Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What is the Fat Man Doing Across the Road?

I'm always amused at how many Kids in the Hall sketches have found their way on to YouTube. When I first started this blog 3 years ago I was really worried I wasn't going to have enough for a full year. Stopped doing it before that time came along, but now it seems most of their catologe is online!

Including this oddity.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Canada Abandons Monarchy

More and more Due South... at one point in the episode I was watching this morning they brought up the queen. So here, in all her glory, is the queen. :)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

JudeCast Interview

Kevin's interaction with these women cracks me up! The whole interview is kinda messed up, well... really messed up, but truly amusing.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Exhibition Shirling

Getting ready for a great rugby game between Munster & Leinster, two of my favorite teams. Some say that rugby is a dangerous sport, and it can be, but it's not as bad a Shirling. :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Not Working Out

Made a major error at work today... could today be the day?  The Chris Bellamy day?

Tape! Sticky on one side, not on the other.

Don't know if you've ever noticed but later in that season, or another Tarzan fires Bellamy. Poor guy.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bruce's Advice

Can't seem to stop listening to The Sex Pistols today... Have been going though a Due South phase, which has turned into a desire to watch Hard Core Logo again and that has made it a punk rock morning.

Hard Core Logo stars Callum Keith Reenie, one of my favorite actors and a good friend of Bruce McCulloch. So a sketch where Bruce talks about CKR. See it all goes around.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Pear Dream

Scott has done another fruit blog. :)

And yeah, it's been done here before, but I can't follow up a fruit blog post with anything but the Pear Dream!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Bill

I now work in a restaurant. A great place that I really enjoy and though I'm not a server I've seen this sort of activity a few times. The worst was in September where a man complained until the server gave him a free meal and even stopped at the door to tell me off as he was leaving. He then had to wait 40 mins for a cab in the cold, which made me a bit happier. A bit like Dave?

Here's to you rude, gruff-voiced, guy.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Marching Band Killer

Nothing fun or interesting to say on this one, except I think the name should be Oompah band killer...

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Scott interview '11

 Another interview, recently posted about Scott Thompson from this site.

Great quote: "Every generation has their Achilles heel, and this generation's Achilles heel is they're impatient, and they have too much self esteem. When I was growing up self esteem was something you accomplished in spite of your childhood, not because of it. Young kids today are told from day one that they are amazing, 'Honey you are the best! That is the best drawing of a butterfly ever!'" -Scott Thompson

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Death Comes To Town Bloopers

Well... I was going to post the next episode of Death Comes To Town this Saturday, but it's not on YouTube anymore.

But the Bloopers are!
So I hope you watched the rest of the series and are now buying it... (it's truly worth it).

Friday, May 20, 2011

Indian Drum & Buddy Cole on Conan

I had a freaking MASSIVE KITH dream last night. I went to bed thinking about tickets/travel costs for Kevin & Scott's show in Chicago and thought that I really should find out if they will be touring anywhere closer to KY. From there my brain went on overdrive, fueled by a late night carrot feast and started thinking of the eventual Conan promotion... 
It starts with me in the front row of Conan O'Brien's show. Kevin comes out dressed in the Dr. Seuse outfit and starts talking about symbols, then he holds up a cymbal and everyone screams. Scott slides out (also in DS costume) and starts doing the Indian Drum sketch with a tiny fake drum. I guess they switched parts. But he doesn't really know it so he's doing a 'spoken word' piece.  They get done and trip off stage because the costume feet are slippery. Conan is laughing like a mad man and I ask him if he enjoyed it. "No, I just knew it was going to be that crappy."

I tweet that it's crazy that the Kids in the Hall are on Conan the one night I get to be there.

Then I'm at that side stage door that Conan always uses and Scott is on stage with Whoppi Goldberg doing a boardroom sketch about business men. Scott stops the sketch and tells Whoppi that she's doing something wrong, in front of the audience. She gets upset, gets an attitude and stops off to sit in the front row of the audience, who is now very uncomfortable. Mark then comes out and tells her she shouldn't be disrespectful because Scott is making them dinner that night and she owes him.

While this is going on Bruce is sitting backstage in a LOW cut blue dress. I noticed that he didn't shave/wax his chest and that he should before playing a woman. He says, "It's just Conan." Mark is now in a BIG Jim Henson puppet where his head is in the body of the puppet and his arm is up controlling the mouth. Like Big Bird, BUT the puppet looks like Grover. He starts the sketch that involves a phone and I'm still backstage with Bruce, who's forgotten his first line for when he answers the phone. I feed him a line to say and he goes out on stage.

