- That chicken character is beyond creepy.
It would frighten me and I would change the channel.
- Chicken lady loves life! Gravel and grubs!
- I love Dave as the French Canadian streetwalker.
- I loved that show. Majorly underrated.
- Message from Queen Elizabeth:
- Dave and Scott as hookers.
- Cathy/Kathy are the best!
I like the Buddy monologues, especially where he leads the lesbian softball team to victory.
- ha, that was good, R3!
- You chose a child molester's jam!
- Chicken Lady has a blind date.
- I squish you.
- [quote]But what really hold up beautifully are the skits where he plays women, particularly Kathy (in the Kathy-Cathy secretaries skits)
Listen, bitch, are you for real?!
- Love this show. Everyone talks about how gorgeous Dave Foley was as a woman but Mark McKinney was even prettier. Love the Chicken Lady, Girl-Drink Drunk, the French whores longing for mysterious Tony, secretaries Kathy and Cathy, Office Party Surprise (Nina from Joymakers!)
- I have the whole series on DVD. Absolutely love them.
- The Dr. Seusse Bible!!!
- I think McKinney was the funniest. What's surprising is that Thompson is the most butch of the whole cast even though he was the only gay one. I have a hard time even believing Foley is male.
- I think Foley was the funniest.
These are the Daves I know, I know...
- R17 The Daves I Know was Bruce's bit.
- The whole series is on netflix streaming for anyone else who still has netflix.
Love Dave Foley's monologue on menstruation. He was so damn beautiful and charismatic in his 20s I just can't stand it.
Love Scott Thompson in just about everything, but especially as Queen Elizabeth. When I look back on things, I now realize that watching Kids in the Hall on Comedy Central is probably what made me a hagfrau and convinced me that homophobia/discrimination against gays was wrong.
- And I forgot to add...
the best repeat bit on KITH was "30 Helens Agree"
the best single sketch was "Girl Drink Drunk"
runner-up was "king of empty promises"
- [quote]The Daves I Know was Bruce's bit.
No duh, but he was talking about DAVE, including Dave Foley!
- Dave Foley was a baaaaaad Doctor.
- Foley's personal life is completely fucked up.
- How so?
- Is there any good comedian that wasn't just totally fucked up?
- Not funny in the least!
- Here you go, R24:
- [quote]I squish you.
I *crush* you! I'm crushing your head!
- I'm sorry for causing all that cancer.
- best ever
- All the girls want to know who's the cutest boy on death row?
- How to handle a bear attack... when Mark McKinney and Kevin McDonald go to a gay bar (Mark wonders where all the women are) and Kevin gets approached by a bear. "Someone got lucky last night..."
- I can't stop thinking about Tony. Wondering where he could be, who he is with, what is he thinking, is he thinking of me, and whether he'll ever return someday.
- What looks good here?...Hmmm, the artichoke fritters look delicious, but then again, there ARE my thighs!
- Well, I gotta go; I'm in the middle of a big bike race.
- Who were the two self-absorbed shop workers/club kids played by Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson? McKinney's character was a woman and Thompson was either black or Indian. They were completely shallow and always going on about creepy coincidences and superstitions.
"We have to get an exorcist in here and I am serious this time."
It was much funnier than I'm describing.
- Boy, Foley has aged badly.
- some KITH gossip:
Scott Thompson never intended for the Buddy monologues to be only funny. Watch them again or look for transcripts...he was great at hiding pointed political observations or scathing critiques under the laughs.
Bruce Mcculloch fought a serious and hard battle away from the spotlight with alcohol all through the 2000s. Often times during their occasional reunion tours, backstage it was touch and go if he could make it. One night at the Beacon theatre in NYC, he fell of the wagon and had to be carried out of the theatre.
Mark Mckinney despised every second of being on SNL. he is most proud of his work on Slings and Arrows, and wishes it got the same respect as KITH.
Kevin Mcdonald was one of the KITH founders but was always paranoid he'd be kicked out. Their major blow-ups and infighting always started because of Kevin's insecurity.
Paul Bellini now writes for fab magazine in Toronto, ans is always surrounded by twinks.
- I had the pear dream again...
- I don't blame KM for being insecure. I always felt he was the weakest link.
- LOVED KITH and recently watched every season on Netflix. The Chicken Lady was my favorite ("Gotta get laid...gotta get laid")
I actually saw them in concert here in Chicago when the show was still on the air. It was fun but frustrating for those guys because everyone was pretty much shouting the lines. As I recall, it was the first time I actually noticed how cute Dave Foley was. There was alot of enthusiasm for them and Dave would flash a dimpled grin at the audience, while the others looked a bit shocked at how popular they were.
