Thirty Helens agree: for five groundbreaking seasons, the legendary comic prodigies THE KIDS IN THE HALL stretched sketch comedy to its ultimate limits with hilariously off-the-wall results. THE KIDS IN THE HALL THE COMPLETE SERIES includes nearly 800 sketches from every single episode of all 5 seasons, plus the original pilot episode and 2 new discs featuring the complete DEATH COMES TO TOWN – the Kids’ new 8-episode comedy series. The beautifully redesigned set includes all 22 discs in 50% less packaging!
For five groundbreaking seasons, Canadian-bred comic prodigies THE KIDS IN THE HALL stretched sketch comedy to its ultimate limits with hilariously off-the-wall results. Now they’ve returned with: THE KIDS IN THE HALL: DEATH COMES TO TOWN an 8-episode comedy series featuring the Kids playing all characters. When Death gets off the Greyhound bus in small town Shuckton, Ontario, everyone in town is implicated when one of its most distinguished citizens is found murdered. As a suspect is arrested and the trial plays out, the entire town is affected and its dark secrets are unraveled and exposed.
Moviegoers never caught on to its brilliance, but Brain Candy is a smart, outrageously inventive vehicle for Canada’s most irreverent comedy troupe. The subtly subversive plot is about society’s ongoing search for the perfect “happy drug,” and the Kids inhabit a multitude of costumes and characters as they celebrate–and lament–the invention of “Gleemonex,” the ultimate antidepressant, which locks users into their happiest memories… and subsequently renders them comatose. No worries for the Roritor Chemical Company; they don’t care much about side effects! With rampant riffs on heavy-metal doomsayers, closeted gay husbands (resulting in Scott Thompson’s hilarious coming-out musical), blissed-out grandmothers, and all varieties of corporate greed-mongers, Brain Candy is almost too hip for its own good, combining Pythonesque ingenuity with cutting social satire. As a comedic experiment it’s hit-and-miss, but with the cross-dressing Kids running the show, it’s likely to leave you laughing out loud. –Jeff Shannon