EPISODES

All six series and beyond.

Episode Guide

For series 1-3, the episode guide uses running order from the Canadian shows. The US shows were edited to allow more commercial time, and occasionally completely different. Where differences are known to exist, they are noted on the appropriate series page.

For series 4 and 5, the NBC Network 90 running order is used; the CBC aired an hour-long version of the show in Canada. I don't currently have any information on the running order of the CBC versions.

The Cinemax shows were the same everywhere.

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Series 1a: 1976-77

13 30 minute programs

Airdates

Global
Director: Milad Bessada
Head Writer: Harold Ramis
Cast: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, Harold Ramis, Dave Thomas
Writers: Sheldon Patinkin
Producers: Sheldon Patinkin, Bernie Sahlins

Series 1

Series 1b: 1977-78

13 30 minute programs

Airdates

Global
Director: George Bloomfield
Head Writer: Harold Ramis
Cast: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, Harold Ramis, Dave Thomas
Writers: Brian Doyle Murray
Producers: Sheldon Patinkin

Series 2

Series 2: 1978-79

26 30 minute programs

Airdates

Global
Director: George Bloomfield
Head Writers: Harold Ramis (first 16 shows), Joe Flaherty, Dave Thomas
Cast: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, Harold Ramis (first few shows), Dave Thomas
Writers: Brian Doyle Murray, Jim Fisher, Jim Staahl
Producers: Bernie Sahlins, Andrew Alexander

Series 3

Series 3: 1980-81

26 30 minute programs

Airdates

CBC
Director: John Blanchard
Head Writers: Joe Flaherty, Dave Thomas
Cast: Robin Duke, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy (part-time), Andrea Martin (part-time), Rick Moranis, Tony Rosato, Dave Thomas
Writers: Dick Blasucci, Paul Flaherty, Mike Short
Producer: Patrick Whitley

Series 4
Series 4
Series 4

Series 4: 1981-82

Cycle 1: 9 90 min programs
Cycle 2: 9 90 min programs
Cycle 3: 9 90 min programs

Airdates

NBC/CBC
Director: John Blanchard (1,2), Jim Drake (3), John Bell (2nd unit)
Head Writers: Dick Blasucci (1), Paul Flaherty (1), Dave Thomas (1,2), Don Novello (3)
Cast: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara, Dave Thomas,
featuring Martin Short (cycle 3)
Writers: Dick Blasucci, Paul Flaherty, Mike Short
Bob Dolman, John McAndrew, Mert Rich, Doug Steckler
Jeffrey Barron (1,2), Chris Cluess (1,3), Tom Couch (3), Eddie Gorodetsky (3), Stuart Kreisman (1,3), Brian McConnachi (1)
Producers: Patrick Whitley, Nicolas Wry (1), Barry Sand (2), Don Novello (3)

Series 5

Series 5: 1982-83

Cycle 4: 6 90 min programs
Cycle 5: 6 90 min programs

Airdates

NBC/CBC
Director: John Blanchard, John Bell
Cast: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Martin Short
featuring Mary Charlotte Wilcox, John Hemphill
Special Appearances by Catherine O'Hara, Harold Ramis
Writers: Dick Blasucci, Paul Flaherty, Mike Short,
Bob Dolman, John McAndrew, Doug Steckler, Jeffrey Barron (5)
Producers: Nancy Geller and Patrick Whitley

Series 6

Series 6: 1983-84

18 45 minute programs

Airdates

Cinemax
Director: John Blanchard, John Bell, Don McCutcheon
Cast: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Martin Short
featuring Mary Charlotte Wilcox, John Hemphill, Valri Bromfield
Special Appearances by John Candy, Catherine O'Hara, Dave Thomas
Writers: Dick Blasucci, Paul Flaherty, Mike Short,
Bob Dolman, David Flaherty, John McAndrew, Doug Steckler, Judith Kahan, Valri Bromfield
Producers: Patrick Whitley, Andrew Alexander

After SCTV

After SCTV

miscellaneous projects

After SCTV, various cast members revived some of their characters for other programs, movies, albums and specials. Some of the more well-known include Saturday Night Live, The New Show, Strange Brew, The Best of SCTV, and The Martin Short Show.

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Notes

  • A horizontal rule in the middle of an episode indicates a commercial break.
  • The small number beside a sketch title indicates the syndicated episode that it appeared in.
  • Some sketches are coloured red (if stylesheets are on). This indicates a sketch that is part of a wraparound (series of linked sketches in a show).
  • Some sketches are coloured gray (if stylesheets are on) and have an (R) or (R1) next to them. This indicates a sketch that was a repeat from a previous show. The number indicates the series the repeat is from.
  • Episode names are strictly informal, generally named after the most prominent sketch in the episode, or, in some cases, a recurring theme. In many cases, the choice is obvious.