Fox's talking heads bear uncanny resemblance to Kids in the Hall

From Backdrops R Us, a grid of Fox News talking heads alongside classic shots of scenes from Canadian comedy show Kids in the Hall (particularly members of the troupe in drag). The resemblances are uncanny.

FOX News Figures Strangely Resemble Kids In The Hall Characters (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)


  1. Now why would anyone want to insult the loverly boys of the kids in the hall in such a manner… 

    Also, I always thought Foley looked the best as a dame back in the day. 

    1. Sadly, I can’t find a video of Mr. Right, the sketch in which Dave is a bride who repeatedly discovers her groom’s inadequacies on their wedding nights.

        1. It was the first KITH sketch that I ever saw. My roommate and I were channel surfing, got caught up by the zydeco music and ended up as KITH junkies. It was on YT about a month ago, but has since been flushed. Or buried by unguessable tags.

          1. This was my first one:
            I was lucky enough to catch it when it was first airing on HBO, then  taped all the CBS and comedy central re-runs. Then I was on the A&E email list so I got each of the seasons as soon as they came out on DVD. They usually had some kind of promotional item. The fridge magnet poetry is set is sadly long gone, but I do still have the “TV rots your brain like crack cocaine” trucker hat.

    2. Foley could wear just about anything in women’s clothes.  it made me feel all funny, but not quite like when I watch Brendan Frazier in “George Of The Jungle.”

      I still liked him best in “Girl Drink Drunk.”

  2. FOX News is made up of women posing as men posing as women, basically.

    But seriously… I wonder why women-posing-as-men has never gotten the traction that men-posing-as-women has in our entertainments.

    1.  Maybe because the male run entertainment industry likes it that way?  Men posing as women is less threatening on some level compared to  women posing as men? That said, George Sand got a lot of traction in her day.

    2. Because women can wear men’s clothing, for the most part, and no one really thinks twice: I can wear a man’s t-shirt for instance, but no one would notice nor care — but put a man in a blouse, and it’s either offensive (“F*G!”) or hysterical (SNL skits).
      It’s funny because it’s “emasculating” to imply (or more than imply) that a man is in any way, shape, or form acting or looking like a woman.

    3. I think it has to do with long-standing perceptions of women having less power, rights, or whatever magic sauce. Thus imitating a woman is considered funny because it’s supposed to be demeaning for the guy to have to play a woman. Women imitating men triggers more of a threat response, a double threat to some deep-rooted dominance impulse as it’s a competitor for rank coming from an unexpected angle.

    4. Marlove and Fnordlus pretty much nailed it. I’d say another corollary is that while you are fairly likely to have sketch groups of all men, necessitating some dress in drag to play women, the general sexism of the entertainment industry would make it almost completely unlikely for there to be an all-female comedy troupe where members have to dress in drag to play male characters.

      Laurie Anderson’s “Clone” and “Fenway Bergamot” characters might be exceptions to this general rule.

      1. In college, I got to see a production of King Lear with all of the roles played by the opposite gender.  The group that put it on had many more women than men, hence the switch.  Most of them were so good that after a while, you completely forgot about the swap.

  3. That’s right, your so-called “Fox News” is actually a comedy show for us Canadians, produced by none other than Lorne Michaels (aka “Roger Ailes”- which is just an anagram of “oil greaser”).
    “Méchant, mon feu!”

    1. Okay, the joke’s gone on for long enough, perhaps they’ve forgotten it’s all a setup and they’re now actually living the lives of their characters??

    1. In college I was at a  Halloween party and there was one girl not in costume.  She said “Hey!……Damn it dude it’s me!”  It was a small Egyptian guy I knew who weighed about 125 lbs, and the girls had all helped him do his makeup, so he looked really natural. Anyway, nobody knew he was a guy and he was getting soooooo pissed with the whole thing.

      1. I went in drag to a friend’s birthday, and at one point during the prep I shaved my 2-day stubble. Thing was, the whole getup looked Better with the stubble, it was obviously a guy dressing up as a woman for fun, without the stubble it just looked like I was trying too hard

        1. And Dagmar
          (Without a doubt, the ugliest sonofabitch I ever saw in my life)
          was his name
          (One two three four)
          The whiskers sticking out from underneath of his pancake make-up
          (And yet, he was a beautiful lady)
          nearly drove you insane
          (Lets talk about leather)
          And so you kissed a little sailor
          (Tex Abel, starring in the latest Shepperton production)
          who had just blew in from Spain
          (Sir Richard Pump-a-loaf)

  4. Let me try this comment again………you gotta compare Scott’s gay diva “Buddy Cole” with Fox’s Steve Doocy!

  5. i get the joke, but the only true resemblance is top, left.  

    also, isn’t that an older, heavier dave down below, from the show they did on IFC?

    1. It’s the weird, eclectic things that keep me coming back to BoingBoing.  I don’t mind that by the middle of the week, it becomes more of a feminist blog than anything; however, the thing that initially drew me in to BoingBoing was the irreverence for the establishment and the offbeat things the editors brought up.  

  6. As each day passes, I become more convinced that Fox News Channel is the most elaborate performance art ever devised.  

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