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Coming March 1st!!

Don’t Take Off Yet … Eh? SCTV Only Gets Funnier!
On SCTV: Volume 3 Martin Short Joins The Cast In This Third Volume Of Nine 90-Minute Episodes, also Starring John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis, Catherine O’Hara And Dave Thomas, Plus Bonus Material Galore!
IN STORES MARCH 1ST
“Now ‘SCTV’ has come to DVD. That is reason enough for the technology to exist.” — Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES, CA – Welcome back to Melonville as Shout! Factory announces the release of the final nine 90-minute episodes from “SCTV”‘s acclaimed first season on NBC. Originally airing during the 1982-83 television season, the episodes in Volume 3 contain some of the funniest and most memorable “SCTV” skits and guest musical performances. “The self-contained comedy universe was, simply put, the most creative, surreal, and inspired TV comedy of its decade” (IMDB). With the addition of comic genius Martin Short to the last three shows, the five discs of Volume 3 showcase the star-studded cast — Short, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis, Catherine O’Hara and Dave Thomas — at the top of their game. SCTV: Volume 3 also includes an abundance of bonus material, with two new documentaries, two audio commentaries, an interview segment with John Candy, Museum of Television and Radio Festival cast interview, and more. SCTV: Volume 3 will be available on March 1st for $89.98 (suggested retail price).
Volume 3 features some of the most unforgettable SCTV programming: Bob & Doug McKenzie finally get their own television special, “The Great White North Palace,” the station gives back to the community with a “Pre-Teen World Telethon,” William Shakespeare and Francis Bacon are brought together in “The Adventures of Shake ‘n’ Bake,” and the station debuts a new soap opera, “Days of the Week.” Also in Volume 3 , Jimmy Buffet debuts as “The Fishin’ Musician,” Hall & Oates make an appearance on “The Sammy Maudlin Show,” and the station includes “sports” programming with “Battle of the PBS Stars.”
Cast members Short and O’Hara sat down recently to reminisce for “SCTV Remembers,” and producers Andrew Alexander and Patrick Whitley share behind the scenes stories in “The Producers” – both documentaries created exclusively for this DVD set. In addition, SCTV: Volume 3 includes some rare footage of Candy at home with his young family, as well as a special photo gallery with rare and never-before-seen photos of the brilliant comedian taken by his wife, Rose. Bonus material also includes footage from an SCTV alumni panel which took place at the Museum of Television & Radio’s William S. Paley Television Festival in 1997.
SCTV (an acronym for Second City Television), began in 1976 as a simple show featuring comedic performers from the famed, improv-oriented Second City Theatre in Toronto. Unbelievable as it seems today, SCTV was the first television show based entirely upon the concept of satirizing the medium of television itself, which enabled the writers and performers – whose on-screen ranks included at various points Harold Ramis, Robin Duke, Tony Rosato and Martin Short – to skewer everything from feature films, promos and commercials to such familiar local television staples as late-night horror movie hosts and the backstage goings-on at the fictional SCTV station itself. Originally created for syndication as a 30 minute show, SCTV was picked up five years later by NBC and ran for two seasons of 90 minute episodes, then moved to Cinemax for a last season of 45 minute episodes.