SCTV Network: CCCP1 with Al Jarreau (1981)

Run Time - 90 min.  |  
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Hijacking the SCTV satellite, the Soviet Union beams their own TV schedule to North America, including such brainwashed hits as "Today is Moscow," "Uposcabblenyk," "What Fits Into Russia," and ads for "Tibor's Tractor" and "Strelnokoff Vodka." SCTV personalities Dr. Tongue (John Candy), Woody Tobias Jr. (Eugene Levy), and Red Rooster (Dave Thomas) are blasted into space to recapture the satellite, but their bumbling efforts result in an apocalyptic finale combining the best elements of Fail-Safe and Dr. Strangelove. Other highlights: musical guest star Al Jarreau stars in the SCTV version of The Jazz Singer, with Sid Dithers (Eugene Levy) as his cantor dad; and the screamingly funny record album commercial "Perry Como: Still Alive." (Note: with this episode, SCTV: Network 90 is retitled as simply SCTV Network.)