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Guy Caballero and Edith Prickley were born in the early years. The McKenzie Brothers started here. Earl Camembert, Floyd Robertson, Johnny LaRue, Sammy Maudlin and Bobby Bittmancharacters destined to become household nameswere first beamed into consciousness here.
Starring: John Candy, Robin Duke, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara, Tony Rosato and Dave Thomas
Special Features Include:
Commentaries by Robin Duke, Joe Flaherty and executive producer Andrew Alexander
The featurette "Looking Back With Andrea Martin,"
CBC news magazine segment "The McKenzie Brothers - Take Off, Eh"
Examining the impact The Great White North had on Canada
"Andrew Alexander Answers Fan Mail."
SCTV mastered the art of cross parody. "My Factory, My Self," one of Martin's finest half hours, somehow combines An Unmarried Woman, Coming Home, Norma Rae, Kramer vs. Kramer, and The China Syndrome. It's unfortunate that The Early Years represented in this collection do not extend to the first season (Harold Ramis fans, arise!). But these gems are dazzling in their--to quote the hilarious "The Trial of Oscar Wilde" sketch--"sparkling wit and unbelievable intelligence." Some of the references are dated (anyone remember gossip columnist Rona Barrett, transformed here into sportscaster Ronny Barrett?). But we agree with SCTV station manager Guy Caballero. This is "the hippest comedy you'll ever see." --Donald Liebenson
This is the first SCTV we saw, originally on PBS, with a song by Spike Jones that played during what would have been commercial breaks. Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. L.
They added some laugh tracks where they did not use that when the 1976, 1977 show was running.. it is a distraction not a good enhancement.Published 6 months ago by C. Johnson
Good audio commentary, good episodes, but Shout! Factory should put out all original 78 episodes from the first three seasons.They probably never will because of financial issues. Read morePublished 8 months ago by NASH T.
I have been waiting for these to come to DVD for forever. LOVE these and they still stand up to the sands of time. Hilarious writing, performances and shows. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Heather
I don't know how "The Best" were selected for this set. Perhaps my memory of SCTV has faded over the years but I do remember a good deal of SCTV early years episodes that were most... Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by petergee
This is a neat compilation of some of the best SCTV material. I'm still waiting for the very first season to appear on DVD, but until then, this set will do nicely, especially... Read morePublished on September 20, 2012 by CG
These DVDs's exceeded my expectations. The DVDs' was full of great SCTV moments and was a real treat.Published on January 30, 2010 by Bruce Durham
Let me explain this one star review right out of the gate. These shows are GREAT, this boxed set is NOT. Read morePublished on October 6, 2009 by M. Salmestrelli
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It's also weird how Amazon keeps changing the price. It keeps flip flopping between $29.99 and $31.99.
Nov 22, 2006 by Pawn | See all 2 posts
|Which episode can I find the "Cats" Sketch?||
That was a Saturday Night Live sketch.
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SCTV Network 90, Vol 1 Disc 1
Dec 26, 2007 by R. Mend | See all 3 posts
|No Harold Ramis - BIG MISTAKE||
Absolutely, it's a huge mistake to release these shows without the Harold Ramis shows from Season One. How about releasing ALL of the half-hour syndicated shows in full season sets, one for each season? That way fans could buy just what they want, be it all the shows or just certain seasons.
As... Read More
May 2, 2007 by Valnastar | See all 2 posts
|why are they releasing the episodes like this||
The reason any DVD release gets problematic always relates to rights/money. As actors, the respective contractual rights almost never provide basis for refusing cooperation or making new monetary demands. It's only the creative & production artists that can effect copyrights and withold release... Read More
Oct 29, 2006 by R. Aronin | See all 9 posts
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