Due to the success of a local Saturday morning TV show titled "You Can't Do That On Television" which only aired in Ottawa on CJOH-TV in early 1979 as it had a cast of kids acting in comedy...
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Due to the success of a local Saturday morning TV show titled "You Can't Do That On Television" which only aired in Ottawa on CJOH-TV in early 1979 as it had a cast of kids acting in comedy skits and adult actor Les Lye playing the adult roles. It prompted the creators Roger Price and Geoffrey Darby to air a prime-time TV series shown all across Canada. First a pilot episode aired on Saturday Morning on May 12, 1979 as they hired Ruth Buzzi to play the female adult roles as well it had a musical guest by Vancouver rock band Trooper. The pilot was a success so in the fall starting on September 18, 1979 the series aired every Tuesday night at 7:30 on CTV as 16 episodes were purchased. The skits had certain topics like Union Fees, Fan Letters/Summer Camp and Superstitions and Educational Programming and like it's sister show it was about kids being kids. There were also musical guests by Canadian bands like Ian Thomas, Max Webster, Cooper Brothers and Alma Faye. Because the series ... Written by
Greg Russell Tiderington
I used to watch "You Can't Do That On Television" on YTV but somehow I enjoyed this show better. It was more entertaining and nowhere as gross as YCDTOTV plus the show had musical guests like the local band in my area Trooper as well as Ian Thomas, Max Webster, Cooper Brothers and Alma Faye Brooks (What better guests could you have for a show?) Also it starred Ruth Buzzi. Kevin Somers was by far the best kid actor in the series and so was Christine McGlade as people called her Moose. I loved the episode where the topic was about education and Somers was dressed as the spelling bee and whacked people with his pillow stinger if anyone crossed him and unfortunately the episode is hard to find and I hope to one day find it. Ian Thomas was the best musical guest as I loved his song "Coming Home" which he performed on the "Superstition" episode also Lisa Ruddy and Jono Gebert were always getting slimed on that episode. (I love green slime!)
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