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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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