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Smith & Smith

★★★½

Smith & Smith Steve Smith and his wife Morag starred in this half-hour sketch comedy series with music, which played on CHCH-TV for six years and was syndicated widely across Canada. Not only did Steve write, produce and star in all 195 episodes, but it was here that he introduced the character of Red Green.

AkaSmith and Smith
Original Airdates1979-1985
TypeSeries

Snow Job

★★★

Snow Job Snow Job was a CTV sitcom set in a ski lodge in the Laurentians, and starred Jack Creley as the manager, surrounded by an inept, sex-obsessed staff. The volatile chef Jean Paul, lorded over his kitchen; Gigi was the peasant maid; the regal, dark-haired beauty, Renee, worked in hotel management; the hotel manager was Melvin Courtney; the spaced-out b ...

Original Airdates1983-1985
TypeSeries

Ssshh...It's the News!

★★★★★

Ssshh...It's the News! ran for 78 episodes on Global TV. The pilot was written by Don Harron, Barry McLoughlin and Ken Shaw who all wrote and performed on the series. Norman Campbell directed the pilot and Bill Swaffield was the director of the series. Don Harron was the Head Writer, and Producer of the series, as well as the lead performer in the satir ...

Original Airdates1974-1976
TypeSeries

Vacant Lot, The

★★★★

Toronto sketch troupe The Vacant Lot landed their very own CBC series, although it lasted for only 6 episodes. The series was developed and produced by Lorne Michaels.

Original Airdates1994
TypeSeries

Wayne and Shuster Show, The

★★★★

Wayne and Shuster Show, The Wayne and Shuster started their regular appearances on CBC television with The Wayne and Shuster Hour in October 1954, and have provided comedy that ranged from clever and literate to god-awful corn, at a rate of one show a month in the beginning, reduced to four shows a season in later years. Exact titles for their shows have varied: The Wayne and Shus ...

AkaWayne and Shuster Hour, Wayne and Shuster Comedy Hour
Original Airdates1954-1990
TypeSeries

Y B Normal?

★★★★

Y B Normal? Describing the material as Pulp Fiction meets Twilight Zone, this group of artists, writers and actors has managed to produce some of the most shockingly funny comedy sketches since the old Kids in the Hall television series. The Y B Normal series, which aired on Tuesday nights at 11 p.m. on the Comedy Network, certainly dares to be different. No top ...

Original Airdates1998-1999
TypeSeries

Yarns From Pigeon Inlet

★★★★½

Yarns From Pigeon Inlet Yarns From Pigeon Inlet was a CBC Newfoundland series of dramas based upon the writing of noted Newfoundland Humourist, Ted Russell.

Original Airdates1983-1985
TypeSeries

Zut!

★★★★

Zut! succeeded Comedy Cafe and Comedy Crackers as the television descendant of CBC radio's Funny You Should Say That. Among other slight changes, it retrieved Peter Cullen to the cast, which also included Barrie Baldaro, Joan Stuart, Ted Zeigler, Dave Broadfoot, Wally Martin, Al Boliska, and Dave Harriman, with singer Donald Lautrec, and an orchestra co ...

Original Airdates1970-1971
TypeSeries

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