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SCTV Network 

SCTV Network 90 (original title)
TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1981–1983)
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Comedy parody about TV.

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Andrew Alexander
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1983   1982   1981  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
John Candy ...  Various / ... 39 episodes, 1981-1983
Joe Flaherty ...  Various / ... 39 episodes, 1981-1983
Eugene Levy ...  Various / ... 39 episodes, 1981-1983
Andrea Martin ...  Various / ... 39 episodes, 1981-1983
Catherine O'Hara ...  Various / ... 29 episodes, 1981-1983
Rick Moranis ...  Various / ... 27 episodes, 1981-1982
Dave Thomas ...  Various / ... 27 episodes, 1981-1982
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Comedy parody about TV.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SCTV Comedy Network See more »

Filming Locations:

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

At the time of the show Andrea Martin and Martin Short were in-laws: Martin was married to Bob Dolman (they divorced in 2004), brother of Short's wife Nancy (who passed away in 2010). See more »

Alternate Versions

Due to music clearance issues, some of the episodes on the DVD sets of the show are edited. Some sketches simply have music replacements, while a few sketches had to be trimmed to exclude certain musical performances by the cast (such as Andrea Martin as Edith Prickley singing a line from "Whistle While You Work" in a sketch, or Catherine O'Hara as Dusty Towne and Rick Moranis as Merv Griffin having to cut out various songs they perform in their sketches). As of Volume 3, none of the actual guest musical performances have had to be cut. As of Volume 3, the only full sketch to be cut is "Stairways to Heaven;" A Compilation Album of various artists performing "Stairway to Heaven" - Led Zeppelin refused clearance of their song. See more »

Connections

Spin-off The Last Polka (1985) See more »

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Off Broadway
Performed by George Benson
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A glorious expansion of "Second City Television"
24 November 1999 | by RJVSee all my reviews

When NBC hired the producers and cast members of "Second City Television" for "SCTV Network 90," they provided them with a larger budget and longer programming time than the original show had. As a result, the performers/writers elaborated on the show's original premise of a cheap TV station. Established characters like Joe Flaherty's Guy Caballero and Andrea Martin's Edith Prickley were deepened with more quirks that often thematically unified the sketches, such as an episode when Guy's job as station owner is threatened when he forges a check. The sketches became lengthier and more layered, exploring further possibilities in television satire, such as a "Godfather" parody likening TV executives to mob bosses. And SCTV still maintained its comic bite, thanks to both the writing and the performers. The humor remained intelligent and insightful and unlike SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE never became self-consciously hip or stale. SCTV 90 provided some of the greatest TV comedy ever, the like which we may never see again.


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