After the show we go into a little room with chair/desks like you have in school. The 'after party' is everyone sitting in these little desks and eating finger sandwiches. Dave is sitting beside me. He wasn't able to be on the show because he was doing standup somewhere that night but he's there to meet with the other guys. At one point I walked over to a woman and told her she looked as good as Dave as a woman, and assured her that that was very high praise.
Dave as a woman.
It seems that it was Dave as a woman but my dream made her a different person. Went back to Dave and told him the story and he just smiled.

Bruce and I got into a conversation about how I became a KITH fan. I told him I was pretty sure that I watched NewsRadio first and then while flipping though stations saw Dave on KITH and stopped. "Oh, so you didn't watch us first." Even in my dreams Bruce makes things awkward...

Then a teacher came into this little room and sent everyone a text, which I didn't get... she did teaching though texts and would send out the notes for the class that way. Mark & Kevin snuck in cause they were running late. ANNNNNND that was the end of the dream.

So with that... the sketch that started it all.

And for kicks & giggles... a Buddy Cole/ Scott Thompson interview from Conan O'Brien. Gotta love Coco. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dave update

This stuff came out a few months ago, but regarding a specific part of the article: I would LOVE to see Dave Foley & Scott Thompson as a double bill on tour! Just tell me where and when!

So Scott, Dave... if you've somehow found this useless blog, I'm 100% behind this idea!

Comedian Dave Foley fears arrest, owes $500,000 in child-support

Head Crusher: Pilot

Within the past few week I started planning a trip to Toronto. I've never been on a trip with my best friend Brad and we decided it was time to change that. When I asked where he wanted to go, he said a city, so I put Toronto forward and he was game.

In truth I love Toronto. I was there about seven years ago and thought it was a great city but I don't remember too much about my trip, simply because I have a horrible memory. There are people who will put us up for the stay as well which will help trip expenses. And so the Toronto trip was born.

Then it morphed into a Kids In The Hall tour of Toronto. First I found this site with a map of Toronto based KITH moments. Now I'm going through the commentaries to find more places that would be nice to visit. For example, the beautiful park in this Head Crusher sketch.

This is the first time the Head Crusher is ever seen. A clip from their pilot and it's also the park across from the original Second City where Kevin met Dave.
When you go to Liverpool they take you to Woolton Parish Church where John & Paul met... the Second City is closed, but the park will serve as a place to mark the beginning of the Kids In The Hall...why not.

All I had was the note about it being across from the old Second City but I had no idea about the location of the park. Sent an email to Toronto 311 and got this thorough response. 
Second City operated from its Toronto founding in 1974 until it moved in 1997 out of 110 Lombard Street.  This building served as the Central Fire Station of the City of Toronto from 1886 until 1969 and is known as the Old Fire Hall.  At the present time it is operated by Gilda's Club, Greater Toronto.  Gilda's Club, named after former Second City member Gilda Radner offers support to cancer patients, cancer survivors and their families.
The park which you are looking for is St. James Park, which is approximately a block from the Old Fire Hall.  It is bounded by Adelaide Street on the North, Jarvis Street on the east, King Street on the south and St. James Cathedral on the west.  The Sculpture Gardens is across King Street from St. James Park.
 So I'm slowly pulling together a KITH tour. Once I get the route sussed out I'll share it. Should be fun.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kids In The Hall Update

One of my heros, Conan O'Brien mentioned The Kids In The Hall in this interview from the 100 Most Creative People In Business 2011 list.

This is from the Same Guys New Dresses documentary about their tour in 2000. A clip of the guys going on Conan's show after Scott backed out. My favorite moment of the doc.

They got a mention from Jon Hamm here. Beautiful with good taste in comedy? Could it be?

Kevin McDonald & Scott Thompson have a show together- tickets up for Chicago already. 230 seat venue. I'll see if I can find anywhere else on the 'tour'?

And Dave's show has been picked up by CBS. "How to Be a Gentleman," has been described as a younger version of "The Odd Couple". Hope it survives the cut throat world of television now. More than that I hope Dave does some writing for the show.

Found most of this information here.

The DT's

As promised, The DT's.

An odd sketch. I love Dave Foley as a giant tea bag. I don't know who wouldn't... except maybe Dave. Then there's Mark's teeth and a Beatle reference. "Number 9. Number 9." All of that with my favorite Kevin character, Mr. Tisane. (Husband of Francesca Fiore... kinda.)

"Dunk me."

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

30 Helens Agree: Tattoos

Just a quick one today. Wearing my 30 Helens Agree shirt I got from the 2008 tour. So I felt this was appropriate.

I volunteer for a local radio show/webcast/tv show. Have been for 9 years now... went around last night talking about camomile tea because of Kevin's birthday and the vast amounts of said tea I was drinking. Thought about posting the Tea Factory sketch today, but I've already done that. Guess I'll do the DT's tomorrow. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Old Yeller & Horsey


Kevin has always been my favorite Kid. His voice in Joymakers sounds JUST like a party horn, which gave me hours of amusement when I was younger. As time went on and I found out more about the individual guys in the troupe I still liked Kevin the most. His dorky charm, passive aggressive nature and ability to put himself between arguments made me love him all the more.

