List of Bob and Doug McKenzie appearances on SCTV

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The following is a list of Great White North segments from 1980-1982. The characters of Bob and Doug McKenzie first appeared in the first episode of SCTV's third season.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release dates
Region 1
3 25 1980–1981 October 24, 2006, Various
4/1 2 1981 June 8, 2004
4/2 9 1981–1982 October 19, 2004
4/3 5 1982 March 1, 2005

Season 3 (1980-1981)[edit]

The Great White North segments featured one two-minute sketch per episode. Production took place after hours at SCTV, where several segments would be filmed at once. Of the segments produced, twenty-five were aired during the third season.[1]

Key
  • In the # column the number refers to the order of appearance.
  • In the № column the number refers to the episode number.
# Skit Name SCTV Episode DVD Release Original Airdate
01 "Introductory Show" "Lee Iacocca's Rock Concert" NA September 19, 1980 (1980-09-19) 3-1
02 "Doug's Got His Earmuffs On" "Thursday Night Live" SCTV: Best of the Early Years September 26, 1980 (1980-09-26) 3-2
03 "The French Problem" "Death of a Salesman" NA October 3, 1980 (1980-10-03) 3-3
04 "Calculators" "My Factory, My Self" SCTV: Best of the Early Years, SCTV: Volume 1 October 10, 1980 (1980-10-10) 3-4
05 "Snow Chains" "Death Motel" SCTV: Best of the Early Years, Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary DVD October 17, 1980 (1980-10-17) 3-5
06 "Back Bacon and Snow Chains" "The Lone Ranger Show" SCTV: Volume 1 October 24, 1980 (1980-10-24) 3-6
07 "Making Doug Go" "Play It Again, Bob" SCTV: Best of the Early Years, SCTV: Volume 1 October 31, 1980 (1980-10-31) 3-7
08 "Back Packing with Beer on Ski Trips" "Gaslight" SCTV: Best of the Early Years November 7, 1980 (1980-11-07) 3-8
09 "Snowshoes for Spatulas" "Man's Ability to Imitate" NA November 14, 1980 (1980-11-14) 3-9
10 "Boom Shadows, Stuff that Bugs Us" "Mel's Rock Pile" NA November 21, 1980 (1980-11-21) 3-10
11 "Miracle of Back Bacon" "The Sammy Maudlin Show" SCTV: Best of the Early Years November 28, 1980 (1980-11-28) 3-11
12 "Name that Smoke" "Night Gallery" NA December 5, 1980 (1980-12-05) 3-12
13 "Star Wars" "Star Wars" NA December 12, 1980 (1980-12-12) 3-13
14 "Exercise" "Hollywood Salutes the Extras" SCTV: Best of the Early Years, Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary DVD December 19, 1980 (1980-12-19) 3-14
15 "Rolling Your Own With Ski Mitts" "The Irwin Allen Show" SCTV: Best of the Early Years, Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary DVD December 26, 1980 (1980-12-26) 3-15
16 "Mystery Guest" "Big Brother" SCTV: Best of the Early Years, Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary DVD January 2, 1981 (1981-01-02) 3-16
17 "The Best Groups and Doug's Imitations" "Two Way TV / Pit Bulls" SCTV: Best of the Early Years, SCTV: Volume 1, Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary DVD January 9, 1981 (1981-01-09) 3-17
18 "Sports" "Alpha Channel" NA January 16, 1981 (1981-01-16) 3-18
19 "Bowling Loaded" "Midnight Express Special" SCTV: Best of the Early Years, Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary DVD January 23, 1981 (1981-01-23) 3-19
20 "Stuff That Bugs Us" "Cookery Crock / Cartoon Coroner" SCTV: Volume 1 January 30, 1981 (1981-01-30) 3-20
21 "Parking at Donut Places" "The Mating Game" SCTV: Volume 1 February 6, 1981 (1981-02-06) 3-21
22 "Kicked Out of Studio" "Gene Shalit's America" NA February 13, 1981 (1981-02-13) 3-22
23 "Stolen Car" "Mel's Rock Pile - MacArthur Park" NA February 20, 1981 (1981-02-20) 3-23
24 "Where to Look for Cops" "Dick Cavett" SCTV: Best of the Early Years, Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary DVD February 27, 1981 (1981-02-27) 3-24
25 "Doug Builds a Studio" "The Cisco Kid" NA March 6, 1981 (1981-03-06) 3-25

