History Series / TheKidsInTheHall

19th Sep '16 3:56:24 AM ladylada
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** Mark doesn't usually fall under this trope (his characters tend to look strange on purpose), but he's absolutely stunning in the "Hotel La Rut" sketches.
12th Sep '16 8:24:23 AM 06tele
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* TooDumbToLive: Dave plays a none-too-bright professional killer who is hired to assassinate...himself. He takes the job, but only on condition that he be paid in advance. He then has a life-or-death struggle with himself, flinging the gun out of his own hand and bashing his own face against the floor, then runs out of ammo, then pistol-whips himself, knocking himself out of an upstairs window and landing at the feet of the mob boss who hired him in the first place. The boss loses his temper with Dave and proceeds to kick the crap out of him, only to be spotted by a bystander who alerts the police, who arrest the mob boss for murder.
12th Sep '16 7:12:36 AM 06tele
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-->'''Green'': No no, What is on -- oh, I see what your problem is! [''Cue OhCrap expression from [=McGuillicutty=]''] You're confused by their names, because they all sound like questions. [''smiles confidently'']

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-->'''Green'': -->'''Green''': No no, What is on -- oh, I see what your problem is! [''Cue OhCrap expression from [=McGuillicutty=]''] You're confused by their names, because they all sound like questions. [''smiles confidently'']
12th Sep '16 7:12:02 AM 06tele
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-->'''Green'': [''genuinely puzzled''] No. [''pause''] I'm a vaudevillian.

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-->'''Green'': -->'''Green''': [''genuinely puzzled''] No. [''pause''] I'm a vaudevillian.
12th Sep '16 7:11:41 AM 06tele
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* CannotTellAJoke: Green, the very literal-minded half of McGuillicutty and Green, who really doesn't seem to understand what his job entails.
-->'''McGuillicutty''': [''desperately trying to keep the energy going after two jokes have fallen on their asses''] Say, Mister Green, I hear you manage a baseball team!

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* CannotTellAJoke: Green, the very literal-minded half of McGuillicutty [=McGuillicutty=] and Green, who really doesn't seem to understand what his job entails.
-->'''McGuillicutty''': -->'''[=McGuillicutty=]''': [''desperately trying to keep the energy going after two jokes have fallen on their asses''] Say, Mister Green, I hear you manage a baseball team!



-->'''McGuillicutty''': No, I think you manage a baseball team!

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-->'''McGuillicutty''': -->'''[=McGuillicutty=]''': No, I think you manage a baseball team!



-->'''McGuillicutty''': Well, I hear the players nowadays have rather ''strange'' nicknames, rather silly ''pet names'' the players have nowadays.

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-->'''McGuillicutty''': -->'''[=McGuillicutty=]''': Well, I hear the players nowadays have rather ''strange'' nicknames, rather silly ''pet names'' the players have nowadays.



-->'''McGuillicutty''': Who's on first?

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-->'''McGuillicutty''': -->'''[=McGuillicutty=]''': Who's on first?



-->'''McGuillicutty''': ''Who''?

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-->'''McGuillicutty''': -->'''[=McGuillicutty=]''': ''Who''?



-->'''McGuillicutty''': [''triumphantly''] Why ya askin' me, I'm askin' you! What's the name of the guy on first base?
-->'''Green'': No no, What is on -- oh, I see what your problem is! [''Cue OhCrap expression from McGuillicutty''] You're confused by their names, because they all sound like questions. [''smiles confidently'']
-->'''McGuillicutty''': [''desperately''] I don't know! [''whispers''] Third base.
-->'''Green''': Well, I'll explain it to you. On first base is Hu. Samuel Hu. You're probably not used to that name, 'cause his grandfather was Chinese. On second base is Hector Watt, W-A-T-T, Watt [''McGuillicutty does a {{Facepalm}}''], and that's not such an unusual name 'cause James Watt invented the steam engine.

