A mockumentary that depicts the final concert of Yosh and Stan Shmenge aka the Happy Wanderers.


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Cast overview:
Stan Shmenge / Ma Shmenge
Linsk Minyk
Lemon Twin
Lemon Twin
Mary Margaret O'Hara ...
Lemon Twin
John McAndrew ...
Val Babbyit
Patricia Hamilton ...
Mrs. Vicki Mahoney-Cohen
Marvin Goldhar ...
Phil King
Nick Nichols ...
Moe Koffler
Don Dickinson ...
Michael Colbert
Milt Chissik
Gord Martineau ...
Gord Markle
Ted Woloshyn ...
Ted Wellington


A mockumentary that depicts the final concert of Yosh and Stan Shmenge aka the Happy Wanderers.

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"SCTV"'s Shmenge Bros. in their own special!
12 October 1999 | by (California, U. S. A.) – See all my reviews

This was a made-for-cable (Showtime) comedy special starring John Candy and Eugene Levy's "SCTV Network" characters, polka stars Yosh and Stan Shmenge.

The film traces their rise to prominence from their childhood in native Leutonia to their final comeback concert. Along the way, we're treated to hilarious archival footage and interviews with those who worked with them and loved them, played by other "SCTV" luminaries like Rick Moranis, Robin Duke, and Catherine O'Hara. Later released on video. It's an excellent comedy special... a must for anyone who loved Candy and "SCTV!"

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