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In 1931, along with some friends, Gratien Gélinas founded the Troupe des anciens du Collège de Montréal. He had already been playing for a few years with the Montreal Repertory Theatre, as well as on radio, where he had his real professional debut in 1934 at radio station CKAC in the series Le curé de village, from Robert Choquette. In 1937, he created the character Fridolin for a series originally called Le Carrousel de la gaieté, that later became Le Train de plaisir.

In 1938, the Fridolinons revue was shown at the Monument National Theatre and would be presented there until 1946. Gélinas returned ten years later at the Orphéum Theatre in Montreal with the show then called Fridolinades '56.