The New Show (1984– )

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Sketch comedy show, similar to Saturday Night Live but nowhere near as successful. Ran one season. Guests included John Candy.

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Valri Bromfield ...
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Maura Moynihan ...
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 Himself / ... (5 episodes, 1984)
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Sketch comedy show, similar to Saturday Night Live but nowhere near as successful. Ran one season. Guests included John Candy.

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6 January 1984 (USA)  »

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Fifty times better than "Saturday Night Live", but one fiftieth of the lifespan
23 January 2005 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this short-lived series on Friday nights on NBC just after "The Master". It was sketch comedy featuring a lot of alumni from "Saturday Night Live" and SCTV. I used to watch it weekly, however 20 years later, I can only recall some gags with any clarity.

Steve Martin and (I believe) Catherine O'Hara appeared in one cafe setting where the extras in the table behind them keep on interrupting their performance. For a breath or two, Catherine isn't saying anything- one of the people in behind turn around to remind her of her next line. She retorts, "I was making a dramatic pause!"

Other funny bits include a 1984 parody where a face on a jumbotron is telling people what dance moves they should make in a discotheque (and being in a dance club listening to music from the year 1984 was truly an Orwellian nightmare). John Candy had a skit as a food repairman- he tells one potential client of the long hours and labour costs that would be involved in having to put all the salt back onto his pretzels! Plus, I remember a funny ripoff of the movie WHEN A STRANGER CALLS (still a cable favourite in those days).

I had long written off "Saturday Night Live" as having anything of worth, so it was a delight seeing famous alumni from that show, and Canada's own SCTV (which NBC had aired and then canceled), working together with material worthy of their talents. Too bad it didn't last long. I'd love to see if it still held up after all these years. DVD, please?


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