The case for SCTV as the greatest

From Phil Dyess-Nugent of AV Club:

  • 10 episodes that make the argument for SCTV as one of TV’s all-time greats
    Is SCTV the greatest sketch show in the history of television? As Dan Duryea says in Winchester 73 when Shelley Winters contemptuously calls him the fastest draw in Texas: “Texas? Lady, why limit me?” During its peak in the early ’80s, it wasn’t considered too off-the-wall to call the critically beloved, perennially low-rated show the greatest series ever made for commercial TV in North America. Read more.