Second City Television (SCTV) was a Canadian sketch comedy show that ran from 1976-1981. SCTV was modeled on a television station in the fictional city of Melonville. Station owner Guy Caballero (Joe Flaherty) aired a bizarre and humorous range of cheap local programming. Featured John Candy, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis, Martin Short.
Last Episode03x26 The Best Of Season 3 Aired: Mar. 13, 1981
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- The MacKenzie Brothers sketch was originally created and included in the show as a protest against "Canadian content" governmental regulations that required a certain amount of Canadian…
[show]The MacKenzie Brothers sketch was originally created and included in the show as a protest against "Canadian content" governmental regulations that required a certain amount of Canadian "cultural" subjects to be included in the show. The network was demanding that the show adhere to the rules, the artists resisted and the MacKenzie Brothers resulted. Never meant to be anything more than satire, the routine became one of the most popular of the series and, ironically, was one of the most popular known Canadian acts of the period, both domestically and internationally.
- While Eugene Levy's "SCTV News" co-anchor character, Earl Camembert, was named after Earl Cameron (II), his persona was modeled after Buffalo, NY TV news anchorman Irv Weinstein.
- Rick Moranis is the only cast member not to have been a member of The Second City comedy troupe. Moranis was recommended by Dave Thomas.