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Chelsea

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« on: 03-26-2004 16:51 »

I haven't seen a thread dedicated to these guys yet, so I took it upon myself to create one (mind you, if there already is one, don't hesitate to humiliate me and close this thread).

GREATEST TELEVISION SHOW EVER.*

*subject to opinion.
Speli

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« Reply #1 on: 03-26-2004 16:56 »

It is a pretty good show, but I wouldn't call it the best ever. My favorites are: My Pen!, Seven Things To Do Today, Do Me Re, and that one where they're being chased by zombies.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #2 on: 03-26-2004 17:08 »

I really like the waiter with stumpy hands, These Are The Daves I Know, the Chicken Lady, Buddy Cole, Steps, and anything involving Kevin McDonald.
Chelsea

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« Reply #3 on: 03-26-2004 17:21 »

One of my favorites is The Sizzler Sisters, they can do no wrong.
AquaSka

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« Reply #4 on: 03-26-2004 17:24 »

i dont know about the kids in the hall, some pretty funny canucks, but the show overall just doesnt make me laugh. it has its times i guess
Mr.Baka

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« Reply #5 on: 03-26-2004 20:46 »

yay! funny funny!
DELTAWOLF

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« Reply #6 on: 03-26-2004 20:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Chelsea:
I haven't seen a thread dedicated to these guys yet, so I took it upon myself to create one (mind you, if there already is one, don't hesitate to humiliate me and close this thread).

GREATEST TELEVISION SHOW EVER.*

*subject to opinion.

ONE OF THE GREATEST TELEVISION SHOW EVER.*
*subject to opinion. big grin
-DELTAWOLF Likes your style wink...
Woodbot 2.0

Starship Captain
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« Reply #7 on: 03-26-2004 22:44 »

I like it.
Espically the crappy hypnotisum sketch.
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #8 on: 03-27-2004 02:23 »
« Last Edit on: 03-27-2004 02:23 »

"Good evening, and welcome to the Pit of Ultimate Darkness!"

Sir Simon Milligan and Hecubus are two of the best characters.  Has anyone seen the "Tour of Duty" DVD?  When Kevin McDonald and Dave Foley are performing their Simon and Hecubus sketch, they both start cracking up.  Then, one of the audience members yells, "Evil!"  And Kevin just looks at him, points and cries, "Yes!"  It's great.
I also love Seven Things to Do, Gavin, Buddy Cole (Anyone read Buddy's autobiography?), Chicken Lady, The Daves I Know, the crazy guy who talks to his clothes, and more than I can name.
My sister and I are big Headcrusher fans.  We do that all the time, and it's really funny when we get weird looks in public.
Kevin is my favorite Kid (I heart Kevin McDonald...), but Dave's a close second.  Mark's great for those complete oddball characters, and Bruce is perfect for faux-serious skits (i.e. "America," "The Night I Connected with My Dog" ).  I also love how Scott pokes fun at gay stereotypes and himself.  "Running Faggot" is one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

"Do not *avoid* the Hounds of Hell!  Do not *avoid* the Beasts of Brimstone!  Do not *avoid*...the...Puppies of Purgatory...You must always embrace the Hellfire!"

Who is Agent Codename: Dragonfly?
boingo2000

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« Reply #9 on: 03-27-2004 12:47 »
« Last Edit on: 03-27-2004 12:47 »

My favourite Kids In The Hall sketch is "Open Letter to the Guy Who Stole Bruce's Bike Wheel"

Scott [Voice-Over]: And now Bruce McCulloch with an open letter to the guy that stole his bike wheel.

[Bruce enters, bike lowered from above. Lots of "Ah"s from the audience]

Bruce: Well, why did you do it? Are you some sort of jerk or something? It's my front wheel! What did you think, that I'd -- drive home and not notice it was stolen? What are you then? Some sort of prick? Some sort of idiot? Some sort of thief? What would you do with just my front wheel anyway? What good would just one wheel be? You human loser! Well, why didn't you buy your own wheel if you wanted one so badly. That's what I did.  [Music starts as Bruce turns away and stops when he turns back.]  Well, don't you think I need that wheel? Well, well, what were you thinking? JERK!

Scott [Voice-Over]:That was Bruce McCulloch with an open letter to the guy that stole his bike wheel.


Then, later in the same show:

Scott [Voice-Over]: And now Bruce McCulloch with an open letter to the people who watched the guy steal his bike wheel.

[Bruce enters, bike lowered from above]

Bruce: Well, you knew it wasn't his wheel! What did you think? He was coming back for the rest of his bike later? Well, why didn't you do something? Why didn't you say something? You human piece of apathy! Why didn't you say, "Hey! That's not your wheel! That could be Bruce McCulloch's wheel! We love him! And he loved that wheel!" Just eatin' brunch. Well, didn't you think I needed it? I did! Well, look at that! Feast on that act of violence! Good work, Einstein! Putz!

