History Series / SCTV

9th Nov '16 2:15:08 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* YouSayTomato: JohnCandy and Creator/EugeneLevy as Yosh and Stan Schmenge each pronounced their last name slightly different (which was part of the joke). Candy pronounced it "''Shmen''-gee", while Levy's pronunciation sounded more like "''Schman''-gee."

to:

* YouSayTomato: JohnCandy Creator/JohnCandy and Creator/EugeneLevy as Yosh and Stan Schmenge each pronounced their last name slightly different (which was part of the joke). Candy pronounced it "''Shmen''-gee", while Levy's pronunciation sounded more like "''Schman''-gee."
28th Aug '16 9:15:43 AM Glenn62
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* RunningGag: Ads for upcoming TV programs, movies, and other events always have Thursday at 9:00 p.m. as the show time.
21st Aug '16 12:56:41 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


How is that? Well, let's run down the original cast: Creator/JohnCandy, Joe Flaherty, Creator/EugeneLevy, Andrea Martin, Creator/CatherineOHara, Creator/HaroldRamis (for seasons one and two), and Dave Thomas[[note]]the same one who voiced the Elliot Ness-esque chief of police Rex Banner on the season eight ''Simpsons'' episode where alcohol gets banned in Springfield after Bart gets drunk at the town's St. Patrick Day parade[[/note]]. Add in latecomers Creator/RickMoranis and Martin Short ([[AndZoidberg and the perennially forgotten feature players Robin Duke and Tony Rosato]], who are now mostly remembered for being overshadowed by EddieMurphy and Joe Piscopo during ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s shaky years between 1980 and 1983), and you have a veritable who's who of '70s-'80s Canadian comedy[[note]]Although Flaherty, Martin and Ramis were actually American, they ''were'' working in Canada.[[/note]]. Due to the connections between the Chicago and Toronto branches of the Creator/SecondCity comedy troupe, there was considerable constructive feedback between this show and ''Series/SaturdayNightLive.''

to:

How is that? Well, let's run down the original cast: Creator/JohnCandy, Joe Flaherty, Creator/EugeneLevy, Andrea Martin, Creator/CatherineOHara, Creator/HaroldRamis (for seasons one and two), and Dave Thomas[[note]]the same one who voiced the Elliot Ness-esque chief of police Rex Banner on the season eight ''Simpsons'' episode where alcohol gets banned in Springfield after Bart gets drunk at the town's St. Patrick Day parade[[/note]]. Add in latecomers Creator/RickMoranis and Martin Short ([[AndZoidberg and the perennially forgotten feature players Robin Duke and Tony Rosato]], who are now mostly remembered for being overshadowed by EddieMurphy Creator/EddieMurphy and Joe Piscopo during ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s shaky years between 1980 and 1983), and you have a veritable who's who of '70s-'80s Canadian comedy[[note]]Although Flaherty, Martin and Ramis were actually American, they ''were'' working in Canada.[[/note]]. Due to the connections between the Chicago and Toronto branches of the Creator/SecondCity comedy troupe, there was considerable constructive feedback between this show and ''Series/SaturdayNightLive.''
20th Aug '16 3:48:50 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CanadianAccents: Bob and Doug [=McKenzie=], probably the most "Canajun" Canadian accents ever aired, eh?
4th Aug '16 5:58:01 PM themisterfree
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* StonersAreFunny: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIDYuV9vuyc At least once]], Earl Camembert got stoned on the air (as prep for an editorial he was planning about drugs).
4th Aug '16 5:56:26 PM themisterfree
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheAlcoholic: Floyd Robertson became this in the final couple of seasons, forcing Earl into the role of straight man.



* OnlySaneMan: The male secretary in "The Millionaire".

to:

* OnlySaneMan: The male secretary in "The Millionaire". Floyd Robertson served as this for Earl Camembert for most of the run, but the roles were swapped once he fell off the wagon.
21st Jun '16 7:26:49 PM gewunomox
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "[[NeilYoung Neil Jung]], Psychiatrist".

to:

** "[[NeilYoung "[[Music/NeilYoung Neil Jung]], Psychiatrist".
24th Apr '16 7:07:13 PM maxwellsilver
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AndStarring: "And Dave Thomas as The Beaver." Doubly deconstructed: Dave Thomas wasn't any more famous than anybody else in the cast, he was just alphabetically last; also, he did not, in fact, play The Beaver when SCTV did its ''LeaveItToBeaver'' sketch, Creator/JohnCandy did.

to:

* AndStarring: "And Dave Thomas as The Beaver." Doubly deconstructed: Dave Thomas wasn't any more famous than anybody else in the cast, he was just alphabetically last; also, he did not, in fact, play The Beaver when SCTV did its ''LeaveItToBeaver'' ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' sketch, Creator/JohnCandy did.



