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Desc:The original skit that inspired SNL's Celebrity Jeopardy
Category:Humor
Tags:SNL, SCTV, John Candy, Celebrity Jeopardy, eugene levy
Submitted:jreid
Date:02/19/15
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Comment count is 17
duck&cover
Could use some Turd Ferguson.
That guy
It's a funny hat.

Lord_Crocodilicus
Was just reading about this on Norm's twitter.
The Mothership
John Candy tag, please.
baleen
MARTIN SHORT TAG PLEASE

jreid
I tried putting all of them in but it seems I hit the tag limit.

jreid
Oh wait, they're still tagged - just not showing on this page. If you look in the actual tag page the vid's there.

http://www.poetv.com/tags.php?k-John%20Candy-3766.html

baleen
I grew up with this show and distinctly remember pissing myself as a 12 year old to this. Nothing SNL was doing was as bold or interesting in the 80's.

Except Eddie Murphy.
yogarfield
Same here. Santy Claus gave me a small TV for Christmas around the same time that some local station started airing SCTV in their 1am garbage slots. This show sculpted my sense of humor and my insomnia, and I am forever grateful.

baleen
Best show.

baleen
Big Secret: For about 25 years all SNL has done is steal shit from people they couldn't buy.

yogarfield
Hear, hear.

oddeye
It's not that funny to be honest.
Bort
Yeah, it works better with the celebrity impersonations. Martin Short even did Jerry Lewis on the first "Celebrity Jeopardy".

gmol
The characters are too close to reality. Makes me a little sad actually...

Seven Arts/H8 Red
It's technically not the original skit. It's the extension of High Q:
http://www.sctvguide.ca/programs/halfwits.htm

The High Q/Half Wits sketches should really be in a compilation, just to map Alex Trebel's gradual loss of composure.
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