Season 4, Cycle 1 (1981)[edit]

Most of this cycle was made up of Great White North repeat segments. The only new appearances were in episodes 4/1-2 and 4/1-9. The final episode of the season included a wraparound storyline which heavily featured the characters.[2]

# Skit Name SCTV Episode DVD Release Original Airdate
26 "Traveling and Salaries" "Polynesiantown with Dr. John" SCTV: Volume 1 May 22, 1981 (1981-05-22) 4/1-2
27 "Great White North: Ian Thomas" "The Great White North with Ian Thomas" SCTV: Volume 1 July 31, 1981 (1981-07-31) 4/1-9

Season 4, Cycle 2 (1981-1982)[edit]

Growing in popularity, the characters returned for 9 new segments in the second cycle of season 4. While Cycle 1 featured many repeats, this is the only cycle to feature a new Great White North segment in each episode.[3]

# Skit Name SCTV Episode DVD Release Original Airdate
28 "Economics" "CCCP 1 with Al Jarreau" SCTV: Volume 2 October 16, 1981 (1981-10-16) 4/2-1
29 "Mouse in a Bottle" "I'm Taking My Own Head, Screwing It On Right, and no Guy's Gonna Tell Me It Ain't with The Plasmatics" SCTV: Volume 2, Strange Brew DVD October 23, 1981 (1981-10-23) 4/2-2
30 "Short Cuts" "Zontar with Bonar Bain and Natalie Cole" SCTV: Volume 2 October 30, 1981 (1981-10-30) 4/2-3
31 "Carpets" "Walter Cronkite's Brain with Rough Trade" SCTV: Volume 2 November 6, 1981 (1981-11-06) 4/2-4
32 "Microwave Ovens" "Doorway to Hell with Eugene Fodor" SCTV: Volume 2 November 20, 1981 (1981-11-20) 4/2-5
33 "Long Underwear and Back Bacon" "The Godfather with James Ingram and John Marley" SCTV: Volume 2 December 11, 1981 (1981-12-11) 4/2-6
34 "Beer Nog" "SCTV Staff Christmas Party" SCTV: Volume 2, Christmas with SCTV December 18, 1981 (1981-12-18) 4/2-7
35 "The Great White North" "Teacher's Pet with The Boomtown Rats" SCTV: Volume 2 February 12, 1982 (1982-02-12) 4/2-8
36 "The Space Arm/Snow Routes" "Midnight Video Special with Talking Heads and Plastics" SCTV: Volume 2 February 19, 1982 (1982-02-19) 4/2-9

Season 4, Cycle 3 (1982)[edit]

This was the last season to feature the characters. The first episode's plot revolves around the growing popularity of Bob and Doug and they are given their own variety show on SCTV, which turns into a catastrophe. The characters are then featured in four final segments before Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas left SCTV to film Strange Brew.[4]

# Skit Name SCTV Episode DVD Release Original Airdate
37 "The Great White North Palace" "The Great White North Palace with Tony Bennett" SCTV: Volume 3 April 16, 1982 (1982-04-16) 4/3-1
38 "15-Pin Bowling" "The People's Global Golden Choice Awards with Third World" SCTV: Volume 3 May 1, 1982 (1982-05-01) 4/3-3
39 "How to Beat the Russians" "Pet Peeves / The Happy Wanderers with Carl Perkins" SCTV: Volume 3 May 21, 1982 (1982-05-21) 4/3-5
40 "Twist-off Beer Caps" "Chariots of Eggs with Hall and Oates" SCTV: Volume 3 June 5, 1982 (1982-06-05) 4/3-6
41 "Dog Scoopers" "Rome, Italian Style with Jimmy Buffett" SCTV: Volume 3 October 15, 1982 (1982-10-15) 4/3-8

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