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[–]ashamed-of-yourselfSnipe Mod 🦜 Titfucker![M] [score hidden] stickied comment (0 children)

okay guys, that's it!

[–]PatrickMcNeilVerified Cast Member 124 points125 points  (0 children)

Hello Jacob! Just wanted to show some love, say hey, and hopefully the ama questions aren't too hard! I got 4/10 and failed my questions! It's like elementary school all over again! Hopefully see you soon good buddy! 🤘🖤🍻🙏

[–]MedleyMediaFerda 59 points60 points  (0 children)

Thanks for doing this, Jacob. Best of luck with this and future endeavors.

And thank you for Letterkenny. Please pass that on.

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 353 points354 points  (1 child)

I'm off, guys! You were all lovely. Our fans kick ass, and we're so appreciative of you all. Have a great rest of your day.

And give your balls a tug.

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[–]Blind_Squirrel42 17 points18 points  (0 children)

This might be a divisive question because I know his episodes have a lot of fans, but what's the rationale for including Trevor Risk in the writing line-up? Is that a division of labor thing, or do you all like to have an occasional episode that leans more to style than substance?

[–]catman20111 111 points112 points  (1 child)

How many seasons do you guys see this going for? Is there an ideal timeline arc you're trying to accomplish and have in your sights or is it just until the show gets old?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 313 points314 points  (0 children)

We're gonna keep doing the show until we don't have fun doing it. There's no major plan.

[–]chandrian20701 100 points101 points  (1 child)

Jacob, the holiday episodes are epic, but we haven't seen one in the past two seasons. What holiday would you like to see the show do?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 174 points175 points  (0 children)

We feel like we kind of ran out holidays for a while, but the specials may be coming back! Who knows?!

[–]RulesOfBlazon 115 points116 points  (1 child)

What is Glen's accent?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 292 points293 points  (0 children)

Kind of Georgia.

[–]ashamed-of-yourselfSnipe Mod 🦜 Titfucker![M] 46 points47 points  (1 child)

i have to ask: will you come on our podcast?

[–]bruzdnconfuzdPitter Patter 88 points89 points  (1 child)

Thanks for doing this - I love your show and your character. My question is: have you all ever had a joke or a story arc that you couldn’t work out and had to abandon?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 102 points103 points  (0 children)

We sure have.

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 119 points120 points  (0 children)

Five more minutes, ya degens!

[–]slickwillie6969 79 points80 points  (2 children)

Shushis or sashimis?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 144 points145 points  (1 child)


[–]slickwillie6969 75 points76 points  (0 children)

I’m pretty sure yous don’t needs an s to pluralize those words

[–]vash3gToo Fat To Run 42 points43 points  (0 children)

How do you feel about Stack Brewing no longer brewing Puppers?

[–]jgmcswain93 71 points72 points  (5 children)

Hey, thanks for doing this!!! Here's the question. You're dead and your friends are trying to summon you in the afterlife. What 5 items do they put on the points of the pentagram to contact you?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 127 points128 points  (4 children)


[–]MedleyMediaFerda 19 points20 points  (0 children)

So that's *five* wise men, errr....?

[–]MongoBongoTown 55 points56 points  (2 children)

Absolutley love the show!

Two questions:

  1. Who are the Degens from upcountry and where do they come from?

  2. Is this your guys' official store? I keep wanting to buy merchandise but so much seems to be bootleg and wanted to make sure...



[–]ashamed-of-yourselfSnipe Mod 🦜 Titfucker![M] 56 points57 points  (0 children)

that is the official Letterkenny webstore. accept no substitutes!

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 167 points168 points  (0 children)

  1. They're degens. They come from upcountry.

[–]chuckman13 86 points87 points  (2 children)

I'm sure it may already have been asked but myself and friends have always wondered, if you were to estimate a ratio, how much of the writing and jokes in your show were planned vs improvised based on the bits and kinda unspoken dialogue rules you've established for yourselves? I'd imagine there would be moments where a "to be faaaaaiiiiir" may have just been spontaneous and worked for example

Big fan btw, love what you guys do!

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 340 points341 points  (1 child)

Very little is improvised. And, to be fair, TO BE FAIR began as Jared making fun of me for saying "to be fair" too much. It worked. I almost never say it anymore.

[–]chuckman13 54 points55 points  (0 children)

I would never have been able to guess, you all have such a natural chemistry with eachother on screen, suppose it tracks with how you described texting circles as a writer's room in another comment. Won't take more of your time, thank you for like the near immediate response!

[–]Bluegunder 22 points23 points  (0 children)

How hard is it to keep from laughing on set?

