TV nostalgia: Louis-Olivier Mauffette could have been the “new” Fardoche

Télé nostalgia: Louis-Olivier Mauffette could have been the «new&raquo ; Fardoche


For Louis-Olivier Mauffette, as for so many others, the 1970s and 1980s were entitled to the seal Passe-Partout on TV. Once an adult, the actor would have liked to be part of the second version… And he came close to getting there. 

Louis-Olivier, what shows youth have marked you? 

Les Oraliens

I am from the generation where there were Les Oraliens and Les cent tours de Centour.There was something from the realm of magic; it was realistic, but there was something supernatural about it. Also, there was the whole family of Little Beaver and Demetan, but it was much too sad… And the king of the world was Passe-Partout: in the morning or in the evening , there was never too much.

Did you watch a lot of TV when you were young?

I was ultra athletic, and my parents always left us free of everything, my sisters and me. It just happened; we have always managed to achieve balance. My parents never had to say “put the TV down, put the Nintendo down, and go play outside.” We had a chalet so we skied all weekend…

Is there a character or actor who influenced you? < /p> Passe-Partout

Of course I have to say the name of Jacques L'Heureux, but when I was young, my brain didn't understand as long as he was a guy separated from the character of Passe-Montagne. At that age, I had no idea that I wanted to become an actor; I found out really late.

Have you seen yourself in the shoes of Passe-Montagne? 

For the second version of Passe-Partout, I auditioned for Fardoche. It went very well, enough so that in the end, my name was among the possible choices. […] My brain has already said: “Ayoye, I may be the next Fardoche!”.

Why Fardoche?


Because I have a castof woodsman. I wear red and black checkered shirts, I lived in the woods for 10 years, I'm close to the earth, I have a beard, I have a severe look that Fardoche had, but funny< /em> at the same time […] When Widemir Normil [the new Fardoche, Editor's note] came to play on Gazebo, I kept fooling him and telling him that he stole my role. (laughs)

Is there a song from a show that sticks in your mind?

I can still sing you Minifée, Le Petit Beaver and Candy. I will never forget them.

What universe would you like children to discover?

I have ideas for teenagers. I sometimes have concepts in mind like a new way of approaching their reality […] At the moment, I write for adults, but it could very well be that at some point I would like to to talk about teenagers, to start from three teenage girls who gave themselves a challenge… Something rougher like Gazebo, something closer to what teenagers live…

►Starring Louis-Olivier Mauffette and Marie-Soleil Dion, the second season of the comedy Gazebo is offered on Extra. The couple is also writing a new series. Added to this is the play Silence, we are shooting! whose actor will be part of the cast from June to August at the Gilles-Vigneault Theater in Saint-Jérôme. For tickets: