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The Kids in the Hall: :  -- 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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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
16 October 1988 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
IMHO The Great Show Ever. See more (68 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 11)

Dave Foley ... Various Characters / ... (102 episodes, 1988-1995)
Bruce McCulloch ... Various Characters / ... (102 episodes, 1988-1995)

Kevin McDonald ... Various Characters / ... (102 episodes, 1988-1995)

Mark McKinney ... Various Characters / ... (102 episodes, 1988-1995)

Scott Thompson ... Various Characters / ... (102 episodes, 1988-1995)
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Series Directed by
John Blanchard (91 episodes, 1990-1995)
Kelly Makin (30 episodes, 1992-1994)
Stephen Surjik (25 episodes, 1990-1993)
Robert Boyd (21 episodes, 1988-1990)
Jack Budgell (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael Kennedy (11 episodes, 1991-1992)
Mark Sawers (7 episodes, 1994)
Bruce McCulloch (6 episodes, 1990-1994)
Bronwen Hughes (6 episodes, 1994)
John Paizs (5 episodes, 1991)
David Wellington (5 episodes, 1994)
Dave Foley (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Mark McKinney (2 episodes, 1994)

John Fortenberry (unknown episodes)
Kevin McDonald (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Dave Foley (102 episodes, 1988-1995)
Bruce McCulloch (102 episodes, 1988-1995)
Kevin McDonald (102 episodes, 1988-1995)
Mark McKinney (102 episodes, 1988-1995)
Scott Thompson (102 episodes, 1988-1995)
Paul Bellini (81 episodes, 1990-1995)
Brian Hartt (81 episodes, 1990-1995)
Norm Hiscock (81 episodes, 1990-1995)
Garry Campbell (41 episodes, 1993-1995)
Diane Flacks (21 episodes, 1994-1995)
Andy Jones (21 episodes, 1994-1995)
Frank Van Keeken (20 episodes, 1993)

Series Produced by
Lorne Michaels .... executive producer (102 episodes, 1988-1995)
Pam Thomas .... co-producer (102 episodes, 1988-1995)
Jeffrey Berman .... producer / associate producer / ... (101 episodes, 1989-1995)
Joe Forristal .... producer / supervising producer / ... (61 episodes, 1988-1992)
Cindy Park .... producer / associate producer / ... (60 episodes, 1990-1993)
John Blanchard .... producer (41 episodes, 1993-1995)
Betty Orr .... producer / associate producer (41 episodes, 1993-1995)
Jeff Ross .... executive producer / associate producer / ... (35 episodes, 1989-1993)
Laura Buchanan .... producer: CBC / line producer: CBC (34 episodes, 1993-1995)
Chris Paton .... producer: CBC / line producer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jim Biederman .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1994-1995)
Robert Boyd .... producer (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ken Livermore .... technical producer (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Joe Bodolai .... supervising producer (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dan Redican .... supervising producer (20 episodes, 1991-1992)
Valri Bromfield .... supervising producer (13 episodes, 1991-1992)
Donna Aprile .... producer: CBC (8 episodes, 1991)
Susan Stranks .... line producer: CBC (7 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Original Music by
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Cinematography by
Andrew Binnington (4 episodes, 1989)
Michael Spicer (2 episodes, 1993)

David A. Makin (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Allan Novak (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Trevor Ambrose (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
T.C. Martin (3 episodes, 1990)

Christopher Cooper (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Marissa Richmond (unknown episodes, 1994)
 
Series Production Design by
Eugene Lee (5 episodes, 1988-1989)

