SCTV 3: Second City Television Network

SCTV 3: Second City Television Network

Cast: John Candy, Martin Short

     
 

Shout Factory continues their more-than-welcome series of DVD issues of the classic comedy series SCTV with this five-disc set, which contains nine complete episodes from the show's run as a 90-minute late-night series on NBC during 1982. All the episodes have been transferred to disc in their original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the original…  See more details below

Overview

Shout Factory continues their more-than-welcome series of DVD issues of the classic comedy series SCTV with this five-disc set, which contains nine complete episodes from the show's run as a 90-minute late-night series on NBC during 1982. All the episodes have been transferred to disc in their original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the original monophonic audio has been mastered in duel-channel Dolby Digital Stereo. The source materials occasionally betray their age, but for the most part the sound and images are both clean and satisfying, and they certainly look better than the very occasional reruns of this material. The dialogue for all the sketches is in English, with no multiple language options. Each disc in the package has been given at least one bonus item. Producers Andrew Alexander and Patrick Whitney offer a very dry joint interview in which they talk about bringing the show to the air, while Catherine O'Hara and Martin Short appear in a much livelier two-handed discussion of their years with SCTV. The late John Candy is highlighted with a gallery of production photos and a rare interview from the Canadian magazine show That's Life in which he talks about his career in comedy and why he continued to live in Canada. Two episodes feature full audio commentaries; cast member Joe Flaherty and writers Paul Flaherty and Dick Blasucci have curiously little to say on their track, but Blasucci fares much better elsewhere with writer Mike Short. And finally, easily the most entertaining bonus is a panel discussion featuring most of the original SCTV cast and production staff from a 1997 tribute at the Museum of Television and Radio, which offers a fascinating perspective on the show's background and offers plenty of laughs as well. The passage of time has only confirmed SCTV's status as one of the funniest and most innovative comedies ever to appear on North American television, and this set does right by some brilliant material -- it helped this writer laugh his way back to health during a bad head cold, and I dare say it could do the same for you.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2005
UPC:
0826663374292
Rating:
NR
Source:
Shout Factory
Region Code:
1
Time:
12:00:00
Sales rank:
34,867

Special Features

Closed Caption; "SCTV - The Producers"; "That's Life" - John Candy profile; "SCTV Remembers, Part 3"; SCTV at The Museum of Television & Radio; John Candy photo gallery

