The tv series of the canadian sketch comedy troupe that more often than not puts bizarre unique and insane twists in their skits. Studio: A&e Home Video Release Date: 04/24/2007 Starring: Mark Mckinney Dave Foley Run t... more »ime: 500 minutes Rating: Nr« less
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL Reviewed on 11/3/2012...
I never found this to be that funny. Largest problem is nobody finds men dressing in drag funny anymore and even when this show first aired it was unfunny. There's some humorous moments, but not enough to make this something worth viewing.
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Charity L. from WISC RAPIDS, WI Reviewed on 11/24/2009...
What can I say? Kids in the Hall, you either love them or hate them. I personally love them. Very good skits, enjoyed them thoroughly.
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Kids In The Hall, Complete Season 1
valeska_ | The Pacific Northwest | 03/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here's what's in this collection: (I changed a few of the titles so that fans can recognize them better)
Call Girls, The Eradicator! plays squash, Ballet, Crushing Your Head, Cause of Cancer, The Pear Dream, Kathie and the Blues Guy, Crushing Your Head 230 Helens, Sketch Comedy, 30 Helens 2, Cabbage head, Restaurant, Tractor, Sarcastic guy, Buddy's Better, 30 Helens, WomynGunslinger2, Gorilla, Hey Man, Citizen Kane, Hey Man2, Salty Ham, Hey Man3Deja Vu, A**hole, The Daves I Know (a musical), Menstruation, House Rules, The Dinner, Sick of the Swiss, Country DoctorIndian Drum, Geralds, Crushing Disco, Good Grampa (Grandpa gets over constipation), Exploring Scott, Are Extraterrestrials Dull?, If Elvis were my landlord, Crushing Disco230 Helens, Bored Robber, Running Fagg*t (a musical), 29 Helens, Flogging, The Trucker, Can I Keep Him?Disk2Hotel La Rut, Plummet, Hotel La Rut2, Bobby's First Poem, Fletcher Christian, Hotel La Rut3, JoymakersPing Pong, The Vacation, Ping Pong2, Chain Gang, The Banker Doesn't Like Us, Dinosaurs, Ping Pong, Tony Comes to Dinner, The Banker Doesn't Like Us2A Place to Die (Dave wants to die in the house where he was born), Secretaries, A Place to Die2, Preacher, Weston, A Place to Die3, Teddy Bears Picnic (Bruce is a dad who tells his skeptical son (Scott) the Teddy Bear's Picnic Story).Hoopla, McGuillicutty and Green, Wake Up!, MacIntyre Name, One Step at a Time, Nobody Likes Us: (The two pathetic guys who couldn't get a loan in the last episode take a bus ride), McGuillicutty and Kurosawa, 3 For the MoonNight of the Living Dead, Can Never go Home, 30 Helens: Coleslaw, Under Control, Gunslinger, Star Crossed Lovers, 30 Helens: Hawaii, BarbershopTurning Over, Mood Swing, Billy Dreamer, Folk Music, Who's Gay in Hollywood?, Billy Dreamer2, Skorra! (The Gentle Shark)Signs of Loneliness, Networking, Lopez1, Fat Hitch-Hiker, Lopez2, The Donut Shop, The Lamp, Lopez3, Indian Woman, Lopez4Disk3Editors Intro, Editors (Go for a walk), Bobby breaks up with his girlfriend, I Lied, Dull near-death experience guy, I'm a Cat, My Routine, Schoolroom, Editors FinaleDeath Row, White Guy, Crazy Love, Buddy's Island, Captain Alan, Mechanic (Kevin plays an unconvention grease-monkey, with beautiful golden locks), Baby (A childless couple go baby hunting)The Floater, Is He?, 30 Helens, Pens, Manny Coon (A true artist (Scott) is asked to give advice to graduating art students), 30 Helens:Great Minds, Bass Player, Compensation, 30 Helens:Disagree, Power of My C*ckBoo!, Dracula (Mark plays a vampire who takes a guy (Scott) to a Leaf game, and then brings him home), Kevin's sketch with just a middle, Crushing Girlfriend (The Head-Crusher invites his girlfirend Misha over), Conversation with a Mass Murderer (Dave), B&K, Beautiful Women (Christian Renoir discusses his new line of clothes for ugly women on the Darcy Pennell show)Love Me, Stinky Pink, Premise Beach, Crouton (Bruce is a guy who tells a story of the world's largest crouton to some little kids), Olympics, Premise Beach2, Sh*tty Soup, She's GoneHey Baby!, Island Boys, Can't Kill Rock, Tarantula, Cat's Away, Mutilated, Car Ride (Go for a ride in Bruce's 300 dollar car, just don't make fun of it!), Pyromaniac SecretaryFat Man (a musical), How We Met, 30 Helens: Photos, Bank People (Bruce is a hip guy complaining about his job at the bank) Double Date, Buddy is Canadian, Buddy Holly, 30 Helens:Helens, Dr. Seuss Bible.The fourth disk contains the bonus features of fan favorite sketches (from season 1) like: Romeo (Bruce is a guy who hits on his mother's elderly friends) Cabbage Head (A different one then on the first disk) and Reg, plus sketches from the rare pilot episode, audio commentary, cast bios, an oral history featuring new interviews with the Kids! and Lorne Micheals and 30 minutes of live performances at the Rivoli Theater. Manny Coon, Bank People, My Routine, Car Ride and Dr. Seuss Bible are hilarious, don't miss them. Excellent price.. KITH is brilliant, the funniest sketch comedy I've seen and definitely the most innovative. I love the Kids! Thanks to the A&E channel, Broadway Video and persistent fans!"
