Second City Television: A History and Episode Guide

Second City Television: A History and Episode Guide

by Jeff Robbins
     
 

This work offers a complete episode guide and comprehensive history of Second City Television. The influential Canadian sketch comedy series created dozens of memorable characters (i.e. station president Guy Caballero and showbiz mogul Johnny LaRue) and featured well-known performers such as John Candy, Catherine O'Hara, and Martin Short, at the height of their

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Overview

This work offers a complete episode guide and comprehensive history of Second City Television. The influential Canadian sketch comedy series created dozens of memorable characters (i.e. station president Guy Caballero and showbiz mogul Johnny LaRue) and featured well-known performers such as John Candy, Catherine O'Hara, and Martin Short, at the height of their comedic careers. Presenting a thorough summary and review for each of SCTV's 135 episodes, the author traces the initial appearance and evolution of some of comedy's best known television characters and sketches. Two appendices provide guides to the program's compilation shows and recently released boxed sets on DVD.

Editorial Reviews

John Kenneth Muir's Reflections on Film/TV
recommended...excellent
Isthmus
exhaustive
comicsworthreading.com
"excellent...a must-have companion to this beloved late-night comedy series"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786431915
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/29/2007
Pages:
291
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Robbins works in programming for Television Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. He also writes on entertainment and sports for the company's Web sites. He lives in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin.

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