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Release Date:
22 November 1983 (USA) See more »
The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 15)

Joe Flaherty ... Various (18 episodes, 1983-1984)

Eugene Levy ... Various (18 episodes, 1983-1984)

Andrea Martin ... Various / ... (18 episodes, 1983-1984)

Martin Short ... Various (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
John Hemphill ... Happy Marsden / ... (13 episodes, 1983-1984)

Series Directed by
John Blanchard (18 episodes, 1983-1984)

John Bell (unknown episodes)
George Bloomfield (unknown episodes)
Jim Drake (unknown episodes)
Don McCutcheon (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Dick Blasucci (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Bob Dolman (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
David Flaherty (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Joe Flaherty (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Paul Flaherty (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Eugene Levy (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Andrea Martin (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
John McAndrew (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Martin Short (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Michael Short (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
John Hemphill (12 episodes, 1984)
Doug Steckler (7 episodes, 1984)
Valri Bromfield (6 episodes, 1983-1984)
Judith Kahan (5 episodes, 1983-1984)
Catherine O'Hara (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Dave Thomas (2 episodes, 1983-1984)

Series Produced by
Andrew Alexander .... executive producer / producer (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Charles Allard .... executive producer (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Nancy Geller .... producer (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Doug Holtby .... executive producer / co-executive producer (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Len Stuart .... executive producer / co-executive producer (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Patrick Whitley .... producer (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Nic Wry .... executive producer / co-executive producer (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Valri Bromfield .... producer (6 episodes, 1983-1984)

Don Novello .... producer (unknown episodes)
Len Wry .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Russ Little (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Juul Haalmeyer (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Series Makeup Department
Judi Cooper-Sealy .... hair stylist (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Ivan Lynch .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Barbara Palmer .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Robert Palmer .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Beverly Schechtman .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Series Production Management
Marc Giacomelli .... post-production supervisor (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Bell .... second unit director (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
David McAree .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Series Art Department
Don Miloyevich .... property master (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Branko Racki .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Hardy .... still photographer (18 episodes, 1983-1984)

Michael McMurray .... best boy (unknown episodes, 1980-1984)
Rick Boston .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Martin Corley .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Simon Dalrymple .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Loris Mattiello .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Rick McVicar .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
John Pashley .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Robin Periana .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Steve Robinson .... on-line editor (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Series Other crew
Dave Proc .... technical coordinator (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Jamie Paul Rock .... floor director (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Nancy Geller .... creative consultant (5 episodes, 1983-1984)

Dan Howard .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Peter Wugalter .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"S.C.T.V." - Canada (English title) (short title)
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45 min (18 episodes)
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
TV satire at its funniest!, 23 February 2004
Author: ffwcsec from Austin, TX

SCTV was a real gem...consistently funny without resorting to cheap shots or bathroom humor to make you laugh out loud. One of the funniest bits in this incarnation of SCTV was John Hemphill as Happy Marsden, drunken children's show host whose show was filmed in a bar. When the show would begin, Happy would get the bartender to change the channel on the TV above the bar to a show called "Six-Gun Justice" which was a take-off on the old serial westerns of the '40's and '50's. He had a puppet sidekick who resembled Ollie of "Kukla, Fran and Ollie" fame. The puppet couldn't talk, but only made flapping noises with his rather large beak. The whole premise was so bizarre, but when you start to think about the kids' show hosts from your childhood, you may realize that probably more than a few of them had tossed back a couple of shots before introducing that Popeye cartoon. The Schmenge Brothers (Yosh and Stan, played by John Candy and Eugene Levy) were also incredibly funny. We will not see their like again.

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