Paul Ames (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Doug McLean (61 episodes, 1991-1995)
Keith Raywood (21 episodes, 1988-1990)
Peter Baran (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dean A. O'Dell (5 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Mark Steel (41 episodes, 1993-1995)
Stephen Finnie (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Costume Design by
Derek J. Baskerville (2 episodes, 1989)
Denise Dickin (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sandra Moore .... makeup artist (21 episodes, 1988-1990)
Rhoda Ancill .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1989)
Daisy Lee Bijac .... senior makeup artist (5 episodes, 1989)
Eva Coudouloux .... assistant makeup artist / makeup assistant (4 episodes, 1989)
Evelyn MacNeil .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1989)
Linda McCormack .... assistant makeup artist / makeup assistant (4 episodes, 1989)
Erika Caceres .... assistant makeup artist (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Production Management
Eric Ellenbogen .... executive in charge of production (47 episodes, 1988-1995)
Candice Tidy .... series production manager / unit manager: CBC / ... (41 episodes, 1988-1992)
Tom Joerin .... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 1989)
Lesley McAlonen .... unit manager (5 episodes, 1989)
Cindy Park .... production manager (5 episodes, 1989)

Jonathan Flom .... executive in charge of production (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Rutherford .... first assistant director / first assistant director: film unit (3 episodes, 1989)
Ann Camilleri .... associate director (2 episodes, 1989)

D. Joanne Malo .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Marika Gal .... scenic artist (53 episodes, 1992-1995)
Erin Leslie .... scenic artist (52 episodes, 1992-1995)
Carl Jenkins .... design coordinator (5 episodes, 1989)
Patricia Homonylo .... scenic artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Al Simkus .... scenic construction (4 episodes, 1989)
Tim Allen .... assistant set decorator (2 episodes, 1989)
Alan Boye .... staging (2 episodes, 1989)
David Byers .... assistant set decorator (2 episodes, 1989)
Brad Lemee .... staging (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Sound Department
Martin Lee .... sound re-recording mixer (61 episodes, 1991-1995)
Bill Turchinetz .... sound effects editor (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tom Belinkey .... sound recordist / sound recordist: film unit (5 episodes, 1989)
Dave Ripka .... tape/audio operator / audio operator / ... (5 episodes, 1989)
Scott Chisholm .... boom operator / boom: film unit (4 episodes, 1989)
Don Dickson .... re-recording engineer (4 episodes, 1989)
Alan Hardiman .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1988-1990)
Joe Mancuso .... sound assistant / assistant re-recording engineer (3 episodes, 1989)
Jeff Jackman .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Gary Fielding .... sound effects (2 episodes, 1989)
Gerry Fielding .... sound effects (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Special Effects by
Allan Wirachowsky .... special effects (5 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Visual Effects by
John Simons .... graphics (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Stunts
Ho Chow .... stunt performer (1 episode, 1990)

Rick Forsayeth .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Steve Lucescu .... stunt double / stunt rigger (unknown episodes)
Dwayne McLean .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Tye Tyukodi .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Gaal .... gaffer / grip (17 episodes, 1991-1995)
Phil Hyms .... lighting consultant / lighting design consultant (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
Ross Murray .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
Mike Wall .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
Dave Doherty .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1989)
Ralph Earl .... lighting designer (5 episodes, 1989)
Patrick W. Ferguson .... lighting board operator (5 episodes, 1989)
Robert Stos .... gaffer / gaffer: film unit (5 episodes, 1989)
Kemp Archibald .... camera assistant / assistant camera / ... (4 episodes, 1989)
Brian Hiltz .... production photographer (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denise Dickin .... costumes (3 episodes, 1989)
Derek J. Baskerville .... costumes (2 episodes, 1989)
Matthew Campbell .... costumes (2 episodes, 1989)
Sidney Sproule .... costumes (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Editorial Department
Terry Dale .... on-line editor (5 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Music Department
Brian Connelly .... musical consultant / musical director / ... (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Other crew
George Anthony .... creative head: arts, music, science & variety for CBC (69 episodes, 1991-1994)
Paul Bellini .... writing assistant / assistant to writers (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Dan Redican .... story editor (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
Stacey Foster .... technical consultant (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
Peter Rutherford .... stage manager / production assistant (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
Chris Schillinger .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1993)
Barry Duller .... switcher (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Dale Marie Turner .... associate director / continuity / ... (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Sharon Jamieson .... audience coordinator (5 episodes, 1989)
Pamela McNair .... senior production secretary (5 episodes, 1989)
Don McNeill .... stage manager (5 episodes, 1989)
M. Amy Moar .... production secretary (5 episodes, 1989)
Gregory Sills .... production consultant (5 episodes, 1989)
Bill Sims .... production assistant / production assistant: film unit (5 episodes, 1989)
Gavin Stevens .... production assistant / production assistant: film unit (5 episodes, 1989)
Amy Wilson .... assistant to producer / assistant: Mr. Boyd (5 episodes, 1989)
Ann Camilleri .... associate director / production assistant (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Randy Dube .... location manager / location manager: film unit (4 episodes, 1989)
George Madlock .... video (4 episodes, 1989)
Matt West .... production executive / production executive: Broadway Video (3 episodes, 1989)
Reg Bell .... staging crew leader (2 episodes, 1989)
Alan Boye .... staging crew (2 episodes, 1989)
Brad Lemee .... staging crew (2 episodes, 1989)

