SCTV Network 90

NBC (ended 1983)




Episode Guide

  • Season 2
    • 3D Firing Line: Midnight Cowboy II

      Episode features the skit Midnight Cowboy II, a takeoff of the original Midnight Cowboy movie. Also, Whatever Happened to Baby Ed, the final episode of The Days of the Week (with cameos by Catherine O'Hara and Carol Burnett). Mel's Rock pile hosts the British punk rock band, The Queen Haters, and they trash the place.

    • Sammy Maudlin: South Sea Sinner

      William B Williams returns to the Sammy Maudlin Show. The Shmenges host a beauty pageant. Jackie Rogers Jr. plugs his biographical special, Jackie, We Hardly Knew Ye.

    • Sweeps Week
      Sweeps Week
      Episode 10
      It's Sweeps Week and SCTV is promoting specials like "Jumping for Dollars", where large busted women jump up and down while Johnny LaRue watches, and "The Dallas Cowgirls Salute Aaron Copland," which is bit more self-explanatory. We also see the preparation for the special "Night of the Prime Time Stars," which is nearly thwarted when a poltergeist haunts the station, kidnapping Ed Grimley and Gus Gustofferson among others. Also, "Days of the Week" Episode 10, and promos for the miniseries "The Long Hard War."moreless
    • Bobby Bittman's Retirement
      After discovering that he's opening for Ben Vereen and not the other way around, Bobby Bittman retires from show business; Sammy Maudlin's ex-sidekick, William B. Williams, hosts his own talk show with Irving Cohen; Bernadette Peters gets blown up real good on "Farm Film Celebrity Blow-Up"; episode 9 of "Days of the Week"; on "Sunrise Semester," Claire Warmel presents "Communicating With Extremities."moreless
    • SCTV Classifieds / Vic Arpeggio
      To encourage small business advertising, SCTV cuts its ad rates, resulting in a series of on-the-cheap ads for several micro-entrepreneurs; "Stars In One" profiles aging child star Rusty Van Reddick; Vic Hedges stars in "Vic Arpeggio, Private Investigator"; Steve Roman plugs his Valentine's Day special; a group of philosophers debate whether The Flintstones was a rip-off of The Honeymooners.moreless
    • A Star Is Born
      A Star Is Born
      Episode 7
      "The Days of the Week" returns for another six-episode run; the debut of "Half Wits" and "Artisans and Their Art with Bradley P. Allen"; a spoof of A Star is Born starring Crystal Gayle; Idella Voudry makes her first appearance on "Melonville Calendar."
    • Christmas 1982 with Andrae Crouch
      Guy Caballero and Johnny LaRue come to blows over a meager Christmas bonus, resulting in a busted, drunken Johnny desperately tracking down Santa. Also, Lola Heatherton's "Love Spirit" Christmas Special, Ed Grimley stars in "The Fella Who Couldn't Wait For Christmas," Rex & Edna Boil's Curio Emporium, Count Floyd's "Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas," the lighting of the Melonville Christmas Tree, the Shmenge brothers explore Leutonian Christmas traditions, "Pre-Teen World Christmas Edition," Bobby Bittman & Jackie Rogers Jr. star in "Christmas – That's All," and "You! with Libby Wolfson" looks at Chanukah.moreless
    • Towering Inferno
      Towering Inferno
      Episode 5
      SCTV moves into the tallest, thinnest building in Melonville, which turns into a spoof of The Towering Inferno. Also, "Peter Pan" starring Divine and David Steinberg, Al Peck sells used fruit, "There's Justice For Everybody" starring Steve Roman, an ad for the Kid Sister Organization, "Monster Chiller Horror Theater," "One On the Town" looks at public transportation, When Wives Look Older Than Their Husbands: Farm Wives, "Let's Find Jerzy," Shakespeare for College Credit, the first "Melonville Calendar," and "Words to Live By" starring Mr. Mambo.moreless
    • Jane Eyrehead
      Jane Eyrehead
      Episode 4
      "Angel Cortez: FBI Jockey," Bobby Bittman PSA for the Public Library, Gus the Security Guard makes everyone sign in, John Houseman reads the phone book, "Farm Film Report" with Deney Terrio, the band America performs "Right Before Your Eyes," SCTV Movie of the Week: "The Bowery Boys In The Band," Dr. Rawl Withers introduces The National Midnight Star, Harry the guy with a snake on his face sells descramblers, a "reasonably faithful" spoof of Jane Eyre, Reverend Gene Filler of the Church of Unlimited Credit, "Monster Chiller Horror Theater" presents Dr. Tongue's 3-D House of Slave Chicks, Curly Howard sings love themes, Gus asks Edith Prickley out, People's Court (joined in progress), Rev. Gene Filler returns.
    • Melonvote with Linda Hopkins and David Rasche
      This episode revolves around the elections in Melonville. Mentally unstable Mayor Tommy Shanks is up for re-election against the seedy Vic Hedges. Libby Wolfson runs for City Council, than becomes infatuated with her opponent. Also, the Shmenge Brothers salute John Williams, Brock Linehan interviews Linda Hopkins, "Human Sexual Response with Dr. Cheryl Kinsey" looks at teen dating, and of course, Melonvote Live!moreless
    • Indecent Exposure with John Cougar, Harold Ramis, and Fred Willard
      Guy Caballero is busted for writing a bad check to Fred Willard, forcing the arrival of SCTV Chairman Allan "Crazy Legs" Herschman. Ed Grimley makes his SCTV debut in The Nutty Lab Assistant, co-starring John Cougar. Mrs. Falbo's Tiny Town looks at atoms and rainy day activities. Jackie Rogers Jr. promotes his late father's last TV special, "Swingin' With Mother Nature."moreless
    • Sammy Maudlin 23rd Anniversary / CBC
      With a garbage strike looming, Edith persuades Pierre Trudeau to let SCTV pick up the CBC feed. Meanwhile, Sammy Maudlin decides to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his show two years early.
  • Season 1