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The Kids in the Hall - Complete Season 2 (1990-1991) (1988)

Dave Foley , Bruce McCulloch , Bruce McCulloch , Kevin McDonald  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, Scott Thompson
  • Directors: Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, John Blanchard, John Fortenberry, John Paizs
  • Writers: Bruce McCulloch, Brian Hartt
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 16, 2004
  • Run Time: 500 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002V7NS4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #205,370 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Kids in the Hall - Complete Season 2 (1990-1991)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 20 episodes on four discs
  • Commentary by the Kids
  • "An Oral History: Season 2": 15 minutes with the Kids, Paul Bellini, and Lorne Michaels
  • Two season 2 best-of compilations featuring fan-favorite sketches
  • 30 more minutes of never-before-seen-on-TV performances from the Rivoli Theater
  • Original KitH performance poster gallery
  • Biographies

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Populating their realm with such uniquely bizarre creations as the Chicken Lady, Cabbage Head, and Mr. Heavyfoot, THE KIDS IN THE HALL took aim at everything from corporate culture to drug culture and sexism to suburban angst, crafting one of sketch comed

All your favorite characters are back for the second season of The Kids in the Hall--but the stakes have been raised. Bobby (Bruce McCulloch) is still rockin', but now he's battling more than just his parents in "Bobby vs. Satan." (Shades of the Charlie Daniels Band!) Meanwhile, the increasingly outrageous Buddy (Scott Thompson) steps off his bar stool to manage the Sappho Sluggers in "Buddy Plays Softball," does time in "Buddy Cole in Jail," and is freed by a batty judge (Dave Foley) in "Justice."

Then there are the other familiar faces. Cathy (Thompson) and Kathie (McCulloch) are still dieting, Fran (Thompson) and Gordon (McKinney) are still bickering, Cabbage Head (McCulloch) is still trying--in vain--to score and, after a potentially debilitating injury, Mr. Tyzik (McKinney) is still crushing heads. (Alas, the 30 Helens and the "Nobody Likes Us Guys" appear to have gone missing.)

This four-DVD boxed set of the Canadian sketch comedy includes all 20 uncensored episodes from 1990-1991 (Comedy Central censored the occasionally-foulmouthed series). Along with the old favorites, the one-offs, and the black-and-white movie spoofs (Kevin MacDonald and Foley did once work in an art-house movie theater after all), there are several new characters. They include the Cops (McCulloch and McKinney), the Sizzler Sisters (MacDonald and Foley), Simon (MacDonald) and Hecubus (Foley), Mr. Heavyfoot (Foley), Chicken Lady (McKinney), and incredibly annoying know-it-all Gavin (McCulloch), who only eats onions. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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45 of 50 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sophmore Slump August 23, 2004
This 2nd season has its moments but isn't as fresh or wild as the 1st season. It's good to see the debut and origin story of The Chicken Lady and see more episodes featuring the Headcrusher. Contained in this collection are classics like "Daddy Drank" and The Trappers". There's a lot more miss than hit. I would recommend this to completists. I give it 4 stars because a so-so episode of KITH is better than other "good" sketch comedy shows. Read more ›
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I'm writing this review assuming you're a fan of the KITH and don't need to be sold on their utter genius. (For those who have never seen the KITH, you should probably watch a hald dozen episodes before buying; this is not to everybody's taste, although I wouldn't want to be stuck on a desert island with somebody who doesn't like KITH, to be sure.) We're certainly planning on buying all five seasons as they come out, so I believe I can be forgiven for being ever so slightly critical of the DVD "extras", though. The original KITH episodes in all their glory get an unequivocal five stars, but the DVD extras are so-so, so we'll average the total package out to a four.

First off, the praise and glory. The complete skits of the CBC-HBO versions of the KITH's second season are on the first three DVDs. For those of us who had to suffer through the edited/censored KITH on CBS/Comedy Central at the time, this restoration freshens up a lot of sketches considerably by adding in previously nipped/edited out bits and sometimes whole sketches that were minced up either because of "standards", or for running time. The "Groovy Teacher" skit, for instance, has the scene where Dave, as the Groovy Teacher Theo, lead the class in a chant of a vulgarity, which is repeated by Kevin's character Stephen ("I'm Not Gay!") at the end as a punchline. If you saw this on CBS or Comedy Central, the first part would have been omitted altogether and the punchline bleeped, and the sketch wasn't nearly as funny. For the first season DVDs, all in all there were enough "extra" sketches to make the equivalent of a whole extra episode. In season two, it's not quite as many whole sketches, but a lot more tidbits added back in to partial sketches, and a number of extended transitions which are mildly amusing here and there.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic sophmore season brought to DVD December 29, 2004
If you're in any way familiar with the Kids In the Hall, then you'll know that their first season was finally released on DVD late last year to the grateful thanks of a KITH Nation. But hark, there's more: this DVD captures the second season the Kids were on the air, when they started to come together more as a sketch comedy TV show and less as a sketch comedy touring group.