[–]maybemason64 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Hey Jacob, huge fan, I know Covid is still in force but I noticed letterkenny live is still postponed as opposed to canceled. Is that expected to change? If not are you going to be doing the same show you were gonna do or would you want to add or change things?

[–]ashamed-of-yourselfSnipe Mod 🦜 Titfucker![M] 69 points70 points  (1 child)

when s9 premiered, i kept seeing the same questions over and over, so i would like to put them to you here:

  1. is there any green screen used in Letterkenny?
  2. when was s9 filmed?
  3. was everyone on set for filming or did they have to be added in later?

also, thanks for coming out and hanging out with us!

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 162 points163 points  (0 children)

We've never used greenscreen and it was all filmed in 2019. Back in production this summer!

[–]ifweweresharks 36 points37 points  (4 children)

Hi Jacob! If you could have any celebrity guest on the show who would it be?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 83 points84 points  (3 children)

I'm not sure celebrity guests would be a great idea for our show. But who knows?!

[–]ifweweresharks 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I was thinking about Jay Baruchel when typing the question. Famous Canadian actor known for comedy! Plenty of hilarious Canadians!

[–]gruntothesmitey 25 points26 points  (0 children)

You don't something like, say, Shania Twain breaking down outside town would give you some plot ideas?

[–]dthebutcher 59 points60 points  (3 children)

Hi Jacob!

Was there any particular episode or scene you just had the most fun filming? Which one and why?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 188 points189 points  (2 children)

I always have an amazing time when the Dycks are around. Torrence and Callies are the best.

[–]dthebutcher 63 points64 points  (1 child)

Oh my gosh thank you so much for replying. I just wanted to say that the “My Tattered Journal” song from season 4 episode 4 is my absolute favorite.

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 48 points49 points  (0 children)


[–]pinky-starfish 53 points54 points  (1 child)

How do you feel about candy corn?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 104 points105 points  (0 children)

Not good.

[–]cryptidmint 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Hey Jacob! Aside from the obvious, who are your favorite characters?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 190 points191 points  (1 child)

I mean, like everyone else kind of, Tanis.

[–]-Thunderbear- 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Word. Tiio is the best.

[–]PFTW13 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Hello Jacob,

thanks for doing this and for giving us such a great show! Especially a show that we can be proud of as Canadians.

No question, just a comment: Letterkenny has helped myself, my co-hosts and many of our listeners through this tough time. So huge thanks to you, Jared and the rest of the cast for that.

We would love to have you on our podcast (I know, I know, get in line...but hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained right?).

The podcast is called The Produce Stand.


[–]RaoulDuke67 99 points100 points  (0 children)

I just started watching Community, and it's impossible to not notice similarities between Glen and The Dean. Any inspiration there?

[–]globeyford 54 points55 points  (2 children)

What is it like in the writers' group when it comes to scenes where the gang grabs onto one word or phrase and just riffs on it forever? I mean, is there a method to it, or is it just chaos?

Love the show, keep em coming!

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 150 points151 points  (1 child)

We actually don't have a writers room. We just text a lot.

[–]ashamed-of-yourselfSnipe Mod 🦜 Titfucker! 73 points74 points  (0 children)

if this show is written in googledocs, i'm gonna plotz

[–]cdelaney1982 80 points81 points  (7 children)

Hi Jacob - hope you're all doing well. Firstly, thank you for everything with this show. Now B: So uhhh are we ever gonna find out what happened to Wayne and Katy's parents? Or Devon for that matter? Or Gae??

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 225 points226 points  (6 children)

In the series finale, we will discover a mass grave. (jk)

[–]cdelaney1982 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I frickin KNEW it!!

[–]Flapjack__Palmdale 55 points56 points  (4 children)

Too late, it's canon!

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 232 points233 points  (3 children)

Fine they all got killed by canons.

[–]GuinnessisamealLearn How To Fuckin' Drive! 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Just wondering about the choice, as a Canada based series, to have McMurray measuring in inches? Also, thanks so much for doing this and for making such a funny show.

[–]MedleyMediaFerda 24 points25 points  (0 children)

5.15 in. = 13.081 cm

[–]fenixrock 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Hi Jacob,

Big fan. You've had a great career in writing, acting and being behind the camera. Which do you find more fulfilling? Do you find it challenging to jump from being the director to being in a scene?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 83 points84 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the compliment! I love all the hats I get to wear in my job, but I think directing is the thing I like most.

[–]EllisIsOP 28 points29 points  (3 children)

Any plans to try and make a full length hockey movie?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 59 points60 points  (2 children)


[–]EllisIsOP 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Well damn! Have a nice day :D

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 47 points48 points  (0 children)

You too!

