On the commentary track from the DVD Catherine O'Hara relates how she originally sang the opening number, "Sexy Holidays to You" using the familiar melody of "Happy Holidays to You." But they were unable to secure the rights to that song, so she had to go back and improvise a slightly altered tune to be dubbed over the original take.
I have one friend who understands what I mean when I say, "Isn't that cute? Isn't that true?"
It's nice that others know what i'm referencing!
Another thanks for r7. All these years and I never knew Dusty Towne was based on a real person. After listening to that clip and looking at the picture, I can totally see it.
Catherine O'Hara is one of very few entertainers who I just think can do no wrong. I've loved her in everything I've seen her in.
John Candy is awesome. He's my absolute favorite funny man ever.
I also love the one where he plays Divine as Peter Pan on SCTV. So hilarious.
I'm so excited ... and I'm happy too!
"Jack Frost nipping at your..."
I think the awful canned laughter is intentional, R3.
Who was more talented? Jackie Rogers Jr or Jackie Rogers Sr?
"My next guest has starred in three movies, all of them X-rated!"
I remember that in the fifties and early sixties, Rusty Warren and her ilk (Redd Foxx, Moms Mabley, etc.) made recordings that were euphemistically referred to as "party records." They were filled with "dirty words," sexual innuendo, etc. Remember that in those days you couldn't even use foul language in the movies, much less TV.
[quote]I remember that in the fifties and early sixties, Rusty Warren and her ilk (Redd Foxx, Moms Mabley, etc.) made recordings that were euphemistically referred to as "party records."
Or "blue records." Rusty Warren wouldn't even be considered PG-rated today, though. Redd Foxx, OTOH, was [italic]filthy.[/italic]
That whole skit is too funny, Catherine O'Hara is such a great comedic talent with perfect timing. Andrea Martin had me laughing out loud, because I'm old enough to remember Solid Gold and all those awful dance routines.
Rudy Ray Moore, aka "Dolemite," was pretty funny.
Discovered him while in college 40 years ago.
Sad to see some of the clips of Candy from his SCTV days and realize how young he was - he looked like a kid.
Tragic that he died so young. He seemed to be genuinely nice guy - and a great entertainer.
It's too bad they were played by the same person, and that SCTV probably didn't have the budget to do high-tech, but Lola Heatherton would've been a great guest for Dusty.
SCTV was the best ever. It was one of, nay probably the only, show that made this bitter young gayling at the time, laugh out loud. And to think it was produced way the hell up in Edmonton, and then Toronto, on a shoestring budget.
I still have a lot of old SCTV material on Betamax tapes from the early '80s. Wonder what I should do with them ...
[quote] Remember that in those days you couldn't even use foul language in the movies
You couldn't even say "pregnant."
I wish there was an SCTV for kids today. Their humor was so topical that my 14 year old son wouldn't get it. He doesn't know the Andy Griffith Show, the Dick Cavett Show, or who Merv Griffin, Bob Hope, Liberace, Orson Welles are. And the K-Tel parody commercials would go right over his head, since music isn't advertised nowadays and is downloaded. I would have to explain ever sketch to him and that's not funny.
If only there were people as funny as the original SCTV folks on tv today doing cultural parody.
Ah -- Bobby Bitman, Sammy Maudlin, Jackie Rogers Jr.
I remember the first time I saw SCTV. I had just gotten stoned and turned on the TV.
Can you imagine if you had never seen the show or heard about them before and you stumbled across them? Fully loaded, to boot. It was a wonderful (wtf am I watching) moment.
There was somebody on DL that once mentioned listing a stint with the "Juul Haalmeyer Dancers" on his re´seme´. I loved that guy. Where else but here?