Discussion in 'Entertaining Diversions' started by Talisker, Feb 9, 2013.
Best sketch comedy show ever. Post your favorite bits in this thread.
I just saw Death Comes To Town this last fall, and it made me long for KITH all over again.
I probably watched the whole series two or three times through in the past six months or so. It really is just the best. I'm always in the mood for more Kids in the Hall. Here's one that I remember seeing as a kid and again here and there probably, but that I didn't really get until this time, and now it might be my favorite of all:
Then again, it really is hard to choose a favorite.
"But I didn't worry about it, because I thought 'How far can you coast on charm?' Pretty far, actually."
"Greatest hits are for housewives and little girls."
One of the best things about growing up in Detroit was being able to watch KITH when it first aired on CBC.
Most of the sketches I remember don't appear to be on You Tube.
"All you have to be is quiet and willing to do it. And son... I am willing to do it."
I could literally spend the whole day posting these and never run out of faves. Bruce McCulloch's insane short film about Eraserhead; girl drink drunk, 30 Helens agree; the one Buddy sketch where he's in jail because he dropped acid and drove a pair of knitting needles into the temple of a drag queen ("I was framed!"); the Gavin sketch where he's at the butcher; the Kids playing poker wishing they were women; Bobby vs. Satan; any cops sketch; the murder of Cabbagehead; the Head Crusher poking the stomachs of hipsters in line at a club; Theeeeeeeee ERADICATOR!; "My pen!"; Boo!, the scariest book in the world!, etc. etc. etc.
Canada hasn't contributed a whole lot to global culture over all, but man, you can't take Kids In The Hall and SCTV away from us.
This was the first sketch of theirs I saw:
"Aw, great. That's REALLY gonna help me to think." I pretty much forgot how to breathe for about ten minutes.
"Go ahead! Exercise your right to be a coward!"
And one of the only good parts of the movie:
"This is SO EASY!"
If anybody finds the sketch with the starving guys splitting a bean between them and then deciding to eat their BAs, I'd love a link.
I absolutely lurved this show when I first watched it late night on CBC in my mid 20s. And still do. I couldn't pick a favorite sketch, though Girl Drink Drunk is a timeless classic.
I had a friend who was especially taken by the sheer weirdness of Chicken Lady. Did a scary good impression, too.
Even the opening theme was great.
This was my favorite comedy sketch from any troupe when I was a teenager:
Ok, one more "try it now!"
One of my fondest memories was being in the newsroom of a daily newspaper, doing a phone interview with a state legislator, and having a co-worker across the room catch my eye so that I'd know she was crushing my head.
I used this to explain to my students why they had to cut me some slack in terms of whether I was being sarcastic with them.
This has been the defining image of rock bottom for me since I saw it.
Borrowed art. This is one that grew up with me as I went from considering it an awesome take-down of art snobs to viewing it from within as I got older and had to put something other than band posters on my walls. But mostly it's a performance-driven thing for me.
"Worms eating your eyes... Bass solo!"
That sketch reminded of another classic:
This sketch spoke to me because this is how I discovered the joys of drinking all those years ago. I still prefer girl drinks today.
You're right this is now my favorite one.
Except this one, which is my favorite one.
Girl Drink Drunk is the defining KITH sketch for me (so much so, that I put it in the first post!)
"Really! That's excellent. ...I'll just get some more paperclips first."
Having a Squashed Strawberry Alley Cat is on my bucket list.
I had a business teacher who seemed to have thought this was a legitimate way of raising capital.
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