History Funny / SCTV

4th Apr '16 1:08:11 AM Miso
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** Mel became a regular recurring character and ''SCTV Boogie'' underwent a number of name changes, until they settled for "Mel's Rock Pile." Mel reappeared in 2015 in an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROGI87hc-g4 outro clip]] for Canada's ''other'' pride and joy, [[Music/{{Rush}}]], introducing them as a "little band" and saying "three guys does not a rock band make." Rush have had other SCTV characters introduce songs on their tours (Count Floyd in 1984 and Bob and Doug in 2007), but this one is arguably funnier when you think about the meta; Eugene Levy and Geddy Lee (Rush's lead singer/bassist/keyboardist) may or may not live in the same ritzy neighborhood in Toronto, depending on what source you're reading. Mel of all people should know about Rush's success, since "he" lives in the same neighborhood as the lead singer!

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** Mel became a regular recurring character and ''SCTV Boogie'' underwent a number of name changes, until they settled for "Mel's Rock Pile." Mel reappeared in 2015 in an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROGI87hc-g4 outro clip]] for Canada's ''other'' pride and joy, [[Music/{{Rush}}]], Music/{{Rush}}, introducing them as a "little band" and saying "three guys does not a rock band make." Rush have had other SCTV characters introduce songs on their tours (Count Floyd in 1984 and Bob and Doug in 2007), but this one is arguably funnier when you think about the meta; Eugene Levy and Geddy Lee (Rush's lead singer/bassist/keyboardist) may or may not live in the same ritzy neighborhood in Toronto, depending on what source you're reading. Mel of all people should know about Rush's success, since "he" lives in the same neighborhood as the lead singer!
4th Apr '16 1:07:10 AM Miso
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* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqagQiKQk50 Muley's Roundhouse]]'', a SubvertedKidsShow with Harold Ramis playing a grouchy, sad old railroad switch operator who had dreams of being a military pilot, but was grounded for being "tetched." Also, he hates the Bolsheviks.

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** Mel became a regular recurring character and ''SCTV Boogie'' underwent a number of name changes, until they settled for "Mel's Rock Pile." Mel reappeared in 2015 in an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROGI87hc-g4 outro clip]] for Canada's ''other'' pride and joy, [[Music/{{Rush}}]], introducing them as a "little band" and saying "three guys does not a rock band make." Rush have had other SCTV characters introduce songs on their tours (Count Floyd in 1984 and Bob and Doug in 2007), but this one is arguably funnier when you think about the meta; Eugene Levy and Geddy Lee (Rush's lead singer/bassist/keyboardist) may or may not live in the same ritzy neighborhood in Toronto, depending on what source you're reading. Mel of all people should know about Rush's success, since "he" lives in the same neighborhood as the lead singer!
* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqagQiKQk50 Muley's Roundhouse]]'', a SubvertedKidsShow with Harold Ramis playing a grouchy, sad old railroad switch operator who had dreams of being a military pilot, but was grounded for being "tetched." Also, he hates He also despises the Bolsheviks.
2nd Apr '16 3:08:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''FantasyIsland'' parody, especially with Creator/JohnCandy as the midget Tattoo.

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* The ''FantasyIsland'' ''Series/FantasyIsland'' parody, especially with Creator/JohnCandy as the midget Tattoo.



** There are lots of great bits in that sketch: Jack Woltz...err...Leonard Bernstein and his ''MisterEd'' obsession, Caballero getting shot hundreds of times and surviving mostly unscathed, the whole "network war" thing, and Ugazzo Vision is a very accurate portrayal of cable TV circa 1981.

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** There are lots of great bits in that sketch: Jack Woltz...err...Leonard Bernstein and his ''MisterEd'' ''Series/MisterEd'' obsession, Caballero getting shot hundreds of times and surviving mostly unscathed, the whole "network war" thing, and Ugazzo Vision is a very accurate portrayal of cable TV circa 1981.
27th Mar '16 9:54:41 AM nombretomado
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* [[TheAndyGriffithShow Floyd the barber]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2TtIUHnkq8 petitioning]] TheGodfather to break Opie's legs is one of the greatest concepts in comedy history.

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* [[TheAndyGriffithShow [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Floyd the barber]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2TtIUHnkq8 petitioning]] TheGodfather to break Opie's legs is one of the greatest concepts in comedy history.
20th Feb '16 1:50:38 AM Miso
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** The Yiddish argument the brothers Bittman have. The ''entire audience'' apparently understands Yiddish, because when Skip says something particularly rude, they all gasp in shock.
19th Jan '16 10:50:19 AM nombretomado
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** Points also for Eugene Levy and Dave Thomas being a Roman centurion version of AbbottAndCostello.

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** Points also for Eugene Levy and Dave Thomas being a Roman centurion version of AbbottAndCostello.Creator/AbbottAndCostello.
7th Jan '16 12:57:00 PM Miso
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* All f the CBC show, ''Garth and Gord and Fiona and Alice'' in particular.

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* All f of the CBC show, shows, ''Garth and Gord and Fiona and Alice'' in particular.



*** Moe Green praising Messala's death scene, claiming the acting is incredibly touching... so much so that it moves him to tears on-screen. Because Harold Ramis plays both Moe and Messala, this is essentially Ramis ''praising his own acting''.



* ''Bittman Does Dallas'', in which Bobby Bittman goes country. Also features Bobby ''singing'', which is [[HollywoodToneDeaf surprisingly bad]]. Bobby's terrible singing is made even funnier by anyone who has seen ''Film/AMightyWind'' and can attest to what a lovely voice Eugene Levy normally has.

