TV Roundup: Kids In The Hall, #21
That's a pretty good example of the futility of this exercise, but hey, what are you going to do?
Beginning our countdown is a sketch comedy show that many folks I know still haven't seen, even though they've seen many of the actors in other roles and seen other shows essentially rip off. (Or, pay homage to, one could say.)
Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you five crazy kids from our neighbors to the north: KIDS IN THE HALL.
|The Kids In The Hall: Not usually in SaranWrap.|
(There is no documentation on whether we were entirely sober during these periods.)
|I can't have an onion?|
Being honest, this show was produced in the mid-to-late 1980s, and can show its age. It also ramped back up after several years off the air, and has since had a few reunion tours that I've heard mixed things about. (It also produced Brain Candy, which I've heard nothing but bad things about.)
|30 Helens Agree: Kids In The Hall is #21.|
Dave Foley went on to NewsRadio, and other of the main actors have had some success in acting roles elsewhere (and more, I believe, in writing), but it remains sort of shocking that this never made the bigtime. In todays world, where DVD rentals, thousands of cable channels and the internet, there's no way more people wouldn't have discovered and loved Kids In The Hall. If you were fortunate enough to find it in its prime, or even shortly thereafter (as I did), I think you'll agree ... this one is one for the ages.
Here's a clip of Gavin and the Evangelists:
And here is Dave Foley, giving Glenn Beck his schtick about 20 years in advance. Scary, funny and pathetic: