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The Kids in the Hall 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1988–1994)
The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits.
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"The Kids in the Hall" are a sketch comedy troupe, set apart by their cross-dressing antics and seemingly infinite supply of unique characters. Although writer Paul Bellini, various extras, and sometimes even an actual woman appear in the sketches, for the most part, the five main cast members portray every single character themselves. Recurring characters range from the harried corporate executive Danny Husk to Queen Elizabeth, from alienated teen rocker Bobby Tarrance to gay bar owner Buddy Cole, from occult TV show host Simon and his sidekick Hecubus to the gossiping corporate secretaries Cathy and Kathy, and an endless parade of others. Written by William Agee <wa0521@broncho.ucok.edu>

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After this show ended, producer Lorne Michaels wanted to get all the "Kids" signed on to his other show, Saturday Night Live (1975), but he only got Mark McKinney, who didn't appear on screen much and left after a few seasons. See more »

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Kevin: Remember: finking is good and drugs are bad! I read 1984 when I was young, agreed with most of Big Brother's theories and thought he got a bum rap...
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Crazy Credits

During the credits for the last episode, two business men bury the troupe in a grave marked "Kids In The Hall, The TV Show 1989-1995." After, Bellini's music plays and he dances on their grave. It's the Oompah Band music from Daryl's Just-listening-to-the-Band sketch. See more »

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Referenced in Ham I Am (2001) See more »

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Having An Average Weekend
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Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet
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One of the Greatest Shows Ever!
7 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Kids in the Hall has always been one of my favorites. I remember once watching a KITH Marathon on TV that ran for something like 12 hours. It was hilarious, and I've often wondered how people could create comedy that was so completely over the edge.

Favorite skits: David Foley as a banker on a blind date with the Chicken Lady (who sounded, for the most part, amazingly normal,) and Kevin McDonald's turns as a cop suffering from terminal demoralization (particularly the one where Foley's character is getting robbed at home and doesn't seem to mind it all that much!)


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