*THROWS TV OUT THE WINDOW* Favo(u)rite SCTV cast member

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always remembered the Moranis-Mel Torme bit, again scarcely an exagg of late Torme.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

God, this show came at such a critical time for me, since Nick at Nite starting airing 30-min edits in '88/'89 along with golden age SNL. I was 12 at the time and this seriously burnt deep ruts into the freshly forming neural pathways of my comedy nerdling mind.

I'm trying to decide whos the equivalent of Phil Hartman on the show, the castmember so well-rounded he could kill and get absorbed into any sketch or character, even if he wasn't the star of the show.

I'm narrowing it down to Candy, Moranis, or Flaherty.

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Moranis and Short were the most chameleonlike. Candy was always to some degree Candy ... probably his only non-blustery regular characters were quietly deranged Mayor Shanks and the ineffable Dr Tongue.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Catherine O'Hara easily as her absolute deadpan dedication to fully believable although fully whacked characters is basically my favorite type of comedy. She never goes for the easy joke if it betrays the character and never does a wink at the camera that she knows what she's doing is funny.

I've always been pretty annoyed by Martin Short with the exception of Jiminy Glick. Harold Ramis is an okay director, forgettable as an actor. Always found Eugene Levy to be the weakest of the Christopher Guest crew. Rick Moranis is okay but never stood out to me.

The rest I like but not as much as O'Hara.

filthy dylan, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Joe Flaherty was always great at playing characters getting angry at the idiocy around them(guy cabarello, the newsreader) or even when he disgusted at himself (count Floyd)

I did enjoy when Dave Foley used his christmas special from some years ago to just go an SCTV sketch with Dave Thomas & Flaherty

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

I never found Martin Short annoying until, inevitably SNL. They ran Ed Grimley right into the ground, true to "catchphrase comedy" form.

O'Hara and Martin were amazing, I often forget that 2 women played all those characters.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

c'mon, just for his Floyd the Barber version of the opening Godfather monologue ("Oooooopie and his friends brooooke my barrrrrber pole") Levy was phenomenal.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

hot and brothered (Eric H.), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can hear that one w/out playing it

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

My all-time favorite moment of (muted) bluster from Candy is his reaction to the "You" feminist play at 6:24 here:

"This is a bad play."

hot and brothered (Eric H.), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kingfish, you know Floyd Robertson the newsreader and Count Floyd were the same character, right? Count Floyd was a weekend gig Robertson did to make ends meet -- the self-loathing Count and the alcoholic self-deluded 'serious journalist' were one really well-written package.

Whiney Houson (WmC), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

loved everytime they staged a fight scene and used a dummy as a double.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

You know, I never knew that. I haven't seen the show in years.

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have martin short to thank for turning me on to whatever happened to baby jane? in particular (and robert aldrich in general) b/c of the "whatever happened to baby ed?" skit.

kurwa mać (Polish for "long life") (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kingfish, you know Floyd Robertson the newsreader and Count Floyd were the same character, right? Count Floyd was a weekend gig Robertson did to make ends meet -- the self-loathing Count and the alcoholic self-deluded 'serious journalist' were one really well-written package.

― Whiney Houson (WmC), Wednesday, March 28, 2012 3:46 PM (34 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ya i loved that.

i guess if you didn't grow up watching lloyd robertson and earl cameron (aka earl camembert), there are some li'l things you can miss, but it's funny anyway

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Das Boobs (The Boobs)

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Count Floyd Ingmar Bergman parody is genius ...

(can't get to Youtube till later to post it)

kurwa mać (Polish for "long life") (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

count floyd and ingmar bergman ... scary!

kurwa mać (Polish for "long life") (Eisbaer), Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think I'm going to give my vote to Andrea Martin.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

excellent choice, vegemite!

kurwa mać (Polish for "long life") (Eisbaer), Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Marcie Odette, ex Solid Gold Dancer is my favorite. The routine on Dusty Towne's Christmas Special is still one of my favorite things EVER

"And you know I used to work with her mother at Baker's Keyboard Lounge in Detroit..."

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

geez these are pretty much my 9 fav people ever

humba (NZA), Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

this skit scared the shit outta me when i first saw it as a little kid, mainly b/c i also hate beets.

kurwa mać (Polish for "long life") (Eisbaer), Thursday, 29 March 2012 01:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whoever it is, I hope there's a tirteen-tirteen tie at the top.

clemenza, Thursday, 29 March 2012 03:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm enjoying this thread, but I still won't vote.

Whiney Houson (WmC), Thursday, 29 March 2012 03:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

baby

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 04:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

filthy dylan, Thursday, 29 March 2012 04:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 30 March 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Surprised Andrea Martin finished ahead of Catherine O'Hara, and myself, I'd move Levy up. Smart vote distribution, though. As many of us pointed out, so difficult.

clemenza, Friday, 30 March 2012 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

poor Dave Thomas ;_;

kurwa mać (Polish for "long life") (Eisbaer), Friday, 30 March 2012 00:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

everyone got votes tho, so that's kind of a nice thing.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 02:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Every one of these SCTV clips posted to advocate for one of the cast members reminded me of the brilliance of another one. So I think we call this a tie.

Three Word Username, Friday, 30 March 2012 06:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

Ryan Seacrest is an SCTV sketch character come to life. like a cross between Dick Clark, Merv Griffin and Johnny LaRue

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Saturday, 1 September 2012 12:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

It's time for Christmas In Leutonia! Who's got the egg?

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 20 December 2012 19:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

and let's have a big shout out to Baker's Keyboard Lounge in Detroit

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 20 December 2012 19:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

I love that John Candy didn't even know what Divine's voice sounded like, but just took an educated guess from pics of him.

Zero Dark 33⅓: The Final Insult (Eric H.), Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

really? wow. that's fantastic

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

not christmas but open 24 hours a day

Milton Parker, Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

where's LaRue's Christmas crane?

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

I can't find it on youtube!

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

found!

not youtube but awesome nonetheless. thanks for reminding me, Morbs :)

http://www.johncandy.com/VideoDetail.aspx?VideoID=42&VideoSection=16

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

goddammit

it cuts off before Santa! wtf is the point of that. stupid

welp

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

Dave Thomas makes for a devilish Liberace.

http://youtu.be/MZk4BUzf26U

Zero Dark 33⅓: The Final Insult (Eric H.), Thursday, 20 December 2012 22:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

RIP Harold Ramis

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Monday, 24 February 2014 17:29 (7 months ago) Permalink

thanks for posting that Morbs

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 24 February 2014 17:38 (7 months ago) Permalink

comedy hardman stuff, he wd've liked it

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Monday, 24 February 2014 17:48 (7 months ago) Permalink

definitely!

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 24 February 2014 17:53 (7 months ago) Permalink


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