I just spent my entire Sunday binging through the 10-episode season 2 of Ozark on Netflix. I found it very enjoyable, save for the bedsores. The crime drama, which takes place at an ominous summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks, has a strong Breaking Bad vibe–a seemingly well-to-do family whose good intentions take a back seat after getting involved with bad guys.
One intrepid CFL fan noticed that in nearly every scene a television is on, it’s playing a CFL game. But not just any CFL game, the same highlight on loop, and its been playing for both seasons of the show. Below is a clip a Twitter user posted of two scenes spliced together with the same Montreal Alouettes vs. Toronto Argos CFL highlight in the background. The first clip is from Season 1, episode 6 and the second is from Season 2, episode 3.
Additionally, in episode 5 of season 2, Game Day, Marty comes down into the basement and Buddy is watching a CFL game between the Hamilton Tiger Cats and the Toronto Argonauts.
This is odd seeing as although the show is set in the Lake of the Ozarks, it’s actually filmed in Lake Allatoona and Lake Lanier, both in Georgia. Georgia has its hands full with college and pro football to give two shits about the CFL.
As Uproxx points out, a Twitter user claimed the same clip was used in an episode of Modern Family, too. It could just be a cheap stock sports highlight and some production intern threw it in there repeatedly.
Is there an explanation for the ubiquity of CFL games in the Ozark universe? In season 3 is Marty Byrde going to buy the Montreal Alouettes as a vehicle to launder money? If that’s the case, will QB Johnny Manziel make a guest appearance?
Johnny Manziel in season 3 of Ozark. You heard it here first.