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Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
2. Segment 1: Message From Guy, Pt. 1 [1:59]
3. Segment 1: Indira! - Live at the Akron Arena [:18]
4. Segment 1: Message From Guy, Pt. 2 [:18]
5. Segment 1: Angie Dickensen for Fancy-Free Undershields [1:35]
6. Segment 2: Carl & Fred Scutz in Guy's Office [4:18]
7. Segment 2: Al Peck's Used Cars [2:45]
8. Segment 3: Bob & Doug in the Linen Closet [7:08]
9. Segment 3: The Days of the Week - Promo [2:56]
10. Segment 4: Way to Go Woman! - "Mother Theresa" [:23]
11. Segment 4: Great White North Special - Promo [:16]
12. Segment 4: Guy and Tony Bennett [3:30]
13. Segment 4: You! - "Fitness" [5:32]
14. Segment 5: Nightline Melonville - "Unemployment" [5:41]
15. Segment 6: Bob & Doug With Juul [:56]
16. Segment 6: Edith Goes Lugeing [1:53]
17. Segment 6: Bobby Bittman & Johnny LaRue Get Drunk [2:27]
18. Segment 6: Bob & Doug in the Makeup Room [1:09]
19. Segment 7: Great White North Palace, Pt. 1 [4:34]
20. Segment 7: "I Wish I Were in Love Again" - Tony Bennett [1:49]
21. Segment 8: Great White North Palace, Pt. 2 [3:23]
22. Segment 8: Reverend Dan Ellsmire - "Be My Friend" [2:18]
23. Segment 9: Bob & Doug After the Show [3:01]
24. Segment 9: Great White North [1:05]
25. Segment 9: "The Best Is Yet to Come" - Tony Bennett [2:41]
2. Segment 1: Hands Off Remote Control Converter From Videotech [2:11]
3. Segment 2: National Midnight Star [1:26]
4. Segment 2: Pre-Teen World Telethon, Pt. 1 [4:15]
5. Segment 3: Turk Gruman Police Dispatcher [1:41]
6. Segment 3: Movie of the Week - "Maudlin's Eleven," Pt. 1 [11:49]
7. Segment 4: Movie of the Week - "Maudlin's Eleven," Pt. 2 [9:00]
8. Segment 4: Pre-Teen World Telethon, Pt. 2 [3:21]
9. Segment 5: Prickley Heat [1:57]
10. Segment 5: The Adventures of Shake 'n' Bake - Backstage at the Globe Theatre [2:42]
11. Segment 5: The Adventures of Shake 'n' Bake - Late at the Whorehouse [:59]
12. Segment 5: The Adventures of Shake 'n' Bake - That Evening at the Pub [1:55]
13. Segment 5: The Adventures of Shake 'n' Bake - Aboard the Golden Hind [:43]
14. Segment 5: The Days of the Week [:38]
15. Segment 6: Nightline Melonville - "Kidnapping" [6:01]
16. Segment 7: Pre-Teen World Telethon, Pt. 3 [3:44]
17. Segment 7: Surgical Clinical Instruments [1:09]
18. Segment 8: Pre-Teen World Telethon, Pt. 4 [2:54]
19. Segment 8: National Committee Against Noise Pollution [1:08]
20. Segment 9: Pre-Teen World Telethon, Pt. 5 [4:35]
21. Segment 9: People's Global Golden Choice - Promo [1:18]
Side #2 -- Disc 2
2. Segment 1: People's Global Golden Choice Awards, Pt. 1 [3:32]
3. Segment 2: Bob's Big Guy Restaurant [1:19]
4. Segment 2: People's Global Golden Choice Awards, Pt. 2 [3:59]
5. Segment 2: Convert-A-Toup [1:22]
6. Segment 3: People's Global Golden Choice Awards, Pt. 3 [7:38]
7. Segment 4: People's Global Golden Choice Awards, Pt. 4 [2:33]
8. Segment 4: The Merv Griffin Show - "The Special Edition" [10:58]
9. Segment 5: People's Global Golden Choice Awards, Pt. 5 [6:09]
10. Segment 5: The Days of the Week [:41]
11. Segment 6: Great White North - "15-Pin Bowling" [1:18]
12. Segment 6: Tex and Edna Boil's Prairie Warehouse and Curio Emporium - "Chuckie" [2:01]
13. Segment 6: The Fishin' Musician With Third World, Pt. 1 [1:11]
14. Segment 7: The Fishin' Musician With Third World, Pt. 2 [4:53]
15. Segment 7: "Try Jah Love" - Third World [5:25]
