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* SeriousBusiness: The game of squash to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJjMAeJxdYw The Eradicator]]

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* SeriousBusiness: The game of squash to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJjMAeJxdYw com/watch?v=HO0FxifkzFQ The Eradicator]]


The [=KITH=] band ended their show in 1995, and afterwards produced a feature film, ''Film/BrainCandy'', in 1996 to mixed reviews. The gang of five disbanded soon after, but recently regrouped to do several tours and, most recently, a miniseries ("Series/DeathComesToTown"). The series remains a popular and memorable viewing experience in reruns.

In March 2020 [[Creator/PrimeVideo Amazon]] [[https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/kids-in-the-hall-revival-amazon-1203525189/ announced]] they were going to produce a new season consisting of 8 episodes with all five cast members.

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The [=KITH=] band ended their show in 1995, and afterwards produced a feature film, ''Film/BrainCandy'', in 1996 to mixed reviews. The gang of five disbanded soon after, but recently soon after ''that'' they regrouped to do several tours and, most recently, throughout UsefulNotes/The2000s. In 2010, the troupe came together to produce a miniseries ("Series/DeathComesToTown"). reunion miniseries, ''Series/DeathComesToTown''.

The original series remains a popular and memorable viewing experience in reruns.

reruns. In March 2020 [[Creator/PrimeVideo Amazon]] 2020, [[https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/kids-in-the-hall-revival-amazon-1203525189/ it was announced]] they were going to produce that [[Creator/PrimeVideo Amazon]] would [[{{Uncancelled}} bring the series back for a new season season]] consisting of 8 episodes with all five cast members.eight episodes. Then the UsefulNotes/Covid19Pandemic happened. Despite this, the troupe says they are still hard at work writing for the upcoming revival.


In March 2020 [[Creator/PrimeVideo Amazon]] [[https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/kids-in-the-hall-revival-amazon-1203525189/ announced]] they were going to produce a new season consinsting of 8 episodes with all five cast members.

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In March 2020 [[Creator/PrimeVideo Amazon]] [[https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/kids-in-the-hall-revival-amazon-1203525189/ announced]] they were going to produce a new season consinsting consisting of 8 episodes with all five cast members.



!'''''Tropes in the Hall''''':

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!'''''Tropes !!Tropes in the Hall''''':Hall:


* AdvancedTech2000: "Chalet 2000"



* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: [[WidgetSeries Weird foreign game show]]''Feelyat''! from Darill's home country.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: [[WidgetSeries Weird foreign game show]]''Feelyat''! show]] ''Feelyat''! from Darill's home country.



* {{Trope 2000}}: "Chalet 2000"


[[caption-width-right:250:(left to right) Bruce, Mark, Dave, Scott, and Creator/{{Kevin|McDonald}}, quite possibly the five sexiest men in skirts.]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:(left to right) Bruce, Mark, Dave, Creator/{{Dave|Foley}}, Scott, and Creator/{{Kevin|McDonald}}, quite possibly the five sexiest men in skirts.]]


In March 2020 [[Creator/PrimeVideo Amazon]] announced they were going to produce a new season consinsting of 8 episodes with all five cast members.

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In March 2020 [[Creator/PrimeVideo Amazon]] announced [[https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/kids-in-the-hall-revival-amazon-1203525189/ announced]] they were going to produce a new season consinsting of 8 episodes with all five cast members.


In March 2020 [[PrimeVideo Amazon]] announced they were going to produce a new season consinsting of 8 episodes with all five cast members.

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In March 2020 [[PrimeVideo [[Creator/PrimeVideo Amazon]] announced they were going to produce a new season consinsting of 8 episodes with all five cast members.

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In March 2020 [[PrimeVideo Amazon]] announced they were going to produce a new season consinsting of 8 episodes with all five cast members.


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 Creator/LorneMichaels, ''The Kids in the Hall'' is often credited with kick-starting the "alternative comedy" boom of the 90s.

The five man roster consists of Creator/DaveFoley, Creator/KevinMcDonald, Bruce [=McCulloch=], Mark [=McKinney=] and Creator/ScottThompson. Sketches revolved around a number of disparate topics but were just as likely to focus on the cast portraying themselves, albeit in odd situations. Monologues were given frequently. Guest stars were uncommon on the show and celebrities rarer still. The consistency of the sketches were quite variable and there was often a feel of being "in" on a jam session of talented comics in the process of finding out what worked and what didn't. For some, this enhanced the appeal of the show.

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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 Creator/LorneMichaels, ''The Kids the ''Kids in the Hall'' is often credited with kick-starting the "alternative comedy" boom of the 90s.

The five man five-man roster consists of Creator/DaveFoley, Creator/KevinMcDonald, Bruce [=McCulloch=], Mark [=McKinney=] and Creator/ScottThompson. Sketches revolved around a number of disparate topics but were just as likely to focus on the cast portraying themselves, albeit in odd situations. Monologues were given frequently. Guest stars were uncommon on the show and celebrities rarer still. The consistency of the sketches were quite variable and there was often a feel of being "in" on a jam session of talented comics in the process of finding out what worked and what didn't. For some, this enhanced the appeal of the show.



