A college professor (George Segal) and an English divorcee (Glenda Jackson) meet and marry while on a vacation in France. When the bride returns home she finds life less than rosey as the ... See full summary »
Years before "The Larry Sanders Show" came this Canadian-made sitcom taking place behind the scenes of the fictional "David Steinberg Show," starring real-life comic David Steinberg. Like ... See full summary »
This comedy series stands halfway between the average sitcom and Tarantinoesque production. It focuses on Curtis, a weird couch potato who never leaves his home and watches the Rex Reilly ... See full summary »
Callum Keith Rennie
A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he's been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash.
A half hour sketch comedy show that is not politically correct (it was made in the early 1980's). It's not uncommon to see women in their underwear doing whatever is necessary to get a ... See full summary »
Phoebe and fellow American Julian Peters meet in Rome, find a lost dog, and agree to return it to Monte Carlo to split the five thousand dollar reward. Discovering the dog's owner dead, ... See full summary »
Austin Powers presents his own kind of shagadellic swinging shindig courtesy of MTV to promote his movie, Austin Powers International Man of Mystery. Edited in the style of 'Rowan & ... See full summary »
'Mike Myers' made his acting debut at the age of twelve with a guest appearance on the show. Years later, he would name the heroine of Austin Powers:International Man of Mystery "Vanessa Kensington" in honor of the show which gave him his start. He also continued to keep in touch with star Al Waxman, always calling him "Mister Waxman". See more »
"The King of Kensington" is the paramount Canadian situation comedy. Any episode would fit into a TV time capsule and would serve as a testimony to it's freshness and brilliance. Each show opens with the pseudo-operatic opening number where anti-hero Larry King(Al Waxman) walks through Kensington Market hailed by all his casual admirers. During the story, many of these admirers(the elderly Max, the black postman Nestor) will frequent Larry's convenience store to socialize more than patronize. These supporting characters represent the ethnic variety of the Kensington district and also the mosaic of Canada itself. Many actors cut their teeth on this series: Mike Myers, Saul Rubinek and Harvey Atkin who later co-starred with Waxman on "Cagney and Lacey". Other than Larry's ex-wife Kathy(Fiona Reid) and fiancee Gwen(Jayne Eastwood), the consistent woman in his life is his mother Gladys(Helen Winston). The interplay between the overprotective mother and her apron string clinging son is what makes this series so special. If anyone is teaching a class on Canadian television series, they must include "The King of Kensington". In fact, they should make it a class of it's own as that is where it is at.
20 of 24 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?