In 1991, MuchMusic launched the Intimate and Interactive series, known as I&I, which featured live in studio performances by the world’s biggest artists. The Tragically Hip were visiting MuchMusic when a viewer, via Speaker’s Corner, asked lead singer Gord Downie what surprised him most about people’s perception of Canada. Downie replied, “It’s surprising to me that people think we’re unpatriotic,” while the audience proceeded to spontaneously sing “O Canada” to the famous frontman.