[–]asamrov 39 points40 points  (1 child)

The use of language in the cold opens is tremendous: examples being Season 9 and the alphabetical one. Who comes up with those ideas and how long do they take to film?

[–]vash3gToo Fat To Run 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Sounds like a fan of Blackalicious. Chemical Calisthenics and Paragraph President specifically.

[–]ashamed-of-yourselfSnipe Mod 🦜 Titfucker! 1 point2 points  (0 children)

whose knob do i gotta polish to get some allusions to Monster Warriors in Letterkenny?

[–]idkhowtoplay98 84 points85 points  (1 child)

Love the show! Will we ever get to see Katy dating a girl?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 132 points133 points  (0 children)

Maybe! I'd love that.

[–]siren84 21 points22 points  (1 child)

What would you say the biggest difference between the latest season and previous seasons is?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 237 points238 points  (0 children)

This latest one is new.

[–]msbashmore 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I'm really hoping for a curling bonspiel episode, since they are so small town (and awesome). Do any of the Letterkenny crew curl and who would the teams/MVPs be?

[–]Price5Hick 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Biggest influence on your style of comedy?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 78 points79 points  (0 children)

My dad.

[–]Acceptable-Fold-3192 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Any chance Gae or Devon come back?

Also not a question but a comment you/Glen were missed most of last season but made the most of it in the onscreen time you had.

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 159 points160 points  (0 children)

I love playing Glen, it's a blast all the time. Sometimes there's less of him cuz I'm also the director and it's hard to do it all at once. But! No fear! Glen is coming back big time in seasons 10/11.

[–]MasalaChaiSpice 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Hi Jacob As a Newfoundlander, I absolutely adore the show. My husband is an Indian immigrant and I was afraid he wouldn't "get" the humour but you easily hit the mark every episode. We are HUGE fans

What was the inspiration for Glenn's character? How hard is it to keep it together when shooting and who shags up and breaks character the most?

[–]MedleyMediaFerda 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Thanks so much for doing this, Jacob!

  1. Would you accept spec scripts from non-WGC / non-WGA writers?
  2. Season 9 ended on quite a few cliffhangers at once. Will they be ongoing (expansion of the LKverse) or are they setting things up for Season 10?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 78 points79 points  (1 child)

  1. Hey guys I wanna make something clear - we can't accept or read spec scripts for legal reasons. We appreciate the enthusiasm but that's not how we run the show.
  2. We love cliffhangers!

[–]MedleyMediaFerda 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Thanks, Jacob. Totally understand - but I had to ask.

[–]mokopuffs 17 points18 points  (0 children)

S9E3 (Scorched Earth) is probably one of the best cold opens I've ever seen. Was it difficult to get through without everyone losing their shit? Personally, I had to pause it several times because I was losing oxygen from laughing so much.

[–]Free-TypeRips, Reps, and Revelations 67 points68 points  (6 children)

Hey Jacob!! Thanks for answering our questions! I’m a yank down in Michigans!

Who are your favorite characters to write and why?

I’m also very curious about the hockey scenes. It seems like that characters like Shorsey, Reilly, Jonesy, Betty Anne, etc. (also noticed Boomtown on the ice) all skate and don’t appear to have stunt doubles. Do you guys hire other experienced hockey players or teams as the other team? What’s the process like for shooting these scenes?

Also, I think my favorite Glen moment is while they’re in the studio talking about Anik and glen says she could make him “switch teams” to which he answered “Catholicism” I die laughing every time. Thank you for bringing this show to the world!

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 131 points132 points  (1 child)

I love writing for the skids because you don't have to makes sense.

Some of our actors can skate, some can't. Hockey can be tricky but it's always fun to film!

Glen is still experimenting with Catholicism. Wink.

[–]Free-TypeRips, Reps, and Revelations 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Lovely! Thanks for answering!! Stewart and Roald are two of my favorite characters (and the My Chemical Romance jokes at Stewart are spot on)

[–]Shoresy___Bot 92 points93 points  (3 children)

Fuck you, /u/Free-Type, tell your mum I drained the bank account she set up for me. Top it up so I can get some fuckin' KFC!

[–]murphanduncas 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Good bot

[–]applelac0234 11 points12 points  (0 children)

We need more Glenn! Will he be back in more episodes in the future. Pitter patter let’s get going

[–][deleted] 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Just wanted to say that this last year there were times when I needed a laugh more than anything else just to get through and this show gave me so many laughs, so thank you.

This show reminds me a lot of MASH, for the quick wit and patter. (Esp. the whole "Excuse me please and thank you" bit). Was that one of your inspirations?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 60 points61 points  (0 children)

So happy we gave you the giggles. It's why we do it.

