* 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!
* 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.
** "Koo-loo-koo-koo-koo-koo-koo-koo! Koo-loo-koo-koo-koo-koo-koo-koo!"
** The theme for the SCTV news is pretty catchy, too.
** Let's be honest, if you watch a sketch with catchy music enough times, there is a very good chance that it will be stuck in your head for weeks.
** The theme songs for Identical Bellhops/Cheese Hostesses/OPEC Oil Ministers definitely count as this.
* 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.
** 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.
* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: Canadians know that Bob and Doug are caricatures of themselves, but that's a point of national pride after a fashion in that Canadians are well known to enjoy poking fun at themselves.
* MisaimedFandom: What made Bob and Doug popular.
* {{Narm}}: Although intentional for this trope, the Zontar episode has alien ''cabbages'' invade the SCTV station.
* NightmareFuel: The "Doorway To Hell" story with Wilcox and his dummy.
** Wilcox's breakdown at the shrink's office is rather spine-chilling... or funny. Or both. You decide.
--->'''Wilcox:''' ''(voice raises in pitch by the second)'' That music... that music, stop the music, shrink, stop that music now, or I'LL CRUSH YOUR NECK WITH THESE POWERFUL WOODEN HANDS!
** The "Shock Theatre" segment where a father (Joe Flaherty) tries to tell his son a really scary story. The first one is about a girl (Catherine O Hara) who doesn't wash her face and gets too many pimples as a result. Sounds silly...until the ending. The girl's mother doesn't even recognize her, and out of fear, ''hacks her daughter to pieces with a meat cleaver.'' Ironically enough, this doesn't scare the kid. And then there's the ending where the son ''actually dies'' from being too frightened after his father tells another scary story.
* TearJerker: Clay Collins' storyline in "[[SoapWithinAShow The Days of the Week]]" is surprisingly serious to the point of bringing a tear to your eye. The short version is that Clay has a terminal disease and wants to marry Sue Ellen within two weeks, only to learn that he has until Saturday to live.
** The very last SCTV News segment ever aired kind of qualifies. Earl's last day on the news coincides with the last day of a sound engineer for Count Floyd's show. Guess who Floyd decided to say goodbye to. (Bonus points for Earl's epic TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Floyd being met with Floyd essentially telling Earl to go to hell and leaving for the remainder of the sound guy's party. Earl delivers one last defeated "And that's the news," removes his mic, and storms off set. That's the last we see of the news team.)
*** Arguably even worse when you realize that for all of the hell Floyd put him through, Earl still sat valiantly by Floyd's side for eight years. Earl and Floyd are introduced in the very first episode, and almost every episode since featured an appearance from one or both of them, and the last we see of them is them arguing and Floyd reminding Earl that yes, he still hates him, and Earl with his feelings clearly hurt. Again. Poor Earl.
** The entire "The Great White North Palace" wraparound. Long story short: [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Guy Caballero]] takes advantage of [[EnsembleDarkhorse Bob and Doug]]'s popularity. It backfires on him, the [=McKenzies=], and SCTV. [[spoiler: Bob and Doug lose their jobs at the end.]] [[note]]only for a short while. They get their show back.[[/note]]
** The last full episode of ''The Sammy Maudlin Show'', wherein Sammy attempts to remake himself to be better in touch with the 1980s. He brings in four annoying gimmicky comedians, called the Zanies (including one who was meant to be a parody of Howie Mandel, played by Martin Short), attempts a dancing intro that requires dexterity and athleticism that leaves him needing to take oxygen hits for a while, and the show ends with Sammy's set literally crashing down around his ears as he gives a speech about how he never wants to see another Maudlin Zany again in his life and should never have tried to makeover his show. Arguably made worse by the lack of William B. Williams (who was fired) and Bobby Bittman (though probably only because Eugene Levy, who played Bittman, was appearing as Henry Kissinger), who were omnipresent on the Maudlin Show for years.
* TheWoobie: Lola Heatherton, particularly in the "Bouncin' Back To You" episode.
** There comes a point in the show in which ''every character'' becomes a woobie.
** JerkassWoobie: Johnny [=LaRue=] might be bossy and egotistical, but there were a handful of moments where it's hard not to feel sorry for him.
** Points to Moe Green, who may be a "sleazy weasel" but is still picked on mercilessly and is eventually kidnapped by Leutonians and [[PutOnABus never seen again]]. Ditto Earl Camembert, who isn't as sleazy as Moe but ''is'' in probably one of the most abusive professional relationships ever and [[StupidGood has his heart in the right place despite possessing an extraordinarily thick skull]].
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