History Series / TheKidsInTheHall

10th Oct '17 4:44:44 PM NWolfman
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Surreal, often transgressional SketchComedy show in the vein of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus,'' two shows to which it is often compared. Initiated and produced by ''SNL'' mastermind Lorne Michaels, ''The Kids In The Hall'' is often credited with kick-starting the AlternativeComedy boom of the 90s.

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Surreal, often transgressional SketchComedy show in the vein of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus,'' two shows to which it is often compared. Initiated and produced by ''SNL'' mastermind Lorne Michaels, ''The Kids In The Hall'' is often credited with kick-starting the AlternativeComedy "alternative comedy" boom of the 90s.
23rd Sep '17 7:38:25 AM ironballs16
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-->'''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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-->'''Green''': Well, I'll explain it to you. (''[=McGuillicutty=]'s head drops in shame'') 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.
25th Jul '17 3:17:13 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKkb0qXbyUY The "Art Studio" sketch]] runs on this. It starts with the students getting angry that the model is a woman (thus exploited by the "patriarchy") and white (not being diverse enough). The teacher trying to reason with them only makes them angrier.
12th Jul '17 11:26:25 AM NWolfman
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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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* AttractiveBentGender: A lot of straight male fans have commented on how pretty David Foley is when playing female characters. He often commented that everyone on the crew was [[AllMenArePerverts suddenly nicer to him]] whenever he was in drag.
12th Jul '17 5:54:26 AM NWolfman
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Surreal, often transgressional SketchComedy show in the vein of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus,'' two shows to which it is often compared. The show was in fact initiated and produced by ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' mastermind Lorne Michaels. The show is often credited with kick-starting the AlternativeComedy boom of the 90s.

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Surreal, often transgressional SketchComedy show in the vein of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus,'' two shows to which it is often compared. The show was in fact initiated Initiated and produced by ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' ''SNL'' mastermind Lorne Michaels. Michaels, ''The Kids In The show Hall'' is often credited with kick-starting the AlternativeComedy boom of the 90s.
29th Apr '17 7:55:07 AM MikeK
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* SurrealHumor: The furthest they seem to have gone in this direction is "Aroomba", a deliberately nonsensical sketch produced as filler because the CBC wouldn't air "Dr. Seuss Bible". It includes, among other things, a waiter being amazed at all the money he keeps finding on tables and a doctor trying to diagnose his patient by cutting a steak, and abruptly ends with Kevin [=McDonald=] entering wearing Canadian flag underwear and singing while a stage hand carries a prop wall with a shower head attached behind him.
28th Dec '16 11:12:09 AM DuckDuckNoose
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* AffectionateParody: The "M. Piedlourde" (Mr. Heavyfoot) sketches are an extended homage to [[{{Creator/JacquesTati}} Monsieur Hulot]] and his awkward, lurching gait.
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'']
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