Rusty Van Reddick does a PSA for nursery schools; tonight on "Just for Fun," Stan Kanter launches a discussion on nuclear proliferation; in a 1962 episode of "Vic Arpeggio," our hero pretends to be a...
Guy Caballero launches the new SCTV cable channel. The Schmenge Brothers try new wave music. Edith Prickly and Edna Boil go double-dating in the film spoof "Prickly Business". Steve Roman makes his ...
Battered and abused stuntman Super Dave Osborne gets his own nighttime talk show. In between interviews Osborne, with the help of his partner and promoter, Fuji, performs his classic stunts that never quite seem to go as planned.
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>
John Candy, Martin Short, Eugene Levy -- film stars we have seen come and go. They all got their start on SCTV, which spells out "Second City TV."
The group of Canadians were hilarious, and every time I see a rerun with John Candy it makes me feel sad. As everyone knows, he passed away in a few years back while wrapping up filming on "Wagons East," which probably was such a bad movie because they had to cut it short and use footage they had shot with Candy.
SCTV wasn't as big a hit as SNL, but it was still a legacy in comedy. Most of the stars from the show went on to be in "Saturday Night Live."
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