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The Shmenge Polka [A Tribute to John Candy][Instrumental]

The Shmenge Brothers’ Last Polka

Let’s face it — certain aspects of polka culture are ripe for parody. And when it comes to polka parodies, nobody did it better than SCTV’s Shmenge Brothers.

Hailing from the mythical country of Leutonia (”on the dark side of the Balkans”), Stan and Yosh Shmenge (portrayed by Eugene Levy and John Candy) came to America and conquered the polka charts before their abrupt retirement in 1984. Along with their band, the Happy Wanderers… read more


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  • If you like John Candy and Eugene Levy, and you think polka music ain't too bad, you'll enjoy "The Last Polka." The film is well written and Candy and Levy turn in great performances.

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