David Flaherty .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Randy Kennedy .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Carol Marks-George .... unit publicist (unknown episodes)
Mark Moore .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Stephen J. Turnbull .... location manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Cristina McGinniss .... special thanks (8 episodes, 1988-1989)
Stephen Shippee .... special thanks (8 episodes, 1988-1989)
Elliot Hoffman .... special thanks (7 episodes, 1988-1989)
Mike Bosze .... special thanks (7 episodes, 1989)
Raymond Perkins .... special thanks (6 episodes, 1989)
 

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Runtime:
25 min | USA:60 min (pilot) | 2687 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Kurt Cobain, the late lead singer of Nirvana, was a big "Kids in the Hall" fan and good friends with Scott Thompson. Following his death, his Seattle managers sent Scott a picture of Kurt when he was seven years old. Scott, as Buddy Cole, burned this picture on the final episode of "Kids in the Hall", during the "Buddy's Bar Closes" sketch.See more »
Quotes:
Alien #1:Ready the anal probe.
Alien #2:Anal probe is ready.
Alien #1:Commence anal probing.
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Soundtrack:
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
IMHO The Great Show Ever., 24 March 2004
Author: Amazinsunflower from US

Oh yes I did. Yeah, yeah I know some people will complain that Kids in the Hall are "too weird" or that their sketches are "confusing" or just plain "strange." Well, those people are entitled to their opinions, but don't let that stop you from at least giving the Kids a try. If you are like me, the Kids will become your daily dose of needed humor.

I was too young to understand the humor of KITH during their original run on CBC/HBO/CBS/whereverthef***. Like many other people I first got into the Kids by watching Comedy Central. I was hooked from the very first episode. The bizarre sketches, monologues, and songs perfectly suited my often dark sense of humor. Those five guys made me laugh harder than any other show or movie ever has. And I'd like to point out that unlike most shows(coughSNLcough), all the Kids pulled their own weight. There was no stand-out member, and just as importantly their was no member who didn't carry his own weight. Dave, Bruce, Kevin, Mark, and Scott are each enormously talented. Each brought something to the mix. Mark can play any character, do any voice. Dave had all the brilliant one-liners and a wonderful sense of comedic timing. Kevin had this great energy and enthusiasm during each sketch. As he himself said [paraphrased] "I don't say funny lines, I say lines funny." Scott showed an uncanny ability to touch on topics of sexuality, making you both think and laugh. And then there's Bruce. I must confess that Bruce is my favorite Kid. His oddball and often dark sense of humor struck a cord with me. Bruce brought the music to the Kids. And I'll never forget his monologues.

They've all gone their separate ways now to work on various projects. But they left a lasting impression on sketch comedy. The Season DVDs(and hopefully, seasons 2-5 in the future) and reruns on CC ensure that they will never be forgotten.

So go forth and watch.

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