MUST buy (if you are a KITH fan)
REC | NOYB | 04/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If this sells well they will release more seasons. Oh I HOPE they release more seasons!The first three discs contain all the episodes from the first season and the fourth disc is a special features disc. I won't spoil the fun but it does contain the pilot episode which is right on par with their regular stuff. I will say this much, remember the last KITH episode? Remember the sketch where Bruce is onstage and he watches part of a sketch with all the Kids sitting around a campfire? Well that sketch is from the pilot episode and this is probably the only way you will ever see it! (unless you could download it somehow... hmmm gives me an idea)From watching the episodes Comedy Central aired I was under the impression that 'The Kids' came up with their characters initially and kept them going throughout all of their seasons. Not true. After watching the first season this is abundantly clear. Here we get several sketches from Gordon and Fran, Bobby Terrance, The Headcrusher, Thirty Helens, and The-Nobody-Likes-Us-Guys but sadly have to do without Sid and Charisse, Simon and Heckubus, Chicken Lady, Gavin, Francesca Fiore and many other fan favorites. Mississippi Gary is merely introduced along with glimpses of Cathy and Kathy and of course Buddy Cole.Overall this was an AWESOME walk down memory lane. There are a few sketches that were never aired on comedy central (censored) and that alone makes it worth purchasing for any die-hard fan. Plus there are a few snippets that Comedy Central just cut out for no apparent reason at all. For example, when Mark stands outside of a house and keeps yelling for Lopez there is a brief segment I never even knew existed. (he makes up a little song about how Lopez is lazy) In conclusion, this is a wise purchase for the casual fan and a godsend to a diehard like me."
Yeah, F the bank!!
Jeff B | Buffalo, NY | 06/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Man, this is easily the best set of DVD`s I have in my house. My wife and I stay up late almost every night and watch them and find ourselves laughing out loud! We first started watching it back in the 80`s when it was on HBO and loved it. We would occasionally watch it on comedy central but it just wasn`t the same with all the editing. The best part is that you can watch any skit you like and skip the ones that you don`t.
It was interesting to get some history on the kids from the bonus material disc and hear how they got along with each other. It must`ve been a blast on that set.
All in all, this was the best money I`ve spent in quite a while and I can`t wait for season 2. Go buy it!"
Highly Inventive Sketch Comedy
SandmanVI | Glen Allen, VA United States | 07/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The great thing about Kids in the Hall was that they shunned the topical, obvious humor so common within the ranks of SNL, MAD TV, In Living Color, Ben Stiller and so forth. KITH relished the subtle quirks of everyday existence: inanely busy businessmen, a mullet-headed slacker obsessed with his beat-up heap of a used car, or the morose "nobody likes us" outcasts who hang themselves just to make a point. Granted, all of these are not gems; truth be told, the Kids hadn't yet hit full stride as they would in later seasons. You may have to suffer through a few clunkers but it is all worth it. Personally I think the risk-reward is worth it for the edgy elements and oddball genius. If you want to be this creative and be truly landmark then you can't always grab the obvious punchline. Long live the Kids! can't wait for the stronger seasons to come out."
Trevor Seigler | South Carolina | 05/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For anyone who appreciates the madness of Monty Python, the Kids in The Hall are a great second-helping of sketch comedy that doesn't fall into the trap SNL did (of putting easily-accessible to a wider audience over subtle and intelligent). The five Canadians who are chronicled in this first season are fresh-faced young men who know what kind of comedy they want to achieve, even if the rest of the world's a bit unsure what to make of them.I first came across the Kids in college, a few years back, when Comedy Central began airing reruns from their long-ended TV show. I may not be as devoted as some KITHers in terms of memorizing skits and catchphrases, but I am truly in the camp of people who think the Kids are fantastic.This DVD set is much-analyzed in previous reviews, and i haven't fully enjoyed all the episodes, but from what I have been able to gleam in my four days of owning it I can say it's a fantastic buy. Not everything works, but the sketches that do are bar none some of the best-written and -acted material in all comedy. The first few seasons were broadcast on HBO (before a network switch to CBS in the early Nineties, when I stumbled across them but didn't "get" them yet) and thus there's a lot of cursing that didn't make it onto the Comedy Central-aired eps. Ocasionally the proceedings get a bit more odd than funny, but anyone who appreciates the Kids knows that was part of their charm.The bonus fourth disc features the interviews and voiceovers on certain sketches ("That's the one we bombed on Letterman"), and is a nice companion to the series.Overall, I say this is an essential buy for anyone who loves the Kids, or is a Python nut but not familiar with them, or anyone who simply loves fantastic comedy. Lorne Michaels gave them their start, then wisely stepped back and let the Kids do their own thing. This is the ultimate sketch comedy show of the post-Python era, and a worthy successor (maybe I'm aking too much of the Python references, but it's my review. Go write your own, Python-free review and leave me alone). Go buy it now, you'll laugh your butt off guarenteed."