March 14, 2020 – Day 265
“The Shadowy Men were, and are, the coolest,” said Bruce McCulloch of Kids In The Hall in the Paul Myers authored biography “One Dumb Guy.” He also revealed their inclusion in a potential TV series was a unanimous decision before they even had a TV series, “which is weird because nothing’s ever unanimous with us.” The Kids had to insist to Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live fame who produced their TV show – according to Don Pyle: Lorne Michaels thought the band “sounded like ‘cheap strip music’ or ‘cheap porn music.’ The Kids convinced Lorne and “Having An Average Weekend” was chosen for the theme song for the show once it materialized, and Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet wrote all of the interstitial music as well. They also did their part to keep the studio audience warmed up during tapings. “Having An Average Weekend” is iconic to comedy fans and in Canada is the third national anthem after “O Canada” and “The Hockey Theme” from CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada. The song was originally released on the B-side of a 7″ single in 1985. Instrumental.