On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.
Michael Delaney (The Other Guys, The Stepfathers) drops by to spread some Christmas spirit with his deep love for SCTV. Get a glimpse of what it meant to be a true fanatic pre-internet: going to libraries with a razor blade to cut out SCTV news clippings, stalking Catherine O'Hara outside of 30 Rock, and driving the Second City Touring Company around Florida to get a taste of the comedy world.
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SCTV is kind of the show you didn't know you knew: hugely influential without being popular. As far as cult sketch shows go, SCTV is one of the best. Begun in 1976 by the Toronto chapter of Second City, the show has featured and influenced some of comedy's best and brightest. It's often thought of as the Canadian cousin of Saturday Night Live; both shows starred Second City alumni, both were on late at night and both are hilarious.
SCTV really was kind of the flip side of the coin to SNL. Unlike SNL, SCTV was not produced live or in front of a studio audience. For all of [...]