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RBO returns to TV!

RBO returns to TV!

“Do you want scoop?» The author of these lines asked Guy A. LePage, after confirming that he is preparing to start recording another season of the legendary comedy series with Sylvie Leonard boy girla third after a relaunch in 2023, 20 years after the end of the first sequence that seduced audiences from 1997 to 2003.

“Next season, Sylvie will find that Jay is bored and will decide to invite her old friends over!”

Guy A. Lepage, in the upcoming season of A Guy, a Girl

And guess who Jay's old friends will be? We can tell you that on Tuesday, the three of them, like Jay, wore a yellow coat with their names embroidered on it…

In short, yes, you'll see the RBO guys together again on TV, at least for the half-hour episodeboy girl. A pleasant surprise for the audience and the four men who are still acting like thieves.

“In the first year, it was a gift we gave the audience with four new episodes of the seriesboy girlAnd he could have stayed there. But we did 10 more episodes in 2024, and then this time we'll do 12 more. What we will record is what you will see in 2025 in the addendum Every V“And then at Radio-Canada,” LePage continues as André J. Ducharme works with him Everyone is talking about itHe announced that he will be part of the television comedy cast bad weather Next season.

Circus and records

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But between now and the fall, the RBO is entitled to a Cirque du Soleil tribute show in Trois-Rivières and the return of its first two albums to store shelves, one that led to the other. “It was the Cirque du Soleil show that inspired us to return to this musical universe. In addition, release a yellow vinyl (for disk) and pink (L Why sing?), it seems to me that it goes well with the colors of Cirque du Soleil! Yves P. Pelletier launched from the beginning.

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His colleague Andre J. Ducharme notes that many fans have asked for new releases in the context of the increasing popularity of this audio medium. “And I must say, the vinyl looks really good!” Nicknamed “The Little One,” he adds, explaining that the famous “Loto-Gratteux” that accompanied the first edition will be present again in the 2024 edition.

As for the coats they wore on Tuesday, the men admit that they are unfortunately not the same coats they were photographed in on Tuesday. diskbut the ones they made specifically during the only previous reissue of this album which was first recorded on CD in 2006.

“We had to rebuild it because Richard Z. (Sirois) put on weight,” LePage laughs at the absence of their mustachioed former friend who was often their Turkish head during the early seasons of their series. TV program on Télévision Quatre-Saisons. The guys at RBO will also admit that the original coats no longer have their former shine after a few decades.


The RBO members also took time to re-listen to the two nearly 40-year-old albums before moving forward with the project. “We were pleasantly surprised, we spent a lot of time on the production,” explains Bruno E. Landry, while Pelletier recalls the genesis of the first album, composed of songs and sketches.

“It was the best thing about our radio show [sur les ondes de CIBL-FM]But we re-recorded everything in the studio.

Yves Pelletier of rock and Bill's Oriel

The songs were created in the studio, sometimes very quickly. “The theme to Rock et Belles Oreilles, which later became the theme of the TV show, was composed in a few minutes,” notes Guy A. LePage before starting to sing “Rock et Belles Oreilles, these are five boys, Rock and Belles Oreilles, what bastards they are…”

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At the time, the group wanted its masks to remain timeless, Ducharme recalls. “Sketches like the ones on old TV shows Dallas, The wonderful world of Disney or Remote service “Funny even if we don't know the reference,” he said, citing the album Carcasses or Remy AM/FM Paul and Paul as influences, albums that are not recordings of performances but works created to appear recorded.

“We did all kinds of humor,” LePage also recalls, “silly humor, but also parodies, political humor, and also corny humor and a little bit of piss-taking.”


So new editions of these great classics will be in record stores from June 20, almost a month before the premiere of Cirque du Soleil's show in Trois-Rivières, on July 17. But seeing the four boys (Sirois left the group in 1987 even if he remained a great friend) together, so smiling and continuing to share this complicity leads one to wonder if we won't risk seeing them together again after this future episode ofboy girl.

“We always want to work together. We did sketches for Bye Bye 2021 and Yves and André also did a number together for the ComediHa! festival,” says Lepage, with the support of Pelletier and the other members of the quartet, each of whom also implements their personal projects.