SCTV (1976–1981)
"Second City TV" (original title)

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The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way.

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Sketch comedy show set around the fictitious TV station SCTV. The programs broadcast by SCTV were parodies of films and other television shows. They included "Farm Film Report", Woody Allen's "Play It Again, Bob!", "Monster Horror Chiller Theatre", and "Great White North." Other skits involved the staff of SCTV, like president Guy Caballero, clueless newscaster Earl Camembert, washed up actor Johnny LaRue, and leopard-skin print wearing station owner Edith Prickley. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Don't touch that dial! Don't touch that one either! And stop touching yourself! SCTV is on the air!

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Trivia

While Joe Flaherty's "SCTV News" co-anchor character, Floyd Robertson, was named after Canadian news anchor Lloyd Robertson, as "Monster Chiller Horror Theatre" host 'Count Floyd' he was modeled after longtime Pittsburgh, PA horror movie show host Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille. See more »

Quotes

Filth's boss: The pope's coming to town next week.
Harry Filth: You want me to off him?
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Crazy Credits

In the first 2 seasons the cast names were given by voiceover (by Dave Thomas) instead of opening credits, and the last name was given as "And Dave Thomas as the Beaver". In the first 2 seasons the opening includes a parody of the Indian-head test pattern. See more »


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Dance of the Hours
Music by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performed by Spike Jones and His City Slickers
(1976-1978)
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True satire at its best
21 August 2000 | by (Ann Arbor MI) – See all my reviews

Probably the best TV version of the many SCTV formats, even without Martin Short's Ed Grimley or Jackie Rogers Jr. A sharply focused parody of (mostly) television AND smalltown mid-western culture, both American and Canadian at the same time! A true world unto itself, filled with enough in-jokes and running gags to make your head spin.


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