Friday, February 03, 2012
January 17, 1984: John Candy stars in this skit for the short-lived NBC sketch snow THE NEW SHOW. I saw it once back then and still remember it!
Candy channeled real people. No matter what he was in -- and there were times he was in some bad movies -- he was always watchable and grounded. Even this sketch, which goes on a bit too long, is buoyed by Candy's presence. Like a lot of people out there, I miss the guy since his death in 1994.
THE NEW SHOW was a Lorne Michaels production. It ran for nine episodes and disappeared. This was one of the projects that Michaels did while he was away from SNL for five years. More on this at The Greatest TV Writers Rooms Ever.
Posted by Mike Lynch at 8:33 AM