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Saturday night, kids, and time for another Monster Chiller Horror Theatre! Hosted by Count Floyd, SCTV's late night horror film show somehow never quite managed to get a scary film...but it did have the classic Dr. Tongue 3D films! Don't forget to send away to Count Floyd for your special 3-D glasses!

Dr. Tongue's Evil House of Pancakes

Dr. Tongue's 3-D House of Stewardesses

Dr. Tongue's 3-D House of Slavechicks (Unfortunately, without the Count Floyd intro which explains the film also has the miracle of Smell-O-Vision; when the red dot appears, you can scratch and sniff a special card)

Some of the other fine, scary films featured on Monster Chiller Horror Theatre:

Death Motel - Part 1 and Part 2 which includes an interview with Woody ("Bruno") Tobias Jr., veteran character actor.

Slinky, The Toy From Hell

Whispers of the Wolf


"We don't have the name of it, but I'm sure it's going to be quite scary"
(Part 2)


Count Floyd and Woody Tobias Jr. would go on to host their own horror film review show, Scary Previews (1,2), while Dr. Tongue would open a theme resturant (1, 2)
posted by never used baby shoes (39 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
In a recent thread, I advanced my hypothesis that the Doctor's House of Pancakes is a restaurant.

In the lower-right quarter of the screen, does anyone else see a restaurant-style napkin dispenser?
posted by Joe Beese at 12:23 PM on January 9, 2010


A terrestrial, day-active animal, the woodchuck hibernates in snowy climes.
posted by edgeways at 12:28 PM on January 9, 2010 [3 favorites]


Almost as scary as those blood...sucking...mmmonkeys...from......East Hanover. Owooooo!
posted by plinth at 12:39 PM on January 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


plinth - I was really disappointed to not be able to find the Blood Sucking Moneys clip online. One of my favourite Count Floyd moments.

Joe Beese - it was the comments in that thread that started me looking for some of these clips.
posted by never used baby shoes at 12:43 PM on January 9, 2010


To this day, 3-D movies cannot be discussed around my father without an invisible plate of pancakes being thrust in your face.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 12:43 PM on January 9, 2010 [9 favorites]


Nice to see SCTV get some props... though not true, at times I feel like the only remaining fan of the series.
posted by crapmatic at 12:58 PM on January 9, 2010


Let's not forget Count Floyd's day job. He's played by Floyd Robertson, half of Melonville's favorite news team.
posted by PlusDistance at 1:05 PM on January 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


oh this is just the best. I wish I'd grown up watching this. it's hysterical.
posted by shmegegge at 1:29 PM on January 9, 2010


oh god, i just remembered that sctv was a canadian sketch comedy show. i lose at the internets.
posted by shmegegge at 1:31 PM on January 9, 2010


buriednexttoyou, are you my brother?
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:35 PM on January 9, 2010


SCTV still stands up after all there years. Maybe NBC should just put SCTV reruns on in place of Leno's show?

Anyone up for walking through the Doorway To Hell?
posted by Thorzdad at 1:35 PM on January 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


what, no '3-D House of Representatives'?
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey at 1:44 PM on January 9, 2010


love SCTV!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 1:49 PM on January 9, 2010


Oooooooooo, spooky!

This is about the best North American sketch comedy. It's truly amazing what talent came out of Second City back then.

I have the SCTV box set packed away somewhere, thanks for the reminder!
posted by SteveInMaine at 2:06 PM on January 9, 2010


What, no mention of Rush?
posted by stevil at 2:38 PM on January 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


I used to have his album, this one.

An ex girl friend sold a ton of my albums and all I kept thinking was "even the Count Floyd?"
posted by Max Power at 2:49 PM on January 9, 2010


I'm lovin' it, especially after this thread.

Speaking of Dr. Tongue, wasn't there also an episode called '3D House of Beef?'
posted by Hardcore Poser at 3:16 PM on January 9, 2010


Yes there was.
posted by Max Power at 3:25 PM on January 9, 2010


Hardcore Poser - the 3D House of Beef was Dr. Tongue's attempt at a restaurant; it's included above.
posted by never used baby shoes at 3:29 PM on January 9, 2010


Right you are; some of my YouTube tabs haven't loaded yet.  On a side note, this was always one of my favourite Count Floyd bits.  "WHO booked Bergmann?  Mrs. Prickley??"
posted by Hardcore Poser at 3:52 PM on January 9, 2010


SCTV was a lucid beacon of rational thought in the cultural wasteland of the time.

