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The Kids In The Hall Return!

KITH Death Comes To TownMuch to my surprise, The Kids in the Hall are back with a new series! I guess I just wasn’t paying attention to the latest entertainment news, which is just as well. The anticipation of waiting months for the premiรจre would have killed me.

For those who don’t know who they are, you may have been living under a rock during the 1990’s. And no, this is not a purely Canadian thing because at some point in the 90’s, I actually watched an episode of KITH from the comfort of a barstool in New Orleans. No, I was not drunk. American beer is kinda weak ๐Ÿ˜‰

So yeah, they’ve got an 8 part mini series called Death Come To Town. It takes place in the fictional town of Shuckton, Ontario, a small, crappy town that’s vying for the 2028 Summer Olympics, although that’s not the plot. See, it’s a murder mystery, which is where Death comes in. Yes, The Grim Reaper himself (Mark McKinney) shows up on his motorized banana-seat bicycle and checks himself into a shitty motel, where he waits for his “call”.

The first episode aired on January 12, and it was a blast to watch. The premise is great, and well, from a nostalgic point of view, it’s just awesome to see them all in character again. At 22 minutes an episode, you really can’t go wrong. Some of the old characters are slated to make cameos, but the new ones are classic KITH. We’ve got men in drag, high pitched screaming, ridiculous scenarios, and that certain “something” that makes The Kids In The Hall so hard to peg, but so easy to love.

So welcome back Kids!

P.S. If you’re in Canada (maybe the link works from the U.S., I’m not sure), you can watch episodes at www.cbc.ca/kidsinthehall then click on Watch Episodes. It should be airing in the U.S. later in the year.


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  • Jen

    I love Dave Foley! I’ll have to check out the link, hopefully it works for those of us down here.

    On a similar note I just found out that the fourth and final Shrek movie is coming out in May. I saw a clip of it and can’t make heads or tails of it except it looks like a take of “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Which seems like a really odd plot line.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..A Messed Up Week =-.

  • mike

    Jen – I hope you can view it. Dave Foley’s characters are hilarious in this series. I haven’t seen that Shrek trailer yet. Must check it out!

  • Loved Kids in the Hall! My sister and I actually had a crush on Dave Foley (that’s why we also watched NewsRadio, lol)
    .-= Ivy@Spinning Lovely Days´s last blog ..Duh Origami Frame =-.

  • I saw an episode of this the other day, but wasn’t very impressed. ๐Ÿ™

    As for Adgitize, yeah, there’s something dodgy going on there. It has to be software, and something serious, like the engine is screwed. Whether it’s a sudden ‘bug’ (unlikely) or some kind of attack, it is obviously serious.

    Something like this can bring a startup down it’s that bad.

    Here’s hoping they fix it, and tell us what it is, soon.

  • mike

    Chinaren – It definitely doesn’t measure up to the original show, but it’s still fun to see the gang back together.

    And Adgitize is finally back. The problem was software related, due to a bug in one of their new modules.

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