Picks and Pans Review: Series That Most Deserved a Better Fate

updated 03/05/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/05/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

SCTV, the Canadian comedy show that boasted such prodigies of parody as John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara and Dave Thomas, started out in syndication, then drifted around NBC's late-night weekend schedule. Even when it was funnier than Saturday Night Live, which it often was, not many people noticed.

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