TV Club: The Simpsons (Classic): “Homer Vs. The Eighteenth Amendment”

“Homer Vs. The Eighteenth Amendment” (originally aired 3/16/1997)

In which SCTV is on the air (in Springfield)…

The most successful foray into television production from venerable sketch- and improv-comedy institution The Second City, SCTV ran for eight years on no less than five networks across North America. Neither the generation-defining phenomenon of Saturday Night Live nor the nerd-culture paragon of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, you might not be able to pick SCTV out from the TV-sketch herd—but you know the show without really knowing it. You’d recognize the core cast: John Candy, Catherine O’Hara, Rick Moranis, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Dave Thomas, and Andrea Martin. You might even be aware of their most famous SCTV creations, like Ed Grimley, Edith Prickley, or Guy Caballero. And since you’re reading these words, you’re definitely familiar with SCTV‘s proudest offspring: Matt Groening has said …

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