Sketch TV by young amateur actors in true classic Nick-style. But whatever you do, never admit that you don't know or ask for water.
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 Ross Ewich / ... (143 episodes, 1979-1990)
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 Valerie Prevort / ... (114 episodes, 1982-1990)
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 Christine / ... (86 episodes, 1979-1986)
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 Lisa / ... (67 episodes, 1979-1985)
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 Alasdair Gillis / ... (63 episodes, 1982-1987)
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Sketch TV by young amateur actors in true classic Nick-style. But whatever you do, never admit that you don't know or ask for water.

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You Can't Do That on TV  »

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The actors who were going to get hit with slime/water were usually barefoot in their scenes. See more »

Quotes

Kevin: Hey Alisdair
Alasdair: Yes Kevin?
Kevin: Where do you go to pick up girls?
Alasdair: The skating rink
Kevin: Why the skating rink?
Alasdair: Because that's where they usually fall down
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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Nickcoms (2009) See more »

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You Can't Do That on Television Theme
Performed by The National Press Club and Allied Workers Jazz Band (as The National Press Club and the Allied Workers Jazz Band Ink.)
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Probably the funniest kids show of all time.
11 April 2000 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Growing up in the mid to late 1980s, one of my favorite shows was 'You Cant Do That On Television'. It had such wacky stuff. Like every episode would have these Opposites sketches, where they would do everything exactly different then we would in real life (A kid gets caught reading a Book under a Playboy and the teacher makes him look at the Playboy instead).

Of course the slime is what took this show from OK to great. Every episode at least a dozen kids would get slimed. And it never got old.

I think they quit making the show in 1989, but reruns aired as late as 1993. I wouldn't mind being able to watch 4 or 5 old episodes. But due to it not being on the air. Tough.

I would never want to eat at that restaurant. Barf puts the burgers under his armpits.


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