This was not your usual SCTV episode. It was more of a "Best Of" clips show that ABC made into a tribute special.
The problem is, most of the skits are taken completely out of context. Plus the choice of skits aren't very strong.
If you had never seen the show during it's NBC or Cinemax run and weren't familar with the regular characters or 'inside jokes' the viewer would be totally lost.
It's nice that ABC brought the show back as a tribute...but all in all... this was a sad finale to a very funny show.