There were episodes produced plus 9 compilation episodes. It's jelly doughnuts for everybody! Foley says the group gave its TV production's makeup and wardrobe teams detailed instructions on how to prepare them as female characters. After the show ended its run, the troupe came together to produce a movie, Brain Candyfeaturing a few characters from the show and many new ones. Michaels discovered the group in the mid-'80s after reading a glowing review from a Toronto theater critic of the "best of" show. If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
McDonald says the troupe and Michaels had to fight some tough battles to persuade the networks to air those sketches, and Thompson's contributions pushed the other members to explore similar themes and characters at a time when networks were uncomfortable even saying the word "gay" on the air.
No comments. It makes my painful childhood worthwhile. They say that. CBC aired the show for the whole duration of its run.
We found out he invented jelly doughnuts, and before everyone came in, we taped these powdery jelly doughnuts on the bottoms of the chairs, and at the end, Gary [Campbell] as the mad scientist would say, 'Everybody, look under your chairs.