* CelebrityStar: Performers like Creator/RobinWilliams and Bill Murray did guest spots as sketch characters. Most guest performers were musicians appearing as themselves on the ShowWithinAShow ''The Fishin' Musician'' and thus engaging in outdoorsy activities with its host. Within recurring sketches like ''The Sammy Maudlin Show'' and ''Farm Film Report'', this concept was frequently spoofed with cast members playing various celebrities or [[{{Expy}} Expies]] thereof.

to:

* CelebrityStar: Performers like Creator/RobinWilliams and Bill Murray Creator/BillMurray did guest spots as sketch characters. Most guest performers were musicians appearing as themselves on the ShowWithinAShow ''The Fishin' Musician'' and thus engaging in outdoorsy activities with its host. Within recurring sketches like ''The Sammy Maudlin Show'' and ''Farm Film Report'', this concept was frequently spoofed with cast members playing various celebrities or [[{{Expy}} Expies]] thereof.
29th Feb '16 5:48:26 PM Lirodon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BreakoutCharacter: When ''SCTV'' moved to Creator/{{CBC}}, the network requested that the program add two minutes of identifiably Canadian content to pad the show due to its shorter commercial breaks. When faced with what they considered to be a bizarre request (given that the show had always been produced by a Canadian cast and crew), the crew created the stereotypically Canadian characters of Bob and Doug. While intended as mere filler, they became the most popular characters of the series. In fact, the show itself lampshades this in "The Great White North Palace." In that episode, Guy Caballero realizes how popular Bob and Doug are, and gives them their own VarietyShow to shore up the flagging network. This is [[ThePeterPrinciple completely outside the brothers' comfort zone]], however, and the show is an instant failure that is so bad that Guy Caballero orders the broadcast halted in the middle of an atrocious sketch with Bob and Doug as the Festrunk Brothers (Two Wild and Crazy Guys).

to:

* BreakoutCharacter: When ''SCTV'' moved to Creator/{{CBC}}, the network requested that the program add two minutes of identifiably Canadian content to pad the show due to its shorter commercial breaks. When faced with what they considered to be a bizarre request (given that the show had always been produced by a Canadian cast and crew), the crew created the stereotypically Canadian characters of Bob and Doug.Doug to lampoon it. While intended as mere filler, they became the most popular characters of the series. In fact, the show itself lampshades this in "The Great White North Palace." In that episode, Guy Caballero realizes how popular Bob and Doug are, and gives them their own VarietyShow to shore up the flagging network. This is [[ThePeterPrinciple completely outside the brothers' comfort zone]], however, and the show is an instant failure that is so bad that Guy Caballero orders the broadcast halted in the middle of an atrocious sketch with Bob and Doug as the Festrunk Brothers (Two Wild and Crazy Guys).
29th Feb '16 5:47:44 PM Lirodon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BreakoutCharacter: Bob and Doug were created to be strictly filler to satisfy, and make fun of, Canadian Content broadcast rules, but they became the most popular characters of the series. In fact, the show itself lampshades this in "The Great White North Palace." In that episode, Guy Caballero realizes how popular Bob and Doug are, and gives them their own VarietyShow to shore up the flagging network. This is [[ThePeterPrinciple completely outside the brothers' comfort zone]], however, and the show is an instant failure that is so bad that Guy Caballero orders the broadcast halted in the middle of an atrocious sketch with Bob and Doug as the Festrunk Brothers (Two Wild and Crazy Guys).

to:

* BreakoutCharacter: Bob and Doug were created When ''SCTV'' moved to be strictly filler to satisfy, and make fun of, Creator/{{CBC}}, the network requested that the program add two minutes of identifiably Canadian Content broadcast rules, but content to pad the show due to its shorter commercial breaks. When faced with what they considered to be a bizarre request (given that the show had always been produced by a Canadian cast and crew), the crew created the stereotypically Canadian characters of Bob and Doug. While intended as mere filler, they became the most popular characters of the series. In fact, the show itself lampshades this in "The Great White North Palace." In that episode, Guy Caballero realizes how popular Bob and Doug are, and gives them their own VarietyShow to shore up the flagging network. This is [[ThePeterPrinciple completely outside the brothers' comfort zone]], however, and the show is an instant failure that is so bad that Guy Caballero orders the broadcast halted in the middle of an atrocious sketch with Bob and Doug as the Festrunk Brothers (Two Wild and Crazy Guys).
This list shows the last 10 events of 141. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Series.SCTV