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 »

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Man #1: So it was a good movie. It wasn't a great movie, but how often do you see a great movie?
Man #2: Oh, I saw a great movie last night. Yeah, it was on the late show. It was... um... uh... uh... oh, what was it called? It's a classic. It's... um... uh... oh, I hate this! I hate it when this happens!
Man #1: Well, what was it about?
Man #2: Uh, it's about this newspaper tycoon and he's dead and everybody's telling stories about him and...
Man #1: It's "Citizen Kane."
Man #2: No, that's not it. No, no, no, no. But it's something like that...
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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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Best Show Ever!
29 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hands-down, The Kids In The Hall is the funniest show ever! Not only are the guys adorable to look at, but the sketches are so brilliantly written by the guys themselves! The guys even accurately portray women on the show to properly act out each sketch! This show leaves your cheeks hurting and with six-pack abs from all the deep belly laughs! But wait, there's more! The guys are all best friends so the chemistry is naturally there and everything else just fits together perfectly! It's hard to find people who aren't fans of the show...no matter what age they are! Everyone one loves Kids In The Hall! GO KIDS IN THE HALL!! :)


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