- She''s just the cutest thing I ever did see\
Really love her peaches, wanna shake her tree!
Viewing note: turn up the volume
- Loved it. Wish SNL''s writers were even half as good.
- Edith Prickley: Live at the Melonville Baths!
- I love you, OP! I want to BEAR YOUR CHILDREN!
- R3, that was the very first skit I was thinking about as well.\
One of my favourites.
- Geniuses. Brilliant at comedy without getting overly vulgar.
- Woookookooo-kookooo-kookoooo!!! WWookookooo-koookoo0-kookooo!!! Good day!
Bob and Doug Mackenzie
- I''m the bloody mufti!
- Wake up & love me, Ethel Merman.
- SCTV writers performers were interested in producing comedy; SNL writers are lazy and performers just want to go into making movies.SNL has absolutely no artistic credibility.
- John Candy as Divine in the title role of PETER PAN...
- Best SCTV skit of all? "Whispers of the Wolf", the Ingmar Bergman parody. Supposedly even Bergman himself thought it was hilarious.
- It blowed up good...real good!
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_--YjWiyF8eE/SypTEW81kzI/AAAAAAAAF2c/EJa7ovXuTng/s400/SCTV farm report.jpg
- FIVE thugs pulled my tie from collar, so don''t step on my clip-on tie!%0D\
Just step around that clip-on tie!
Five Neat Guys
- Andrea Martin was BRILLIANT as Edith Prickley! I loved Bob and Doug, too. I bought their Christmas album.
- Big fan. SCTV didn''t have that "we''re so hip" atttitude that SNL had.
- "Order now and get the Lighter Side of Connie Franklin!"
- Cabbage Rolls and Coffee!!
- Sophia Loren Bath Oil!
- Come on down to Tex and Edna''s Organ Emporium. Purchase an organ and we''ll give you a Budgie that will sing as you play on your organ.
- And these are...The Days of the Week (Andrea Martin as "Mojo")\
The Sammy Maudlin Show retrospective special. "Take a Load Off, Sammy" clip.\
And I''m Earl Camembert...\
As a comic, in all seriousness...\
Joe Faherty as the station manager in a wheelchair (for sympathy and convenience only, he could walk just fine)
Wow, that was good stuff
- "Play It Again, Bob" with Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas as Woody Allen and Bob Hope; %0D\
John Candy''s Orson Welles and Pavarotti; %0D\
a drunken Johnny La Rue''s "Street Beef"; %0D\
Rick Moranis'' Merv Griffin; %0D\
I have them all on DVD. An embarrassment of riches-
- The Brooke Shields Show
Turn her on!
- Andrea Martin as ''70s liberated woman Libby Wolfson in her feminist play: [italic]I''m Taking My Own Head, Screwing it On Right, and No Guy Is Gonna Tell Me It Ain''t!![/italic]
- The Brooke Shields Show was inspired from this video of Brooke singing.
- [quote] Joe Faherty as the station manager in a wheelchair (for sympathy and convenience only, he could walk just fine)\
- Catherine O''Hara should have had a bigger and better career in Hollywood. Great personality, beautiful, and very talented.\
And John Candy was one of the most likable stars of all time. You could tell he was an extremely nice guy.
- Don''t forget "Gangway for Miracles" starring Edith Prickley (in the TITLE ROLE")
Also starring Slim Whitman
- Damn, all the memories that came back just from the punchlines. That really was one of the best sketch comedy shows ever.
- And of course, SCTV members are a huge part of Christopher Guest''s ensemble.\
Eugene Levy & Catherine o''Hara are so good together in "A Mighty Wind" and "Best in Show."\
And one of their songs was Oscar-nominated.
- Lola looks like Mia Michaels.
- "Whispers of the Wolf"
- "Prickly Heat"\
Stuff it, Kathleen Turner--Edith is noir in leopard
- That Brooke Shields parody was hilarious.
- My fav: O''Hara as teacher Lucille Hitzger and Martin as an unintelligible Eastern European immigrant in "English for Beginners."