- The Buddy monologues are horrible.
- I stood next to Bruce McCulloch on a longish bus ride once, years ago. It was probably 11 a.m. and he stank of booze.
Watching the Buddy Cole pieces or any of the gay-themed Kids material now, I think it might be easy to forget how out there that stuff was for TV comedy when it aired (1988-1994). Scott Thompson was pretty brave, and I know he feels he doesn't get enough credit from the gays for breaking ground.
- I know someone who knows them, and she said Dave Foley is a drunk too.
- There's something sublimely wicked about the aged KiTH of today. I haven't watched Death Comes to Town yet. Maybe it's time. Live, they are incredible.
Mark's firestarter Monique was very sexy, and Attila, as was Dave's French streetwalker.
Loved Brain Candy, their innovative live dvds, the irreverent talk show appearances, and still wondering about Tony.
- Does Bruce drink because he's three feet tall?
- I couldn't finish Death Comes to Town. It wasn't very funny for starters, but I was depressed by how fat and unwell Dave Foley looked (and Mark McKinney has gotten fat too).
- They're not in their 20s anymore. Still funny though.
- I didn't find Death Comes To Town funny enough to stick with, either.
How did they all meet or were they assembled like a boy band?
- r49, per wikipedia, before kith mark mckinney and bruce mccullogh were in a comedy troupe in calgary. dave foley and kevin mcdonald were in a comedy troupe in toronto. the two pairs met in '84 and decided to perform together and different people as the 5th kith performer until they settled on scott thompson in '85.
they did break up for a little while that mckinney and mccullough were writers for snl. they got back together like a year later and lorne saw them together and gave them a show.
- re: Death Comes to Town, KITH were always more weird than funny. Watch the old episodes, and you'll be surprised at how little actual laughs there are. Most of the time it's weird characters in weird situations aided by a laugh track. With Death Comes to Town, they really closely followed that formula, which disappointed people who remember KITH being gut-bustingly funny instead of the oddly existential show with funny moments it actually was.
A friend describes it as Waiting for Godot with a studio audience...looking at the 2 cops, the hookers, Cathy and Kathy, the guys in the pit of ultimate darkness, or even chicken lady and bearded lady, that analogy really makes sense.
- R51, I still find KITH laugh out loud funny and still rewatch episodes with some regularity and didn't fid Death Comes To Town funny at all.
- Another of my KITH favourites: Steps.
Fun fact: The "Steps" are based on an actual set of steps in Toronto's gay village, the steps in front of the Second Cup coffee shop.
- Another good Steps one:
- Want to know something? I'm a bad doctor. But I didn't worry about it, because I figured "how far can you coast on charm?"
Pretty far actually.
- That's a shame about McCulloch. I always thought he was the hottest one of the bunch.
- McCulloch is really short in real life. TV makes him look taller. Stood next to him at a coffee shop on Queen Street West about ten years ago. I'm 5'10" and the top of his head came to just below my shoulders.
- I walked past Mark McKinney on College St. in Toronto last fall. He looked pissed off and was with some young-ish hipster guys. I was tempted to yell out, "What are ya lookin' at?" in my best Chicken Lady voice.
And, of course, I see Scott Thompson around every once in a while. He seems nice, though a little self-important.
- Perfect couple.
- Dave Foley at his peak. Brilliant sequence.
- Loved Chicken Lady, Temps and they once did a skit called "Girl Drink Drunk". I still laugh when i think about it.
- I had quite the crush on Bruce.
- I liked "Girl Drink Drunk," too:
- I've never seen this one before:
- My god it [italic]stinks[/italic] in this thread... It stinks of stupid posters thinking about Tony. Wondering where he could be, who he is with, what is he thinking, is he thinking of me, and whether he'll ever return someday.
- Don't look at ME, R66. I have not posted in this thread until now!
- No one must know my secret (puts dead squirrel on head).
- My god, open a weendow!
- My pen! Someone stole my pen!
- How long have you had that rubber plant?
- If my head were veal ... which I know it is not ... how much would it be worth?
- Skor-ra! The Gentle Shark!
- Fran: "I had a good Christian girlhood. I didn't even know Christ was a Jew until I was twenty-one! The most exotic people in our neighbourhood was a Dutch family...my mother called them "niggers"...
- Daddy drank.
- It's because I have a cabbage for a head, isn't it?!!
- I'm not being sarcastic! NO! This is just a little speech impediment:
- Fine ham abounds!
- Could I borrow a cup of salsa?
