The misadventures of a 30-year-old paper-boy (played by Late Night alum Chris Elliot) and his wacky parents. Such show topics included the eating of a space alien, a robotic paper-boy and ... See full summary »
This comedy/variety show specialized in parodies of movies and television shows and commercials. Often, they would also have a special guest (e.g., a TV actor) join them in the comedy ... See full summary »
Agents Adair, Antoine, Colby and Trotter both monitor and create chaos across the universe. The sketches you see throughout most of the show are different subjects being monitored. At the ... See full summary »
SCTV (for Second City TeleVision) was a comedy show from Canada that featured short skits and parodies. It is perhaps known best for its role in John Candy's early comedy career and for creating the popular Bob and Doug MacKensie characters. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
John Candy, Martin Short, Eugene Levy -- film stars we have seen come and go. They all got their start on SCTV, which spells out "Second City TV."
The group of Canadians were hilarious, and every time I see a rerun with John Candy it makes me feel sad. As everyone knows, he passed away in a few years back while wrapping up filming on "Wagons East," which probably was such a bad movie because they had to cut it short and use footage they had shot with Candy.
SCTV wasn't as big a hit as SNL, but it was still a legacy in comedy. Most of the stars from the show went on to be in "Saturday Night Live."
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