SCTV Network (1981–1983)
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Sammy Maudlin Show 23rd Anniversary/CBC 

Sammy celebrates a milestone anniversary, sidekick William B walks off the show, and the janitors of SCTV go on strike.

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John Blanchard
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John Candy ... Various
Joe Flaherty ... Various
Eugene Levy ... Various
Andrea Martin ... Various
Martin Short ... Various

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Sammy celebrates a milestone anniversary, sidekick William B walks off the show, and the janitors of SCTV go on strike.

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Trivia

First episode of SCTV Network 90 without series regulars Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara, and Dave Thomas - and the first episode of the entire SCTV series without Thomas. See more »

Connections

Spoofs A Chairy Tale (1957) See more »

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First show with less cast members
19 September 2018 | by Jimmy_the_Gent4See all my reviews

Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara and Dave Thomas have left the cast, so the McKenzie Brothers, Bob Hope and Lola Heatherton are sorely missed, but the remaining cast still provides some great moments.

First we get a camera commercial with Martin Short as a paparazzi chasing Jackie O. Then we get a hilarious Sammy Maudlin anniversary show. He shows clips of the early days, including a 1960s one with Lon Chaney Jr (Levy) dressed as an Indian (he was appearing in a western TV at the time) practicing rock throwing on William B. This was based on a classic clip on the Tonight Show with Ed Aames throwing a tomahawk. Lorna Minnelli is seen in a 1970s clip where she swallows a fly, Bobby Bittman makes an announcement about the "Fack-lin" Islands.

We also find out about a janitorial strike with Sid DIthers as the union spokesman. Guy has to get in touch with Edith Prickley, who is at Studio 54 with Pierre Trudeau.

Guy then says he will do all Canadian programming until the strike is settled. There is a nature show about woodchucks, and another about Canadian facts. There is Monday Night Curling and a news show with Andrea as a Canadian anchor telling about Hungarian boots.

Mrs Prickley tries to end the strike by bribing Sid with New York bagels. The longest sequence is funny spoof of road movies called Garth And Gord And Fiona And Alice. It has many Canadian locations. The strike finally ends though Sid is still not too happy.

We then cut back to Maudlin's anniversary show where a drunken William B. quits.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1982 (Canada) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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