History YMMV / SCTV

4th Aug '16 6:36:26 PM themisterfree
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** CCCP1 broadcast a game show called ''Uposcrabblenyk'', apparently based of the [[TabletopGame/{{Scrabble}} board game]]. That episode was one of the ones broadcast on NBC- which, three years later, would debut an ''actual'' ''Scrabble'' [[Series/{{Scrabble}} game show]].
21st May '16 4:15:36 PM maxwellsilver
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** A mild one, but Bob and Doug exchanging Christmas presents with each other in "Christmas Staff Party". And later in the same episode, [[spoiler:Johnny [=LaRue=] receiving a crane shot from Santa Claus]].
** From the same episode, the entire cast singing "White Christmas" together.

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** A mild one, but Bob and Doug exchanging Christmas presents with each other in "Christmas Staff Party". And later in the same episode, [[spoiler:Johnny [=LaRue=] receiving a crane shot from Santa Claus]].
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Claus]]. From the same episode, the entire cast singing "White Christmas" together.
24th Apr '16 7:21:59 PM maxwellsilver
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* DudeNotFunny: The season 1 episode "Ethnic Humor" is incredibly racist towards Roma people and very hard to watch. Even Harold Ramis delivering an out-of-character apology before it begins is ruined by how he explains that he's of Polish descent and knows how much racist jokes can hurt... and then immediately becomes the butt of a "dumb Pole" joke by having John Candy and Dave Thomas physically pick up a TV and turn it because he can't figure out how to turn the power knob.
** Lin Ye Tang and Swami Banananda are racist caricatures of Asian people played by decidedly non-Asian actors. The latter becomes slightly less cringe-worthy when you learn that the Swami's real name is Dennis Peterson (meaning that he's probably ''supposed'' to be a clueless white guy playing a racial stereotype), but Lin Ye Tang never really gets this treatment. Ditto a Japanese caricature that appears early in "Polynesiantown," though this one does at least get crushed by a giant Godzilla-esque monster.
* EarWorm: Where to start? How about the intro, especially seasons 2-4.

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* DudeNotFunny: EarWorm:
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The season 1 episode "Ethnic Humor" is incredibly racist towards Roma people and very hard to watch. Even Harold Ramis delivering an out-of-character apology before it begins is ruined by how he explains that he's of Polish descent and knows how much racist jokes can hurt... and then immediately becomes the butt of a "dumb Pole" joke by having John Candy and Dave Thomas physically pick up a TV and turn it because he can't figure out how to turn the power knob.
** Lin Ye Tang and Swami Banananda are racist caricatures of Asian people played by decidedly non-Asian actors. The latter becomes slightly less cringe-worthy when you learn that the Swami's real name is Dennis Peterson (meaning that he's probably ''supposed'' to be a clueless white guy playing a racial stereotype), but Lin Ye Tang never really gets this treatment. Ditto a Japanese caricature that appears early in "Polynesiantown," though this one does at least get crushed by a giant Godzilla-esque monster.
* EarWorm: Where to start? How about the
intro, especially seasons 2-4.
24th Apr '16 7:20:22 PM maxwellsilver
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** Another meta example- the cast generally has nothing but nice things to say about each other (many of them worked on each others' shows after SCTV) and the crew, especially costume designer Juul Haalmeyer, makeup artist Bev Schechtman, and hair stylist Judy Cooper-Sealy (all of whom also worked on shows with them after SCTV).* HilariousInHindsight: In their TV-themed parody of ''TheGodfather'' they mercilessly satirize cable TV via the cheesy Ugazzo Home Vision network. After ''SCTV'' was canceled by NBC it ended up moving to Cinemax for its final season.
** Another point with Ugazzo Home Vision is that it's portrayed as having third-rate programming that no American could possibly be interested in. But the demo reel includes clips of a UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} movie and a [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball soccer]] match. Both of those have gained followings in America in recent years, making Ugazzo look like he might have actually been ahead of the curve.

