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 / ... (67 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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Referenced in NewsRadio: The Song Remains the Same (1996) 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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I was too young to realize it back then, but this is hilarious...
13 June 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From the Python-esque opening cartoon to the end credits, "YCDTOT" is easily one of the best sketch comedies ever made. It's faster and more frenetic than "Roundhouse," "All That," or even SNL, and it resorts to current events and pop culture less frequently than other sketch comedies.

A talented young cast is led by Les Lye (arguably the star of the show) in routines satirizing the ins-and-outs of kid life: school buses, cafeterias, arcades. Sometimes it gets even wackier - the Mexican firing squad routines and slime/water/etc. gags are priceless.

See it if you can find it.


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