets worse. Then, you add in Mrs. McMurray, his overly over-sexual wife, and the whole mess just boils over.
Everyone in Letterkenny continually seems on the verge of punting the both of them two towns over. Yet, they tolerate the ongoing McMurray mess, seemingly encouraging it at times.
5 No Police Presence
One of the strangest parts about the town of Letterkenny is that there doesn’t seem to be any cops around. There are constantly people drunk in public, getting in huge brawls, and causing almost any variety of general mischief and mayhem.
Then, there’s the active group of meth dealers operating brazenly out of the town. Half of the main characters should have been in jail several times over the last eight seasons, yet they continue to operate as they see fit, fully unimpeded.
4 No One Has Jobs
To be more precise, the main characters don’t seem to have jobs. Wayne and Katy have a small farm with a produce stand but they cannot possibly be making enough money to get by on. Beyond that, both Daryl and Squirrelly Dan are always over at their place.
They help with the produce stand but there’s definitely no way that it supports all four of them. Someone in their group must have a real job of some kind, or they wouldn’t be able to hang onto the farm, not to mention wherever Daryl and Squirrelly Dan call home.
3 How Wayne And Katy Afford To Live
This brings up the bigger question of how Wayne and Katy afford to live. Daryl and Squirrelly Dan are less of a concern, particularly since viewers know very little about them apart from their dealings with Wayne and Katy. But the brother and sister duo own a farm, and somehow pay their bills.
There is little to no money coming in and they are both career alcoholics. That’s an expensive lifestyle. Admittedly, Katy gets a lot of her drinks at the bar paid for but they still need cash to live. Their Peter Pan lifestyle is confounding to think about.
2 Parents, Or The Lack Thereof
If Wayne and Katy have parents, they have never appeared on the series. Honestly, they might have never even been mentioned in passing. Naturally, that would harm the Lost Boys of Neverland vibe the show has cultivated over the years, which works for it.
But if their parents are still alive and financing the operation, that would cover a lot of details and questions. That being said, if their parents were still alive, one would think they would have showed up when Wayne got engaged.
1 Last Names
Letterkenny has a weird thing with last names. To be specific, almost no one has one. Reilly and Jonesy are a harder call as it’s almost impossible to tell if those are first names, last names or nicknames. The only ones to break the trends are the McMurrays, who go solely by their last names.
McMurray’s younger sister is one of the few characters with a full name, but the irony of that is the rest of the town only seems to call her by that full name, Bonnie McMurray. It rarely, if ever, gets shortened.