Any fans here?
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 120||11/24/2011|
She's just the cutest thing I ever did see
Really love her peaches, wanna shake her tree!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 1||07/25/2010|
Loved it. Wish SNL's writers were even half as good.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 2||07/25/2010|
Edith Prickley: Live at the Melonville Baths!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 3||07/25/2010|
I love you, OP! I want to BEAR YOUR CHILDREN!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 4||07/25/2010|
R3, that was the very first skit I was thinking about as well.
One of my favourites.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 5||07/25/2010|
Geniuses. Brilliant at comedy without getting overly vulgar.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 6||07/25/2010|
Woookookooo-kookooo-kookoooo!!! WWookookooo-koookoo0-kookooo!!! Good day!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 7||07/25/2010|
I'm the bloody mufti!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 8||07/25/2010|
Wake up & love me, Ethel Merman.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 9||07/25/2010|
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.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 10||07/25/2010|
John Candy as Divine in the title role of PETER PAN...
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 11||07/25/2010|
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 12||07/25/2010|
Best SCTV skit of all? "Whispers of the Wolf", the Ingmar Bergman parody. Supposedly even Bergman himself thought it was hilarious.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 13||07/25/2010|
It blowed up good...real good!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 14||07/25/2010|
FIVE thugs pulled my tie from collar, so don't step on my clip-on tie!%0D %0D Just step around that clip-on tie!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 15||07/25/2010|
Andrea Martin was BRILLIANT as Edith Prickley! I loved Bob and Doug, too. I bought their Christmas album.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 16||07/25/2010|
Big fan. SCTV didn't have that "we're so hip" atttitude that SNL had.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 17||07/25/2010|
"Order now and get the Lighter Side of Connie Franklin!"
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 18||07/25/2010|
Cabbage Rolls and Coffee!!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 19||07/25/2010|
Sophia Loren Bath Oil!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 20||07/25/2010|
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.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 21||07/25/2010|
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)
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 22||07/25/2010|
"Play It Again, Bob" with Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas as Woody Allen and Bob Hope; %0D %0D John Candy's Orson Welles and Pavarotti; %0D a drunken Johnny La Rue's "Street Beef"; %0D %0D Rick Moranis' Merv Griffin; %0D %0D I have them all on DVD. An embarrassment of riches-
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 23||07/25/2010|
The Brooke Shields Show
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 24||07/25/2010|
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]
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 25||07/25/2010|
The Brooke Shields Show was inspired from this video of Brooke singing.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 26||07/25/2010|
[quote] Joe Faherty as the station manager in a wheelchair (for sympathy and convenience only, he could walk just fine)
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 27||07/25/2010|
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.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 28||07/25/2010|
Don't forget "Gangway for Miracles" starring Edith Prickley (in the TITLE ROLE")
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 29||07/25/2010|
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 30||07/25/2010|
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 31||07/25/2010|
Damn, all the memories that came back just from the punchlines. That really was one of the best sketch comedy shows ever.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 32||07/25/2010|
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.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 33||07/25/2010|
Lola looks like Mia Michaels.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 34||07/25/2010|
"Whispers of the Wolf"
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 35||07/25/2010|
Stuff it, Kathleen Turner--Edith is noir in leopard
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 36||07/25/2010|
That Brooke Shields parody was hilarious.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 37||07/25/2010|
My fav: O'Hara as teacher Lucille Hitzger and Martin as an unintelligible Eastern European immigrant in "English for Beginners."
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 38||07/25/2010|
[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.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 39||07/25/2010|
At least she got to be in Home Alone, a classic.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 40||07/25/2010|
WHET to Andrea Martin? To me she ranks with Gilda Radner as one of the top comedic geniuses ever.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 41||07/26/2010|
Was Catherine O'Hara lampooning Beverlee McKinsey's Iris in The Days of the Week skits?
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 42||07/26/2010|
Last time I saw Martin she did an episode of "Little Mosque on the Prairie". She was hilarious in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding".
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 43||07/26/2010|
Catherine O'Hara looks a little like bit like Lindsay Lohan.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 44||07/26/2010|
---She was hilarious in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"
I agree, the best part in fact.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 45||07/26/2010|
Loved this show. Thanks OP!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 46||07/26/2010|
Whatever Happpened to Baby Ed? %0D %0D "But you ARE in wheelchair, Ed!"
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 47||07/26/2010|
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.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 48||07/26/2010|
Pirini Sclerosa, R38.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 49||07/26/2010|
Pirini was brilliant as Eliza Doolittle.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 50||07/26/2010|
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 %0D "What the HELL is going on here?"
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 51||07/26/2010|
[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."
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 52||07/26/2010|
The spoof of the Towering Inferno was a classic!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 53||07/26/2010|
Martin Short did Katherine Hepburn's cousin with a spot on impersonation of K that was awesome!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 54||07/26/2010|
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?"
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 55||07/26/2010|
Always loved this one.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 56||07/26/2010|
Martin Short SUCKS. His mean-spirited sense of humor had a souring effect on every SCTV episode he did.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 57||07/26/2010|
Martin Short's Ed Grimley was so funny it made me hurt with laughter.%0D %0D Loved him.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 58||07/26/2010|
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.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 59||07/26/2010|
Sid Dithers, Private Detective
"San Francisckie! Did you drove or did you flew?"
