You Can't Do That on Television (1979–1990)

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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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Les Lye ...
 Ross Ewich / ... (143 episodes, 1979-1990)
Abby Hagyard ...
 Valerie Prevort / ... (114 episodes, 1982-1990)
Christine McGlade ...
 Christine / ... (86 episodes, 1979-1986)
Lisa Ruddy ...
 Lisa Ruddy / ... (66 episodes, 1979-1985)
Alasdair Gillis ...
 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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3 February 1979 (Canada)  »

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As it so happened, the series title was previously heard on television in a third season episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961). In 'The Return of Edwin Carp', which aired April 1, 1964, Buddy Sorrell (Morey Amsterdam) says "You can't do that on television" after Robert Petrie (Dick Van Dyke) asks "What's the one thing that's never been done on television?" See more »

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Kevin: You know, Barth runs a pretty clean place here.
Alasdair: Clean? You call this place clean? Why even the rats wouldn't be caught dead in here!
Christine: Yeah, and even if they did they'd end up in the burger mix anyway.
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Spoofed in Robot Chicken: Suck It (2006) 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, Ink.
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Please put this on DVD
17 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You Can't Do That on Television was one of the most funniest kid shows that I remember watching as a kid.

The comedy of Les Lye as Barth serving burgers or handy man Ross is priceless or the endless bad jokes that somehow were funny.

I'll always remember catch phases like "I head that" or if one of the crew said I don't know they would get slimed.

Recently VH1 did a I Love the 80's 3D and they did cover You Can't Do That on Television.

I wish they would put all the episodes on DVD, so my kids could watch it.


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