- [quote]Catherine O''Hara should have had a bigger and better career in Hollywood. Great personality, beautiful, and very talented.\
Absolutely. She is so underused and underrated.\
Her cameos on "Six Feet Under" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" were both great.
- At least she got to be in Home Alone, a classic.
- WHET to Andrea Martin? To me she ranks with Gilda Radner as one of the top comedic geniuses ever.
- Was Catherine O''Hara lampooning Beverlee McKinsey''s Iris in The Days of the Week skits?
- Last time I saw Martin she did an episode of "Little Mosque on the Prairie". She was hilarious in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding".
- Catherine O''Hara looks a little like bit like Lindsay Lohan.
- ---She was hilarious in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"\
I agree, the best part in fact.
- Loved this show. Thanks OP!
- Whatever Happpened to Baby Ed? %0D\
"But you ARE in wheelchair, Ed!"
- I can''t remember the name of the sketch, but it was Catherine O''Hara doing a spot on impersonation of Katharine Hepburn and one of the %0D\
SCTV actors as Walter Cronkite. Brilliant.
- Pirini Sclerosa, R38.
- Pirini was brilliant as Eliza Doolittle.
- Andrea Martin has done a lot of Broadway. I think she also did a one woman show in which she appeared as Edith Prickley.%0D\
"What the HELL is going on here?"
- [quote]Pirini was brilliant as Eliza Doolittle.\
(After Henry Higgins jumps out of a window)\
"Oh no, Eliza, it looks like you pushed him over the brink."\
Pirini Sclerosa as Eliza: "Poosy ba-rinko."\
"Oh no, my dear, I''m much to old for that sort of thing."
- The spoof of the Towering Inferno was a classic!
- Martin Short did Katherine Hepburn''s cousin with a spot on impersonation of K that was awesome!
- I never really cared for Martin Short but I did love his Hepburn. Did he do the character more than once? I seem to remember one skit where he owned a hot dog cart or something in NYC and would say, in the Katharine Hepburn voice, "Don''t you wahnt a haht dawg?"
- Always loved this one.
- Martin Short SUCKS. His mean-spirited sense of humor had a souring effect on every SCTV episode he did.
- Martin Short''s Ed Grimley was so funny it made me hurt with laughter.%0D\
- First time I saw SCTV I was stoned out of my mind. Flaherty was doing a sketch about a Swedish detective fighting crime by kicking off his clogs (knocking down a feeling criminal, breaking down doors). I was like WTF? Became an instant fan.\
"Connie Franklin''s 20 Most Depressing Hits" was always one of my favs.
- Sid Dithers, Private Detective\
"San Francisckie! Did you drove or did you flew?"
- r60, that was one of the funniest lines ever!
- I remember the Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker parodies they did, which were oddly on at the same time as the real show. Once, late on a Saturday night, I switched channels between the parody and the real thing, which was exact, down to the blue chairs with white dots.\
My all-time creepy favorite was, on the stroke of midnight, their New Year''s Eve show switched from 1983 to 1984, with a Big Brother picture of Orson Wells, and the entire rest of the show was Orwellian kids'' shows like Comrade Kangaroo. totally creepy hilarious!
SF Gay Gayerson III
- Eugene Levy as Gino Vanelli, sprouting more and more hair at every turn.
- Norman Mailer for Tide%0D\
(With Martin Short as Gore Vidal!)
- I didn''t know about SCTI through SCTIV, much less SCTV.
- Earl Camembert and a drunk Floyd Robertson interview Mayor Tommy Shanks about his involvement in the Children''s Milk Fund scandal:
- The Brooke Shields skit is hilarious. Flaherty''s Kirk Douglas impersonation is a riot.
- I loved the High Q sketches.
- Actually, R55, according to his first appearance on The Tonight Show, Martin Short did the character Nelson Hepburn in a skit called Lifestyles of the Relatives of the Rich and Famous for SNL not SCTV.\
He does a little bit of it in the clip.
- Anyone remember Joe Flaherty as William F Buckley interviewing a young child?