* BiggerIsBetterInBed: In one sketch Dave is an executive who learns that one of his underlings (Scott) is a former porn star and is also [[GagPenis massively hung]]. He immediately fires the man... and rehires him to lead the company's new adult film venture.

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* BiggerIsBetterInBed: In one sketch sketch, Dave is an executive who learns that one of his underlings (Scott) is a former porn star and is also [[GagPenis massively hung]]. He immediately fires the man... and rehires him to lead the company's new adult film venture.



* CloudCuckoolander: Frequent occurrences, but Mr. Vallane and his consulting firm, Creative Possibilities, are a notable example -- especially since he deliberately invokes the trope at every opportunity. As he never tires of reminding you, he has an ''office'' in a ''submarine!''

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* CloudCuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Frequent occurrences, but Mr. Vallane and his consulting firm, Creative Possibilities, are a notable example -- especially since he deliberately invokes the trope at every opportunity. As he never tires of reminding you, he has an ''office'' in a ''submarine!''



* DreamWithinADream: the pear dream

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* DreamWithinADream: the The pear dreamdream.



* FlamboyantGay: Buddy Cole, played by the legitimately gay Scott Thompson. The troupe often dealt humorously with the topic of homosexuality in a variety of ways.

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* FlamboyantGay: Buddy Cole, played by the legitimately gay Scott Thompson.Thompson, who's openly gay in real life. The troupe often dealt humorously with the topic of homosexuality in a variety of ways.



* {{Irony}}: Scott Thompson is quite openly gay but aside from Buddy Cole and appearances "as himself" in a few sketches he often portrayed straight characters while the other cast members took the "gay' roles.

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* {{Irony}}: Scott Thompson is quite openly gay gay, but aside from Buddy Cole and appearances "as himself" in a few sketches sketches, he often portrayed straight characters characters, while the other cast members took the "gay' "gay" roles.



* JerkassWithAHeartOfGold: Dave Foley in the skit where he welcomes a new guy at his company by telling horrible lies about him to the boss. Every single one of those helps him to connect with the boss and other employees and be accepted as one of them, such as telling the boss that the new guy ''sacrifices people to Satan'', the boss cheering that everyone at the company does that and inviting him to the weekend's ritualistic murder. At the end, he punches the new guy in the stomach... who doubles over in pain and finds a fifty dollar bill on the floor.

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* JerkassWithAHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dave Foley in the skit where he welcomes a new guy at his company by telling horrible lies about him to the boss. Every single one of those helps him to connect with the boss and other employees and be accepted as one of them, such as telling the boss that the new guy ''sacrifices people to Satan'', the boss cheering that everyone at the company does that and inviting him to the weekend's ritualistic murder. At the end, he punches the new guy in the stomach... who doubles over in pain and finds a fifty 50 dollar bill on the floor.



* {{Postmodernism}}: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=kpO0-rPvp3w&NR=1 "Raise" sketch]] is pure, undiluted postmodernism at its best.

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* {{Postmodernism}}: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=kpO0-rPvp3w&NR=1 com/watch?v=kpO0-rPvp3w&NR=1 "Raise" sketch]] is pure, undiluted postmodernism at its best.



* PrivateEyeMonologue: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=CQaugoLG8Ag&feature=endscreen "Man of Destiny"]] narrates his date with destiny (kicked off by the realization that he has to kill the president), but keeps getting sidetracked.

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* PrivateEyeMonologue: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=CQaugoLG8Ag&feature=endscreen com/watch?NR=1&v=CQaugoLG8Ag "Man of Destiny"]] narrates his date with destiny (kicked off by the realization that he has to kill the president), but keeps getting sidetracked.



* StalkerWithACrush: Kevin had his own in real life -- and she went so far as to send him a cassette full of stalker songs, most notably ''[[ObsessionSong Every Breath You Take]]'' by Music/ThePolice.

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* StalkerWithACrush: Kevin had his own in real life -- and she went so far as to send him a cassette full of stalker songs, most notably ''[[ObsessionSong "[[ObsessionSong Every Breath You Take]]'' Take]]" by Music/ThePolice.



* ZombieApocalypse: Brilliantly deconstructed in a sketch parodying zombie horror films, with an apathetic couple being chased by two bored-looking zombies who are easily killed by Dave's NeutralFemale's ever-respawning shoes. What makes this even funnier? This was ''before'' the big boom of Zombie Apocalypse media that would flood the market in the 2000's.

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* ZombieApocalypse: Brilliantly deconstructed in a sketch parodying zombie horror films, with an apathetic couple being chased by two bored-looking zombies who are easily killed by Dave's NeutralFemale's ever-respawning shoes. What makes this even funnier? This was ''before'' the big boom of Zombie Apocalypse media that would flood flooded the market in the 2000's.2000s.


!!'''''Tropes in the Hall''''':

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!!'''''Tropes !'''''Tropes in the Hall''''':



* AffectionateParody: The "M. Piedlourde" (Mr. Heavyfoot) sketches are an extended homage to [[{{Creator/JacquesTati}} Monsieur Hulot]] and his awkward, lurching gait (and possibly [[Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife Mr. Creosote]].)

