After a successful Canadian run as Second City TV on Global and SCTV on CBC, the cast packed up and moved to America (theoretically) when NBC offered them a timeslot under the title SCTV Network 90. With them, they brought their unique, quirky characters, their personalities, and the shows they had appeared on. Dick Blasucci had begun writing for the cast in their second series, SCTV, and joined them here, serving as a recurring straight man for the characters. Tony Rosato and Robin Duke wrote scripts at the beginning of the show as they had before, until quickly leaving to write and perform for Saturday Night Live. The appeal of SCTV Network 90, however, doesn't only come from the writing, but from the sheer wit of its legendary stars.
Guy Caballero and Johnny LaRue come to blows over a meager Christmas bonus, resulting in a busted, drunken Johnny desperately tracking down Santa. Segments include Lola Heatherton's "Love Spirit" Christmas Special. Ed Grimley stars in "The Fella Who Couldn't Wait For Christmas." Rex and Edna Boil's Curio Emporium. Count Floyd's "Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas." The lighting of the Melonville Christmas Tree. The Shmenge brothers explore Leutonian Christmas traditions. "Pre-Teen World Christmas Edition." Bobby Bittman and Jackie Rogers Jr. star in "Christmas - That's All." "You. with Libby Wolfson" looks at Chanukah.
1. Long Distance 2. SCTV Sports: Battle of the PBS Stars 3. Wok on the Wild Side: The Case of the Stir-Fried Corpse 4. The Days of the Week 5. SCTV Movie of the Week: I Was a Teenage Communist 6. Harry's Discount Sex Shop: Businessman of the Year 7. Big Dude TV Dinner 8. Charlie's Kitchen 9. Mean Joe Greene Playhouse 10. Love Slaves of the Southwest 11. Comment with David Brinkley: Boredom
1. Ricardo Montalban School of Fine Acting 2. Sunrise Semester: Ventriloquism with Mr. Wilcox 3. Night School High Q 4. Perma-Lacque Hair Spray 5. Great White North: Mouse in a Bottle 6. You: I'm Taking My Own Head... 7. Video Dinners from Videotech 8. Critic's Corner with Bill Needle: Theatre Beat 9. The Fishin' Musician: The Plasmatics 10. Send $10.00 to BOX 1980 11. Theatre Beat with Bill Needle: I'm Taking My Own Head 12. You: Dr. Bernard Coddle 13. Dusty Towne at Lucifer's Arena 14. My Bloody Hand 15. Cow Malt Liquor 16. SCTV Movie of the Week: Power Play
1. Katharine Hepburn for Twillings Tea 2. The Godfather 3. Great White North: Long Underwear and Backbacon 4. SCTV Special Presentation: 3-D House of Beef 5. Birkney's Diamonds 6. SCTV Movie of the Week: The Vikings and the Beekeepers.
Fred Willard is involved in a scheme Guy Caballero has hatched, forcing the arrival of SCTV Chairman Alan ""Crazy Legs"" Shipman.
