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  • Acceptable Targets: Businessmen. Usually, at best, ignorant, if not immoral, scheming and/or insincere. At worst, something slightly less than human, being portrayed in several sketches as a kind of animal.
  • Bizarro Episode: "Chalet 2000", which was one long Buddy Cole sketch (with its own credit sequence), and to top it off, Queen Elizabeth appears and ends up sleeping with a talking beaver.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The source of much of the show's humor, often to make a point.
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  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Anticipated in the public television fundraising parody sketch.
    Mark: Call in now! Unless this is a rerun. In which case I wonder if I'm dead.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In a sketch, Bruce plays a guy who gets in a street brawl in a back alley, and won't stay down no matter how many times he gets punched to the ground. About 3 minutes in, even the crowd is asking him to just stay down. Even a hallucination of HM The Queen appears to tell him to stay down. Then Captain America: The First Avenger has a scene where Steve is in an alley fight, keeps getting his ass kicked (this is of course before he became the super solider), and won't stay down.
  • Ho Yay: And not just in the sketches. Dave Foley is probably more responsible for people questioning their sexuality than any other Kid. According to him, crew members were suspiciously nicer to him when he'd be in drag.
    Dave Foley: "Kevin got a little obsessed with some of the women I’d play. He’d stare at me with these puppy dog eyes. Even some of the crew members would come in and go, “You gonna be that redhead tonight?” If I said no, they’d get all sad."
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  • Memetic Mutation: "I CRUSH your head! Crush, crush, crush!"
  • One-Scene Wonder: Paul Bellini, though he does get a Day in the Limelight sketch in the "Touch Paul Bellini" contest.
    • He's credited as a writer on the show. He was probably the only one (other than the five cast members) willing to appear in public in nothing but a towel.
    • He also had the last line of the show, while dancing on the Kids' grave.
      Paul: Thank God that's finally over!
  • Retroactive Recognition:
    • Kevin is probably best known to younger (and non-Canadian) audiences as the voice of Pleakley in the Lilo & Stitch franchise, the Almighty Tallest Purple in Invader Zim, or Waffle in Catscratch.
    • Dave Foley is likewise probably best recognized for NewsRadio, and as the voice of Yes Man and Flick.
    • A pre-Scream Neve Campbell appears in one sketch as a schoolgirl who turns to be a murderess.

Alternative Title(s): Kids In The Hall


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