The SCTV office moves into the tallest, thinnest building in Melonville, which turns into a spoof of 'The Towering Inferno' as Guy, Edith, and others are trapped in the 200-story tall building just ...
To differentiate the show from Saturday Night Live (1975), the writer/performers decided to integrate musical guests into the plots of the episodes. The Fishin' Musician sketch was created as a way to highlight the musical guests if no other sketch was available. While some of the musical acts were chosen by the network, cast members asked for their own guests. For example, Eugene Levy and Dave Thomas requested Roy Orbison and Tony Bennett respectively - both of whom were at a relative low point in their career. See more »
The NBC syndication version of SCTV was edited and repackaged to fit in with the original half-hour shows in syndication. The original opening sequences do not air in the syndicated reruns, but rather a new composite using the cast photos from cycle 3 with the "malfunctioning equipment" from cycle one, as well as various clips from throughout the syndication, NBC and Cinemax shows for each actor. New syndication package: The version currently running on TV features quite a few music substitutions. See more »
In an alternate universe, SCTV is still on the air after 30 years, and SNL was cancelled after the 1979 season. And the people living in that alternate universe are both much happier and better off than we will ever be.
SCTV is simply one of the greatest television programs ever. Surreal, topical, and laugh out loud funny, it simply must be experienced to be believed. And the performers were easily the most talented bunch ever to work on a television comedy. Now an entirely new generation can behold and enjoy this gem.
Thank God for DVD!
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