As a child, Rémi-Pierre Paquin would have liked to watch more episodes of the show Pop Pumpkin. However, his mother and the time slot of this colorful meeting have decided otherwise. Fortunately, the actor was able to enjoy beautiful moments at noon, thanks to Gilles Latulippe and Suzanne Lévesque, but also in the evening, alongside his father and the stars of improvisation in Quebec.
Rémi-Pierre, are there one or more youth programs that have made a lasting impression on you?
There was Pumpkin Pop. It was a very creative sketch show [offered from 1979 to 1983, on Radio-Canada, editor’s note]. Unfortunately, it aired Thursdays at 4 p.m. and my mom sometimes made me go grocery shopping with her during the airing.
What childhood TV memories are among your fondest?
First, watch Les Démons du midi [animée par Gilles Latulippe et Suzanne Lapointe, NDLR] on the small television in the kitchen before returning to school.
Also, watching Sheriff Scare Me! on Friday nights with my dad. Then watch National Improv League games on Sunday nights.
Did you watch a lot of TV when you were young?
Yes. Saturday morning was almost sacred to me.
Is there a character who influenced you?
Harlock [a fictional character, a space pirate from the manga universe, Ed].
Is there still a song from a show that sticks in your mind?
That of Minibus [a sketch program broadcast on Radio-Canada from 1983 to 1988, Ed].
Is there a character you would have liked to play for children?
I would have loved to play in Pop Pumpkin!
What TV universe would you like to introduce to today's children?
The exploded universe of Sol et Gobelet [Marc Favreau and Luc Durand were one with these mythical characters of the 1970s, Ed].
What do you think of our youth TV in 2022?
It is really well done, there is a lot of creativity and the children have access to a very large offer.
♦ Rémi-Pierre Paquin is one of the many known faces in the cast of the dark series Patrick Senécal presents. The 10 episodes can be viewed in rapid succession on Club illico. Still on the small screen, he is expected at Z this fall with his novelty Au chalet de Rémi and will present the magazine Drinking and eating on Télé-Québec with Lindsay Brun and Vanessa Pilon.
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