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* ''Bittman Does Dallas'', in which Bobby Bittman goes country. Also features Bobby ''singing'', which is [[HollywoodToneDeaf surprisingly bad]]. Bobby's terrible singing is made even funnier by anyone who has seen ''Film/AMightyWind'' and can attest to what a lovely voice Eugene Levy normally has.has.
* Bobby Bittman was given a 30-minute mockumentary on his life and career in 1988. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y45jwvglWJU It must be seen to be believed.]]
11th Nov '15 9:19:38 PM Miso
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** The News sketch involving "the Mr. Earl doll," a clay likeness of Earl that Floyd plugs- and maims in multiple horrible ways, including [[OffWithHisHead beheading it]]- right before Earl was to do an editorial about friendship, as inspired by his relationship with Floyd. You can just ''see'' the horror and heartbreak in Earl's eyes after the commercial ends.

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** The News sketch involving "the Mr. Earl doll," a clay likeness of Earl that Floyd plugs- and maims in multiple horrible ways, including [[OffWithHisHead beheading it]]- right before Earl was to do an editorial about friendship, as inspired by his relationship with Floyd. You can just ''see'' the horror and heartbreak in Earl's eyes after the commercial ends.ends.
* ''Bittman Does Dallas'', in which Bobby Bittman goes country. Also features Bobby ''singing'', which is [[HollywoodToneDeaf surprisingly bad]]. Bobby's terrible singing is made even funnier by anyone who has seen ''Film/AMightyWind'' and can attest to what a lovely voice Eugene Levy normally has.
14th Oct '15 4:29:51 PM TheMysteriousH
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* What fits into Russia?

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* What fits into Mother Russia?



* The Zontar episode. It turns out that Hank Bain, a new cast member, is working for Zontar, who seeks to [[spoiler:abduct the staff at SCTV due to how funny they are because of his obsession with television]], and he does this by sending ''cabbages'' to possess the staff. [[spoiler:Thankfully, [[CloudCuckoolander Gerry Todd is immune to this]].]]

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* The Zontar episode. It turns out that Hank Bain, Bonar Bain ([[DifferentStrokes Conrad's brother]]), a new cast member, is working for Zontar, who seeks to [[spoiler:abduct the staff at SCTV due to how funny they are because of his obsession with television]], and he does this by sending ''cabbages'' to possess the staff. [[spoiler:Thankfully, [[CloudCuckoolander Gerry Todd is immune to this]].]]



** According to the booklet that came with the DVD set the sketch is on, lots of pain.



* All of the CBC show, ''Garth and Gord and Fiona and Alice'' in particular.

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* All of f the CBC show, ''Garth and Gord and Fiona and Alice'' in particular.



*** Harold Ramis (as Mazola, the villain) informs Ben Hur of his mother and sister's fate with his dying breath. Everyone thinks he said they're lepers... but when Hur actually finds them, they're ''leopards''. Related, Mazola coming back to life just long enough after dying the first time to inform Ben Hur that he was just kidding when he told him his family was dead before the chariot race.

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*** Harold Ramis (as Mazola, Messala, the villain) informs Ben Hur of his mother and sister's fate with his dying breath. Everyone thinks he said they're lepers... but when Hur actually finds them, they're ''leopards''. Related, Mazola Messala coming back to life just long enough after dying the first time to inform Ben Hur that he was just kidding when he told him his family was dead before the chariot race.



* ''Lust For Paint,'' one of the last episodes to feature Moe Green, has, among other things, a character played by Ramis in the eponymous sketch appearing to the dying protagonist just to remind him that [[MakesSenseInContext he (Ramis) has long legs]], the extremely short protagonist and his equally small father both being played by a kneeling Joe Flaherty (the tallest member of the cast), and Monet and Degas being CampGay caricatures that constantly yell "YOO-HOO~!" at passing celebrities from their cafe table, all while Moe Green's career falls apart around him, culminating in Moe being fired (again) and even sticking his hand back in to wave his handkerchief at the viewers as a goodbye after he's left the set.

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* ''Lust For Paint,'' (a mash-up of the [[Creator/HenriDeToulouseLautrec Lautrec]] biopic ''Moulin Rouge'' and the [[Creator/LeonardiDaVinci DaVinci]] biopic ''Lust For Life'') one of the last episodes to feature Moe Green, Green , has, among other things, a character played by Ramis in the eponymous sketch appearing to the dying protagonist just to remind him that [[MakesSenseInContext he (Ramis) has long legs]], the extremely short protagonist and his equally small father both being played by a kneeling Joe Flaherty (the tallest member of the cast), and Monet and Degas being CampGay caricatures that constantly yell "YOO-HOO~!" at passing celebrities from their cafe table, all while Moe Green's career falls apart around him, culminating in Moe being fired (again) and even sticking his hand back in to wave his handkerchief at the viewers as a goodbye after he's left the set.
17th May '15 10:00:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[Series/TheBennyHillShow Benny Hill]] [[HillStreetBlues Street Blues]]''. [[note]]Comes complete with mashup of the Thames and MTM logo.[[/note]]

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* ''[[Series/TheBennyHillShow Benny Hill]] [[HillStreetBlues [[Series/HillStreetBlues Street Blues]]''. [[note]]Comes complete with mashup of the Thames and MTM logo.[[/note]]
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