Memories of SCTV's Joe Flaherty

M1 Abrams

May 4, 2023
Burlington County
I was sorry to hear that Joe Flaherty died on Monday. Although he had a long career, I will always remember him for his early work on SCTV. Among his memorable characters were news anchor Floyd Robertson aka cheesy horror movie host Count Floyd, Big Jim McBob, co-host of the explosive "Farm Film Celebrity Blow-Up," SCTV "station president" Guy Caballero, private eye Vic Arpeggio, and the sinister but clueless ex-con Rocco.

Joe Flaherty also performed dozens of great celebrity impersonations on SCTV. Hearkening to the show's Canadian roots, here he and John Candy portray NHL Hall of Famers Guy Lefleur and Darryl Sittler: