Friday, January 13, 2017

Ask Doctor Zhivago-SCTV 1981



The sketch above from 35 years ago seems relevant given recent events, couldn't find a good upload of the equally funny sketch Benny Hill Street Blues-but included one below anyway, its part of the same episode on the brilliant SCTV Volume 2 DVD set-

I suppose you have to be of a certain age to understand some of this humor or at least the references, but part of the brilliance of SCTV was that they had their own characters as part of the fictional network that you had to familiarize yourself with like Bobby Bittman, so the more you watched the funnier the material became. They hardly ever went for a one note gag, and when they did like Benny Hill Street Blues it was a damn good one.

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