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(The Ringer)   Site that says "When i was in college" tries to opine about 25-year-old Kids in The Hall, but has to get a hipster-pushing-50 anecdote about The Replacements out of the way first   (theringer.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, The Kids in the Hall, Brain Candy, feature film debut, Film, sketch comedy troupe, mystique of their TV series, film's ensemble, rock history  
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2021-04-13 9:17:16 AM  
Brain Candy was and is great.  It didn't get nearly the love it should have.
 
2021-04-13 9:17:52 AM  
i enjoyed it.  you couldn't get it on netflix at first because people who rented it never sent it back.
 
2021-04-13 9:22:34 AM  
He's hip, he's cool

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2021-04-13 9:23:07 AM  
As long as there's no "flipper babies"
/love KITH and the Mats
//big muscles
///haaaaaarrrrd muscles
 
2021-04-13 9:23:31 AM  
KITH remains one of my favorites. Brain Candy was genius, and I thought that when I first saw it.
 
2021-04-13 9:27:39 AM  

tom baker's scarf: Brain Candy was and is great.  It didn't get nearly the love it should have.


It is and at 51 my best pal and I reference it still a couple times a week.

When Greg Gutfeld got his comedy show on Fox he sent me this.

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2021-04-13 9:27:58 AM  
McKinney's Lorne Michaels impression is so good. I'm amazed he let him get away with it.
Can i have the room for a minute - Brain Candy
Youtube qaF8_islEZA
 
2021-04-13 9:28:34 AM  

Thank You Black Jesus!: i enjoyed it.  you couldn't get it on netflix at first because people who rented it never sent it back.


In the late 90's the only place we could find it was at the dodgy rental place in a local grocery store.  The Blockbuster wouldn't carry it and it had been stolen enough times from the local Mom and Pop place that they stopped buying replacement copies of it.  That copy we had was the most battered VHS I had ever witnessed.  I saw first generation VHS tapes of porn passed down that were in better shape than that cassette.

Before anyone asks, it's on YouTube right now.

It is not on Amazon or Netflix or Hulu.  Don't bother.


Kids in the Hall Brain Candy
Youtube wc4ND4Javf4
 
2021-04-13 9:34:10 AM  

Exile On Beale Street: McKinney's Lorne Michaels impression is so good. I'm amazed he let him get away with it.
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First they couldn't get the big table and now the board meeting.  some days life just piles on; you know?
 
2021-04-13 9:38:16 AM  
Kids In The Hall - My Pen
Youtube yQ1pO-tZbYA
 
2021-04-13 9:44:15 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: He's hip, he's cool

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lol, I came here to post that.
 
2021-04-13 9:55:54 AM  
Lopez!

/Lopez!
 
2021-04-13 10:03:43 AM  
Kids In The Hall - Armada; the Understudy
Youtube xtNpVAWDrZc
 
2021-04-13 10:05:15 AM  
kids in the hall cocaine
Youtube gD42DIQErPk
 
2021-04-13 10:06:07 AM  
Kids In The Hall - The Beard
Youtube GeX2ZI5KL3E
 
2021-04-13 10:17:17 AM  
Kids in the Hall - Girl Drink Drunk
Youtube 1GW22sAElpE
 
2021-04-13 10:18:44 AM  
As a Canadian we all watched Kids In The Hall back in the 90s, as per Federal law.
 
2021-04-13 10:19:54 AM  
I'm trying to ascertain why Brain Candy didn't get the love that it should have, but at least:

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2021-04-13 10:38:59 AM  
Nearly 20 years ago I saw KITH live at the Wiltern Theater in LA. Mr. Show also performed, as well as Trump the Insult Comic Dog. Paul F. Tomkins was the host. What a night!
 
2021-04-13 10:39:51 AM  

Spectrum: Nearly 20 years ago I saw KITH live at the Wiltern Theater in LA. Mr. Show also performed, as well as Trump the Insult Comic Dog. Paul F. Tomkins was the host. What a night!


Trump? Dammit!
 
2021-04-13 10:43:42 AM  
In my opinion, the drug is ready.

Butts Wigglin'
Youtube TCJ9fkVkQHE
 
2021-04-13 10:44:11 AM  
Exhibition Shirling
Youtube 6gu3mbl8SAk
 
2021-04-13 10:45:10 AM  
"Just a mo'"
(Phantoms tickets)
 
2021-04-13 10:54:39 AM  
Kids in the Hall the show, was great.

Brain Candy, the movie, was terrible.
 
2021-04-13 11:04:22 AM  
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2021-04-13 11:12:17 AM  
Kids In The Hall - Seven Things To Do Today (KITH) - PopGame
Youtube MnfKvwqiT6M
 
2021-04-13 11:12:50 AM  

stuhayes2010: Kids in the Hall the show, was great.

Brain Candy, the movie, was terrible.


I've actually heard of neither and I'm old enough that I should have. Were they popular in the U.S. or mainly a Canadian thing?
 
2021-04-13 11:14:26 AM  
NSFW language

Kids In The Hall - Ham of Truth
Youtube D2Ka2nkIi2I
 
2021-04-13 11:18:38 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: stuhayes2010: Kids in the Hall the show, was great.

Brain Candy, the movie, was terrible.

I've actually heard of neither and I'm old enough that I should have. Were they popular in the U.S. or mainly a Canadian thing?


If you watched Comedy Planet (Comedy Central), you couldn't miss them.
 
2021-04-13 11:22:43 AM  
Kids in the Hall: The Eradicator
Youtube HO0FxifkzFQ
 
2021-04-13 11:29:23 AM  
"Tim" is good, but "Let It Be" is their better album.


