Skip to comments.Here’s a bunch of episodes of “You Can’t Do That On Television”
Posted on 07/08/2012 7:17:43 AM PDT by grundle
You Cant Do That On Television is a sketch-comedy TV series that was made in Canada and aired in the U.S. on Nickelodeon in the 1980s. The show starred character actor Les Lye, who played all of the adult male roles and there were dozens of them. Abby Hagyard played all of the adult female roles. At least five children appeared in each episode, and they always played themselves. Some of the children were on the show long term and appeared in many episodes over the years (such as Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy, Alasdair Gillis, Adam Reid, Vanessa Lindores, and Doug Ptolemy) others appeared in only a few (such as Alanis Morissette, who appears below in the episodes Pop Music and Enemies and Paranoia). The show portrays many of its adult authority figures as worthy of being mocked, whether it be because theyre incompetent, evil, corrupt, or power hungry. Anyone who said I dont know would have green slime fall on them, and anyone who said water would have water fall on them. The series was created by Roger Price, who wrote the script for every episode.
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I remember that show very well.
I do as well. I used to see on Nick.
Alison Morrisette was on more than just a couple of shows.
One of the few shows that I would actually watch on Nick. My parents hated the show and thought it was stupid. It was stupid....stupid funny!
I would watch this on my cousin’s TV when I went to New Jersey. I would go there every Easter and Thanksgiving with my grandparents up until I was 11 or 12.
This show,as silly as it was,brings back a lot of memories. :)
I believe Alanis Morrisette was the only one who went on to become famous.
It was pretty stupid but it made me laugh,especially the yucky restaurant with food that make everyone barf. I remember those skits quite well.
Alanis was on five episodes - I just listed two of them.
People have been clamoring for this show to be released on DVD for years; while the episodes do exist, the problem commonly cited is that so many different people appeared on the show over the years that the residuals would be a nightmare.
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