1. "Mr. Know-It-All" The Life of Nostradamus - The Promo 2. Identical Bellhops 3. Money Talks with Brian Johns: Condominiums 4. Nightline Melonville: Margaret Thatcher and Tip O'Neill 5. Jerry Lewis Live on the Champs Elysees 6. Great White North: Dog Scoopers 7. The Days of the Week 8. International House of Panties 9. SCTV Foreign Film Festival: Rome, Italian Style 10. The Fishin' Musician: Jimmy Buffett 11. One-stop Lifestyle Services 12. Mouse House 13. Fireside Chat: Chipped Tooth 14. Norton Sheeff's The Making of: Dr. X 15. General Life's Insight 16. Sunrise Semester: Elementary Drawing 101 with Salvador Dali
1. 5 Neat Guys: Neatest Hits 2. Tim Ishimuni Show 3. Kwallada 4. Message from Prickley: Polynesiantown 5. SCTV Movie Of the Week: Polynesiantown 6. Larry Siegel Talk Show 7. Indira, live at the Ackron Arena 8. Great White North: Traveling and Salaries 9. Brenda Vaccaro for Bren's Genfem Protecteze Pons 10. Sammy Maudlin Show: Drugs and Hollywood 11. The Rosemans 12. Yuri: Getting to Know You 13. Will: The Movie 14. SCTV British Film Festival: Look Back in a Bloody Rage 15. Gerry Todd Show 16. Crazy Hy's: TVs 17. Incredible Cash Contest 18. Crazy Hy's: Satellite Dishes
1. Comment with David Brinkley: Quality Smoke 2. Cooking with Prickley 3. Tex and Edna Boil's Organ Emporium: Rhythm Ace 4. Career Home Study 5. Mr. Science: Coffee 6. Sammy Maudlin Show: Bob Hope in China 7. Taxi Driver with Woody Allen 8. Transmission Difficulty / Program Change 9. What's My Shoesize? 10. Great White North: Parking at Donut Places 11. Taxi Driver with Gregory Peck 12. Lee A. Iacocca's Rock Concert 13. Extreme Close-Up with Dave Thomas 14. The Man Who Would Be King of the Popes 15. Taxi Driver with Sid Dithers 16. The Love Boat: Deerhunter Special 17. Chet Vet, the Dead Pet Remover 18. My Fair Lady 19. Harlett Romances 20. Mel's Rock Pile: Richard Harris 21. Shock Theatre: Early to Bed
1. Gene Shalit Critic’s Special 2. Wrong Side of the Bed with Bill Needle 3. John McEnroe for Coffee 4. Lola Wrap 5. Jake Lamotta’s Raging Bull-B-Q 6. The Fishin’ Musician: The Tubes 7. K-Tel Product Crusher 8. SCTV News: Lola Obituary 9. You: Dr. Saul Reuben 10. Bouncin’ Back to You 11. SCTV Movie Of the Week: The Nobel
1. Max Lax Coffee Laxative 2. Bob and Doug Wrap 3. Harry Filth 4. Money Talks with Brian Johns: William Douglas 5. The Johnny La Rue Exercise Show 6. Shakespeare in the Park 7. The Heys of Our Lives 8. SCTV Afternoon Movie: Fantasy Island 9. Anne Murray Super Special 10. PSA: Mental Illness 11. David Susskind Show 12. LaRue Tachi Portable Quadraphonic System 13. Great White North: Ian Thomas 14. Signoff: The National Anthem
1. PSA: American Orthodontal Group - Dental Floss 2. Mrs. Falbo's Tiny Town: G. Gordon Liddy 3. Zontar Wrap 4. Great White North: Short Cuts 5. George Carlin’s Reel Love 6. The D'Annamora Prison Choir - For Lifers Only 7. Farm Film Report: Meryl Streep 8. Don Rickles' Love Is the Greatest Gift God Gave Us....And I Mean that Sincerely 9. SCTV Evening News: Zontar 10. Ted Gordon, Overbooked Attorney 11. The Sammy Maudlin Show: Natalie Cole 12. Tex and Edna Boil's Prairie Warehouse and Curio Emporium 13. Poochare Dog Food 14. Money Talks with Brian Johns: Henna Claire Graham 15. Henry Moore for American Express 16. Dr. Schekter
1. 5 Neat Guys Gold 2. Emergency Caterers 3. Walter Cronkite's Brain 4. Tylenex with Perini Scleroso 5. Monster Chiller Horror Theatre: Slinky...Toy from Hell 6. Small Town Dick 7. SCTV Movie of the Week: Gangway for Miracles 8. Great White North: Carpets 9. The Merv Griffin Show: The 60's 10. The Pepsi Challenge with Perini Scleroso 11. Pre-Teen World: Rough Trade 12. Carl's Cuts: Head Cheese 13. Slappy 2000 Home Comedy Center 14. Steeplechase 15. Shine Liquid Detergent with Perini Scleroso 16. Sunrise Semester: Screen Acting V with Dr. Tongue and Woody Tobias, Jr. 17. Videodating
