SCTV: Consumer Action Line (1979)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sketch Comedy, Variety Show [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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Mayor Tommy Shanks (John Candy) delivers an impassioned speech about the economy when the price of his tobacco is raised. Tex and Edna Boil's Organ Emporium offers a free budgie -- and free budgie bait -- with every organ purchase. "Consumer Action Line" features a doctor who insists that mental illness is a virus, just before the cops cart him away. And in a sketch that has been cut from several syndicated versions of this episode, Johnny LaRue (Candy) hosts "The Family Crisis Game Show," wherein Colonel Sanders (Dave Thomas) Lola Heatherton (Catherine O'Hara), and funnyman Bobby Bittman (Eugene Levy) offer sage advice to a battered wife (Andrea Martin) -- all for fabulous prizes!