The Kids In The Hall: Season 2 [DVD]
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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.Read more ›
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.
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!Read more ›
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Good price for brand new in the wrapper. Arrived on time and was exactly as described. Very happy!Published 15 months ago by David J. Adams Jr.
Great season, love the Kids in the Hall! They, along with MST3K, kept Comedy Central afloat through MANY lean years. They were definitely in their prime during the 2nd season. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Numismata
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 on June 9, 2013 by Tracie R.
DVDs arrived quickly, and the set was in great shape overall! Ran smoothly on DVD player! Season 2 is a must have!!Published on May 29, 2013 by vickie6
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 morePublished on March 7, 2011 by John Jones
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 morePublished on September 19, 2010 by David Bonesteel
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