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** Another meta example- the cast generally has nothing but nice things to say about each other (many of them worked on each others' shows after SCTV) and the crew, especially costume designer Juul Haalmeyer, makeup artist Bev Schechtman, and hair stylist Judy Cooper-Sealy (all of whom also worked on shows with them after SCTV).SCTV).
* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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In their TV-themed parody of ''TheGodfather'' ''Film/TheGodfather'' they mercilessly satirize cable TV via the cheesy Ugazzo Home Vision network. After ''SCTV'' was canceled by NBC it ended up moving to Cinemax for its final season.
** Another point with Ugazzo Home Vision is that it's portrayed as having third-rate programming that no American could possibly be interested in. But the demo reel includes clips of a UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} movie and a [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball soccer]] soccer match. Both of those have gained followings in America in recent years, making Ugazzo look like he might have actually been ahead of the curve.
24th Apr '16 7:19:11 PM maxwellsilver
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: A mild one, but Bob and Doug exchanging Christmas presents with each other in "Christmas Staff Party". And later in the same episode, [[spoiler:Johnny [=LaRue=] receiving a crane shot from Santa Claus]].
** From the same episode, the entire cast singing "White Christmas" together.
** In the next Christmas episode, the characters are genuinely worried about Johnny [=LaRue=], since he's gone missing.
** Anytime Floyd Robertson demonstrates anything that isn't utter contempt for Earl Camembert. In one news sketch, Earl suffers a coughing fit on the air and Floyd repeatedly tries to get him to drink some water while seeming concerned. It's not a big gesture, but it is an affectionate one, and it's really sweet considering how much these two usually bicker.
*** In a meta sense, a filmed live stage show in the 1990s featured Levy and Flaherty redoing the first ever news sketch, complete with rabid reindeer and "He's living with a girl he's not even married to!" bit. The crowd goes ''wild'' upon hearing the names Floyd Robertson and Earl Camembert, and after the sketch ends, the camera cuts to Levy and Flaherty making their way backstage excitedly talking about how they slayed it and congratulating each other. Consider that the two of them have been HeterosexualLifePartners since ''SCTV'' and it gets even cuter!
** Another meta example- the cast generally has nothing but nice things to say about each other (many of them worked on each others' shows after SCTV) and the crew, especially costume designer Juul Haalmeyer, makeup artist Bev Schechtman, and hair stylist Judy Cooper-Sealy (all of whom also worked on shows with them after SCTV).



%% * FunnyAneurysmMoment: In the 1977 mock PSA "So You're Dead, Now What?", Creator/HaroldRamis is shown listing signs that you may be dead. It really stops being funny in light of Ramis' actual death in February 2014.
* HarsherInHindsight: One sketch of "The Johnny [=LaRue=] Show" has Johnny doing "exercise" by opening and closing the fridge and jogging in place while sitting down, and at one point, he has a mild heart attack. This sketch is far less funny considering what happens to Creator/JohnCandy in 1994.
* HilariousInHindsight: In their TV-themed parody of ''TheGodfather'' they mercilessly satirize cable TV via the cheesy Ugazzo Home Vision network. After ''SCTV'' was canceled by NBC it ended up moving to Cinemax for its final season.

