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Comment count is 14
cognitivedissonance - 2014-11-10
This show really should've been animated. They could've gone is so many directions.
duck&cover - 2014-11-10
Kings and Popes and Calla Lilies.
BHWW - 2014-11-10
When SCTV parodied something, they really dug into the subject matter.
cognitivedissonance - 2014-11-11
SCTV and MST3K are basically a life send to me as a teenager. I was a kid who was always out of touch with my fellows due to having gone to Montessori as a youth, and so I was always feeling like my urges to go and learn my own things at my own speed was constantly in conflict with the American public school system. SCTV, MST3K, Monty Python, Black Adder, etc., gave me reasons to go research things compulsively. This was all before Wikipedia so I had to actually go to the library to figure out why they were laughing.

Pope Caius - 2014-11-10
Story of my life
Lurchi - 2014-11-11
A Man for All Seasons, Anne of the Thousand Days, etc...a whole wave of 60's British costume dramas
Hooker - 2014-11-11
I think it pretty clearly takes its biggest inspiration from A Lion in Winter.

Lurchi - 2014-11-13
I think you pretty clearly need to shut the fuck up.

Bort - 2014-12-31
No, this is at least 90% "The Lion in Winter". Even that music is the opening music from TLiW.

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John Holmes Motherfucker - 2014-11-11
Isn't Michael Jackson considered the King of the Popes? Or am I confused.
EvilHomer - 2014-11-11
You are misremembering. Mr Jackson marketed himself as "the King of Pop", as in Pop Music; this was a play on Elvis Presley's famous sobriquet, "The King of Rock & Roll".

It is an understandable mistake.

deadpan - 2014-11-11
John Candy doesn't get much credit for his impressions but that's a pretty dead-on Richard Burton.
EvilHomer - 2014-11-11
I don't get it.

There's no joke. It's just bad acting and a laugh track.
Bort - 2014-12-31
It's imitation and exaggeration, so no there's not much of a point to it. Nevertheless, watch "The Lion in Winter" with Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburn (and Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton); this will ring all kinds of bells.

Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close later did a version of TLiW which featured boobies, but there's no real reason to watch that one. They did a fine fine job to be sure, but there are some movies there's no point in remaking -- the original cast nailed it, you're not going to do better with the same material.

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