Monday, May 27, 2013

1976 -1981 THE SCTV COLLECTION, all 21 discs.

What a disappointment.  This TV series is now hopelessly dated.

The sketch comedy revolving around a fictitious TV station satires most of the current personalities and trends that were popular during the mid 70's and early 80's and that seems to be the big problem,  none of the humor is very timeless.

Nobody would argue that the cast wasn't talented, everyone performed at a very high level, the problem is that their comedy bits are just not very funny.  I wonder if anyone even remembers the personalities being satirized, Walter Cronkite, David Brinkley, Joey Heatherton, Lola Falana, Bob Hope, Merv Griffin, Connie Francis, The Five Freshman.  All these people in one way or the other were fixtures on televison.  But television is also a medium that is very fleeting at times.  One day you're hot and  the next day you're not.  "Mama Mia that's a spicy meatball" or Where's the beef."

A big disappointment from another time.

1890 minutes (approx).

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