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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Early episodes featured a more "variety" show style featuring musical guests, call-in segments, contests, and interviews with celebrities. These were all dropped by the time the show moved to Nickelodeon, with the sole focus on the sketch comedy segments. See more »

Quotes

Valerie: Vanessa, don't feed the cat under the table. Feed him on top of the table, instead!
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Referenced in How I Met Your Mother: Glitter (2010) 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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"d'I Heaaard Thaaat!"
6 April 2003 | by (NC, USA) – See all my reviews

This show is so off the wall that it's right on target. I really MISS THIS SHOW! When I was a kid, a good dose of "You Can't Do That On Television" and then maybe a little "Out Of Control" could put me in a great mood and could also relieve my Mom of duty for a little while. :)

The silly execution sketches and the diner scenes alone make this show worthy of watching. But there's so much more. Nickelodeon's slime theme derived from the success of this show. But none of the kids nowadays will know this. Why can't they air some of the old good stuff on Nick anymore?... Hey, Nick needs to come up with a channel called "Nick - The First Generation" and then I'll actually purchase cable.

~Jennifer


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