Six people who loved to watch television, but didn't like what they saw
November 21, 2022 2:05 PM   Subscribe

The SCTV Guide To Showbiz [1h58m] is a fan-created 2021 documentary that covers the entire history of SCTV, from before it happened until after it ended. Witness a bunch of beloved comedians when they were puppies! Marvel at their chutzpah! Delight in whatever it is they do! Note: This is not a clip show of favorites. It's a history of SCTV told by SCTV with SCTV lore included. Enjoy!
posted by hippybear (12 comments total) 48 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 20 minutes in and I'm thinking this would never be possible with today's real estate prices.
posted by clawsoon at 2:32 PM on November 21 [1 favorite]

I haven't heard Wagner in years without thinking "Vikings and Beekeepers!"
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 3:24 PM on November 21 [3 favorites]

CCCP TV forever!
posted by y2karl at 4:02 PM on November 21 [9 favorites]

This is amazing; someone managing to put this together in a cohesive manner. The endless viewing of Youtube they must have done is almost frightening to think about.
I watched a lot of SCTV as a high school student and my gosh it holds up well. Some of the most brilliant satire of Show Biz I have ever seen.
posted by Phlegmco(tm) at 5:10 PM on November 21 [2 favorites]

Man, this is such a wonderful labor of love! I watched a good chunk of the NBC episodes when they aired. It was pure oxygen to a lonely kid with no friends out in eastern Washington.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 7:51 PM on November 21 [2 favorites]

I can't wait to watch this, huge SCTV fan
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 3:06 AM on November 22

Along these same lines, Dave Thomas' book SCTV - Behind the Scenes is pretty great. My local NBC affiliate preempted SCTV and showed old SNL reruns instead. Also did not show the original Star Trek. Still bitter.
posted by jabah at 12:35 PM on November 22 [1 favorite]

This is amazing!
My husband is one of those people who can recite whole scenes from SCTV, and he kills himself laughing while he does it. (Yes, I married him anyway.)
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 5:46 PM on November 22

↑Oh, the eponystery!
posted by y2karl at 7:21 PM on November 22 [1 favorite]

"I'm gonna get me a mess o' chicken-fried steaks, put one in each pocket."
posted by neuron at 9:27 AM on November 24

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