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-->'''McGuillicutty''': -->'''[=McGuillicutty=]''': [''triumphantly''] Why ya askin' me, I'm askin' you! What's the name of the guy on first base?
-->'''Green'': No no, What is on -- oh, I see what your problem is! [''Cue OhCrap expression from McGuillicutty''] [=McGuillicutty=]''] You're confused by their names, because they all sound like questions. [''smiles confidently'']
-->'''McGuillicutty''': -->'''[=McGuillicutty=]''': [''desperately''] I don't know! [''whispers''] Third base.
-->'''Green''': Well, I'll explain it to you. On first base is Hu. Samuel Hu. You're probably not used to that name, 'cause his grandfather was Chinese. On second base is Hector Watt, W-A-T-T, Watt [''McGuillicutty [''[=McGuillicutty=] does a {{Facepalm}}''], and that's not such an unusual name 'cause James Watt invented the steam engine. engine.
12th Sep '16 7:10:30 AM 06tele
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* CannotTellAJoke: Green, the very literal-minded half of McGuillicutty and Green, who really doesn't seem to understand what his job entails.
-->'''McGuillicutty''': [''desperately trying to keep the energy going after two jokes have fallen on their asses''] Say, Mister Green, I hear you manage a baseball team!
-->'''Green'': [''genuinely puzzled''] No. [''pause''] I'm a vaudevillian.
-->'''McGuillicutty''': No, I think you manage a baseball team!
-->'''Green''': ...Yes, of course, yes, I ''do'' manage a baseball team.
-->'''McGuillicutty''': Well, I hear the players nowadays have rather ''strange'' nicknames, rather silly ''pet names'' the players have nowadays.
-->'''Green''': Yes, that's true. Oh, as a matter of fact, I have the team roster right here. [''takes it out of his pocket''] Hm. For example, Who is on first base, What is on second, and Idontknow is on third base.
-->'''McGuillicutty''': Who's on first?
-->'''Green''': Yes.
-->'''McGuillicutty''': ''Who''?
-->'''Green''': Yes, Who is the man on first base.
-->'''McGuillicutty''': [''triumphantly''] Why ya askin' me, I'm askin' you! What's the name of the guy on first base?
-->'''Green'': No no, What is on -- oh, I see what your problem is! [''Cue OhCrap expression from McGuillicutty''] You're confused by their names, because they all sound like questions. [''smiles confidently'']
-->'''McGuillicutty''': [''desperately''] I don't know! [''whispers''] Third base.
-->'''Green''': Well, I'll explain it to you. On first base is Hu. Samuel Hu. You're probably not used to that name, 'cause his grandfather was Chinese. On second base is Hector Watt, W-A-T-T, Watt [''McGuillicutty does a {{Facepalm}}''], and that's not such an unusual name 'cause James Watt invented the steam engine.
11th Aug '16 2:57:40 PM ritzoreo
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* TakeThatMe: Member Scott Thompson has been openly gay for decades, but he still wrote and performed a lot of jokes that mercilessly ridicule gay culture.
28th Jul '16 1:04:14 PM JeremySkunk
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* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Manservant Hecubus. But it's okay, his master Sir Simon Milligan somehow managed to fail worse.
18th May '16 2:53:16 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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The hallmark of the series was that it was never afraid to go over the line when it came to people's comfort levels. The cast not only appeared in drag regularly, they often did so without any attempt to make the crossdressing the point of the skit. It was often bemoaned by Dave Foley that he looked so much better dressed as a woman... something that would form the basis of an episode of his later hit ''NewsRadio''.

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The hallmark of the series was that it was never afraid to go over the line when it came to people's comfort levels. The cast not only appeared in drag regularly, they often did so without any attempt to make the crossdressing the point of the skit. It was often bemoaned by Dave Foley that he looked so much better dressed as a woman... something that would form the basis of an episode of his later hit ''NewsRadio''.
''Series/NewsRadio''.
17th Apr '16 1:22:03 AM bt8257
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* AttractiveBentGender: A lot of straight male fans have commented on how pretty David Foley is when playing female characters.
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