The Best Episodes of The Kids in the Hall
Last Updated: Mar 24, 2019
Get ready for sketch comedy … Canadian style! The Kids In The Hall are a hilarious sketch comedy troupe. They got their name from a comedian named Jack Benny, who would often end a joke by saying: “I got this from the kids in the hall”, referring to the amateur comedians who would hang around outside his office. KITH was formed in 1984 when McCulloch and McKinney, who had worked together in Calgary as part of a group named the Audience, teamed up with Foley and McDonald’s Toronto-based group, KITH. Thompson officially joined in January 1985. That same year, McCulloch and McKinney were hired as writers for NBC’s Saturday Night Live after a talent scout saw KITH in performance. Significantly, SNL had also been created by Michaels, himself an ex-patriate Canadian living and producing in New York. Still in 1985, Foley appeared in the film High Stakes, and Thompson and McDonald toured with Second City. In 1986, KITH were reunited in Toronto and Michaels finally saw them perform.
#1 - #505
Season 5 - Episode 5
Lesbian & Gay Pride, Waiter With Stumps For Hands, Squealin', Gavin: Leaking, Protest, Good to Cry 2, Drag Queens & Leather People, Sounds Skit: - Steps: gay pride day - Stump Hand Waiter: the waiter with stumps for hands - Butt Freak Film Buff: the guy who likes a certain type of movie scene - Gavin at the Police Department: Gavin registers a complaint at the police department - Steps: gay pride day continued - Guy Who Consoles People in Hospital: the guy who consoles crying people in the hospital - Steps: gay pride day continued - Evan the Stereo Salesman: Evan the intense stereo salesman
#2 - #521
Season 5 - Episode 21
End of the Beginning: Bellini listens to the radio • Armada Grows Old: Armada sees the future • The Sixth Kid: Jeff Berman tribute • Buddy’s Bar—Closure: Buddy closes the bar • On Censorship: “recap” of censored episodes • A.T.&Love Buyout: Everyone is fired • Burial: the boys are buried and Bellini speaks!
#3 - #316
Season 3 - Episode 16
Skits: - Celebrities Scott Thompson Looks Like (S)(3): the celebrities Scott Thompson looks like - One Clearly Insane Person (DK)(3): Jerry Sizzler visits his now-cured sister (Jerry & Jerry Sizzler) - It's a Fact (M)(3): Importance of Cleaning Ears - After-Death Experience (M)(3): Mississippi Gary's song about his after-death experience (Mississippi Gary) - Garbage Man Fan (BKM)(3): man who applauds garbage men - It's a Fact - Looking for Pot (all+PJ)(3): Bower goes searching for pot (Bower, Jocelyn, Satan, Bobby)
#4 - #508
Season 5 - Episode 8
555-SLUT (none): gross guy's phone sex ad • Chicken Lady at the Mall (DMSB)(5): Chicken Lady masturbates at the mall (Chicken Lady) • Old People (B)(5): Bruce monologue about old people • Office Joker Revenge (MKB)(5): man wants to get revenge against office joker • 555-SLUT (none)(5): gross guy's phone sex ad • Exercise Class Instructors (MBS)(5): exercise class teachers have a fight • 555-SLUT (D)(5): friend-of-gross-guy's phone talk ad • Embarrasing Dinner (KSDM)(5): man's companion snorts coke at dinner (Smitty)
#5 - #511
Season 5 - Episode 11
The Test-Tube Baby (SD)(5): man complains about being a test-tube baby • Kathie & Dry Cleaner (BMSK)(5): Kathie sleeps with dry cleaner (Kathie, Cathy, Tanya, Secretary, Bigot Cabbie) • Whores (DSK)(5): first timer (Whores, Rudy) • Starving Street Singers (BKM)(5): street singers look for food (Street Singers) • Communist Threat (DK)(5): man talks about the communist threat • Whores (SK)(5): Maudre pretends to be Rudy's wife (Maudre, Rudy) • Man's Girlfriend's Jobs (all)(5): man who wants girlfriends with various jobs
#6 - #518
Season 5 - Episode 18
Band Killer (BKM)(5): Capture of a serial killer (Police Department) • Brown Stuff (DS)(5): A.T. & Love boss has a problem (Danny Husk, A.T. & Love Boss) • I'm Late (KB)(5): The perfect couple practices being perfect • Steps* -- AIDS (DKS)(5): Steps guys discuss AIDS (Steps) • Bye Stan* (all+J)(5): Guy wishes everyone a good weekend (Danny Husk, Cathy, Kathie, Ms. Ferguson?) • Bellini Day (BMDP)(5): Aliens celebrate Bellini Day (Paul Bellini, sorta)
