Monday, August 23, 2010

The Kids In The Hall Are Cooler Than You



The only good thing to ever come out of Canada were The Kids In The Hall.

Ok, maybe that’s not fair.

They also gave us syrup and hockey.

But then again, they also gave us Celine Fucking Dion, so all you Canucks should probably just be thankful that we haven’t nuked you yet.

But if we HAD nuked you back in the day, then we wouldn’t have been blessed with the Kids In The Hall.

You all know The Kids, don’t you?

TKITH was an all-male sketch comedy show that ran on Canadian TV back in the early 90’s. They used to play it here in the States on HBO. They were considered “edgy” back in the day because a member of their cast was openly gay, and the fact that rather than employ other actors, most times they just played the female parts in their sketches themselves, in drag.

Back in the day, Earl and I would watch The Kids religiously, and a weekend wouldn’t go by without one of us quoting a line from one of their sketches. I’ve been called a “Girl Drink Drunk” for 20 years now because of these bastards. If you check my archives, you'll see that I’ve praised the kids on these very pages more than once.

So, why am I writing again about them NOW?

Because, as I’m reading the online newspapers this morning, what do I spy with my sexy eye?

The Kids In The Hall have a new, 8-part TV show called “Death Comes To Town” on the Independent Film Channel.

And it starts TONIGHT!!!

Why the Holy Hell didn’t anyone tell me about this? What with all the fucking around I do on the internet each day (er…. I mean online researching), how did I NOT hear about this?

At any rate, thank goodness I heard about it in time to DVR it tonight.

I can’t find too much information about it, but it appears to kind of be a murder mystery/comedy show. Strikes me as something like a comedy version of Harper’s Island, which has GOT to be tons better than last Summer’s ACTUAL Harper’s Island.

Anyway, I’m IN, IN, and IN. Did I mention that I’m in?

I haven’t seen these guys do much together in the past 14 years since their movie “Brain Candy” came out. Holy Shit has it REALLY been 14 years?

Damn, Earl is getting old.

Angry Edit: Fuck, Fuck, and Double Fuck! Apparently the article i read this morning was a few days old. Episodes 1 and 2 already aired on Friday! Argggh!

Calming-Down Edit: Found the already-aired episodes on Itunes. I'll get 'em before this fridays new episode.

18 comments:

The Invisible Seductress said...

Hopefully you will give us an awesome awesome review tomorrow!!! Please..and do so naked. it's such a nice visual to have in my head...

B.E. Earl said...

Wasn't it on HBO before moving to Comedy Central? And yeah...you are getting old.

Brittany said...

laugh out loud! you two!

Marlene said...

Canada rocks, eh? Loved Kids in the Hall. Come on...Canada has produced MANY talented comics over the years.

Heff said...

The only GOOD thing to come out of Canada is the band RUSH.

Kids In The Hall had some "o.k." skits. "Cool" is a strong word.

meleah rebeccah said...

OMG! I *heart* The Kids In The Hall!!

Slyde said...

invis: is it too late for you to come over and we can just watch it naked together?

earl: yup. i stand corrected.

brit: :)

Marlene: yes, its true. i kid, i kid. i actually love canada. dont you know by now not to take ANY of the shit i say seriously?

Heff: this is also true. I love Rush. Props for Canada's musical contribution. But then again, there that celene dion thing again.

meleah: i heart em too!

Brown said...

Oh, C'mon, we get lots of great stuff from Canada....oil, Shania Twain, and....and....okay, perhaps kids in the hall IS the only thing besides hockey.

sybil law said...

Heff beat me to Rush, but damn - KITH was the BEST effing show!!!
So I guess I've missed all of the show you're talking about. FML!

Slyde said...

brown: i wouldnt mind sharing Shania at all....

sybil: actually, i just found eps 1 and 2 from friday (they air back to back) on itunes....

i am the diva said...

clearly you forgot to add iamthediva to the list of good things that came out of Canada...

Slyde said...

diva: ya know, i was GOING to mention you, but i honestly didnt think you would stop by to notice... you've been a stranger, girl :)

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Cocaine Princess said...

Hey watch what you say about Canada, eh?

Cocaine Princess said...

Hey watch what you say about Canada, eh?

Chris H said...

EARL is getting old! F*#k you crack me up mate!
I have never seen that show... or the one you are dying to see.

AND I love Celine Dion.. so there! lol

Dr Zibbs said...

I was never a huge fan. I liked The State better.

i am the diva said...

Slyde, true dat... i blame summer and all the frakking home renovations we've been doing due to our house being underwater...

i will endeavour to show my shiny self more often... cuz i knows you love me...