/ didn't get the point
 
2021-04-13 11:30:58 AM  

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Fun fact: This was the first sketch in the first episode. They had been a theatre troup for a good 5 years or so by this point so they literally hit the ground running. There is not a weak season or episode in the entire series.
 
2021-04-13 11:33:56 AM  
Kids in the Hall: Clean Sheets
Youtube a7qzDIQEk_o
 
2021-04-13 11:34:17 AM  
Kids in the Hall - It's a Fact (complete compilation)
Youtube Dbcp__YIU40
 
2021-04-13 11:35:05 AM  
Kids In The Hall - Message from Queen of England To Canada
Youtube IloIoGj5Mj0
 
2021-04-13 11:36:41 AM  
Kids in the Hall: Into The Doors
Youtube h0vBpbHb5WQ
 
2021-04-13 11:40:33 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: stuhayes2010: Kids in the Hall the show, was great.

Brain Candy, the movie, was terrible.

I've actually heard of neither and I'm old enough that I should have. Were they popular in the U.S. or mainly a Canadian thing?


When I was a kid on the east coast MTV played Kids In The Hall
 
2021-04-13 11:42:39 AM  
Shadowy Men on A Shadowy Planet - Having an Average Weekend
Youtube XSCYXfpcuSs

I bought this album because of the show. I still love it.


/Bruce McCulloch is a god.
 
2021-04-13 11:42:51 AM  
Evolution of Canuck Comedy for me as an american:

Bob and Doug Mckenzie
SCTV
Kids in the Hall
Letter Kenny
 
2021-04-13 11:43:50 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: stuhayes2010: Kids in the Hall the show, was great.

Brain Candy, the movie, was terrible.

I've actually heard of neither and I'm old enough that I should have. Were they popular in the U.S. or mainly a Canadian thing?


Yes.
 
2021-04-13 11:45:16 AM  
Kids In The Hall - Communism
Youtube 83tnWFojtcY
 
2021-04-13 11:48:09 AM  

stuhayes2010: Kids in the Hall the show, was great.

Brain Candy, the movie, was terrible.


If I were the type to color-code Farkers, you would get a blue-ish hue.
 
2021-04-13 11:50:42 AM  
I know those shoes!

kith - shoes
Youtube VNAlz0HZXM4
 
2021-04-13 11:53:31 AM  

theflatline: Evolution of Canuck Comedy for me as an american:

Bob and Doug Mckenzie
SCTV
Kids in the Hall
Letter Kenny


Having just watched SCTV for the first time (well, the NBC show) I have to say KitH is 100x funnier. I don't know if it's 70s SNL syndrome or what, but for all the hype it really wasn't that funny. I mean, it was okay, but I was expecting more
 
2021-04-13 11:55:18 AM  
Ian Crossland, Never Put Salt In Your Eyes
Youtube _83MEuLoz9Y
 
2021-04-13 11:57:33 AM  

TDWCom29: theflatline: Evolution of Canuck Comedy for me as an american:

Bob and Doug Mckenzie
SCTV
Kids in the Hall
Letter Kenny

Having just watched SCTV for the first time (well, the NBC show) I have to say KitH is 100x funnier. I don't know if it's 70s SNL syndrome or what, but for all the hype it really wasn't that funny. I mean, it was okay, but I was expecting more


It was not funny and do not try and watch the comedian Rober Klein he was unfunny as a kid and I want to set him on fire as an adult.
 
2021-04-13 12:07:25 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: stuhayes2010: Kids in the Hall the show, was great.

Brain Candy, the movie, was terrible.

I've actually heard of neither and I'm old enough that I should have. Were they popular in the U.S. or mainly a Canadian thing?


There was an era early on when Comedy Central was starved for programming and I believe that's when KITH really got noticed in the United States.  On any given day you could see at least 2 hours worth of KITH if you did it right.  I remember usually around 1 PM or 2 PM and then really late at night.
 
2021-04-13 12:36:43 PM  

Skarekrough: MelGoesOnTour: stuhayes2010: Kids in the Hall the show, was great.

Brain Candy, the movie, was terrible.

I've actually heard of neither and I'm old enough that I should have. Were they popular in the U.S. or mainly a Canadian thing?

There was an era early on when Comedy Central was starved for programming and I believe that's when KITH really got noticed in the United States.  On any given day you could see at least 2 hours worth of KITH if you did it right.  I remember usually around 1 PM or 2 PM and then really late at night.


We didn't get access to comedy central until much later in the cable expansion so we all were stuck with The State.

Which was fine! But as a result completely missed KITH and sti haven't seen it to this day.

/I'm Doug.
 
2021-04-13 12:38:10 PM  

theflatline: Evolution of Canuck Comedy for me as an american:

Bob and Doug Mckenzie
SCTV
Kids in the Hall
Letter Kenny


Trailer Park Boys
 
2021-04-13 12:43:20 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: stuhayes2010: Kids in the Hall the show, was great.

Brain Candy, the movie, was terrible.

If I were the type to color-code Farkers, you would get a blue-ish hue.


Nah, he's right. "Brain Candy" was pretty bad. It had the same problem that all the "Kids in the Hall" episodes had, which was that it was mostly un-funny (but self-consciously weird) filler. That was bearable in a half-hour show, but not a 90-minute movie.

Look, I love KITH. But let's not pretend that they had anything better than about a 25% "hit ratio" with their sketches. The are loved because the good sketches are *eternally great*.
 
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