#7 - #520
Season 5 - Episode 20
Noisy Roommates: man has problems with his “44” noisy roommates • Memoirs: husband and wife read “Memoirs” and reminesce • Journey to the Top of the Stairs: a musical number
#8 - #120
Season 1 - Episode 20
Fat Man, How We Met, Thirty Helens: Photos, Bank People, Double Date, Buddy is Canadian, Buddy Holly, Thirty Helens: Helens, Dr. Seuss Bible Sketches: - Fat Man: The fat man song. - How We Met Nena and husband find out how their friends met. - Thirty Helens Agree #1 : "There's a time and a place to show photos of your kids." - Bank People: Who the hell are they. - Double Date: The guys go on a date in a restaurant. - Buddy Is Canadian: Buddy discusses Canadians. - Buddy Holly: What Buddy Holly was really like. - Thirty Helens Agree #2: "A Helen is a Helen." - The Dr. Seuss Bible: A presentation of the Bible if it was written by Dr. Seuss.
#9 - #311
Season 3 - Episode 11
Skits: - Girls! Girls! Girls! (KM)(3): guy follows signs to find girls (Mr. Tyzik) - The Marriages (all)(3): a woman's repeated failed attempts at marriage - He's 45 1 (BD)(3): hip guy talks to his son (He's 45) - The Thrift Shop (SMK)(3): Raj and Christine discuss the strange day (Raj, Christine) - He's 45 2 (BDK)(3): hip guy and his family (He's 45) - Sexual Harassment of Himself (MKD)(3): trial of the man who acused himself of sexual harassment - He's 45 3 (BK)(3): hip guy's open relationship (He's 45) - Stay Down! (BMKS)(3): Sid who won't stay down when losing a fight (Sid, Sharisse, The Queen, Sid's Friend)
#10 - #109
Season 1 - Episode 9
A Place to Die, Secretaries, A Place to Die 2, Preacher, Weston, A Place to Die 3, Teddy Bears' Picnic Sketches: - A Place To Die #1: Man explains how he's going to die in the house he was born. - Secretaries: Cathy & Kathie gossip about Tanya - A Place To Die#2 : Die in that house continued. - Preacher: Mark's preacher character - Weston: Weston discusses the stars. - A Place To Die #3: Die in that house continued. - Teddy Bear's Picnic: Father tries to put his kid to sleep with a story.
#11 - #110
Season 1 - Episode 10
Hoopla McGuillicutty and Green, Wake Up!, MacIntyre Name, One Step at a Time, Nobody Likes Us, McGuillicutty and Kurosawa, Three for the Moon Sketches: - Hoopla: Security guard complains about hoopla. - McGuillicutty & Green: Vaudeville act with bad straight man. - Wake Up!: The drunk brothers come over at 3AM. - MacIntyre's Name: The story of a farmer. - One Step At A Time: Two guys discuss taking things one step at a time.. - Nobody Likes Us: ""Nobody Likes Us"" guys sing on a bus. - McGuillicutty & Kurosawa: Yet another bad straight man. - Three For The Moon Three guys sit on wall and discuss the moon.
#12 - #217
Season 2 - Episode 17
Sketches: - Thousand Dollars: Song in a western bar. - Cops - Towing: Ticketing my car. - Decorator #1: A man gets a demon to brighten up his apartment. - Headcrusher - Rival: A battle to the death. - Shortest: They haven't got a clue. - Bellini Finale: Bellini gets touched. - Cops - Graveyard: First traffic ticket. - Governor: A governor talks with hooker. - Ham Of Truth: It's F-ing good ham. - Decorator #2: Credits
#13 - #114
Season 1 - Episode 14
Editors Intro, Editors (Film), Break Up, I Lied, Dull Death, I'm a Cat, My Routine, Schoolroom, Editors Finale Sketches: - Editors Intro: Editors discuss what to cut. - Breakup: Song about Bobby's breakup. - Editors #2: Editors discuss what to cut continued. - I Lied: Story of a man and his father. - Dull Death: The guy with the life-after death experience. - I'm A Cat The life of a cat, with the cat jazz band. - My Routine: The everyday routine of one man. - Schoolroom: Boring teacher has affair during class. - Editors Finale : Editors discuss what to cut continued.
