I cheered during the trailer for Episode 1 back in the day and my friends were yelling, "Thank you George!" And the whole theater erupted in cheers and applause.
Americans are just more passionate than other countries. Nothing wrong with that. We like our entertainment...especially since WE produce most of it.
That being said, I love the Canadians and the British...but they've always been a little more reserved.
Ahh....I can smell it now...the Bacony stink of Canada.