- I've tried heroin! And I'm trying to cut down the number of times I try heroin...in a day...
- I always make Faux Pas at parties...
This is our first party, just don't ruin it!
- [italic]DECAF?!?!?[/italic] What are they trying to do, [italic]kill[/italic] us??
- You've got to try the shitty soup!
- Scott Thompson as the Queen always cracked me up. He had an uncanny resemblance to her.
- The movie is still one of my favorite movies of all time.
- I loved Bruce McCullough's comedy album.
- Is Stefan on SNL just a Buddy from KITH rip-off?
- It's a pill that gives worms to ex-girlfriends!
- Grandpa made a poo!
"You have the bowels of a man half your age."
- I always loved "Man-Servant Hecubus"...
- The original "Pit of Ultimate Darkness" bit:
The quality sucks, but it's still funny... and EVIL!
- No, r88.
- "I'm willing to serve you Master... aaaaand Satan!"
What made the Sir Simon Milligan and Hecubus skits so funny was that Dave Foley was probably the most innocuous member of the group and couldn't look evil or fearsome if he tried.
- Scott Thompson is doing a podcast these days. It includes the story of his experience with cancer a few years ago, as well as reminiscences of KITH and The Larry Sanders Show.
The only problem is he so rarely updates -- months go by without a new episode.
- My favorites are the It's A Fact girl - especially "The Queen doesn't know her ABCs."
Any Chicken Lady, but especially the strip club.
And any Buddy Cole.
- Bump for a good deal...if anyone cares.
Amazon is offering the DVD set of the complete Kids in the Hall TV series (which apparently included that Death Comes To Town mini that was out 2 years ago) for only $25.99. It's a 22-disc set.
That price will only be offered during their lightning deals on Tuesday, Nov. 20th from 12:20 pm to 4:20 pm PST. Those deals are 'while supplies last' and when they are this good they usually sell out before the time expires.
The link shows the info about the set and reflects what the current price is ($31.99 as I'm writing this), but should show the lightning price between those hours listed - so long as they haven't run out of them.
- Buddy, the queen was aaaawesome.
- Big Penis Paul liked them.
- R97, awesome, thank you!!!!!
- I always enjoyed Scott's appearances on Conan O'Brien's show.
In the year 2000...
- Just ordered that set from amazon. I loved this show!
- We'll never have a thread like this for SCTV! And I carried that show for years!
- Whispers of the Wolf
- Classic Scott Thompson bit
- Chicken Lady loves LIFE! And grubs. And male strippers.
- David Foley in drag is pinup material
- I found the Chicken Lady one of the most disturbing things on television when I was a kid. Bought the set from Amazon. I hope to introduce my nieces and nephews to this great show.
- Obviously lots of people outside of Canada like this show, and not all sketches are Canada-specific, etc...yet I feel like if you want to 'get' Canada, watch this show.
- These are the Daves I know, I know, I know
These are the Daves I know.
- Right from my body to your plate!!
- Lopez is a lazy man
- I had the pear dream again last night...
- I would watch reruns of this (and SCTV) anyday over a brand new offering from SNL.
- No one's ever done Queen Elizabeth II better than Scott Thompson.
- Scott Thompson had an uncanny resemblance to QEII.
- I liked Scott's supermodel character, Klempter.
Also, Tammy. Ain't gonna spread for no roses.
- ♬ ♪ "Darcy, Darcy, Darcy Pennell, she makes your life a lot less hell. DARCY!"
- R70, ...it's the one I do my work with!
- I'm thinking about Tony, thinking about where he is and what he's doing. What is he thinking? Is he think of me?
- Canadians just love anal!
- There were a lot of existential sketches. (A lot penned by McCullough, I think). Remember the old man who's wife dies and then he spends their entire life savings on strippers/call girls? At first he hires expensive call girls. When he loses his house his kids put him in a nursing home and he pays the old nurses to dance. Then he's homeless on the street and paying a bum to dance for him. It's funny, but sad as hell.
Also loved the "God Is Dead" newsreel.
I think my favorite Chicken Lady skit was when she and the bearded lady go to the country to find the Chicken Lady's old house. You get the Chicken Lady's life via flashbacks. The most hilarious part for me is when the farmer's wife tells the Chicken Lady, "May God have mercy on your soul" and the Chicken Lady cheerfully responds, "You too, eh!"
- Bruce McCullough - the sexiest Kid
- Bruce McCullogh was cringe-worthy in everything. Boy should not have been encouraged; he had no talent whatsoever. Cute though. That helped the little ham I am sure.
- loved that show.
- the two gossiping personal assistants were funny as fuck