#14 - #314
Season 3 - Episode 14
Skits: - Poem by the Emperor of Japan 1 (M)(3): the emporer recites a haiku - Gavin's Mother's Funeral (all)(3): Gavin attends his mother's funeral (Gavin, Father, New Mother, Murray) - Poem by the Emperor of Japan 2 (M)(3): another haiku - King of Empty Promises (KDM)(3): the "Will Do" guy borrows a videotape from Lex (Dean, Lex) - Bruce on How to Break Into Show Biz (B)(3): Bruce explains how to break into show business - Appendix Scar of Hate (MDK)(3): man has a disturbing appendix scar (Doctor) - Poem by the Emperor of Japan 3 (M)(3): another haiku - Scott Thompson's Perfect Man (all)(3): Scott describes his perfect man
#15 - #207
Season 2 - Episode 7
Sketches: - Lady Is A Tramp #1: A man tries to befriend a whore. - Meet The Geralds: Gerald is in a slump - I'm English: Thinks everyone should speak English. - Lady Is A Tramp #2: Man proposes to the Lady. - Painting A Chair: Gavin pesters a guy painting a chair. - The Lack-O-Trust Blues: Philanderer sings a song in a western bar. - Lady Is A Tramp #3: Lady is a Tramp 30 years later.
#16 - #407
Season 4 - Episode 7
Crazy Dad (KD)-A man tells a story about his dad locking him up for 10 years, but as a cruel joke. Chicken Lady Goes Home (all)-The chicken lady visits her old house (Chicken Lady, Tucker, Bearded Lady) Assistant Fired (MB)-The 45-year-old man fires his assistant (45 guy) Mixed Up Names (DS)-The bad doctor mixes up files at the hospital (bad doctor) 7 Things To Do (KD)-"Gotta keep on top of my life" (Thug a.k.a. Inept Hitman) Interviewing New Assistant (BM)-He doesn't get the job. He slobbered on the guy's joint. (45 year old guy) Hiring Assistant (B)-He finds a new assistant (45 year old guy) Judy & Fran (DBS)-They meet the new widow (Fran, Gordon, Judy)
#17 - #106
Season 1 - Episode 6
Thirty Helens 1, Bored Robbers, Running Faggot, Thirty Helens 2, Flogging, The Trucker, Can I Keep Him? Sketches: - Thirty Helens Agree #1: "Tattoos aren't for everyone." - Bored Robber: Apathetic burglar robs apathetic homeowner. - Running Faggot: The song of the running faggot. - Thirty Helens Agree #2: Twenty-Nine Helens Agree, "Promptness is important." - Flogging: Tense businessmen go to the gym to relax. - The Trucker: The story of a truck owner. - Can I Keep Him?: Kid brings home a stray businessman.
#18 - #111
Season 1 - Episode 11
Night of the Living Dead, Can Never Go Home, Thirty Helens Coleslaw, Under Control, Gunslinger 1, Star-Crossed Lovers, Thirty Helens Hawaii, Barbershop Sketches: - Night Of The Living Dead: Silly parody of the movie. - Can Never Go Home: Attila and his lover have a spat. - Thirty Helens Agree #1: Coleslaw - Under Control: Fire at A.T. & Love. - Gunslinger #1: Once shot a man just to watch him die. - Star Crossed Lovers: The lovers that were like Romeo and Juliet were. - Thirty Helens Agree #2: ""Hawaii was better before."" - Barbershop: Clem tells stories in the barber shop.
