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The Kids in the Hall (1988)

Comedy  
Rayting:   8.4/10 10K votes
Country: Canada
Language: English

The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits.

Episode Guide

Season 6

May 12, 2022Episode 8 Episode 8
May 12, 2022Episode 7 Episode 7
May 12, 2022Episode 6 Episode 6
May 12, 2022Episode 5 Episode 5
May 12, 2022Episode 4 Episode 4
May 12, 2022Episode 3 Episode 3
May 12, 2022Episode 2 Episode 2

Season 5

Season 4

Season 3

Season 2

Season 1

Best The Kids in the Hall Episodes

Top 20 (Ranked)

May 12, 2022star8.9 47 votesS1E8 Episode 8
May 12, 2022star8.5 48 votesS1E7 Episode 7
October 8, 1991star8.4 102 votesS3E2 #302
October 2, 1990star8.3 103 votesS2E2 #202
December 4, 1990star8.3 99 votesS2E9 #209
May 7, 1991star8.3 83 votesS2E22 #222
May 12, 2022star8.3 54 votesS1E6 Episode 6
May 12, 2022star8.2 94 votesS1E2 Episode 2
May 5, 1992star8.2 85 votesS3E21 #321
May 5, 1992star8.2 84 votesS3E22 #322
May 7, 1991star8.2 84 votesS2E21 #221
May 25, 1994star8.2 83 votesS4E22 #422
May 25, 1994star8.2 83 votesS4E21 #421
May 12, 2022star8.2 73 votesS1E3 Episode 3
May 12, 2022star8.2 70 votesS1E4 Episode 4
May 12, 2022star8.2 56 votesS1E5 Episode 5
December 16, 1993star8.1 107 votesS4E7 #407
September 25, 1990star8.1 103 votesS2E1 #201
December 10, 1991star8.1 98 votesS3E10 #310
April 9, 1991star8.1 95 votesS2E17 #217

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User Reviews

moviekid-2 12 November 2000

All of all the sketch comedy shows I have seen, The Kids In The Hall is the best damn comedy show ever. The Kids are outstanding and they are very funny and it was a shame that their show ended. I love them!! I was almost into tears when the show ended. I hope that someday they can do another reunion show. The coolest sketch comedy show i have seen in years.

Douglas_Holmes 7 July 2002

Kids in the Hall has always been one of my favorites. I remember once watching a KITH Marathon on TV that ran for something like 12 hours. It was hilarious, and I've often wondered how people could create comedy that was so completely over the edge.

Favorite skits: David Foley as a banker on a blind date with the Chicken Lady (who sounded, for the most part, amazingly normal,) and Kevin McDonald's turns as a cop suffering from terminal demoralization (particularly the one where Foley's character is getting robbed at home and doesn't seem to mind it all that much!)

KUAlum26 8 July 2005

I've probably seen every episode of this show's six year run,could probably recite most of the sketches and I keep track of what each of the five from Canada is up to. And I still wish this show were back with new programs. Alas,that would be folly,as they all have moved on and gotten much older,thus making them not really "Kids" at all.

I've often wondered which of the five was my favorite. Long story very short:I can't really decide. They're ALL very funny and talented! (I suppose if pressed,I'd say I tilt slightly more toward Dave or Mark) Their ability to mimic people's foibles and quirks,male OR female,and the writing's ability to capture the raw humor in absurdity and behavior made this show quite the stand-out of sketch comedy programs. This show had the rare distinction of claiming three(count'em,three!)networks as its home before each member decided to mutually end the show in late 1994/early,early 1995. It's kind of a shame that their careers didn't really take off(Dave and Scott had reasonable amounts of success since.Kevin works very steadily.Bruce directs and Mark...well,other than touring with the boys on their reunions,I'm not sure exactly how much this guy's working!),but they will always be remembered as the natural successor/Canadian cousin to "Monty Python"IMHO. I look forward to getting some of the eps(perhaps someday all)on DVD someday soon.

buffbabe23 13 June 2001

I have watched "Saturday Night Live" for as long as I can remember and I remember seeing ads for a new Lorne Michaels show called "The Kids in the Hall". Sadly, we didn't have HBO at the time, not to mention, I was only about 4 or 5 years old when it first aired. Since then, I have seen numerous re-runs on Comedy Central, and I have to say this show is so much better than "Saturday Night Live". I'm sorry that I never got the chance to see the full episodes on HBO. Even so, I am very glad that I have gotten to see what I have, but unfortunately Comedy Central has cut it down to only one episode of "KITH" per day. Hopefully this is just for the summer, as "Kids in the Hall" is a wonderful, smart, and of course just about the funniest show that I've ever seen. It gets a 10 out of 10 from me! I'll keep watching for as long as it's on television.

Cowman 5 January 2004

Whether you love 'em or hate 'em, you have to admit that there's never been anything like the KIDS IN THE HALL. Sure, sketch comedy shows are a dime a dozen, but these guys set themselves apart from all the rest with their unmatchable brand of bizarre, surreal, and often gender-defiant skits. The show is usually downright hilarious, although some of the jokes do miss their mark on occasion. But even the most unfunny sketches are entertaining, simply because of how insane they are.

The humor in KIDS IN THE HALL is, for the most part, purely unexplainable, and sometimes it's actually subtly disturbing--an experimental sort of comedy that best fits in the "either you get it or you don't" category. When watching KITH with a group, the viewer response will invariably be split: one half will be teary-eyed from laughter while the rest of the gang will be hopelessly confused or frustrated, making condescending statements like "I don't see how you think this is funny!"

