There was once a time when, before they were big in America, talented Canadians would appear on ‘Canada AM,’ an aptly-named morning talk show on CTV.

All kinds of pre-fame stars were interviewed on the show, including one very young (and very adorable) 12-year-old tyke named Ryan Gosling just after he found out he was going to be a Mouseketeer. A time when he truly was still just a gosling and not the man-goose he later became.

With a history that's decades old, the recently-opened ‘Canada AM’ show vault also includes early interviews with Drake, Sarah McLachlan, Shania Twain and Michael Buble.

It’s obvious if you want to make it up north and then go on to fame in the US, you have to start with an appearance on ‘Canada AM.’ It's kind of like how mobsters have to be made by the don before being truly accepted. (Only since these are Canadian mobsters, they're especially polite.)

Just ask Gosling, who went from ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ Mouseketeer to starring in movies like 'The Notebook' and 'Drive' and being worth about $50 million today -- all because he kissed the ring of 'Canada AM.'