1. Liberace's Musical Tribute to the Holidays 2. SCTV Staff Party 3. Great White North: Beer Nog 4. Fireside Chat: Christmas Message 5. The Sammy Maudlin Show: Neil Simon 6. Frank Incense 7. Neil Simon's Nutcracker Suite 8. Street Beef: Christmas 9. Dusty Towne Sexy Holiday Special
1. Message from Guy: Catch Our Stars 2. High Q 3. The Merv Griffin Show: Arafat, Liberace, Ferigno 4. English for Beginners 5. Dr. Benson Credit Psychiatrist 6. Message from Prickley: The New Season 7. Leave It to Beaver 25th Anniversary Party 8. Great White North: The Best Groups and Doug's Imitations 9. Dan Money 10. One On the Town: Levon Helm 11. Message from Hal Waxberg: Behind the Scenes 12. The $Millionaire 13. 20 Depressing Hits by Connie Franklin 14. Message from Guy: Consultant 15. Commercial: Half Legs 16. Masterpiece Theatre: All the Long-Leggedy Beasties 17. Spray-On Socks 18. Play It Again, BobWatch Now:Amazon
1. Sunrise Semester: Conversational New Yorkese with Norman Gorman 2. Lola Heatherton In Concert 3. Yellowbelly 4. Speaking of Talk with Lou Jaffe 5. Message from Guy: Illegal Aliens 6. Melvin and Howard 7. Sneak Previews: Empires are a Girl's Best Friend 8. The Point Shave and Haircut from Shickette 9. Dick Cavett 10. The Fracases: Southside Fracas 11. Only for Women: Divorce 12. Great White North: Making Doug Go 13. The Babe Ruth Story 14. Sid Dithers Private Eye 15. Monster Chiller Horror Theatre: Whispers of the Wolf
SCTV's longest wraparound show finds a poltergeist of television's past haunting the station during sweeps week, and Guy must call in the services of a technology savvy clairvoyant. Originally aired during February, which is apparently a Sweeps Month in America, when the networks pull out all the stops to get ratings. The Days of the Week is the only sketch not linked in some way to the wraparound. Johnny LaRue's final appearance on SCTV is in a minor promo, Jumping For Dollars
SCTV Channel - Classics; Pledge Week: The Steve Bashekis Story; Music, Sitcoms, and Late Night
William B Williams returns to the Sammy Maudlin Show, the Shmenges host a beauty pageant, and Jackie Rogers Jr plugs his upcoming special, Jackie, We Hardly Knew Ye.
A set of unconnected sketches featuring many recurring characters, including a new Count Floyd vehicle, 3D Firing Line, which takes a look at Midnight Cowboy II, Ed Grimley in Whatever Happened to Baby Ed, the final episode of The Days of the Week (with cameos by Catherine O'Hara and Carol Burnett), as well as The Fishin' Musician, Stars In One, and perhaps the finest Mel's Rock Pile - the tribute to punk rock. Not a bad way to leave network television.
Message from Guy: SCTV Channel; Maudlin O' the Night; Promo: Soren-Weiss Report; Commercial: Prickley Business; Promo: JFK My Way with Steve Roman; The Happy Wanderers: New Wave Shmenge; Commercial: Calvin Kline Jeans: Jeanine; Melonville Calendar: School Fire; Commercial: Moms Dearest
Promo: An Officer and a Gentile; Commercial: Rooaway; Promo: We Got a Maid; Hollywood Dirt Tonight; Commercial: Self Made Mel; Commercial: Think Aussie; Promo: SCTV News; Promo: Mel McElroy Film Festival; Promo: All Weather Talk Show; Gimme Jackie
Christmas at The New Driftwood Inn; SCTV Special Presentation: It's A Wonderful Film, including Going My Way, Miracle on 34th Street and A Christmas Carol; New Years at The Driftwood Inn
Rich and Jealous; The Date Debate; Calvin Kline Jeans: Roberta; The Mousetrap with Michael Caine; The Lottery; Skidder Ridder; Scary Previews: Dr Jeckyl and Mr Hyde, Cujo II and The Mysterious Disappearance of Dr Tongue
Dust Free Furniture Polish; Stars in One: Senor Wences' Hand Puppet; You're On: Jamaican Vacation; SCTV Foreign Film Festival: Das Boobs; Bojax Cleanser; Edna Boil's Prairie Warehouse and Curio Emporium: Boil World; Tardy Cannon
Half Wits: Semi Finals; The New Pet; PSA: Commercials are Coming to Pay TV; Happy Hour; Stars In One; Humanity The Final Days/Bobby Bittman: My Wacky World; Stars in One: Bob Hope; Johnny Adee: The Untold Story
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