Category: Canadian

  • Until Proven
    Until Proven

    Time was, such a stupid attitude and demeanour in courts was the subject of ridicule and comedy. And no, I have no idea why this Kids In The Hall sketch ends like this either. Ah well, it’s good up until that moment.

  • Roy’s Food Repair
    Roy’s Food Repair

    I’m just as fascinated by the shows that Lorne Michaels produced that failed, than the huge successes. Here’s a great sketch, featuring John Candy and Carrie Fisher, from the short-lived The New Show. The New Show aired on NBC for nine episodes in the spring of 1984. It featured appearances from a host of SNL…

  • The David Steinberg Show
    The David Steinberg Show

    Here’s a sketch from The David Steinberg Show. It takes a turn for the better half way through. This show actually had two iterations. The first had a five week run on CBS in 1972, and was an hour long variety format. In 1976, the show became a half hour sketch show within a sitcom,…

  • Four On The Floor
    Four On The Floor

    I miss sketch shows. So I’m often on the look out for ones I haven’t seen before. After a chat with a friend, I came across Four on the Floor, a Canadian show from 1986, which aired on CBC for 13 episodes. The show was a vehicle for comedy foursome The Frantics, who are still…

  • Aroomba Full Of Kids In The Hall
    Aroomba Full Of Kids In The Hall

    With the welcome news that the Kids In The Hall will be back on our screens with eight new episodes of the show, I thought you would enjoy seeing them perform live in a small space circa 1988. And also this sketch that aired on CBC but was excised from the DVD release for some…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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