- "Battle of PBS Stars" with Julia Child (John Candy) being beaten up by Fred Rogers (Martin Short) in a boxing match with King Friday
- I know it''s several years old and probably out of print, but has anyone else ever read Dave Thomas behind-the-scenes book about SCTV? It''s an interesting read about the show, especially in the early days when they had virtually no money for sets, costumes or make-up and they had to make do with whatever they could. He also talks about how NBC and SNL tried to get many of the SCTV writers and performers to change shows and the few who did were crushed by how they saw how SNL was made.\
re 71. Fred Rogers reportedly had a good sense of humor, even when it came to how he was parodied on television. He was rumored to have enjoyed the "PBS Stars" as well as Eddie Murphy''s "Mr. Robinson''s Neighborhood" on SNL.
- I forgot about "High-Q"--it was a scream!%0D\
- No other show''s comedy writers compare with SCTV for wit and intelligence. Who else could have come up with %C3%A2%C2%80%C2%9CRome, Italian Style%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%9D?
- "Rome, Italian Style" part 2
- Andrea Martin just bought a house in Toronto (she''s come full circle!) and is doing a bunch of theatre around here.%0D\
She''s in a show with four Canadian actresses called "Love, Loss, and What I Wore."
- [quote]He also talks about how NBC and SNL tried to get many of the SCTV writers and performers to change shows and the few who did were crushed by how they saw how SNL was made.%0D\
I think that''s why Catherine O''Hara originally left SCTV was to join SNL. She turned up, hated it immediately, and say no way. Robin Duke (another SCTV alum) was hired instead.
- Out of all the comedy acting troupes, SCTV is the one I would love to see do a reunion the most, even if they didn''t do any old skits but just gathered on stage and told stories. It certainly wouldn''t be same without John Candy, but I think it would still be a lot of fun.
- The Juul Haalmeyer Dancers!!!
- Brilliant comedy that had none of the SNL or Kids in the Hall smugness. It was just funny. Catherine O''Hara will always be one of my heros.
- R80 nails it. SCTV was an intelligent, literate show without being smug or "hip"
- I have to admit, I thought Rick Moranis was very cute as Bob McKenzie in "The Great White North" sketches.
- [quote]He was rumored to have enjoyed the "PBS Stars" as well as Eddie Murphy''s "Mr. Robinson''s Neighborhood" on SNL.%0D\
Fred Rogers was a true champion of the rights and needs of the very young. He took his own work seriously but had a good sense of humor about himself. The only parodies he objected to were the ones that used vulgar language. He was concerned that very small children might not recognize the diference between his show and a parody and that his own teaching tools would be mis-used to promote vulgarity.
- Have a very sexy Christmas!
- What did O''Hara hate about SNL?
- [quote]What did O''Hara hate about SNL?%0D\
It''s not an easy environment to work in. Very tense and stressful and at the time very much a boys club. Nasty and occasionally abusive. You need a very thick skin to survive there.%0D\
I''m not sure about her specific reasons for not staying, but I can only assume it just wasn''t her kind of environment. It may also have to do with the fact that the original SNL cast had all pretty much left by that point. %0D\
She high-tailed it back to SCTV.
- More about Catherine O''Hara. What is the gossip about her?
- Perry Como: Still Alive
- I think Catherine O''Hara is funnier than 90% of the people who''ve been on SNL
- I agree, r89. And better looking than 99%.
- Andrea Martin and Catherine O''Hara were better at sketch comedy and characters than any of the women who have ever been on Saturday Night Live, except for Gilda Radner, in my opinion.\
The early half-hour SCTV shows (before "Network 90") ran on the local PBS station in my hometown. "Imported" from Canada on a UHF station, with bad reception, late at night on Saturdays. My friends and I (usually stoned, over pizza) would laugh harder at those shows than pretty much anything we''d ever seen.\
Not sure if this was in the half-hour shows or later on the big network one, but Lola Heatherton''s breakdown was so funny. Ranting about the men in the business who had used and abused her. \
"You know what I''m talking about, Mister Bobby ''How Was I?'' Bittman! Mister Johnny Why Don''t You Just Suffocate Me LaRue!"
wish I could find video of "The Grapes of Mud"
- Catherine O''Hara? I prefer the comedy stylings of Tina Fey and Kathy Griffin.
