TV Nostalgia: Maxime Denommée was fascinated by The little house on the prairie

Télé Nostalgia: Maxime Denommée was fascinated by La petite maison in the meadow


Although his outdoor activities and his work on the farm did not allow him to spend much time in front of the TV, Maxime Denommée had several fields of interest, as evidenced by his many memories by Passe-Partout, Little House on the Prairie …and the fight!

Maxime, which youth program impressed you the most?

Passe-Partout. I have two sisters, so we played by identifying with the three main characters [Passe-Partout, Passe-Carreau and Passe-Montagne, Ed]. I remember making wooden necklaces for them, which were given to them in person. At that time, they were on tour. We saw them in the auditorium of the high school in Farnham.

What are your fondest childhood TV memories?

My fondest childhood television memories were watching Little House on the Prairie with my family. I wanted to be Charles Ingalls [played by Michael Landon, NDRL] as an adult. I wanted to become a cabinetmaker or a carpenter. It turned out because I work with wood regularly.

Did you watch a lot of TV when you were very young?

I didn't watch so much TV. I played outside and worked on the farm with my father. On the other hand, besides Passe-Partout and Little House on the Prairie, I loved wrestling, on Sundays at 11 a.m., hosted by Édouard Carpentier. With the good-natured Rougeau Brothers and the evil Macho Man, Jake “The Snake” Roberts. Without forgetting the duel of the titans: Hulk Hogan against the Ferré Giant.

Is there a character who influenced you?

I I really liked Esteban in The mysterious cities of gold. He was very brave. And the documentary-like finale of the episodes fascinated me. It was mysterious for the child that I was, but so instructive. I would love to see this again today.

Is there one more song from a show that sticks in your mind?

All Passe-Partout songs. And I still sing The most beautiful rainbow.

Is there a character you would have liked to play for children?

I would love to play a character like Monsieur Craquepoutte [played by Denis Houle, NDLR] in Toc Toc Toc. I like friendly curmudgeons.

Which universe would you like children to discover?

I would like to introduce universes like that of < em>Ground and Goblet. Making children's imagination work with almost nothing rather than bombarding them with information and ultra-stimulation. The cartoons broadcast on Télétoon, I find it unbearable and mind-numbing.

What do you think of today's youth TV?

I really like the work of Télé-Québec. It's so important to have educational programs that trust children's intelligence and develop their imagination.

♦ Maxime Denommée will defend the title role of the original series Padrewhose episodes are posted on this Friday. The production for which he lends an attentive ear to the sins confessed to him by passers-by will then be found on the small screen, on Unis TV, from December 17 to 23, at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The cast of Pierre's psychological drama -Marc Drouin can also count on the presence of Micheline Lanctôt.

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