Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sunday Fun: The Kids in the Hall Opening

Front of house admission: I never found The Kids in the Hall particularly funny -- what I saw of it. Not so for some friends of mine when the show originally ran (1989 - 1995). "Did you see the Kids last night?..."

A coproduction of the CBC and HBO, the shows were recorded live-to-tape in front of a studio audience here in Toronto. Some segments, generally location shoots, were produced on 16mm film. Torontonians will readily recognize locations done for the opening title sequence.

The show's major exec was none other than Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels, who also functioned as fellow Canadian to the Kids: Dave Foley; Kevin McDonald; Mark McKinney; Bruce McCulloch; and Scott Thompson (to me the funniest of the bunch).


Jon said...

Mark McKinney went on to co-create and star in the delightful "Slings and Arrows".

Simon St. Laurent said...

I have heard of that series, but, no surprise, I've never seen it.

Thanks for the heads-up!