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Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Feb 2011, 9:04pm

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Fuck the bank!

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Those guys are always troublemaking.

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A skeleton of a coyote.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Feb 2011, 11:03am

http://www.avclub.com/articles/compilation,13033/

Watch Rick Moranis' perfect David Brinkley.
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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by Wolter » 24 Feb 2011, 11:59am

Dr. Medulla wrote:http://www.avclub.com/articles/compilation,13033/

Watch Rick Moranis' perfect David Brinkley.
Is it the one where he complains about not being able to get good pot anymore?

EDIT: I should just click on the link before asking.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Feb 2011, 12:07pm

I should add that the last couple days, I've been doing Mark McKinney's cab driver character and prefacing any racist statements with: "Look, I'm not prejudiced, but I read. And where I come from, some people make trouble."
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Post by Wolter » 24 Feb 2011, 12:10pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:I should add that the last couple days, I've been doing Mark McKinney's cab driver character and prefacing any racist statements with: "Look, I'm not prejudiced, but I read. And where I come from, some people make trouble."
I drop his "monkey come" line at least once a month into casual conversation.

One thing, touched upon in the article, that I love about SCTV: they didn't pander to the audience. They pandered to their own tastes. If you had told me how much I would laugh at "What's Your Shoe Size" by just describing the sketch, I would think you were insane.

Related note: Eugene Levy's 1950s host voice is pitch perfect. You never hear anyone talk like that anymore.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Feb 2011, 12:15pm

Wolter wrote:One thing, touched upon in the article, that I love about SCTV: they didn't pander to the audience. They pandered to their own tastes. If you had told me how much I would laugh at "What's Your Shoe Size" by just describing the sketch, I would think you were insane.

Related note: Eugene Levy's 1950s host voice is pitch perfect. You never hear anyone talk like that anymore.
We upgraded our tv package last month so I get an episode of SCTV every day. And you're right—they were totally into making themselves laugh. For the most part they were never "edgy," but they were so goddamn good at writing just plain funny sketches. The parodies end up dating them, but for the most part the humour stands up really well.
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Post by Wolter » 24 Feb 2011, 12:43pm

I think having the faith that an audience is smart enough to follow you away from easy comedy towards things they've never realized could be funny is what separates the genius from the mundane.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Feb 2011, 12:46pm

Wolter wrote:I think having the faith that an audience is smart enough to follow you away from easy comedy towards things they've never realized could be funny is what separates the genius from the mundane.
Which calls to mind Mitchell Hurwitz's comment about killing your show by not including a laugh track—they won't know what the funny bits are without it! That canned laughter is one thing I hate about the first couple seasons of MASH. Dynamite comedy, but the Laughtronic 9000 is death by a thousand cuts.
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An oldie but makes me laugh every time

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Apr 2011, 8:31am

Watching SCTV this morning and this bit of genius came up:
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 14 Apr 2011, 8:37am

Fuck but I love Marty Short.
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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by revbob » 14 Apr 2011, 8:07pm

[quote="Dr. Medulla"]Fuck but I love Marty Short.

On weekend mornings my kid gets me out of bed early I crash on the couch while he watches some PBS. Inevitably I have nightmares of some sort while this is blaring in the background.

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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by Wolter » 19 May 2011, 9:53am

I just got reminded of this one this morning and got a hearty belly laugh:

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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 May 2011, 10:11am

Wolter wrote:I just got reminded of this one this morning and got a hearty belly laugh:

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A good example of Kevin McDonald's great comedic voice. That high-strung exasperation kills me every time.
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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by laxman » 19 May 2011, 5:26pm

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Brilliant, especially if you've seen the earlier sketches with the same character.

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