16. Segment 7: The Fishin' Musician With Third World, Pt. 3 [:46]
17. Segment 8: People's Global Golden Choice Awards, Pt. 6 [6:52]
18. Segment 9: People's Global Golden Choice Awards - "Melonville State Penitentiary" [4:24]
2. Segment 1: Message From Guy The Days of the Week [1:43]
3. Segment 1: Gene Shalit for Bufferil [1:09]
4. Segment 2: House in a Box [:57]
5. Segment 2: The Days of the Week, Episode 1 [7:06]
6. Segment 3: Just for Fun - "Copland, Friedan, Solzhenitsyn" [8:43]
7. Segment 4: Dr. X - "An Old Friend Returns" [8:11]
8. Segment 4: Tex and Edna Boil's Prairie Warehouse and Curio Emporium - "Lawn Ornament Daze" [2:10]
9. Segment 5: The Making of 3D Stake From the Heart, Pt. 1 [8:47]
10. Segment 6: The Making of 3D Stake From the Heart, Pt. 2 [4:22]
11. Segment 6: Edna Boil's Prairie Warehouse and Curio Emporium - "Western Clothing" [2:34]
12. Segment 7: Reverend Dan Ellsmire - "Surprise Grab Bag" [2:25]
13. Segment 7: ? and Edna Boil's Prairie Warehouse and Curio Emporium - "Auditions" [3:14]
14. Segment 8: The Irv Goldfarb Show, Pt. 1 [1:37]
15. Segment 8: Bali Indonesian Cuisine Restaurant [:43]
16. Segment 8: The Irv Goldfarb Show - Promo [:18]
17. Segment 8: The Irv Goldfarb Show, Pt. 2 [3:41]
18. Segment 8: Edna Boil's Prairie Warehouse and Curio Emporium - "Countess Boileena" [1:16]
19. Segment 9: Sunrise Semester - "Conversational New Yorkese II With Norman Gorman" [4:18]
Side #3 -- Disc 3
2. Segment 1: Annie With the Original Cast [1:46]
3. Segment 2: Donahue - "Pornography" [2:58]
4. Segment 2: Pet Peeves of the Stars - "Elizabeth Taylor" [:41]
5. Segment 3: The Days of the Week, Episode 2 [11:09]
6. Segment 4: The Happy Wanderers - "Linsk Minyk," Pt. 1 [2:21]
7. Segment 4: Shmenge Travel [1:45]
8. Segment 4: The Happy Wanderers - "Linsk Minyk," Pt. 2 [2:08]
9. Segment 4: Looking Back on Shmenge Records [1:24]
10. Segment 4: The Happy Wanderers - "Linsk Minyk," Pt. 3 [2:17]
11. Segment 5: Afterschool Special - Second Nose Job [1:30]
12. Segment 5: Nightline Melonville - "Milk Slush Fund" [4:31]
13. Segment 5: Pet Peeves of the Stars - "Bob Hope" [:54]
14. Segment 6: Pet Peeves of the Stars - "Luciano Pavarotti" [1:09]
15. Segment 6: Audiogames by Intellicoustic [2:35]
16. Segment 6: The Fishin' Musician With Carl Perkins, Pt. 1 [:59]
17. Segment 6: K-I-L Ammo [:31]
18. Segment 7: The Fishin' Musician With Carl Perkins, Pt. 2 [6:13]
19. Segment 7: "Long Way to Go" - Carl Perkins [3:55]
20. Segment 8: Great White North - "How to Beat the Russians" [2:27]
21. Segment 8: Pet Peeves of the Stars - "Morgan Fairchild" [1:01]
22. Segment 8: LaRue Fish Flakes and Frosted Fish Flakes [2:26]
23. Segment 9: Stand Up and Be Counted With Bill Needle [5:34]
2. Segment 1: Luciano Pavarotti for Edison Gum [1:43]
3. Segment 2: The Sammy Maudlin Show - Hall and Oates - "Chariots of Eggs," Pt. 1 [3:47]
4. Segment 2: "Did It in a Minute" - Hall and Oates [4:34]
5. Segment 3: The Sammy Maudlin Show - Hall and Oates - "Chariots of Eggs," Pt. 2 [7:21]
6. Segment 3: Johnny LaRue's Discount Deprive-O-Rama [2:44]
7. Segment 4: SCTV News Special Report - "NASA Production of Murder in the Cathedral" [9:33]
8. Segment 5: The Days of the Week, Episode 3 [7:30]
9. Segment 6: Ethel Merman's "Wake Up and Love Me" [1:23]
10. Segment 6: Great White North - "Twist-Off Beer Caps" [2:21]
11. Segment 6: Mr. Boom Microphone (From Ronco) [1:40]
12. Segment 7: Mrs. Falbo's Tiny Town - "Prison" [8:28]
