The Kids in the Hall: Complete Series Megaset 1989-1994
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- 101 episodes on 20 discs
- Bonus interviews
- Commentary by The Kids
- 10 Best-of compilations of fan-favorite sketches
- Original live performances from the Rivoli Theater
- Archival footage
- Poster gallery
- Slide show
- Cast bios
Top Customer Reviews
I bought all 5 seasons on DVD, which is exactly what's being offered by this product. I bought mine through alternative sellers, though, which can be a pretty awesome deal--Season One goes for less than 5 bucks these days, and each consecutive season goes for a little bit more; the longer they've been out, the cheaper they are. If you're willing to buy them as you finish watching them, you could probably save a lot of money going individually, but it might be worthwhile just to get them all at once--just be sure you check around for prices, because you might be able to get a stellar deal.
If, by some chance, you haven't heard of the Kids In The Hall before, now's a perfect time to start watching what you missed--it's kind of like SNL, except less focused on celebrity hosts and a whole lot weirder, more cross-dressing, and more creative. Fans have always been entertained by great recurring characters like the head crusher, Simon Milligan (lord of the underworld), Gavin the annoying nerdy kid, Buddy Cole, and the list goes on (and on!).Read more ›
Most people know them for Mark McKinney's "Head Crushing" bits or Scott Thompson's Buddy Cole monologues. The fact of the matter is that they are so much more than a few memorable catch phrases. Their irreverant humor and ability to find a laugh in the most incredibly mundane situations makes them comedic masterminds. There is nary a dull point in all of their seasons. Some may be quite funnier than others, but they are a joy to watch nonetheless. There is chemistry here...and in spades.
One particular favorite is watching Dave Foley as a lounge pianist who doesn't know a single note on the piano..and he sings about his shortcomings with such glee. Enter Kevin McDonald, who glides across the piano, his lankey frame sporting a sequinned coctail dress. He knows he's not a singer, but like Foley, he sings of his own ineptitude so horribly off key. In about a 60 second bit, they have me rolling. It's so bizarre, yet undeniably hypnotic. That remains my single favorite moment in the whole of the series, and I laugh about it to this day (16 years later).
Other faves include...
Bruce McCullough's open letter to the guy that stole his bicycle wheel..and his open letter to the people that watched the guy steal his bicycle wheel.
Dave Foley as Kevin's pet demon who just want's someone to talk to.
Scott Thompson's "Running Faggot".
Mark McKinney as a French Canadian pyromaniac office employee.
The list goes on...
If you haven't given these guys much attention, then you missed out on the best sketch comedy show since Lorne Michaels introduced us to Belushi and company 30 plus years ago. This is your chance to get in on something wonderful that many of us have been cherishing for nearly 20 years.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My heroes - Mr Heavyfoot, Idiot Boy, Chicken Lady - none of these people are admirable in any way. But The Kids are. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Graham S. Exton
I, actually, bought the individual years, but want to write one review. I would recommend buying the complete series. So very funny and inventive. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Holly
This is the complete set of all the episodes aired on tv, in order, from day one. Probably the best comedy troop to date, these guys pull all the punches, make fun of everybody,... Read morePublished on January 20, 2014 by Aeryn Sandoz
I remember watching reruns on Comedy Central after school as a kid. These Canadian sketch comics are incredibly funny, and there are a lot more jokes I get as an adult.Published on October 27, 2013 by Nate
If you don't know about KITH, you need to stay in school, man. Yeah this is the gold standard of sketch comedy.Published on January 14, 2013 by Thomas S. Maddux
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Thanks for the deal deadline. I found out about the DD deal minutes ago, but didn't know when the sale ended. Hey Amazon...how 'bout a price match?
Feb 8, 2010 by E.C. | See all 4 posts
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Answered 4 years later, but in case anyone else is wondering...
Don't let the &E label on the box fool you!
Season 1-3 are the HBO versions, as they would show more than CBC. Then CBS bought rights to air them, while HBO stopped. Hence, seasons 4-5 are CBC versions, as they show more than CBS... Read More
May 9, 2012 by Abram | See all 2 posts
No - just tried it (the subtitle button) ... nothing.
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