Like my review of the first volume, I'm writing this one without fully seeing all of the season in question. But I've seen enough in the past few days (having bought it on Sunday) to know one thing: if you liked season one, you'll wet yourself on season two. There are just so many great characters introduced this season (Mr. Leadfoot, the Sizzler sisters, Simon and Hecubus) and the continuation of others (Buddy Cole, Bobby). The style of comedy has gotten more subversive, more innovative, and the Kids come into their own as television actors.

Overall, this set documents one of the greatest comedy teams at the summit upon which they achieve true greatness. More assured in their own voices and confident in their acting, the Kids In The Hall show that they are a force to be reckoned with. Comedy hasn't been the same since the Kids started, and this set shows why.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Groundbreaking sketch comedy... July 28, 2005
Nominated for 3 Emmys and 18 Gemini Awards, including five straight for Best Comedy Series, The Kids In The Hall is a legendary sketch comedy troupe whose hilarious skits have achieved cult icon status among comedy aficionados. Named after famed comedian Jack Benny's penchant for beginning a joke by saying, "I got this from the kids in the hall" (a line referring to amateur comedians outside his office), The Kids In The Hall formed in Canada in 1984. However, the group parted for a short time when members Bruce McCulloch and Mark McKinney were hired as writers for the NBC show Saturday Night Live. When the group reunited, SNL producer Lorne Michaels attended a Kids In The Hall performance and loved what he saw. He had an instant vision of the group in its own sketch comedy series, and in 1988, The Kids In The Hall premiered on HBO...

The Kids In The Hall took full bloom in the late-1980s/early-1990s when the success of Saturday Night Live made sketch comedy a hot commodity. In this atmosphere, new series like In Living Color, MADtv, and The Kids In The Hall, were ripe for breakout success. Sporting a small regular cast of five (with extensive experience working together), The Kids In The Hall quickly gained a loyal and devoted audience. Cast members Dave Foley (later of Newsradio), Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson, for the most part, wrote their own material and performed their own sketches, providing the show with edge in creativity in regard to its contemporaries. This synergy between cast members and writers earned three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program (whew!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Cancer cure.
When I was going through my bone marrow transplant for AML I was lying in the hospital laughing so hard the nurses had to come in. Love these guys! Funny stuff!
Published 16 months ago by Tracie R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD set!!
DVDs arrived quickly, and the set was in great shape overall! Ran smoothly on DVD player! Season 2 is a must have!!
Published 17 months ago by vickie6
5.0 out of 5 stars Kids In The Hall holds up well
This is KITH at their peak. The second season includes the introduction of the Chicken Lady ("Would you like a beer or would you just want to drink out of the toilet? Read more
Published on March 7, 2011 by John Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars At the peak of their powers
More hilarious dark humor from the Canadian sketch troupe. The show gets a little blue at times, so viewers who are familiar with it only from American TV will be treated to some... Read more
Published on September 19, 2010 by David Bonesteel
5.0 out of 5 stars great show, great dvd set!
absolutely fantastic. these guys are hilarious and i'm so glad i found them on DVD!!! can't wait to finish my collection!
Published on March 14, 2010 by Elise Cullinane
5.0 out of 5 stars Do you really want to fell like an idiot?
Just wait, the day is coming when someone who is much smarter, richer and better looking. And they will say "Like in that 'Kids in the hall? Read more
Published on January 5, 2010 by R. Page
5.0 out of 5 stars still a great series
I loved this show. everyone was all equally talented . lots of laughs . HIGHLY Recommended

If anyone has any questions about this please don't be afraid to ask me. Read more
Published on September 9, 2009 by Mat Van Gogh
5.0 out of 5 stars completely Odd and brilliant.
These guys are odd. and this season of the show is very odd. Expect to be puzzled. Expect to be entertained even if you're too confused to laugh. Read more
Published on June 8, 2009 by Jonathan T. Scarpelli
Season 2 has many classic sketches that rank up there as most fans' all-time favorites. I can easily say it has many of MY personal favorite sketches. Read more
Published on July 28, 2007 by J. Bray
1.0 out of 5 stars Why did I like this show?
For some reason I remembered this show as hilarious. But after slogging through the episodes on this CD, I'm questioning my judgement. Read more
Published on February 9, 2007 by Darin Furry
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