It's clear that these lovable Canucks decided from the get-go that they were going to do exactly what they wanted, without too much concern for genre standards, formulas, or even success. And that, I think, is the secret to their success. Whether they intended to or not, these five KIDS succeeded in carving themselves a very distinct niche in the world of sketch comedy, towering above even SNL because of their fresh style and consistent hilarity.

SnoopyStyle 17 September 2013

Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson formed the funny group in the 80s Toronto. Everybody wanted to get into Second City and then graduate to SNL. These guys decided to start a sketch show on their own.

Their combined skills generated some of the most original characters in comedy. My favorite characters include host Simon and his sidekick Hecubus, chicken lady, red hair girl, crushing your head, and when all 5 cross dress as office temps. Also Scott Thompson's "Fag!". The guys are a great group, but they didn't break down any major walls. They re-engineered, they reworked, they pushed the envelope, they just didn't invent the envelope.

Joe-146 1 August 1999

Too bad people have to constantly compare KITH to Monty Python's Flying Circus. Aside from the fact that they were both unlike anything else before or since, the all-male core cast filling most of both gender roles, the ability to come up with totally fresh & insanely novel sketch ideas, and the ability to show self-absorbed American audiences that humor transcends culture... these 2 comic troupes have absolutely nothing in common! It's not for everyone, but if you're tired of the same old McComedy that clogs your cable like kudzu, find KITH & fire up the VCR! If only the entire KITH series was available on video (better yet DVD), that's one subscription I'd call Time/Life for!

Raleon 7 June 2003

Every sketch is a classic. The Kids in the Hall were one of Canada's best comedy teams and probably one of the most popular right now. They continued to push CBC's limits of censorship, taking from where Codco had left off and pushing it further. Clever satire, sharp writing, great performances, and classic sketches. The Kids in the Hall took the strangeness of the people around us and made them into popular comedic mechanisms. A new chapter in great Canadian comedy.

christinecarroll122 27 January 2013

1,000 words is not nearly enough to express my complete, total, and utter love and devotion for TKITH.

I started watching this show on HBO in 1988, when I was 8 years old. I would tune in an hour before my bedtime, and literally laugh my ass off. I really don't think my parents had a clue what I was watching, and thank God. This show was a huge part of my childhood, and shaped my entire view of comedy, and what is truly funny. I was never a Monty Python person. Prime time TV sucked, and made me sick to my stomach most of the time. Later on, The State and Mr. Show came close, but never achieved the absolute comedic excellence of these 5 guys.

Besides giving me hours of enjoyment, I really feel this show shaped me to be a better person in so many ways. Growing up in the burbs I had very little exposure to the true stuff of life: alternative lifestyles, class warfare, and the complete ridiculousness of pop culture. If not for this show, I may have become yet another brick in the wall of socially accepted behavior. The Kids taught me it was OK to be weird - that I didn't need to like what everyone else liked. When I first met a gay person, I didn't blink. When I got my first office job, all I could see were the businessman sketches. This show gave me a very unique perspective with which to frame reality, and I'll be forever grateful.

I guess this is a pretty serious review about a comedy show, but what the hell. I frigging love these guys.

InzyWimzy 24 July 2002

These guys are so funny! I have to admit that this series really grew on me. Sure, it's wild, zany and out of control, but that's its major charm!! You've got five guys who deal with pretty much everything: family, relationships, sex, the business world, media, homosexuality, death and so much more. Plus, not to mention that their characters are REALLY characters! Some you can relate to while others you just laugh your head off! While common favorites include Head Crusher, Buddy Cole, Gavin, I am amazed by others like the Flying Pig, JERRY SIZZLER!!, Tucker, Cabbagehead, Whores, Kathy & Cathy, Cops, Sir Simon and Hecubus, Bellini, Mississippi Gary and so much more (I could go on for days). Ah, what the hell, they're all awesome!! By the way, the guys play great women and damn Dave for looking good in drag!

True, KITH may not be for everyone which makes it such a cult classic! If you aren't easily offended, are not frightened by the powers of darkness, the hounds of hell, and the puppies of purgatory, then this is the show to watch....In the darkness. In the silence. In the sadness. In the blackness. It's shown on Comedy Central and hopefully (lick a lobster) will be released on DVD.

Well, the time has come for me to mount my donkey and leave for you are beginning to bore my clearly deranged mind. Ta Ta!

Aaron1375 14 March 2003

I liked this one a lot more than Saturday Night Live even though some of the skits were downright bizarre. The cast virtually remained the same through its entire run I believe. There were a few others in the skits over the years, but mainly they were just background. The skits though were just one of a kind as most of the time you did not know what to expect or where the laughs were going to come from. Though my favorite skit is a combo of two recurring character's as little Bobby has to face of against Satan in a guitar duel. I always get a good laugh at this particular skit. Never really cared for the head crushing guy though.

Sylviastel 25 May 2007

I have been a Saturday Night Live fan since I first saw it as a child. So it doesn't surprise me that it's originator Lorne Michaels who is also a proud Canadian has contributed by producing a homespun all male revue featuring the hilarious, obviously homosexual Scott Thompson in the cast. Dave Foley is better here than on Newsradio because he can expand his comedy styles. There are others here are who equally important but there are no women. Instead of kids in the hall, it should be called boys in the hall. They don't mind getting dressed up as women. It's hilarious with Mark McKinney as the chicken lady, Kevin MacDonald, and Bruce McCullogh in the cast. I love Thompson playing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth addressing Canada. I love Canada and I love seeing snow outside. God Bless Canada and this wonderful troupe of entertainers.

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