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Taking a Short cut home
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Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Knutzen, Eirik
Date: Dec 2, 1989
Start Page: S.7
Section: STARWEEK
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"I've never felt that type of thing from other Canadian performers, or viewers, for that matter," Short continues. "When SCTV was cancelled a few years ago, I was handed lovely eulogies the Washington Post, New York Times and L.A. Times. But the Hamilton Spectator wrote: 'Good Riddance To SCTV.' And here were [Eugene Levy] and [Marty Short] from Hamilton and [Dave Thomas] from Dundas."

Though well-known to American television audiences through his stint on Saturday Night Live five years ago, HBO specials and The Completely Mental Misadventures Of Ed Grimley morning cartoon show for NBC last season, Short is not yet a major star by U.S. box office standards. His films Three Amigos, Innerspace, Cross My Heart, Fugitives and The Big Picture (in an unbilled cameo) have had only spotty attendance. But he keeps reaching for the brass ring and hopes the next movie, with a February start date, will change the picture dramatically.

"For example, I have been a guest on [John Candy]'s radio show and on one of Dave Thomas' upcoming specials for CBS," he says. "My brother, Michael, is Dave's head writer on the show. When my Ed Grimley cartoon series cranks up again next year with new episodes for MTV, Dave Thomas will do a show. As will my sister-in-law, Andrea Martin, my best friend, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara and Joe Flaherty. We exchange our work with each other all the time for comment and input."

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