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SCTV, Volume 2 (5 Disc Set)
SCTV Volume 2
5 Disc Set
Actors: John Candy, Andrea Martin, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara
Director: John Bell
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2004     11hr 18min

SCTV Volume 2 picks up where the first volume left off, presenting nine more 90-minute shows from SCTV?s memorable fourth season. Originally broadcast on NBC in 1981 and 1982, this set contains several of the episodes wide...  more »


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Actors: John Candy, Andrea Martin, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara
Director: John Bell
Creators: Alex Tkach, Bill Goddard, Gary L. Smith, Brian McConnachie, Tom Couch
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy
Studio: Shout! Factory
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 10/19/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 05/15/1981
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 11hr 18min
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaDVD Credits: 5
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Samuel K. (Solvanda)
Reviewed on 11/25/2018...
This was basically the Canadian version of Saturday Night Live. Ran from 1976-1984. Used to watch reruns of it as a kid. I've brought this show up over the years and am surprised how many folks have still never heard of it. You can see right here in the cast listing that this production was bursting with actors who got their start here and then went on to become Hollywood heavyweights.

So far, there's been 4 sets released of SCTV, a Holiday Specials, and Best Of Dvd. Each set is kind of a snippet of episodes from a certain genre of SCTV's history. At this point it doesn't look very promising that the rest of the episodes will ever make it to daylight, which is a shame, as there are 135 episodes out there (varying from 30-90 minutes each.) Much of it was clever, genius, and downright loony.

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Makes me wanna stand up and ... stretch!
John Oconnor | Merritt Island, FL United States | 08/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

""SCTV Cycle 2" features some of the most inspired episodes in the SCTV canon. As much as you'll hear the actors and writers complain about how hard it was to fill out the 90-minute format, the work here shows how rewarding and timeless and flat-out hilarious those long-form shows could be.

When a mammoth Soviet satellite infringes on the tiny SCTV orbiter (complete with hot dog rotisserie), the network is taken over by CCCP1, or "3CP1 on your dial, Russian Television." The Russian TV parodies that follow are savagely funny. Watch especially for "What Fits into Russia," "Hey, Giorgi," and Russia's favorite game show "Uposcrabblenyk."

Self-absorbed host of the ironically titled "You!" show, Libby Wolfson makes her stage debut in ... deep breath ... "I'm Taking My Own Head, Screwing It On Right And No Guy's Gonna Tell Me That It Ain't."

The classic Godfather parody show is here, with Guy Caballero as the Don. How many bullets can that guy take anyway? And never tell anyone outside the family that your favorite sport is soccer.

And who can forget the invasion of Zontar, the Thing from Venus?

There's great glopping heaps of funniness to be had here, as well as in every SCTV release. Thanks again to Shout! Factory for doing the hard work that makes these releases possible."
It Doesn't Get Much Better
David Solomon | East Brunswick, NJ USA | 11/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This boxed set of SCTV episodes is an absolute classic and a must-buy for everybody.

Seeing Eugene Levy's "Perry Como: Still Alive" promo is worth the price of the set alone. I thought it was hysterical when I saw it originally in the 1980s, and it still makes me laugh today.

There's also the brilliant switch on "The Jazz Singer" in which soul/jazz singer Al Jarreau wants to be a Jewish cantor instead of an R&B star, much to the distress of his father, played by Eugene Levy's hysterical short Jewish character, Sid Dithers, who sports cornrows for the duration of the sketch.

Then there's Catherine O'Hara's Lola Heatherton interviewing Andrea Martin's Mother Theresa. If Ms. O'Hara's constantly calling Mother Theresa "Mommy" doesn't make you laugh, then Ms. O'Hara's singing Steve Miller's song "The Joker" to her will.

I have to mention another sketch that's on these disks. It's a promo for a 1970s-like action TV show entitled "Fish Police" that's so dumb and silly, it's unforgettable. The ironic thing about the sketch is that 11 years later, there was actually an animated series entitled "Fish Police"--and it too was dumb and silly.

Lust For Paint
Robert I. Hedges | 05/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This set features some great moments from SCTV history. Of the shows presented here, I am particularly fond of "Zontar," "CCCP 1," and "The Godfather." Catherine O'Hara and Andrea Martin steal the show, with any appearance by Perini Scleroso, Mrs. Falbo, or Edith Prickley being comedy gold. "The Great White North" and Guy Caballero's rants are particularly entertaining here as are Count Floyd and Dr. Tongue (especially in "Dr. Tongue's Evil House of Pancakes.") As brilliant as I think Eugene Levy is, I still don't enjoy the Sammy Maudlin bits, which are formulaic and un-funny compared to the rest of the show.

Although some of the humor is a bit dated now (as many there are numerous references to then-current events that younger viewers may not grasp), this is still a wonderful and very funny set of DVDs, which I recommend.