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)
Abby Hagyard ...
 Valerie Prevort / ... (114 episodes, 1982-1990)
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 Christine / ... (86 episodes, 1979-1986)
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 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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You Can't Do That on TV  »

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Darryll Lucas (who played Barth's helper Zilch) was the only kid who did not play himself on the show. All the other kids played themselves. Darryll Lucas's father was head of marketing at CJOH-TV. See more »

Quotes

Mother Nature: [Alasdair and Vanessa are dragging a piece of carpet through the woods]
[Yelling at them]
Mother Nature: Will you kids stop dragging that clean carpet through my muddy forest?
Alasdair and Vanessa: [Together] Aww, but Mother Nature?
Mother Nature: [Still yelling] And don't talk with your mouths empty!
Alasdair and Vanessa: [Together] We're sorry.
Mother Nature: [Still yelling] And stop being so polite!
[Alsadair kicks her in the shin]
Mother Nature: [Smiling, speaking pleasently] That's very good.
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Connections

Spoofed in Robot Chicken: The Black Cherry (2005) 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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Good show
17 July 2006 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

I used to watch this show when I was a little girl. I remember it pretty well. If you ask me, it was a good show. I also remember the opening sequence and theme song pretty well, too. In addition to that, everyone was ideally cast, and it was always funny when someone got something dumped on them. Also, the writing was very strong. The performances were top-grade, too. I hope some network brings it back so I can see every episode. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that I'll always remember this show in my memory forever, even though I haven't seen every episode. Now, in conclusion, if some network ever brings it back, I hope that you catch it one day before it goes off the air for good


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