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"The Kids in the Hall" (1988) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1988-1994

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The Kids in the Hall -- A tribute to Jeff Berman.
The Kids in the Hall: Season 5: Episode 21 -- In case you forget his famous last words.
The Kids in the Hall: Season 5: Episode 21 -- The end of the beginning.
The Kids in the Hall: Season 5: Episode 21 -- No shooters tonight. No shooters ever. Buddy's closes.
The Kids in the Hall: Season 5: Episode 21 -- The men shed their wigs.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
16 October 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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:
The most original sketch comedy program on TV. See more (68 total) »

Cast

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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
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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25 min | USA:60 min (pilot)
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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:
Gavin:My mom says that if there's a depression, that I'll have to enter a dance marathon.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
Having An Average WeekendSee more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The most original sketch comedy program on TV., 5 January 2004
Author: Cowman (cowman777@hotmail.com) from The Mitten State, USA

Whether you love 'em or hate 'em, you have to admit that there's never been anything like the KIDS IN THE HALL. Sure, sketch comedy shows are a dime a dozen, but these guys set themselves apart from all the rest with their unmatchable brand of bizarre, surreal, and often gender-defiant skits. The show is usually downright hilarious, although some of the jokes do miss their mark on occasion. But even the most unfunny sketches are entertaining, simply because of how insane they are.

The humor in KIDS IN THE HALL is, for the most part, purely unexplainable, and sometimes it's actually subtly disturbing--an experimental sort of comedy that best fits in the "either you get it or you don't" category. When watching KITH with a group, the viewer response will invariably be split: one half will be teary-eyed from laughter while the rest of the gang will be hopelessly confused or frustrated, making condescending statements like "I don't see how you think this is funny!"

It's clear that these lovable Canucks decided from the get-go that they were going to do exactly what they wanted, without too much concern for genre standards, formulas, or even success. And that, I think, is the secret to their success. Whether they intended to or not, these five KIDS succeeded in carving themselves a very distinct niche in the world of sketch comedy, towering above even SNL because of their fresh style and consistent hilarity.

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