We are continuing our countdown to the premiere of the Kids in the Hall’s much anticipated return to television. The eight-part miniseries Death Comes to Town starts on Friday at 10 p.m. with back to back episodes. Since we’re not ones for delayed satisfaction, we are posting the Top Ten Best Kids in the Hall Sketches of All Time, selected by the Kids themselves. (You can see yesterday’s selections here.)
Up first is Buddy Cole – Girls of Summer, when Buddy tries to give up smoking, he finds himself drawn to coaching a women’s softball team. Never one to be trapped by labels or gender lines, Buddy proves to be the “natural” choice to save the game. The sketch features Scott Thompson in possibly the best Buddy costume of the character’s run.
Then we have one of the most classic Kids in the Hall sketches of all time. That’s right, Head Crusher- Face Pincher. Mark McKinney’s beloved Head Crusher becomes alarmed when he discovers that his intended targets have already had their heads squashed. The culprit is the Face-Pincher, played by Kevin McDonald with the perfect ying to Mark’s yang. The duel between the two characters is both hilarious and a masterpiece of television photography.