Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Kids in the Hall Complete Series Megaset 1989-1994|
Actors: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, Scott Thompson
Directors: Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, John Fortenberry
Genres: Comedy, Television
For five groundbreaking seasons, Canadian-bred comic prodigies THE KIDS IN THE HALL stretched sketch comedy to its ultimate limits with hilariously off-the-wall results. With a cast of comic creations only the brilliant--o... more »
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Not sure if I'd go with the megaset or the individual season
Elliot Knapp | Seattle, Washington United States | 02/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're checking out this page, you're probably already a fan (or at least know) of the Kids In The Hall, probably the most inventive and weird sketch comedy show from the early 1990's. Not only is every season worth owning, there really aren't any weak seasons--each one has its ridiculously hilarious highlights, the writing is great throughout, and it's really great to watch certain small characters keep popping up again and again (like Danny Husk, for instance). The question is, though, is it cheaper to buy the Megaset, or to buy them individually?
I bought all 5 seasons on DVD, which is exactly what's being offered by this product. I bought mine through alternative sellers, though, which can be a pretty awesome deal--Season One goes for less than 5 bucks these days, and each consecutive season goes for a little bit more; the longer they've been out, the cheaper they are. If you're willing to buy them as you finish watching them, you could probably save a lot of money going individually, but it might be worthwhile just to get them all at once--just be sure you check around for prices, because you might be able to get a stellar deal.
If, by some chance, you haven't heard of the Kids In The Hall before, now's a perfect time to start watching what you missed--it's kind of like SNL, except less focused on celebrity hosts and a whole lot weirder, more cross-dressing, and more creative. Fans have always been entertained by great recurring characters like the head crusher, Simon Milligan (lord of the underworld), Gavin the annoying nerdy kid, Buddy Cole, and the list goes on (and on!). Like any sketch comedy show, some of the bits aren't as successful as others, but that's to be expected--what really entertains me is the Kids' relentless pursuit of fresh ways to get a laugh and look at situations. If you're new or haven't seen much, I'd definitely recommend starting with a single season, like maybe 2,3 or 4, after they'd hit their stride, then move on from there. Hope you enjoy!"
Unfortunately no subtitles
Johnny | Stockholm, Sweden | 09/20/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the perfect Kids in the Hall megaset with lots of extra material for fans. It's good-looking from outside to inside and nothing about it feels cheap. But since there weren't any subtitles available at all and my hearing is a little bad, I'm still very disappointed. It seems as it would've been an easy thing to add and now that I'm without there's nothing I can do. But still, I'm a proud owner of 42 hours of pure fun!"
Hilarious sketch comdy and great bonus features
K. Stuckey | Port Huron, MI USA | 01/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Where to begin...the Kids in the Hall are 5 completely different and truly brilliant comics. This set is a must-have (whether you buy it as a set or individually). The recurring characters are especially hilarious from the very first episode: Chicken Lady, Buddy Cole, Cathy and Kathy, Thirty Helens, the Headcrusher, Bellini, Simon and Hecubus, "He's Hip..", the Cops, Queen Elizabeth, and I know I forgot a ton of others. They are all priceless. One of the sketches that always cracks me up is when Scott Thompson's character decides he wants to be an Indian woman. I don't know why, it just does. Bruce McCulloch's annoying kid Gavin is awesome as are Simon and Hecubus ("EVIL!"). And the one where Kevin and Dave are trappers in an office building. I could go on and on, it is impossible to pick one favorite. Then there are their monologues...absolutely priceless! The bonus features are truly great, the new interviews show the guys still have the great sarcastic wit that made them wildly popular. Also very cool is the archival footage from the Rivoli Theater in Toronto."
Pete Morgan | Chicago, IL USA | 04/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone actively or inactively into comedy in the early 90s remembers the ireverence and audacity of this fantastic Canadian comedy troupe. Bring back the experience with this massive, 20 disk collection. The kind of collection that, if you dropped it on your cat it would die, IT'S THAT BIG! Timeless characters like; Mr. Heavyfoot, Cabbage-head, Buddy Cole, Idiot Boy, Danny Husk, Gavin, the Steps trio, Jerry and Jerry Sizzler, Flying Pig and many many more can be yours forever with this great set. By the second season it was clear that these fresh-faced canuks had a great synergy and a type of comdey that hadn't been seen since Monty Python. You won't find original sketch comedy like this anymore. And you won't find a better deal than on Amazon."