Flashback Friday: Kathie Becomes a Blue Jays Booster on “Kids in the Hall”

Sometimes it’s easy to forget exactly how big the Toronto Blue Jays were in the early 90’s. The team basically transcended all boundaries and showed up everywhere; on cassettes and CD’s, magazines, every sort of paraphernalia imaginable, and even television.

And while many of us grew up cheering for those World Series Champion teams, so too did one particular character from a Canadian cult classic TV show. For this week’s Flashback Friday, we take a look back at the “Becoming a Booster” sketch from Kids in the Hall.

In it, the quirky and yet loyal office dweller Kathie describes how she became a fan of the boys of summer, the Toronto Blue Jays. Admittedly, one of the things she likes most about the team is their “big bats”.


Kathie also shares her particular attraction to then Blue Jays third baseman, Kelly Gruber. So much so, that she has a picture of him on her desk. In many subsequent Kathie sketches, you can spot numerous pieces of Blue Jays strewn around the office.

Kathie reminds us that although home runs may be flashy, there’s nothing wrong with aspiring to be a solid single.

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.