The Kids in the Hall

Season 2 Episode 11


Aired Unknown Dec 18, 1990 on 60 Frames



  • Trivia

    • In the "Dead Fish" sketch, you can tell Scott is holding himself together when he walks on stage.

    • In the "Secret Of Broadway" sketch, you can see the people through the door walk in and suddenly start clapping.

    • In the "Prisoner's Jam" sketch, if you look hard you'll notice Mark uses the same spoon and never tries any other jam than what's left on it.

  • Quotes

    • Bruce: In America. Where spelling doesn't count...people's PETS do. Where else can a guy get a job riding a whale at Marineland, but in America? In America, a guy's girlfriend breaks up with him over the he gets a gun, and kills the principal. Everyone is sad, until they get the day off. Next week: another guy, another gal, another "we can still be friends" phone call...uh-oh! The assistant principal gets it. And everyone's sad, because they DON'T get the day off. Because he's just the ASSISSTANT principal.

    • Girl: Wanna know something else? (Runs up to camera) It's A Fact. The Queen of England doesn't know her ABC's anymore.
      (Girl ducks down, we see the Queen)
      Scott: (Singing) A-B-C-D-X-P-Q. R-X-Y-V... Hello! R-P...
      (Girl jumps back up)
      Girl: Sad, eh? She's old! It's A Fact.

  • Notes

    • Look hard in the "Dead Fish" sketch, the guy in the bio-hazard suit is fellow KITH writer Brian Hartt.

    • The "Cuttin' It Close" sketches were removed for syndication due to the OBVIOUS content.

    • The "That's America" sketch was used by the CBC for a while as a commercial spot to promote a "Canadian Pride" show. They missed the point completely.

    • This episode helped start the 3 year running "It's A Fact" sketches, which many people still remember about the show.

  • Allusions

    • In his tongue-in-cheek speech "That's America," Bruce McCulloch makes the facetious extollment: "Where else can a guy get a job riding a whale at Marineland, but in America?"

      In Canada, actually...Niagara Falls, Ontario, to be exact. There are only two existing aquarium theme parks called Marineland, one in Florida and one in Ontario. Besides the waterfalls themselves, Marineland of Canada is one of the area's biggest tourist attractions, operating from Victoria Day weekend through Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.

      In order for this particular American idiosyncracy to "hold water," Bruce would have been better off referencing Seaworld...a more appropriate commercial allusion unique to the USA.