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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Christine: Hey Alasdair?
Alasdair: Yeah Christine?
Christine: When you blow your nose, do you use your right or left hand?
Alasdair: Neither. I use Kleenex.
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Edited into The Worst of 'You Can't Do That on Television' (1989) 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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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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