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* AffectionateParody: The "M. Piedlourde" (Mr. Heavyfoot) sketches are an extended homage to [[{{Creator/JacquesTati}} [[Creator/JacquesTati Monsieur Hulot]] and his awkward, lurching gait (and possibly [[Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife Mr. Creosote]].)



* LittleKnownFacts: "It's A Fact" girl.

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* LittleKnownFacts: "It's A a Fact" girl.



* ManChild: Bruce tended to play these. His monologues tended to be grown men with overly naive and idealistic views and prone to flights of fancy. Notable examples are "If Elvis was my Landlord" and "Romeo and Juliet".

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* ManChild: Bruce tended to play these. His monologues tended to be grown men with overly naive and idealistic views and prone to flights of fancy. Notable examples are "If Elvis was my Was My Landlord" and "Romeo and Juliet".



-->'''Judge:''' We're not talking about a plane crash in the Andes here, sir. You never got off the runway. We are talking about a delay! You are the sole survivor of a 35 minute delay!

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-->'''Judge:''' We're not talking about a plane crash in the Andes here, sir. You never got off the runway. We are talking about a delay! You are the sole survivor of a 35 minute 35-minute delay!



* RewatchBonus: In "This Scene Was Written in Haste," the father puts Tabasco (sauce) in his pipe, instead of ''tobacco'', exactly [[RougeAnglesOfSatin the kind of error you'd expect the writer to make]] once you've already seen the sketch.

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* RewatchBonus: In "This Scene Was Written in Haste," Haste", the father puts Tabasco (sauce) in his pipe, instead of ''tobacco'', exactly [[RougeAnglesOfSatin the kind of error you'd expect the writer to make]] once you've already seen the sketch.



* RockMeAsmodeus: Recurring character Satan once had a "Devil Went Down To Georgia"-style rock battle with a [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth kid in a garage band]].

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* RockMeAsmodeus: Recurring character Satan once had a "Devil Went Down To to Georgia"-style rock battle with a [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth kid in a garage band]].



* SelfDeprecation: Member Scott Thompson has been openly gay for decades, but he still wrote and performed a lot of jokes that mercilessly ridicule gay culture -- but from InJoke issues that only gays would really chuckle at.
-->'''Scott:''' ''(in drag, not swinging at a softball strike)'' It had attitude.



* StalkerWithACrush: Kevin had his own in real life -- and she went so far as to send him a cassette full of stalker songs, most notably ''[[ObsessionSong Every Breath You Take]]''.

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* StalkerWithACrush: Kevin had his own in real life -- and she went so far as to send him a cassette full of stalker songs, most notably ''[[ObsessionSong Every Breath You Take]]''.Take]]'' by Music/ThePolice.



* 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 -- but from InJoke issues that only gays would really chuckle at.
-->'''Scott:''' ''(in drag, not swinging at a softball strike)'' It had attitude.



* ThoseWackyNazis: The censored "Hitler [Blanks] A Donkey".

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* ThoseWackyNazis: The censored "Hitler [Blanks] A a Donkey".



* 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.

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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.

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* ExecutiveExcess: One sketch features a board meeting amongst several heads of different companies. When the meeting begins, an employee shouts "But first, the whores!" which causes scantily-clad women, mood lighting, and music to emerge. The CEO of the main company shouts that this is not how he runs his company.
-->We have the meeting first, and ''then'' the whores!


The five man roster consists of Dave Foley, Creator/KevinMcDonald, Bruce [=McCulloch=], Mark [=McKinney=] and Scott Thompson. Sketches revolved around a number of disparate topics but were just as likely to focus on the cast portraying themselves, albeit in odd situations. Monologues were given frequently. Guest stars were uncommon on the show and celebrities rarer still. The consistency of the sketches were quite variable and there was often a feel of being "in" on a jam session of talented comics in the process of finding out what worked and what didn't. For some, this enhanced the appeal of the show.

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The five man roster consists of Dave Foley, Creator/DaveFoley, Creator/KevinMcDonald, Bruce [=McCulloch=], Mark [=McKinney=] and Scott Thompson.Creator/ScottThompson. Sketches revolved around a number of disparate topics but were just as likely to focus on the cast portraying themselves, albeit in odd situations. Monologues were given frequently. Guest stars were uncommon on the show and celebrities rarer still. The consistency of the sketches were quite variable and there was often a feel of being "in" on a jam session of talented comics in the process of finding out what worked and what didn't. For some, this enhanced the appeal of the show.

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* FourthWallShutInStory: A comedy writer is called on the carpet by his boss, who criticizes the hackneyed quality of his work, including the very sketch they're both in. After a few lame jokes, the two fall silent and they realize that the writer forgot to come up with an ending. [[spoiler:In a later scene, we see them, possibly days later, still unable to end the sketch. It's not looking good...]]


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* MeaningfulName: Habitual tea-drinker Mr. '''Tisane'''.


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 "alternative comedy" 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, Creator/LorneMichaels, ''The Kids In The in the Hall'' is often credited with kick-starting the "alternative comedy" boom of the 90s.

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