SCTV Network 90

Season 1 Episode 7

Pledge Week

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Aired Saturday 12:30 AM Jul 17, 1981 on NBC
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Pledge Week
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After losing millions of dollars from the Sunbright incident, Guy Caballero resorts to begging for money, threatening to turn SCTV into an all-soccer network and taking the audience on a tour through the studio; prolific characters like Earl Camembert, Bobby Bittman, Count Floyd, Lola Heatherton, Dr. Tongue, and Lin Ye Tang also help during the pledge drive; Big Jim McBob and Billy Sol Hurok name their favorite domestic and foriegn films, the best being "Scanners"; Rockin' Mel Slurm replays clips from the first episode of "Mel's Rock Pile," featuring Roy Orbison; Edith Prickley hams it up while visiting India searching for a savage boy; The Elephant Man wrecks havoc around the building; Bill Needle berates RCA for depriving NBC of satellite time; Mayor Tommy Shanks rambles about his opinion on gun control laws; Bob and Doug McKenzie explain why calculators shouldn't be used in school; On "Hugh Betcha's Short Story Playhouse", Hugh watches a bizarre story called "The Private Booth" and its edited version.moreless

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      • Guy Cabellero: Well, tonight's pledge night here at SCTV and we're hoping you'll pledge lots of money to our network. Now some of you at home might be saying to yourselves,"But I thought SCTV was a commercial network". Heh, heh. Well, it is. But just because it's commercial doesn't mean we're making money.

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      • The Kovak camera commercial is a parody of the 1980 Oscar winning movie Ordinary People starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore and Timothy Hutton (note that the wife wears a t-shirt reading "I am not Donald Sutherland's wife" and refers to her husband as Calvin, the Sutherland character's name in the movie). It is also a parody of a then current series of very popular commercials for Polaroid cameras featuring James Garner and Mariette Hartley (who took to wearing a t-shirt reading "I am not James Garner's wife" to combat the image projected by the commercial).

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