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Second City doing Baltimore stirs memories of SCTV

Ever since "The Second City Does Baltimore" opened at Center Stage (press night was Wednesday and I'll have my review in a bit), I've been remembering one of the greatest achievements of the celebrated Second City comedy franchise -- SCTV.

That was a product of the Toronto branch of the original Second City in Chicago. At its frequent best, this parody of a television network and its increasingly desperate programming was about as funny as it got back in the day (late '70s, early '80s).

For those of you who may have missed out on the SCTV fun, or could use a refresher, I thought I'd post a taste. (Hey, I need to buy a little time while I finish all my other work.)

Here's the wonderful Andrea Martin and Catherine O'Hara):

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