I know someone who worked as a tech at an independent Canadian television station in the 1980's. Emergency procedure in the event of nuclear war was: "Broadcast SCTV re-runs."
posted by ovvl at 4:30 PM on January 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


buriednexttoyou's father and I obviously grew up together in different places. Discussions of 3-D movies OR pancakes are always accompanied by "Would you like some syrup?" with the back-and-forth movement and the little "oo-wih-oo-woo" noise.

Also, my brother and I still say to each other, in Catherine O'Hara's brilliant Joey Heatherton voice, "I want to bear ALL your children! Ah, ha, ha, ha!"
posted by Sidhedevil at 4:33 PM on January 9, 2010


And now I'm thinking of the "Identical OPEC Oil Ministers"/"Identical Bellhops" etc. series of sketches. O SCTV! TV de nos aïeux...
posted by Sidhedevil at 4:35 PM on January 9, 2010


SCTV is one of the reasons I want a well-funded CBC.
posted by five fresh fish at 4:40 PM on January 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think there was a movie called "Plasma Sucking Scorpions From Mississauga" that Count Floyd introduced, but the station didn't have it so they showed a Joey Bishop movie instead.
posted by Mayor Curley at 6:20 PM on January 9, 2010


I'm quite certain that a childhood full of SCTV is why I never really caught on to SNL. It lacked a certain deep commitment to weirdness.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 7:01 PM on January 9, 2010


Also, it's bad enough getting older that only a small subset of people still recognize your references, but SCTV has left me with things like "Dr. Kevorkian suicide kraut" rolling around in my head, which is pretty much the solitary confinement of mental comedy sentences.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 7:03 PM on January 9, 2010


oh my god, I just realized why Count Floyd is so familiar!

oh, my youth!
posted by shmegegge at 7:35 PM on January 9, 2010


It wasn't until recently that I connected the dots that Dave Thomas was Ian Thomas' brother. (both of them have been on Red Green) Ian Thomas' appearance on SCTV was one of the better guest musicians they had as far as enjoying their performance (well that and Wendy O Williams on the Fishin' Musician), despite my adulthood meh-ish of Ian's music.
posted by edgeways at 7:37 PM on January 9, 2010


I discovered the lunacy of SCTV as a 15-year-old in Eastern Washington. Ahh, the joy it brought me. Thanks for posting!
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 8:35 PM on January 9, 2010


I grew up with a steady tv diet full of SCTV! My sister and I used to put cabbage leaves behind our heads and walk around like alien zombies because of that show. It was consistently weird and hilarious - and what a cast! - all of whom got their start there.
posted by weezy at 9:04 PM on January 9, 2010


Along the lines of buriednexttoyou, to this day, pancakes cannot be discussed around me without an invisible, 3-dimensional plate of same being thrust menacingly in your face. If no one gets the reference, I follow up with a spooky jug of maple syrup. Then I try to explain who John Candy was. Then I give up and get new friends. (Except when it happens with my wife, who's used to it by now.)

Also, I have successfully trained my toddler to call winter stocking caps "toques." But that's a different skit.
posted by turducken at 9:07 PM on January 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ahem.

Whispers of the Wolf

(My favourite one when I was a kid.)
posted by Ouisch at 10:40 PM on January 9, 2010


I've been hearing Schmenge Bros polkas in my head every few days for weeks. Since whenever someone last posted a link to them in a thread. Ended up watching a dozen skits. Sigh. I feel old.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:46 PM on January 9, 2010


And then there was Kids in the Hall. And waaaay back when, The Beachcombers.

So old.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:49 PM on January 9, 2010


I can't watch Lloyd Robertson without thinking of Floyd Robertson. I'm not one for favourites very often (such as having a favourite band, there are so many great bands that I like) but in the case of SCTV, though they all did fabulous work, Joe Flaherty was my clear favourite as a young lad. Loved his performances.
posted by juiceCake at 7:55 AM on January 10, 2010


SCTV is one of the reasons I want a well-funded CBC.

Ironically, if you believe wikipedia, SCTV was not produced by CBC, though CBC did buy the rights to some seasons.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:41 AM on January 10, 2010


Holy cow, so it is. I thought this dated back to the early years when I had access to only two over-the-air channels. Maybe I'm not so old after all. Just more senile than I'd thought.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:53 AM on January 10, 2010


Oh man, thanks for those -- they bring back some memories. So much of our university gang's in-joke repertoire was SCTV-based. Good times.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:11 PM on January 10, 2010


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