in the Hall: Brain Candy
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Box Overview: "Ever wonder what it would be like to "have
a nice day" each and every day for the rest of your life?
Find the answer - and plenty of laughs - in Brain Candy, the hysterically
funny film debut from TV's acclaimed comedy troupe, Kids in the
country hits cloud nine when obsessed scientist Chris Cooper (Kevin
McDonald) invents Gleemonex, a happiness drug. Soon everybody
is taking the little orange pill. But Cooper gets a heavy dose
of the blues when he discovers that early test subjects have slipped
into comas. Can Cooper stop the people's happy habit - before
it's too late?
Kids have never been more hilarious as they play over 40 wild
and weird characters, including a heavy-metal god named Grivo
(Bruce McCulloch); a corporate yes-man (NewsRadio's Dave Foley);
as sexually repressed husband (Scott Thompson); and a megalomaniacal
pharmaceutical magnate (Mark McKinney).
like a comedy fix? Take Brain Candy, once a day or as needed.
And have a nice trip."
Marv, Psychiatrist, New Guy, Raymond
Alice, Cisco, Grivo, Worm Pill Scientist, Cop #2, Cancer Boy,
White Trash Man
Chris, Chris' Dad, Doreen, Lacey
Simon, Don Roritor, Cabbie, Gunther, Cop #1, Nina Bedford, Melanie,
Drill Sergeant, White Trash Woman
Baxter, Mrs Hurdicure Wally, Malek, Big Stummies Scientist The
Queen, Raj, Clemptor
The movie was originally entitled The Drug, but the Kids
were required to change it. They settled on Brain Candy, which
was approved, but which they thought implied harder, more explicit
drug use than the original title.
• The Kids puposely choose
to create new characters, rather than simply fit their well-known
characters into a movie plot. The recurring characters from the
show that do pop up are less "famous" ones: the Bigot
Cabbie, Raj, Lacey, Melanie, Nina Bedford (Nina Spudkneeyak on
the show), Cancer Boy (first appeared on the last show), The Queen,
and the White Trash couple (Sid and Sharisse).
The final film was written by Bruce, Kevin, Mark, Scott,
and Norm Hiscock. Dave did work on the development and first drafts
of the film, but due to NewsRadio and his own film, The Wrong
Guy, he didn't work on the rewrites. This explains his number
of characters in the film. (He did have an additional character
which was cut from the final film, and played a bigger role in
early drafts.) He also wrapped earlier than the other Kids.
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Night With Conan O'Brien-- Dave's infamous interview. (April
Brain-Candy related interview of Scott and Kevin. (Early 1996)
and promoting Brain Candy (1995)
Brain Candy-related Scott article. (April 19, 1996)
• Eye "Candy-coated Kids"--
About surviving their first feature. (April 11, 1996)
News "The Kids are Alright"-- Scott interview. (?)
Francisco Examiner "Kid from the Hall heads up big-screen
debut "-- Brain Candy-related Scott article. (April 9,
• Saturday Night: "The
Kids Aren't All Right"-- The controversial article. (March
Brain Candy Bios
• Brain Candy
timeline- related troupe history
Calgary Sun - by Louis
B. Hobson. Negative.
• Chicago Reader - Negative.
• Chicago Tribune - by
Gene Siskel. Positive.
• Chicago Tribune - by
Michael Wilmington. Neutral.
• College Hill Independent
- by Eric Raskin. Positive.
• Critics' Choice -
by Brandon Judell. Positive.
• Dallas Morning News
- by Beth Pinsker. Negative.
• The Dean's List - by
Dino Tripodis. Neutral.
• Entertainment Weekly - by Owen
• Follywood - Positive.
• Fort Worth Star-Telegram
- by Todd Camp. Positive.
• L.A. Times - by John Anderson.
• Mr. Showbiz - by Mary
• New York Times - by Janet
• Newsweek - by David Ansen.
• Ottawa Sun - by Paul
• Planet Lunch - Jan
M. Faust. Negative.
• San Francisco Chronicle
- by Edward Guthmann. Positive.
• Some Syracuse paper -
Bill DeLapp. Neutral.
• Time - by Richard Corliss.
• Toronto Star - by Rob Salem.
• Toronto Sun - by Liz Braun.
• Variety/Reuters - by Leonard
• Washington Post - by Rita
• Washington Post - Positive.
• See the IMDB.
Brain Candy page
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Interviews/Articles- Tavie Phillips, Adrienne Young,
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• Reviews- Alison Sekikawa, Trista Lycosky, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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• Lyrics- Brion Vibber, Trista Lycosky, Karen Lutgens-MacKenzie
• Photos and Other- Trista Lycosky