SCTV: Writer's Strike (1978)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sketch Comedy, Variety Show [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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Returning from the second-season opener, SCTV writer Ernest Kirsch (Dave Thomas) spearheads a writers' strike right in the middle of the broadcast day. As a result, the cast of the daytime drama "Restless Doctors" has to improvise; anchormen Floyd Robertson (Joe Flaherty) and Earl Camembert (Eugene Levy) pen their own news copy with the "help" of a thesaurus; and Johnny LaRue (John Candy) works from notes scribbled on cocktail napkins as he tries to interview the incomprehensible Perini Scleroso (Andrea Martin). Fortunately, the staff has on hand a vintage episode of the medieval sitcom "Master Ralph Roister Doister," starring Dave Thomas. Tonight's best commercial: Harlett Romances. ("We'll show you what real love is all about!")