Typically tasteless DLer who worships any outwardly liberal celebrity
- r91, those early shows were the ones which included Harold Ramis. One of the skits I remember is the "Leave It To Beaver" reunion.\
"Gosh, I really hate that Eddie Haskell."\
"Well, why don''t you kill him, Beaver? What are you... chicken?"
- Andrea Martin was in Young Frankenstein.
- I wish I could find the clips from the "Humoresque" parody, with O''Hara in the Joan Crawford part and Eugene Fodor (whatever happened to him?) in the John Garfield role.
- Okay, a bit of SCTV trivia:\
What was Bobby Bittman''s real first name? Bonus points if you can tell how it was revealed.
- Who was the SCTV station manager before Edith Prickley?
- r92, you''re a datalounger...does that mean you are tasteless, too?
- Moe Green played by Harold Ramis was the original SCTV station manager. When Ramis left to direct movies "Edith Prickley" took over.
- But do you know the answers to r96?
- Great laughs in this thread! SCTV was even brilliant with wheezy, lowbrow stuff.
- That was funny R101. I remember how that Brenda Vaccaro commercial used to freak me out with her weird breath intakes.
- [quote]What was Bobby Bittman''s real first name? Bonus points if you can tell how it was revealed%0D\
I think it was Hershel. And it was revealed by his younger brother, played by Rick Moranis.
- SCTV is one of my favorite shows ever. I waited until now to post in the thread because I feel guilty about owning all the dvds, but I never watch them. It's because I don't watch dvds, I don't even have a dvd player hooked up. I like to watch video files instead, avi's, ect. I'll have to convert all my SCTV dvds to avi's to watch them.
I also got the 1984 Cinemax season on bootleg dvds and was surprised how good it is. Nearly as good as their heyday on NBC, even though the cast had splintered, with O'Hara, Candy and Thomas leaving. But they all came back for guest appearances. The dvds also included The Last Polka, a mockumentary about the Shmenge Brothers which makes me wish they'd put out actual albums. It's hilarious to hear familiar pop songs like Billie Jean done as Polka.
Martin Short's solo HBO special in the 80s was also very strong, I'd like to have that on dvd too. And Andrea Martin's. The show had many good spin-off specials.
Check ioffer for the bootleg of the Cinemax season, that's where I got it.
- GREAT thread, OP! SCTV is one of the few good memories I have of my high school years. My sisters and I still do "Indira;" Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young; and the omnipresent Michael McDonald (and his Plymouth Fury).\
- The first appearance of Pirini Scleroso in "English for Beginners". The volume of the clip is very low, but still worth it.
- The Five Neat Guys!\
"Let''s have a party in my Rec Room..."
- INDIRA! INDIRA!
as opposed to...
- Nice, r107.\
From a different Five Neat Guys sketch, sometimes when I''m getting dressed I still think of their classic song "Mom Pressed the Pleats in My Chinos"\
...Because I like my chinos to be NEAT!
- R91, I haven''t seen the Chino clip - how did I miss it?! I also like their salute to the Oscar nominees of 1981:\
"There were Chariots of Fire, but I have to inquire, why they didn''t have no chariots in the movie!"
- [quote]"Mom Pressed the Pleats in My Chinos"\
It was actually "Mom Pressed the CREASE in my Chinos," but I didn''t catch my mistake until just now. Of course none of the Neat Guys would have been wearing pleated chinos in their heyday. \
And neither would I (well, flat-front was hard to find for awhile)
- John Candy as Ben-Hur was absoluely PRICELESS!
- Lola, you're so beautiful it's scaaaary! :) God bless you guys! Have some great memories of you all and still share your humor with many people in Oklahoma! :)
- "While your bird's cookin', a little bossanova..."
- Be sure to head on down to Tex and Edna Boil's Organ Emporium for our Black Friday sale. Doors open at Thankgiving night at midnight and you get a free budgie just for stopping by.
- Free budgies for the kiddies!
- Edith Prickley stuffing the turkey to the disco beat of "Macho Man."
- For R188, who seems to be linking impaired
- I meant R118..