One of my favorite sketches he was in (no idea who wrote them) from when I was younger was the Old Yeller series. Something about the blood really cracked me up.

After this there's a sketch with a guy playing the dog but I can't find that one on YouTube.  Then there's this sketch. Isn't Dave cute...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

1986 Interview

Not a sketch, but a great interview from Dave & Bruce in 1986. Think I should start doing interview Sundays?
Dave is 23 here, Bruce is 25. Dave looks 15, Bruce looks 18.

The fact they are so quiet in this interview amuses me. Especially if you've seen the stage stuff they were doing in '86. Lots of yelling...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Death Comes To Town: Episode One

Blogger's been playing up, so who knows if this will work right. Don't have the net at home currently, so I'll post a few episodes of Death Comes To Town this weekend.

It's an odd show. Doubt anyone's surprised about that, being a Kids in the Hall production and all. The DVD is on Amazon, and Canadian region dvd's are the same as US, so it will play fine in any Region 1 dvd player.

BUY HERE: Death Comes To Town on Amazon

If for no other reason, buy it for the theme song. I've searched high and low for a full version of the theme and have yet to find one, but it's amazing.

Friday, May 13, 2011


Told a friend of mine that this is a great sketch because nearly everyone has been in this situation. That one jerk guy/girl that's a friend of your friend. You don't know why your friend hangs out with this annoying waste of space, but there they are.
I know a few of my friends feel that way about one of my other friends. :)

"Look at me. Look at me!" And the audience loves it. You can't help but cheer. Perfect casting as well, everyone wants Kevin McDonald to stick up for himself. And Mark's "that's buggin' me do you mind?" is great.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bike Courier & Drunk Chick from Winnipeg

Slings & Arrows is a show written by Mark McKinney, Susan Coyne, & Bob Martin and stars Don McKellar as Darren Nichols. Don plays the Bike Courier in this sketch. He's a fantastic Canadian actor, who plays one of my favorite characters in S&A. If you're not familiar with the show, go find it. Online, video store, anywhere! It's fantastic. I actually bought it before I saw it, and then ran out to get the next two seasons the moment I could. It helps if you're familiar with Shakespeare's works, but you don't have to be. I also have a theatre background (production, not performance) so I really relate to the Maria character played by Catherine Fitch the sweet drunk girl from Winnipeg. :)

It's an excellent show, HIGHLY suggested.

The final sketch in this series stars Andrew Miller (who I know by being a David Hewlett fan) from Cube.
But I don't see it online right now... I'll message the person who uploaded these clips and see if they have it.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Skora, the Gentle Shark

I've never been a reality TV fan, but I do love The Deadliest Catch. Last night, a friend and I drove to Cincinnati to see The Captains Tour: Sig Hansen & The Hillstrand Brothers. It's just an evening of them talking and answering questions. It was great fun we were able to meet the guys by the bus after the show. Today I'm wearing the tee shirt I got there, which has a huge anchor on it, and I'm feeling rather nautical.

So that has inspired today's clip. I can honestly say, this is not one of my favorites, but the makeup looks great! 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Gavin and Mom

Well Mother's Day was here on the 7th. Found out last night from the Mexican guy at the Rincon restaurant that Mother's Day in Mexico is on the 10th of May. So I'm hitting right in the middle of the two with this Gavin sketch. Gavin & His Mom. Must remember to look up the correct name of the sketch when I get home.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Answer the Phone

My current job is Event Coordinator at a local venue/restaurant. Which has a lot of fun sides. I book bands I like, talk to new & interesting people, it's good.

Then, every-so-often it's a day like today. The phone hasn't stopped ringing from moment one. Lots of silly questions, weird reservations... it's been annoying.

And so, this clip, which also annoys me. I hate the sound of a ringing phone. Don't know of any who do like it... but yeah, it drives me crazy.
But there's Bellini, so that helps.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dave on Keith Olbermann

This happened some time ago, but I didn't post it. Just catching up.

Brian's Bombshell

My computer has been broken for a week or so now, which means no internet when I get home. That also means no tv, because all of my tv viewing comes from online sites. So at some point this week I put my Kids in the Hall DVDs in and went to town. I've been watching all the commentaries, clips from the Rivoli, tour DVDs and the regular seasons.

So the obsession is back. It's hard to believe the tour was three years ago already. 

To get back in the swing of things, the sketch that is becoming my overall favorite. There have always been a few sketches that are at the top. Joymakers, Comfortable and the one with Tony on the subway. But the writing in this one is just amazing. The long speech about clutching coupons for soap and crackers and hacking up blood. It's fantastic!