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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After this show ended, producer Lorne Michaels wanted to get all the "Kids" signed on to his other show, Saturday Night Live (1975), but he only got Mark McKinney, who didn't appear on screen much and left after a few seasons. See more »

Quotes

Sir Simon Milligan: Hecubus, have you seen the movie "Presumed Innocent?"
Hecubus: Yes I have, Master, and his wife killed her.
Sir Simon Milligan: But Hecubus, I haven't seen the movie yet... Evil! Evil!
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Crazy Credits

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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