SCTV Channel (1983–1984)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 241 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

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

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Unbroken: An interview with Angelina Jolie

IMDb's Arno Kazarian chats with Angelina Jolie about working with cinematographer Roger Deakins and harnessing Jack O'Connell's fire

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 671 titles
created 13 Feb 2012
 
a list of 186 titles
created 21 Mar 2012
 
list image
a list of 13 titles
created 09 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "SCTV Channel" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: SCTV Channel (1983–1984)

SCTV Channel (1983–1984) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of SCTV Channel.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1984   1983  
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

SCTV Network (1981–1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Comedy parody about TV.

Stars: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Eugene Levy
Stars: Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Joe Flaherty
Primetime Glick (2001–2003)
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Talk-show parody featuring obese host Jiminy Glick, who usually knows nothing about his guests and hurls veiled insults at them during his interviews.

Stars: Martin Short, Michael McKean, Brett Gilbert
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.

Directors: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas
Stars: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Max von Sydow
SCTV (1976–1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

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

Stars: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A man and a woman go out on a "big" third date. He's ashamed to admit he just lost his job, and she's afraid he'll run away if he finds out that she has a kid. Small lies lead to bigger ones and the night gets crazy very soon.

Director: Armyan Bernstein
Stars: Martin Short, Annette O'Toole, Paul Reiser
The Kids in the Hall (1988–1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits.

Stars: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Film school grad Nick Chapman thought his career was made after his award winning short film, but discovered Hollywood wasn't as easy as it seems.

Director: Christopher Guest
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Emily Longstreth
Pure Luck (1991)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The daughter of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in Mexico, and all the efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. A psychologist, knowing that the girl has an ultra bad luck, ... See full summary »

Director: Nadia Tass
Stars: Martin Short, Danny Glover, Sheila Kelley
Comedy | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi
The Best of SCTV (TV Movie 1988)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Guy Caballero and Edith Prickley try to persuade the FCC to renew SCTV's license. Clips of past shows are presented as evidence.

Directors: Jim Blake, Paul Flaherty
Stars: Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, John Hemphill
The Last Polka (TV Movie 1985)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: John Blanchard
Stars: John Candy, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Various (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
...
 Various (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
...
 Various / ... (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
...
 Various (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
John Hemphill ...
 Happy Marsden / ... (13 episodes, 1983-1984)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 November 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

S.C.T.V.  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(18 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Spin-off Biographies: The Enigma of Bobby Bittman (1988) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One Heck of a Great Show...
12 December 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

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."

5/5 stars --

John Ulmer


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Available anywhere? hopesfall
Favorites? prncss_lisa
My review of the season ebm83
gerta dsartison50
Discuss SCTV Channel (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?