#19 - #104
Season 1 - Episode 4
Deja Vu, Asshole, The Daves I Know, Menstruation, House Rules, The Dinner, Sick of the Swiss, Country Doctor Sketches: - Deja Vu: Guys fighting in alley, one gets deja vu - Asshole: Rude guy ruins some friends' evening out. - The Daves I Know: Bruce sings about the Daves he knows. - Menstruation: Dave talks about menstruation. - House Rules: Man fighting with wife demands to be let into the house. - The Dinner: Timmy tries to console his mother & father. - Sick Of The Swiss: The guy who is sick of the Swiss. - Country Doctor: The leisurely country doctor comes to save the farmer.
#20 - #206
Season 2 - Episode 6
Sketches: - Second Novel: "The Heavy Pen." - Baboon: Humanoids for Humanism help animals. - Hair Loss: A man loses his hair in a restaurant. - Conversation: The amicable breakup turns nasty. - Buddy - Wood Nymph: Buddy spots a wood nymph. - Anecdote Guy: Good night! I'm joking! - Groovy Teacher: Theo the cool teacher confides to his class.
#21 - #113
Season 1 - Episode 13
Sign of Loneliness, Networking, Lopez 1, Fat Hitch-Hiker, Lopez 2, No Regrets, The Lamp, Lopez 3, Indian Woman, Lopez 4 Sketches: - Signs Of Loneliness: What's happening in the lonely city. - Networking: Gerald and Gerald network at a business party. - Lopez #1: Man calls out for Lopez outside of a house. - Fat Hitch-hiker: Man gives a "fat" guy a lift. - Lopez #2: Lopez continued. - No Regrets: Man criticizes donut shop customers. - The Lamp: Man who has to call the wife of a man who was killed by a lamp. - Lopez #3: Lopez continued. - Indian Woman: Boy who has decided to become an Indian woman. - Lopez #4: Credits.
#22 - #209
Season 2 - Episode 9
Sketches: - Cops - Dream: Bust the queen while drinking tea. - Crushing Hospital: Mr. Tyzik is injured and must undergo physical therapy. - Cops - Dad: Don't love my dad. - Daddy Drank: The story of how daddy drank. - The Leash #1: The slave and master on the street. - Cops - Shelley Long: Enough said. - Knocked Out: A guy knocks himself out. - The Leash #2: Shelly Long. - The Last Straw: Gavin pesters his mother while she's on the phone. - Parenting: Disillusioned parents hold a press conference. - Dead Dad: The Kids discuss beating up their fathers.
#23 - #105
Season 1 - Episode 5
Indian Drum, Geralds, Crushing Disco 1, Good Grampa, Explore Scott, Are Extraterrestrials Dull?, Elvis, Crushing Disco 2 Sketches: - Indian Drum: Man screams about his lost indian drum - Geralds: Businessmen negotiate relationships. - Crushing Disco #1: Head crusher crushes heads outside a club. - Good Grandpa: Family at dinner talks about Grandpa's poo. - Explore Scott: Take a vacation on Scott's body. - Are Extraterrestrials Dull?: Exploration of the question ""Are Extraterrestrials Dull?"" - Elvis: Bruce wonders what it would be like if Elvis were his landlord. - Crushing Disco #2: Head crusher continued.
#24 - #103
Season 1 - Episode 3
Gunslinger II, Gorilla, Hey Man, Citizen Kane, Contact Lenses, Hey Man 2, Salty Ham, Hey Man 3 Sketches: - Gunslinger #2: Gunfighter that runs a concession stand. - Gorilla: Slapstick sketch about guys attacked by gorilla. - Hey Man #1: Man harassed by guys on the street - Citizen Kane: Two friends have a dispute about the name of a movie. - Contact Lenses: Story of a modern hero told by guy in an alley - Hey Man #2: Family harassed by guys continued. - Salty Ham: Gordon complains about Fran's salty ham. - Hey Man #3: Funeral goers harassed by guys concluded.
#25 - #208
Season 2 - Episode 8
Sketches: - I Can't Play The Piano: A horrible lounge act sing a song. - Democracy: A birth of a nation. - Tampa Bay: Gordon is fired. - Cops - Duck: A duck? - Freak: A man who bleeds at will! - Cops - Tony Baldwin: Real cops with fake cops. - Seminar Money Momentum!!! - Celebrity: A night with Tony Baldwin. - Liposuction: What a lovely song.