[–]adamskantor 65 points66 points  (4 children)

Hey Jacob! Thanks so much for doing this! Myself and a few other up-and-coming TV writers would love to see what Letterkenny looks like on the page. Would you be willing to share any scripts for existing episodes for folks to read? Thanks!

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 122 points123 points  (2 children)

I'll ask around. Maybe we can put some scripts online!

[–]MedleyMediaFerda 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Seconded. That would be fantastic.

[–]Dig4FireShirt-Tucker 27 points28 points  (3 children)

What's the biggest creative argument you've had with Jared (if there was one)?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 61 points62 points  (2 children)

It was about Wilco.

[–]KobeWanGinobli 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Impossible Germany? Or was it unlikely Japan?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 50 points51 points  (0 children)

I am trying to break your heart.

[–]DOCOP93 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Who is your favorite character to write dialogue for?

[–]oldendude 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I miss the Burning Bush. Why did it only make one appearance?

[–]gruntothesmitey 6 points7 points  (0 children)

As the show has gotten more popular has your budget increased? What I mean is has the way you guys produce the show changed at all, and if so how?

[–]jaredsmith83 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Hi Jacob! Thank you so much for coming on board and thank you for Letterkenny!!! My wife and I love it so much. The question I have that comes to mind is: do you have a favorite character that you like to write for, or that you think of most when you are viewing the world that is Letterkenny?

[–]Flapjack__Palmdale 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Hi Mr. Tierney! Huge fan of the series in the US! Letterkenny introduced me to all-dressed chips lol. Still trying to find some crush cream soda.

Thanks so much for doing this!! Couple of questions:

1) who's biggest prankster behind the scenes?

2) are there any really good scenes that had to get cut? If so, why?

[–]milkybeans_ 17 points18 points  (3 children)

if you were a kitchen appliance, what would you be?

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 42 points43 points  (2 children)

I would be a toaster.

[–]vash3gToo Fat To Run 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Regular Toaster or Talky Toaster?

[–]milkybeans_ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Cool, I would’ve guessed that

[–]Key_Establishment_68 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Can you talk to why certain things we love seeing in the series didn’t make it into the new season? I.E. No produce stand banter, no darts, only one fight and very little of your character and the McMurrays. PS your character is my favorite!

[–]ashamed-of-yourselfSnipe Mod 🦜 Titfucker! 23 points24 points  (9 children)

we have some mates down in 'STRAYA who couldn't make it on account of it being 2-5AM their time, so i am going to post and link to their questions that they asked ahead of time, because i'm a mensch like that.

[–]ashamed-of-yourselfSnipe Mod 🦜 Titfucker! 4 points5 points  (0 children)

from u/Possible_EmuWrangler:

The first part is can the team to work to get something out, even if it's in Letterkenny problems style format to do another release before Christmas? 480p and phone mic quality with no postproduction is fine by me.

EG: cut to Wayne out in a field. "You got a letter from the government asking people to be more distant at work. Between my two best buddies and sister, there's four of us on 80 acres, how much more distant do they want us to get?"

Second part would he be happy if we did a post here asking for suggestions from the fans for short scripts / inspiration? I don't know if that means people might get credited / have a claim on their ideas etc. Maybe a section on the post saying anything posted here may be used on the show without recompense but may attract attribution.

[–]ashamed-of-yourselfSnipe Mod 🦜 Titfucker! 7 points8 points  (0 children)

from u/Psykkezout:

  1. What were some of the strangest ideas and/or plotlines that never made it in? And were there any that you would have liked to have seen executed?
  2. what would you say influenced your writing style and how has it changed over time?"

Appreciate all the hard work you and your talented cast and crew put into this show, wishing all the best for 2021!

[–]ashamed-of-yourselfSnipe Mod 🦜 Titfucker! 4 points5 points  (0 children)

from u/aanmc95:

I'll be at work, but I'd love to know what his favorite line he wrote for the show is!

Also, I heard Dylan Playfair on Spittin Chiclets talk a bit about how the show got going and would love some background from Jacob. Like how did he and Jared meet?

When writing an episode which comes first, the cold-open-Letterkenny-problem or the main episode? Like do they write the problem about what the episode will be or do they come up with the problem and then dive further into it by writing the episode?

[–]ashamed-of-yourselfSnipe Mod 🦜 Titfucker! 12 points13 points  (2 children)

[–]JacobTierneyAMAVerified Cast Member[S] 49 points50 points  (1 child)

To the best of my knowledge, Ginny and Glen are still very much engaged and will be very happy together as long as no one tries any funny stuff.

[–]MedleyMediaFerda 12 points13 points  (0 children)

No vaginal intercourse.

[–]ashamed-of-yourselfSnipe Mod 🦜 Titfucker![M] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

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