With Catherine O'Hara as Dusty Towne and John Candy as Divine, doing "Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me" on ice skates.
For SCTV fans: The Dusty Towne Sexy Holiday Special
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/04/2013|
She offered her honor, he honored her offer....
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/03/2012|
Love this! And Catherine O'Hara was probably all of 25 years old but she played a randy old broad so well!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/03/2012|
So much good material, but it's almost ruined by that horribly intrusive canned laughter.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/03/2012|
Isn't that cute? Isn't that true?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/03/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 5||12/03/2012|
Dusty: "What I did for love, I now do for 50!"
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/03/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 7||12/03/2012|
Thanks, R7. I knew that there had to be a model for Dusty.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/03/2012|
How COULD you Mrs. Dinky?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/03/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 10||12/03/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 11||12/03/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||12/03/2012|
Rusty Warren. All her album covers were great.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/03/2012|
Andrea Martin is brilliant as Marcie Odette.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/03/2012|
Just goes to show how awful SNL is.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/04/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||12/04/2012|
I'm so excited ... and I'm happy too!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/04/2012|
"Jack Frost nipping at your..."
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/04/2012|
I think the awful canned laughter is intentional, R3.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/04/2012|
Who was more talented? Jackie Rogers Jr or Jackie Rogers Sr?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/04/2012|
"My next guest has starred in three movies, all of them X-rated!"
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/04/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 22||12/04/2012|
[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 Anonymous||reply 23||12/04/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||12/04/2012|
Rudy Ray Moore, aka "Dolemite," was pretty funny.
Discovered him while in college 40 years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/04/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||12/04/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||12/04/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||12/04/2012|
I still have a lot of old SCTV material on Betamax tapes from the early '80s. Wonder what I should do with them ...
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/04/2012|
[quote] Remember that in those days you couldn't even use foul language in the movies
You couldn't even say "pregnant."
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/04/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||12/04/2012|
Perry Como: Still Alive
|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/04/2012|
R32 That's one of my all-time favorite SCTV routines. "Frankly, I think he was a little uptempo tonight."
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/04/2012|
R32, thanks for posting that! I hadn't seen that before. So funny. I love the 'Jul Hallmeyer dancers!'
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/04/2012|
Lola Heatherton's Love Spirit Christmas Special featuring The Juul Haalmeyer Dancers!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/15/2012|
How could you Mrs Dinky?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/15/2012|
SCTV was so brilliantly funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/15/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 38||12/15/2012|
John Candy: Yellow Belly
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