Carleton Atwater writing for The Awl:
Compared to other sketch shows like SNL, Kids in the Hall generally avoided lampooning immediate current events and public figures, instead focusing on more broad cultural trends and issues. This gives KITH a certain timeless quality, allowing it to age fairly gracefully. There were plenty of themes they returned to again and again, many of them related to suburban, middle class life.
This is more remarkable now that both of these shows are on Netflix. In 2011 you may have more laughs with KITH than SNL, because on SNL you won’t know what they’re talking about.