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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The kids on the show got paid extra for episodes in which they were doused with water or green slime - $75 for water and $150 for slime. See more »

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Christine: You know Lisa, when you were talking about the Grand Canyon before?
Lisa: Yeah?
Christine: Well, you remind me of the Colorado River. That's the river that runs through the Grand Canyon.
Lisa: Oh, you mean I'm miracle and romantic?
Christine: [laughs] No. You're wet, twisted, loud, and you run on forever.
[laughs and stomps her feet, stepping on Lisa's foot]
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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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Arguably, the definitive Nickelodeon show
1 November 2001 | by (little ROCK) – See all my reviews

God, you know your old when you remember when new episodes of this show were still being made. The premise was basically sketch comedy. Kind of like, a kids Saturday night live, yet in a more warped style. featuring sketches of kids throwing up after eating tanted burgers, kids standing in front of the firing squad, or kids riding on a school bus driven by a semi blind bus driver. besides the sketches, this show also had commentary by kids, and a few episodes had interviews with kids on the streets. You Can't Do That On Television" also spawned a ton of catch phrases like " Lisa, Don't encourage your father!" or " What do you thinks in the burgers?" even "READY! AIIIIIIMMM.." not to mention dropping water on kids that say "water" and slime on kids that say "I don't know" (now a trademark of Nickelodeon) in my opinion this is one of the best shows Nickelodeon ever did. Its really a crime that it isn't still on the air.


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