Scott [Voice-Over]: That was Bruce McCulloch with an open letter to the people who watched while the guy stole his bike wheel.

[Bumper video of Bruce walking his incomplete bike.]
Chelsea

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« Reply #10 on: 03-27-2004 20:00 »
« Last Edit on: 03-27-2004 20:00 »

 
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Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:
"Good evening, and welcome to the Pit of Ultimate Darkness!"

Sir Simon Milligan and Hecubus are two of the best characters.  Has anyone seen the "Tour of Duty" DVD?  When Kevin McDonald and Dave Foley are performing their Simon and Hecubus sketch, they both start cracking up.  Then, one of the audience members yells, "Evil!"  And Kevin just looks at him, points and cries, "Yes!"  It's great.

Dave has some of the best ad libs in that sketch, which makes up for the fact that he probably shouldn't be wearing spandex suits anymore...
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #11 on: 03-28-2004 01:02 »

If you've been watching him on "Will & Grace," you can tell he's lost weight.  He looked pretty stout in "Grind," which I rented for his two-minute cameo (Hey- it was free), but he looks a lot better now.  He and Jack (Sean Hayes) make an excellent couple on the show.  The producers loved Dave so much that they wrote him into more episodes, so he should be on for a couple more episodes.  You should definitely check it out.

I also noticed a pretty glaring "Kids in the Hall" reference in last night's episode of "Lilo & Stitch."  Kevin voices Pleakley, who pretends to be Lilo and Nani's aunt.  When Lilo mentioned to her sister's prospective employer that her relatives weren't aliens, but from Saskatchewan, he replied that her aunt and uncles did have Canadian mannerisms.  Pleakley then comments, "Yes, exactly!  We're from the exotic country of...Canadia!"
There are lots of references to "The Kids in the Hall" in the cartoon, the most obvious of which is Pleakley's cross-dressing.  If anyone's brave enough to watch Disney Channel, the episode titled "Fibber" has all the Kids voicing characters.  Scott plays Pleakley's mother, Bruce plays his sister, Mark plays his brother and Dave plays a minister.  Scott's also in "Spooky," the Halloween episode.

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fromage

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« Reply #12 on: 03-28-2004 03:01 »

Complete season 1 of Kids in the Hall will be available soon on DVD.

Man, what a great TV show!

I loved Brain Candy too!
Chelsea

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« Reply #13 on: 03-28-2004 18:23 »

 
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Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:
If you've been watching him on "Will & Grace," you can tell he's lost weight.  He looked pretty stout in "Grind," which I rented for his two-minute cameo (Hey- it was free), but he looks a lot better now.  He and Jack (Sean Hayes) make an excellent couple on the show.  The producers loved Dave so much that they wrote him into more episodes, so he should be on for a couple more episodes.  You should definitely check it out.

I also noticed a pretty glaring "Kids in the Hall" reference in last night's episode of "Lilo & Stitch."  Kevin voices Pleakley, who pretends to be Lilo and Nani's aunt.  When Lilo mentioned to her sister's prospective employer that her relatives weren't aliens, but from Saskatchewan, he replied that her aunt and uncles did have Canadian mannerisms.  Pleakley then comments, "Yes, exactly!  We're from the exotic country of...Canadia!"
There are lots of references to "The Kids in the Hall" in the cartoon, the most obvious of which is Pleakley's cross-dressing.  If anyone's brave enough to watch Disney Channel, the episode titled "Fibber" has all the Kids voicing characters.  Scott plays Pleakley's mother, Bruce plays his sister, Mark plays his brother and Dave plays a minister.  Scott's also in "Spooky," the Halloween episode.


I have been watching Will & Grace just for Dave, but I've been kind of slacking off because under normal circumstances, I can't stand the show. But yeah, he shed quite a few pounds, and I'm proud of him. He's also been cast in a pilot for NBC that might air next season if NBC decides to pick it up.

I'm also noticed that with all of the American projects the Kids have been involved with, there's always an allusion to their Canadian-ness. There was a NewsRadio episode where it was revealed that Dave was actually from Canada and not Wisconsin.

Have you seen the Lilo & Stitch episode that every member of KITH made a guest appearance on? Scott should do more voice over work, his voice is hilarious.
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #14 on: 03-28-2004 20:22 »

I agree.  Nearly every show the Kids are on alludes to their origins in Canada (although Kevin was born in California, I think).  Americans are just obsessed with knowing who's a foreigner and who's not, aren't they?  Canada is always a source of amusement to us to, seeing as we know absolutely nothing about it beyond what we see in "Dudly Do-Right."

I actually really love "Will & Grace."  I think all the actors do excellent jobs with their roles, and the series is one of the most culturally-astute I've seen.  I also love Sean Hayes, so that adds to the enjoyment-factor for me.  Dave's been great on it, and it would be really neat if they made him a cast regular.  However, he's working on a new series now, so that's out of the question. I don't think he was in the last two episodes either.  The last I remember him in was when Jack caught him seeing a movie with another man- who turned out to be Stuart's son.  It's nice to actually see Jack- and Will- in relationships since usually they date so sporadically.

