SCTV: Looking for a bit + insight into Season 3

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    I used to watch SCTV as a younger man.

    Consider myself a fan.

    There was one favorite bit that had
    me howling every time I saw it.

    The bit concerned some sort of nightclub act
    (perhaps a parody of Frank Sinatra). It started
    with these highly energetic backup singers
    giving their all while basically supporting
    the old tired male singer who just stood at
    the microphone and mumbled his song.

    Anyone remember this bit? Is it included
    in any of the sets that are out now?

    Also....

    Just saw a snippet in this week's Entertainment
    Weekly
    magazine concerning SCTV Season Three.
    Looks like some great stuff in there, including
    the addition of Martin Short. Had no idea that
    Ed Grimley was created on SCTV. I thought that
    was a SNL creation.

    This looks like a set I will buy. I already
    own Season one -- skipped Two -- but will probably
    have to buy three.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Producer

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    That's "Perry Como - Still Alive", a parody of... Perry Como. It's on the Volume 2 set...
     
  3. Ronald Epstein

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    Damn...

    More money I have to spend.

    Thanks, Colin.
     
  4. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

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    Ron,

    You would actually skip volume 2 which included some of the best bits of the series....CCCP 1, Zontar, The Godfather, The Staff Christmas Party and the Midnight Video Special?[​IMG]

    Run out and get that set now! You won't regret it....great stuff.[​IMG]
     
  5. Jeff#

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    This was actually the continuation of SCTV a.k.a. Second City TV that had previous been produced in Canada for international first-run syndication from 1977 to 1981 as a half-hour show. SCTV Network 90 was a 90 minute series that NBC aired for only 2 years (1981 to 83), with some of the same cast and many of the popular bits & sketches. So what's on DVD now are from what were actually just the 5th and 6th seasons of the show. That doesn't even include when it moved to Cinemax as a 45 minute show as SCTV Channel for what was the 7th and final year.
     
  6. Jay Pennington

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    Does anyone know if the Blockbuster special order price for set 2 is/was as attractive as it was for the first set?
     

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