Gretzky, Wayne

Archetypal Canadian Character, late 1970s, early 1980s: Slight, fast, married to an American movie starlet, more interested in sidelines than the main game, intensely loyal until something better shows up. Durable and not easily hit. “If you try to stop me, I’ll pass off to someone else, and he’ll get me what I want.” Grezky is convincingly nice man, which means he’s become the pitchman for nearly every consumer corporation selling product within Canada’s borders.

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