The Best Episodes of The Kids in the Hall
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 - #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.
#2 - #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.
#3 - #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.
#4 - #101
Season 1 - Episode 1
Sketches: - Call Girls: Two girls call each other simultaneously. - The Eradicator: The masked squash player. - Ballet: The cruel ballet school teacher. - Head Crusher #2: The head crusher crushes businessmen's heads. - Cause Of Cancer: The Kids discover the cause of cancer. - Pear: Man wakes up from the pear dream. - Kathie The Blues Guy: Kathie & Mississippi Gary talk about their relationship. - Head Crusher #3: Head crusher continued.
#5 - #102
Season 1 - Episode 2
Thirty Helens 1, Sketch Comedy, Thirty Helens 2, Cabbage Head, Restaurant, Tractor, Sarcastic Guy, Buddy's Better, Thirty Helens 3, Womyn Sketches: - Thirty Helens Agree #1: "Love hurts." - Sketch Comedy: A comedy premise. - Thirty Helens Agree #2: "Honesty is the best policy." - Cabbage Head Restaurant: Cabbage Head goes on a date. - Tractor: Impromptu tractor formed with children. - Sarcastic Guy: The guy who can't help being sarcastic. - Buddy's Better: Buddy discusses the races. - Thirty Helens Agree #3: "You can't pay too much for a good pair of shoes." - Womyn: The guys discuss the ways they want to be like women.
#6 - #503
Season 5 - Episode 3
Hookers: Drum Up Business, How To, Just One Guy, Hookers: Rap Music, Por-eef, Jug Head, The Hit Skits: - Whores: drumming up business - Meet Your New Male Slave: Buddy gets a new male slave - Someone Doesn't Like You: man discusses a guy who doesn't like a friend - Whores: rap music - Poreef: Money-Momentum guys sell new product in a grocery store - The Tattoo: man reveals his deep hidden secret - The Hit: man hires hit man to kill himself
#7 - #202
Season 2 - Episode 2
Sketches: - Cops - O Canada: Our home and native land. - Trapper: The daily hunt begins. - Cabbage Head - Old Friends: Cabbage Head at it again. - It's Not Working Out #1: Chris is fired. - The Loner: ...And his toe. - It's Not Working Out #2: Chris is fired... again. - Simon & Hecubus: In the Pit of Ultimate Darkness. - It's Not Working Out #3: Chris is fired... one more time. - Girls Of Summer: Coach Buddy does it again.
#8 - #501
Season 5 - Episode 1
Idiot Boy: Assistant, Cops: Interrogation 1, Feelyat, Cops: Interrogation 2, Catching Up, Martyr, Cops: Interrogation 4, The Beard Skits: - Idiot Boy at Work: Idiot Boy is causing problems at work - Police Department: 10:00 a.m. Precinct House - Did you kill that guy? - You've Gained Weight: woman with eating disorder discusses weight problems - Police Department: 6:00 p.m. Precinct House - Did you kill that guy? - Feelyat!: bizarre foreign-language game show (& news bulletin) - Brian's Been Arrested: Fran tells how Brian was arrested - Police Department: 11:00 p.m. Precinct House - Did you kill that guy? - The Beard: Man's beard takes over his life
#9 - #406
Season 4 - Episode 6
Skits Radio - Stars- Kevin, Mark - Recurring Characters- New Yorkers - In short- The guy's singing bothers his friend. Big Bats - Stars- Bruce - Recurring Characters- Kathie - In short- Kathie becomes a fan of the happy chirpy Blue Jays team. Apartment Games 1 - Stars- Bruce, Mark - Recurring Characters- Losers - In short- They toss beer bottles into their kitchen sink. Door-to-Door Knife Sharpener - Stars- Dave, Kevin - Recurring Characters- Axe Murderer - In Short- Axe Murderer needs his blade sharpened during a murder. Progress in Food - Stars- Dave, Bruce, Scott - Recurring Characters- Fran, Gordon, Brian - In Short- Fran learns about salsa, peanut sauce, and meals in a pill. Apartment Games 2 - Stars- Bruce, Mark - Recurring Characters- Losers - In Short- They bounce rubber balls in their bathtub. Forced Date - Stars- Dave, Bruce, Kevin, Mark, Scott - Recurring Characters- n/a - In short- Two people are forcibly introduced