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%% * FunnyAneurysmMoment: In the 1977 mock PSA "So You're Dead, Now What?", Creator/HaroldRamis is shown listing signs that you may be dead. It really stops being funny in light of Ramis' actual death in February 2014.
* HarsherInHindsight:
One sketch of "The Johnny [=LaRue=] Show" has Johnny doing "exercise" by opening and closing the fridge and jogging in place while sitting down, and at one point, he has a mild heart attack. This sketch is far less funny considering what happens to Creator/JohnCandy Creator/JohnCandy's real life fatal heart attack in 1994.
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments:
** A mild one, but Bob and Doug exchanging Christmas presents with each other in "Christmas Staff Party". And later in the same episode, [[spoiler:Johnny [=LaRue=] receiving a crane shot from Santa Claus]].
** From the same episode, the entire cast singing "White Christmas" together.
** In the next Christmas episode, the characters are genuinely worried about Johnny [=LaRue=], since he's gone missing.
** Anytime Floyd Robertson demonstrates anything that isn't utter contempt for Earl Camembert. In one news sketch, Earl suffers a coughing fit on the air and Floyd repeatedly tries to get him to drink some water while seeming concerned. It's not a big gesture, but it is an affectionate one, and it's really sweet considering how much these two usually bicker.
*** In a meta sense, a filmed live stage show in the 1990s featured Levy and Flaherty redoing the first ever news sketch, complete with rabid reindeer and "He's living with a girl he's not even married to!" bit. The crowd goes ''wild'' upon hearing the names Floyd Robertson and Earl Camembert, and after the sketch ends, the camera cuts to Levy and Flaherty making their way backstage excitedly talking about how they slayed it and congratulating each other. Consider that the two of them have been HeterosexualLifePartners since ''SCTV'' and it gets even cuter!
** Another meta example- the cast generally has nothing but nice things to say about each other (many of them worked on each others' shows after SCTV) and the crew, especially costume designer Juul Haalmeyer, makeup artist Bev Schechtman, and hair stylist Judy Cooper-Sealy (all of whom also worked on shows with them after SCTV).
* HilariousInHindsight: In their TV-themed parody of ''TheGodfather'' they mercilessly satirize cable TV via the cheesy Ugazzo Home Vision network. After ''SCTV'' was canceled by NBC it ended up moving to Cinemax for its final season.
10th Jan '16 9:49:12 PM phoenix
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** Another point with Ugazzo Home Vision is that it's portrayed as having third-rate programming that no American could possibly be interested in. But the demo reel includes clips of a UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} movie and a [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]] match. Both of those have gained followings in America in recent years, making Ugazzo look like he might have actually been ahead of the curve.

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** Another point with Ugazzo Home Vision is that it's portrayed as having third-rate programming that no American could possibly be interested in. But the demo reel includes clips of a UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} movie and a [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball soccer]] match. Both of those have gained followings in America in recent years, making Ugazzo look like he might have actually been ahead of the curve.
5th Dec '15 3:58:41 PM randomsurfer
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In the 1977 mock PSA "So You're Dead, Now What?", Creator/HaroldRamis is shown listing signs that you may be dead. It really stops being funny in light of Ramis' actual death in February 2014.

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%% * FunnyAneurysmMoment: In the 1977 mock PSA "So You're Dead, Now What?", Creator/HaroldRamis is shown listing signs that you may be dead. It really stops being funny in light of Ramis' actual death in February 2014.
23rd Oct '15 12:52:18 AM Miso
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* HoYay: Pick any Levy/Flaherty character duo. Sammy Maudlin and Bobby Bittman are probably the most easily read as a couple.
14th Oct '15 5:34:54 PM TheMysteriousH
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** Another meta example- the cast generally has nothing but nice things to say about each other (many of them worked on each others' shows after SCTV) and the crew, especially costume designer Juul Haalmeyer, makeup artist Bev Schechtman, and hair stylist Judy Cooper-Sealy (who also worked on shows with them after SCTV).

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** Another meta example- the cast generally has nothing but nice things to say about each other (many of them worked on each others' shows after SCTV) and the crew, especially costume designer Juul Haalmeyer, makeup artist Bev Schechtman, and hair stylist Judy Cooper-Sealy (who (all of whom also worked on shows with them after SCTV).
14th Oct '15 5:34:04 PM TheMysteriousH
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** Another meta example- the cast generally has nothing but nice things to say about each other (many of them worked on each others' shows after SCTV) and the crew, especially costume designer Juul Haalmeyer, makeup artist Bev Schechtman, and hair stylist Judy Cooper-Sealy (who also worked on shows with them after SCTV).
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