The Kids in the Hall (1988–1994)

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

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"The Kids in the Hall" are a sketch comedy troupe, set apart by their cross-dressing antics and seemingly infinite supply of unique characters. Although writer Paul Bellini, various extras, and sometimes even an actual woman appear in the sketches, for the most part, the five main cast members portray every single character themselves. Recurring characters range from the harried corporate executive Danny Husk to Queen Elizabeth, from alienated teen rocker Bobby Tarrance to gay bar owner Buddy Cole, from occult TV show host Simon and his sidekick Hecubus to the gossiping corporate secretaries Cathy and Kathy, and an endless parade of others. Written by William Agee <wa0521@broncho.ucok.edu>

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Several of the cast's family members and friends have done guest spots or cameos on the show. Kevin McDonald's ex-wife was in one sketch, playing his girlfriend. Scott Thompson old boyfriend appeared in the background of several first-season sketches. Mark McKinney's brother cameoed as a man reading a paper in one sketch. And Kevin's mom appeared as herself in the sketch "Sketch With Just A Middle." See more »

Quotes

Rick Metheral: I believe the aliens are here to collect decorative spoons. My own store has been visited three times by three separate groups of aliens, and each time, although they initially expressed a lot of interest in the beer mug shaped like a tit, their only purchase was the Stevenville commemorative spoon. In fact, the last group complained, quite tellingly, I think. They said, "Why don't you have a spoon that just says 'Earth?' It would save time."
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During the credits for the last episode, two business men bury the troupe in a grave marked "Kids In The Hall, The TV Show 1989-1995." After, Bellini's music plays and he dances on their grave. See more »

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Having An Average Weekend
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The Best Sketch Comedy Show ('nuff said)
12 November 2000 | by (sacramento) – See all my reviews

All of all the sketch comedy shows I have seen, The Kids In The Hall is the best damn comedy show ever. The Kids are outstanding and they are very funny and it was a shame that their show ended. I love them!! I was almost into tears when the show ended. I hope that someday they can do another reunion show. The coolest sketch comedy show i have seen in years.


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