Generally, each year my family purchases a daily calendar for us to read at dinner. We’ve done jokes, trivia about certain TV shows, etc. Last year we had a daily Family Feud calendar. On December 4, the survey question was “Tell me something you associate with Canada”. The number 2 answer was about Niagara Falls.
From the St Catharines Standard:
Niagara Falls is the backdrop for an award-winning Canadian drama opening at the Niagara Square Cinemas Friday.
“Mary Goes Round,” the debut feature from Toronto director Molly McGlynn, stars Aya Cash (“You’re the Worst”) as a substance abuse counselor named Mary who loses her job and driver’s license because of a drinking problem. She’s then asked to meet her estranged father in her hometown of Niagara Falls, who is dying and hopes to see her connect with her teenaged half-sister who she has never met.
My kids recently binge-watched the entire TV series Futurama. I liked the series a lot when it was on originally, and it was nice to laugh at some of things again.
I had forgotten, but there is one episode that has a Niagara Falls connection. In the Overclockwise episode (see also here and here) of season six, Bender the robot gets overclocked. This is where you change some settings for the CPU to make it run faster than it should. This often results it the CPU getting hotter than normal, so Bender needed a way to cool down. He ended up going to Niagara Falls!
I found a copy of the episode on Dailymotion. If you go ahead to the 10:40 mark, you’ll see the Niagara Falls clip.
A few years ago, the popular YouTube channel for Good Mythical Morning posted a video about “Unbelievable Niagara Falls Survival Stories”. Check it out
I was watching some of the WIRED’s Autocomplete Interviews and I thought it would be fun to see what some of the common searches are for Niagara Falls:
I’m sure that all sorts of different attractions would love to have their names show up automatically!
I would think that Niagara Falls is considered a waterfall.
How much does it cost? You mean to buy all 3 waterfalls? I don’t think anyone could afford it! 🙂
From the Niagara Falls Review:
One of the most beloved superstars in wrestling history enjoyed a nice and relaxing weekend in Niagara Falls.
Brutus (The Barber) Beefcake was in town to attend the Falls View Hose Brigade’s two-day pop culture trivia night.
The event began with an evening that was open to the public Friday, and concluded with an evening just for members of the Dunn Street club Saturday.
But in between asking and answering trivia questions, the man known for his steel shears and unique outfits as one of the sports-entertainment’s most memorable characters throughout the 1980s and ’90s, took in some of the city’s attractions.
“There’s lots of restaurants and cool stuff to do, and chill out and relax,” said Beefcake.
This isn’t specifically Niagara Falls related, but the Washington Post had an article the other day about Canada. There was nothing in it that mentioned Niagara Falls at all, but the feature image is of the Canada 150 sign in Niagara Falls.
One more post about the Kelly and Ryan taping…
If you want to see some video clips and photos, probably the best place to go is the Live with Kelly and Ryan Facebook page.
Surprisingly, I’ve actually seen very little written about the show in the local papers. I thought there would be more, but the even kind of came and went without much fanfare. There were definitely lots of people there for the show, and I know people who saw some famous people in town, but other than that it seemed to be a non-event. I hope I am wrong. The views of the Falls behind Kelly and Ryan were spectacular, so hopefully it served its purpose from a marketing point of view.
From the Niagara Gazette:
…it can’t possibly match the wide publicity and exposure that the “Live With Kelly & Ryan Show” generated for Niagara Falls, Ont., on Monday and Tuesday. Some 3,000 persons gathered on the broad curved lawn in front of the pergola that connects two open pavilions to watch the show viewed by millions. It was an all-Canadian affair, complete with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police escorting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the stage, red-and-white balloons bobbing over the crowd pressing for a closer look at the young PM, and the tiny Maple Leaf flags waving in tribute to that nation’s 150th anniversary. The international touch also was in full breathtaking view with the American Falls (not the Horseshoe) as the magnificent backdrop for the coast-to-coast special…
This article on FilmSchoolRejects.com talks a lot about the history of Niagara Falls in the movies. It includes references to the Marilyn Monroe movie, as well as others
Niagara Falls is one of the most famous natural wonders in the world. It only makes sense that it has appeared onscreen many times throughout the years. Niagara Falls has been featured in many different types of films, including traditional narrative films, travelogues, and of course documentaries. Each of these different forms of filmmaking offers a unique perspective on Niagara, in terms of the landscape, its mythical qualities, the culture surrounding it, and how humans interact with such a huge force of nature.