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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Followed by SCTV Network (1981) 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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Chariots of Eggs?
7 April 2004 | by (Malltown) – See all my reviews

The genius of not just delivering above average sketch comedy, but creating a false network and city, with repeating characters is what sets this show apart, especially from the over hyped and often comedic-ally challenged SNL. I can't believe how much enjoyment I still get out of watching these old shows and marvel at its enduring ability to make me laugh uncontrollably, a feat equaled only by Monty Python. For instance, there's a woman's prison sketch that's done as a parody of the anti-marijuana films of the 1950s. About halfway thru it, John Candy rushes in dressed as a matron, I swear I laughed for half an hour. The old original raw shows featuring and driven by Ramis were all writing and acting, almost like Harvard Lampoon. After Ramis's departure, the show evolved into a bigger more mainstream version of itself, culminating in a 90-minute late night Friday extravaganza that for a while even had major musical guests. They had done so much material, that the 90-minute shows could throw in one of the old movie parodies of the Ramis era, such as Lust for Paint. These newer shows were more about Dave Thomas's comedy, and eventually Rick Moranis, before it finally fizzled out with Martin Short, who would later go on to polish his act for a terrific stint on SNL. Just a tremendous achievement by some really funny talented people. I love how Eugene Levy and Cath OHara have carved out a place in film. Id like to see more of Thomas and Flaherty. Interesting, Ramis, Candy, Flaherty, and Thomas all appear in Ramis's 'Stripes'. Here's some free advice, do NOT watch these after having thrown out your back. You will substantially delay the recovery process. Thats a tip from LaRue, to you.


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