(Posted February 9, 2005 by Stephen Strong)
Premiere: Friday March 18th, 12am-2am
Airing every Friday, 12am-2am
Derived from the famed Second City comedy troupe in Chicago, a branch sprang up in Toronto, and the SCTV series was born. Second City TV was parody program, a show-within-a show. Taking place at the fictional “SCTV Studios,” the “staff” consisted of Guy Caballero (played by Joe Flaherty) as the station owner, Edith Prickly (Andrea Martin) as the manager, and Earl Camembert (Eugene Levy) as the announcer-newscaster. Each program consisted of a group of sketches set at the SCTV Studios. Cast members did take-offs on quiz shows, news, and anything else on the tube. They even performed spoofs of classic TV shows, such as Leave it to Beaver and Welcome Back, Kotter. Other stars of the show include Martin Short, John Candy, Rick Moranis, and Harold Ramis.