13. Segment 8: Wheelbarrow World [1:52]
14. Segment 8: Revenge - "Garbage Men Getting Hernias"/"Blowing Up Bank Teller's House" [5:41]
15. Segment 9: Carl's Cuts - "Film Editing" [1:31]
16. Segment 9: Message From Guy - SCTV's Political Stance [4:23]
Side #4 -- Disc 4
2. Segment 1: Long Distance [2:20]
3. Segment 2: Battle of the PBS Stars - "Boxing" [4:25]
4. Segment 3: Wok on the Wild Side - "The Case of the Stir-Fried Corpse" [6:29]
5. Segment 3: Battle of the PBS Stars - "Pole Vault" [:32]
6. Segment 3: High Notes and Hobbies [1:53]
7. Segment 3: Behind the Scenes at Cosmos [1:43]
8. Segment 3: Firing Line - Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden [1:39]
9. Segment 4: The Days of the Week, Episode 4 [8:42]
10. Segment 5: Battle of the PBS Stars - "Football" [3:10]
11. Segment 5: Movie of the Week - "I Was a Teenage Communist," Pt. 1 [6:10]
12. Segment 6: Movie of the Week - "I Was a Teenage Communist," Pt. 2 - Dave Edmunds [7:09]
13. Segment 6: Harry's Sex Shop - Businessman of the Year [1:31]
14. Segment 7: Big Dude TV Dinner [1:03]
15. Segment 7: Charlie's Kitchen [2:59]
16. Segment 8: Mean Joe Greene Playhouse - "The Big Dude and the Kid" [8:32]
17. Segment 9: Love Slaves of the Southwest [2:07]
18. Segment 9: Comment With David Brinkley - "Boredom" [3:03]
2. Segment 1: Mr. Know-It-All - The Life of Nostradamus [3:06]
3. Segment 2: Identical Bellhops [:41]
4. Segment 2: Money Talks With Brian Johns - "Condominiums" [6:21]
5. Segment 3: Nightline Melonville - "Margaret Thatcher and Tip O'Neill" [5:26]
6. Segment 3: Identical Cheese Hostesses [:40]
7. Segment 4: Jerry Lewis Live on the Champs-Elysées [2:58]
8. Segment 4: Great White North - "Dog Scoopers" [2:11]
9. Segment 4: Identical OPEC Oil Ministers [:46]
10. Segment 5: The Days of the Week, Episode 5 [7:58]
11. Segment 5: International House of Panties [:43]
12. Segment 6: SCTV Foreign Film Festival - Rome, Italian Style [13:06]
13. Segment 7: The Fishin' Musician - "Jimmy Buffet" [5:50]
14. Segment 7: "Slow Boat to China" - Jimmy Buffet [3:59]
15. Segment 8: One-Stop Lifestyle Services [1:15]
16. Segment 8: Mouse House [:52]
17. Segment 8: Fireside Chat - "Chipped Tooth" [:36]
18. Segment 8: Norton Sheeff's The Making Of - Dr. X, The Man With the X-Ray Eyes [1:31]
19. Segment 9: General Life Insurance Presents Insight [1:40]
20. Segment 9: Sunrise Semester - "Elementary Drawing 101 With Salvador Dali" [4:02]
Side #5 -- Disc 5
2. Segment 1: DiMaggio's on the Wharf [2:34]
3. Segment 2: Street Beef - Caballero's Office [4:07]
4. Segment 2: Norman Mailer for Tyde [1:39]
5. Segment 2: Talking Projector Adventure Series, Pt. 1 [2:29]
6. Segment 2: Talking Projector Adventure Series, Pt. 2 [1:44]
7. Segment 3: Talking Projector Adventure Series, Pt. 3 [7:10]
8. Segment 4: The Days of the Week, Episode 6 [13:18]
9. Segment 5: Street Beef - "The Big O," Pt. 1 [4:33]
10. Segment 5: Lipschitz & Lipschitz [2:18]
11. Segment 6: Street Beef - "The Big O," Pt. 2 [1:58]
12. Segment 6: TV Talk With Bill Needle [4:05]
13. Segment 7: Carl's Cuts - "Free Delivery" [6:01]
14. Segment 8: Street Beef - Caballero's Office [3:01]
15. Segment 8: Afterschool Special - "How Nosy the Short-Haired Terrier Dog Got His Name" [1:25]
16. Segment 8: The Wall Street Journal [1:30]
17. Segment 9: Finian's Rainbow Meats [1:37]
18. Segment 9: Street Beef - Caballero's Office [4:09]

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