Hey, hosers! ‘SCTV’ cast reuniting with Martin Scorsese directing, Jimmy Kimmel hosting

“SCTV” is ready again to take off, eh.

“SCTV” was sort of like the Canadian version of “Saturday Night Live,” only quirkier. But it had fans from south of the Great White North cracking up, too.

Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese and late-show talk host Jimmy Kimmel have signed on to join the “SCTV” cast for a documentary on Netflix, with Scorsese directing and Kimmel hosting. “An Afternoon with SCTV” will reunite the sketch show’s stars Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short and Dave Thomas.

The documentary, which Scorsese will shoot over three days in Toronto next month, culminates with a cast reunion in front of a live audience in Toronto on May 13. No broadcast dates have been announced.

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“SCTV” originally ran in Canada from 1976-84, and following syndication built a cult following in the United States with character-driven comedy centering around a low-budget TV station in the fictional town of Melonville.

The show introduced us to such characters as Short’s Ed Grimley, Moranis and Thomas’ McKenzie Brothers, O’Hara’s Lola Heatherton, Levy’s Bobby Bittman and Martin’s programming boss Edith Prickley. Its mostly Canadian stars also included the late actors John Candy and Harold Ramis, and it gave us such catch phrases as and “I must say” and “Hoser.”

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Many of its stars went on to mainstream success in the United States,

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