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For SCTV fans: The Dusty Towne Sexy Holiday Special

With Catherine O'Hara as Dusty Towne and John Candy as Divine, doing "Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me" on ice skates.

by Anonymousreply 3901/04/2013

She offered her honor, he honored her offer....

by Anonymousreply 112/03/2012

Love this! And Catherine O'Hara was probably all of 25 years old but she played a randy old broad so well!

by Anonymousreply 212/03/2012

So much good material, but it's almost ruined by that horribly intrusive canned laughter.

by Anonymousreply 312/03/2012

Isn't that cute? Isn't that true?

by Anonymousreply 412/03/2012

As long as we're the SCTV Christmas mood ... here's Liberace's Christmas Eve Special with Elton John, Ethel Merman and Orson Welles (and some S&M!)

by Anonymousreply 512/03/2012

Dusty: "What I did for love, I now do for 50!"

by Anonymousreply 612/03/2012

For those of you too young to remember, here's the person that Dusty Towne is parodying. (I was surprised to learn she's still alive!)

by Anonymousreply 712/03/2012

Thanks, R7. I knew that there had to be a model for Dusty.

by Anonymousreply 812/03/2012

How COULD you Mrs. Dinky?

by Anonymousreply 912/03/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1012/03/2012

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!

by Anonymousreply 1112/03/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1212/03/2012

Rusty Warren. All her album covers were great.

by Anonymousreply 1312/03/2012

Andrea Martin is brilliant as Marcie Odette.

by Anonymousreply 1412/03/2012

Just goes to show how awful SNL is.

by Anonymousreply 1512/04/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1612/04/2012

I'm so excited ... and I'm happy too!

by Anonymousreply 1712/04/2012

"Jack Frost nipping at your..."

by Anonymousreply 1812/04/2012

I think the awful canned laughter is intentional, R3.

by Anonymousreply 1912/04/2012

Who was more talented? Jackie Rogers Jr or Jackie Rogers Sr?

by Anonymousreply 2012/04/2012

"My next guest has starred in three movies, all of them X-rated!"

by Anonymousreply 2112/04/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2212/04/2012

[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]

by Anonymousreply 2312/04/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2412/04/2012

Rudy Ray Moore, aka "Dolemite," was pretty funny.

Discovered him while in college 40 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 2512/04/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2612/04/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2712/04/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2812/04/2012

I still have a lot of old SCTV material on Betamax tapes from the early '80s. Wonder what I should do with them ...

by Anonymousreply 2912/04/2012

[quote] Remember that in those days you couldn't even use foul language in the movies

You couldn't even say "pregnant."

by Anonymousreply 3012/04/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3112/04/2012

Perry Como: Still Alive

by Anonymousreply 3212/04/2012

R32 That's one of my all-time favorite SCTV routines. "Frankly, I think he was a little uptempo tonight."

by Anonymousreply 3312/04/2012

R32, thanks for posting that! I hadn't seen that before. So funny. I love the 'Jul Hallmeyer dancers!'

by Anonymousreply 3412/04/2012

Lola Heatherton's Love Spirit Christmas Special featuring The Juul Haalmeyer Dancers!

by Anonymousreply 3512/15/2012

How could you Mrs Dinky?

by Anonymousreply 3612/15/2012

SCTV was so brilliantly funny.

by Anonymousreply 3712/15/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 3812/15/2012

John Candy: Yellow Belly

by Anonymousreply 3901/04/2013
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