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"David A. Roth" <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 13 Mar 1992 11:41:42 EST
"David A. Roth" <[log in to unmask]>
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In Regards to your letter <[log in to unmask]>:
> Bert:
> I could try to summarize some of my favorite bits here, but the humor would
> no doubt be lost.  Suffice it to say SCTV was as funny as most people
> mistakenly remember the original SNL to have been.  Unfortunately, the show
> never got a wide audience, and NBC killed it after just two years.  Most of
> the cast went on to be movie stars, anyway.
> Tom G.
I'm glad to hear someone else give credit to SCTV.   I have old video tapes
of the shows that I still pull out and watch.  Not only was the writing
great but when the cast took on different characters they were believeable.
 I never would say to myself, "oh, there is Dave Thomas playing someone
else..."  Much more than makeup!
There's also something to be said about a fictional network that signs on the
air by throwing TV sets out the window! :-)
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