So why not just use kids to begin with?
In Crane’s experience (which includes not only having performed with Cheap Theatrix and Roundhouse, but also being the only cast member on the writing staff of the show as well as ten years spent on Fox’s MADtv), “It’s very difficult for children to do sketch because there’s no irony in it. They don’t have the life experience to give the sketches context.”
“And in my mind, that can make sketches very flat. What Rita insisted upon was that everybody in the cast have a certain measure of life experience so that they could pull the sketch off in the way it was intended to. With a little irony, with a little irreverence, with a little knowing smile. You gotta know stuff in order to be able to do that.”
“At first, I wasn’t even sure it could be done,” I was told by Buddy Sheffield, who created Roundhouse with his former wife Rita.
“When I first heard in 1982 that there was this little kids channel, I wanted to be on there,” said Rita Hester (nee Sheffield).
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