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SCTV Owner Guy Caballero And Station Manager Edith Prickley Appear Before The FCC To Stop Their Broadcast License From Being Revoked By Showing The Commissioners The Very Best Of What The SCTV Television Network Had To Offer! An Hour And A Half Of Hilarious Second City Television Comedy Featuring Performances By John Candy, Robin Duke, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara, Harold Ramis, Tony Rosato, Martin Short And More! *Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1988.) #SCTV #SecondCityTelevision #TheSecondCity #JoeFlaherty #JohnCandy #RobinDuke #JoeFlaherty #EugeneLevy #AndreaMartin #RickMoranis #CatherineOHara #HaroldRamis #TonyRosato #MartinShort #AmericanComedy #TV #Television #TVShows #TelevisionShows #TVComedy #TelevisionComedy #SketchComedy #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Features selections from: Slinky, The Toy From Hell; Martin Scorcese's Jerry Lewis Live At The Champs Elysees; High Q Scholastic TV Game Show; Products By Sophia Loren; Yellow Belly; Ronco's Shower In A Briefcase; Perry Como: Still Alive; Katharine Hepburn: My First Time; Lola Heatherton's Way To Go, Woman! TV Series With Mother Theresa; New York Rhapsody Starring Joan Crawford; The Godfather With Floyd The Barber; My Fair Lady Starring Pirini Scleroso; An Officer And A Gentile; Chariots Of Eggs; Terms Of Indira; Play It Again Bob Starring Woody Allen & Bob Hope; Ben-Hur By General George S. Patton Starring Curly Heston; Al Peck's Used Cars; Moose Beer; Stairways To Heaven; Biller Hi-Lite; Hollywood Dirt Tonight And The Chauffer Of Buddy Hackett's Palimony Suit; SCTV Newsbreak With Rita Schubb; SCTV Special Report: The Space Shuttle With Walter Cronkite And David Brinkley; The Gene Shalit Critic Special With Ebert & Siskel And Rona Barrett; The Ramblers' Greatest Hits; Leave It To Beaver: The 25th Anniversary Party; Tammy For Mayberline; The Women Who Donahue Forgot; Convert-A-Toupe; After School Special: How "Nosy" The Short-Haired Terrier Dog Got His Name; Harry Filth; The Great White North; Oliver Grimley; Jane Eyrehead; Rome... Italian Style; Ingmar Bergman's Whispers Of The Wolf; Prickley Heat; Das Boobs; We're Your Phone Company; SCTV After School Special: The Fella Who Couldn't Wait For Christmas; Happy Hour With Six Gun Justice; Mel Torme's Star Spangled Banner; More!
Second City Television, commonly shortened to SCTV and later known as SCTV Network and SCTV Channel, is a Canadian television sketch comedy show that ran intermittently between 1976 and 1984. It was created as an offshoot from Toronto's Second City troupe. It is an example of a Canadian show that moved successfully to American TV. SCTV received mostly positive reviews. Following the first episode, Margaret Daly of the Toronto Star wrote, "Global TV may have just pulled off the comedy coup of this season ... the concept is as clever as the loony company members." During its first season, Dennis Braithwaite of the Star wrote that SCTV was "delightfully funny and inventive" and "the best satire seen regularly on North American television. No, I haven't forgotten NBC's Saturday Night." After it premiered on network TV in the US, Newsday's Marvin Kitman wrote, "The premiere episode was quite simply the most superb half hour comedy…in a long time." "SCTV is witty, grown-up, inventive and uproariously funny," Gary Deeb wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times. Media critic James Wolcott wrote that "it's the only entertainment show on TV that matters, that goes beyond comedy to create a loopily affectionate world of its own."
On September 5, 1988, ABC aired a one-time special called The Best of SCTV. In the special, Flaherty and Martin returned as Caballero and Prickley. The two presented a look back at SCTV (using flashbacks) as they tried to convince the FCC to renew their license. A slightly different version aired in Canada, wherein the pair make their arguments to the CRTC; this necessitated a few changes to certain lines of dialogue and on-screen text, but the show content was otherwise identical. This special was ordered amidst the 1988 Writers Guild of America strike and was not repeated.