SCTV (for Second City TeleVision) was a comedy show from Canada that featured short skits and parodies. It is perhaps known best for its role in John Candy's early comedy career and for creating the popular Bob and Doug MacKensie characters.Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
This tv show featured the brilliant character acting of some of today's finest comedic actors. John Candy, in full make-up was Luciano Pavarotti, Curly Howard, or Alfred Hitchcock in various skits... and he created some brilliant characters of his own: Johnny LaRue, Yosh Schmenge, Gil Fisher, Bruno, and countless others. The show was an early launching ground for other comedic rockets from Harold Ramis, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis and many others... a veritable Who's Who of today's filmed comedy. The ongoing characters created worlds of their own that were endlessly fascinating... and they also spoofed the classic tv shows. Imagine John Candy as an overgrown Beaver Cleaver! Forgettabouttitt. Scour your local tv listings for re-runs of this show, or find the tapes. This is tv comedy at its finest!
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