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 60||07/26/2010|
r60, that was one of the funniest lines ever!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 61||07/26/2010|
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!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 62||07/26/2010|
Eugene Levy as Gino Vanelli, sprouting more and more hair at every turn.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 63||07/26/2010|
Norman Mailer for Tide%0D %0D %0D (With Martin Short as Gore Vidal!)
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 64||07/26/2010|
I didn't know about SCTI through SCTIV, much less SCTV.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 65||07/27/2010|
Earl Camembert and a drunk Floyd Robertson interview Mayor Tommy Shanks about his involvement in the Children's Milk Fund scandal:
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 66||07/27/2010|
The Brooke Shields skit is hilarious. Flaherty's Kirk Douglas impersonation is a riot.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 67||07/27/2010|
I loved the High Q sketches.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 68||07/27/2010|
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.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 69||07/27/2010|
Anyone remember Joe Flaherty as William F Buckley interviewing a young child?
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 70||07/27/2010|
"Battle of PBS Stars" with Julia Child (John Candy) being beaten up by Fred Rogers (Martin Short) in a boxing match with King Friday
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 71||07/27/2010|
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.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 72||07/27/2010|
I forgot about "High-Q"--it was a scream!%0D %0D "Truman Capotay.."
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 73||07/27/2010|
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?
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 74||07/27/2010|
"Rome, Italian Style" part 2
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 75||07/27/2010|
Andrea Martin just bought a house in Toronto (she's come full circle!) and is doing a bunch of theatre around here.%0D %0D She's in a show with four Canadian actresses called "Love, Loss, and What I Wore."
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 76||07/27/2010|
[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 %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.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 77||07/27/2010|
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.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 78||07/27/2010|
The Juul Haalmeyer Dancers!!!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 79||07/27/2010|
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.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 80||07/27/2010|
R80 nails it. SCTV was an intelligent, literate show without being smug or "hip"
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 81||07/27/2010|
I have to admit, I thought Rick Moranis was very cute as Bob McKenzie in "The Great White North" sketches.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 82||07/27/2010|
[quote]He was rumored to have enjoyed the "PBS Stars" as well as Eddie Murphy's "Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood" on SNL.%0D %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.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 83||07/27/2010|
Have a very sexy Christmas!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 84||07/27/2010|
What did O'Hara hate about SNL?
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 85||07/27/2010|
[quote]What did O'Hara hate about SNL?%0D %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 %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 %0D She high-tailed it back to SCTV.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 86||07/27/2010|
More about Catherine O'Hara. What is the gossip about her?
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 87||07/27/2010|
Perry Como: Still Alive
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 88||07/27/2010|
I think Catherine O'Hara is funnier than 90% of the people who've been on SNL
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 89||07/27/2010|
I agree, r89. And better looking than 99%.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 90||07/27/2010|
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!"
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 91||07/27/2010|
Catherine O'Hara? I prefer the comedy stylings of Tina Fey and Kathy Griffin.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 92||07/27/2010|
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?"
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 93||07/27/2010|
Andrea Martin was in Young Frankenstein.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 94||07/27/2010|
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.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 95||07/27/2010|
Okay, a bit of SCTV trivia:
What was Bobby Bittman's real first name? Bonus points if you can tell how it was revealed.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 96||07/27/2010|
Who was the SCTV station manager before Edith Prickley?
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 97||07/27/2010|
r92, you're a datalounger...does that mean you are tasteless, too?
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 98||07/28/2010|
Moe Green played by Harold Ramis was the original SCTV station manager. When Ramis left to direct movies "Edith Prickley" took over.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 99||07/28/2010|
But do you know the answers to r96?
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 100||07/28/2010|
Great laughs in this thread! SCTV was even brilliant with wheezy, lowbrow stuff.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 101||07/28/2010|
That was funny R101. I remember how that Brenda Vaccaro commercial used to freak me out with her weird breath intakes.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 102||07/28/2010|
[quote]What was Bobby Bittman's real first name? Bonus points if you can tell how it was revealed%0D %0D I think it was Hershel. And it was revealed by his younger brother, played by Rick Moranis.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 103||07/28/2010|
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.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 104||07/28/2010|
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).
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 105||07/28/2010|
The first appearance of Pirini Scleroso in "English for Beginners". The volume of the clip is very low, but still worth it.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 106||07/28/2010|
The Five Neat Guys!
"Let's have a party in my Rec Room..."
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 107||07/28/2010|
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 108||07/28/2010|
INDIRA!%0D as opposed to...
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 109||07/28/2010|
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!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 110||07/28/2010|
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!"
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 111||07/28/2010|
[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)
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 112||07/28/2010|
John Candy as Ben-Hur was absoluely PRICELESS!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 113||07/17/2011|
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! :)
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 114||11/24/2011|
"While your bird's cookin', a little bossanova..."
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 115||11/24/2011|
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.
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 116||11/24/2011|
Free budgies for the kiddies!
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 117||11/24/2011|
Edith Prickley stuffing the turkey to the disco beat of "Macho Man."
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 118||11/24/2011|
For R188, who seems to be linking impaired
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 119||11/24/2011|
I meant R118..
|by Lola Heatherton||reply 120||11/24/2011|