Scott should definitely do more voice work.  It would have been nice to see the Kids reunite on an episode of "Invader Zim," too.  Oh well.  Maybe Disney will have them back when they order more episodes of "Lilo & Stitch."  "Fibber" is one of my favorite episodes- the voice overs are great.  I also love "Spooky," if only for Lilo's Halloween costume.  The series isn't great, but all the VAs are good, which keeps me coming back for more (It's kind of strange that Chris Saunders still voices Stitch though, isn't it?).

What do you think of Brain Candy?  Personally, I love it.  It's one of my favorite films, right behind "Nightmare Before Christmas" and "The Saddest Music in the World" (which stars the very talented Mark McKinney).  Hardly anyone I know has seen- let alone, liked- it.  It's also pretty hard to get on DVD here.  You can rent it from Blockbuster, but I had to order my own copy of the DVD.  I also had to order a used copy of the soundtrack, one of my favorite CDs.  I like every song on the CD (excepting Yo La Tengo's "Pablo and Andread" and Cibo Matto's "Birthday Cake" ), but my favorites are "Happiness Pie," "Six Dick Pimp," "Spiralling Shape" and "Butts Wigglin'."  I read that Kevin McDonald actually went around recruiting his favorite artists to contribute songs for the album.  If that's true, he certainly did a good job.

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Chelsea

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« Reply #15 on: 03-28-2004 20:35 »

I loved Brain Candy. I'm glad they went with a new concept, rather than just capitalize on a popular character (an hour and a half of the Chicken Lady? Gag), which is the downfall of (most of) the SNL films. The characters are good in 2-3 minute sketches, but trying to draw it out into a full length film rarely works. I loved all the sub-plots happening in the background, those had some of the funniest KITH moments ever (horse tranquilizers?), and Bruce makes an adorable woman. The soundtrack is pretty badass, but I haven't been able to find it and I've been too lazy to look online. I also read that Kevin compiled the soundtrack, in which case, Kevin is cooler than anyone.

He was born in Montreal, by the way. He moved to California not long after, though.
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #16 on: 05-13-2006 18:36 »
« Last Edit on: 05-13-2006 18:36 »

 
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Originally posted by DELTAWOLF:
 ONE OF THE GREATEST TELEVISION SHOW EVER.*
*subject to opinion.   big grin
-DELTAWOLF Likes your style   wink...
As does GreyThinkyWhale! (bump)

I've been watching this show for about 6 months now, and I must say, I love it. I've bought Brain Candy, the first two seasons, and am saving up for season 3. Season 4 will be out on DVD soon also.

It has made it to the #1 spot on my favourite shows list, pushing Futurama back to #2 (*waits for mob of angry Futurama fans*).

My favourite characters were the Sizzler Sisters, but they weren't as funny the second time 'round. Regardless, I like most of the afore-mentioned skits.

I bought Brain Candy about a month ago, and have watched it around 7 times since. It gets funnier every time I watch it.

"Tour of Duty" and "Same Guys, New Dresses" are one my Ziplist (Canadian internet renting method).

So, any current members watch it? I haven't seen any mentions in the DVD collection thread...

Also, on a side note, I'd hate to ruin this virtually spam free thread with "I don't watch this show" spam, from some of our newer, spammier members, so I plead those people not to post. I bump this thread for the people who do watch this show, or have watched it enough to have an opinion; not for those who don't watch it, or those who I have tried to convince to watch it based on clips on the internet and failed (I already know your opinions).
tyraniak

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« Reply #17 on: 07-02-2006 23:15 »

I loved that show and "Brain Candy" if I had the money I'd buy the DVD sets
Donbot

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« Reply #18 on: 07-08-2006 04:13 »
« Last Edit on: 07-08-2006 04:13 »

What a coincidence...I was about to make one of these.  Who could blame anyone for doing so?  This batch of children spawned from the Rivoli Theatre (their growing pains) is a continuous inspiration to myself not only as an individual but also as a fellow performer in my school's Comedy Improv troop.

You know how they say to watch the master to perfect your technique?  In this case, it's watching performances by master performers, including but certainly not limited to Phil Hartman, John Lovitz, Joe Flaherty (Count Floyd), Conan O'Brian and of course all five of the kids.

Whenever I'm in a rut when writing material for school performance days, I blank my mind and watch some classic comedy, and most often, I will turn to this.  The featurette and various sketches offer insight into the process of developing a solid scene to fill a short time.

I regret to admit, however, that I have never watched Brain Candy.  However, I'm sure a good friend of mine has a copy and will burn one for my collection.  I'd also pick up season 4, but there's other future purchases preventing that.  Then again, these sets pretty much suffice for when I can't pick up any other good junk with my extra cash.
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