The show targets television and newspaper medias, mainly for their deceptiveness in advertising. Living the example, the show calls itself "new and improved" but admits having little to show for it.



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Episode cast overview:
Alasdair Gillis
Valerie Prevort
Kevin Kubusheskie ...
Kevin Kubusheskie
El Capitano / Lance Prevort / Barth Baggs / Ross Ewich / Nasti / Mr. Schidtler / Announcer / Blip / Vice-Principal
Christine 'Moose' McGlade
Elizabeth Richardson ...
Elizabeth Richardson (as Liz Richardson)
Lisa Ruddy


Keeping pace with common advertising ploys, Christine announcers that today's show will likewise be "new and improved," but the only "improvement" visible is the whiter-than-white slime. Lisa, however, comes up with the true novelty to attract more viewers - set Kevin on fire. Elsewhere: Having an uncle with advertising dollars benefits Alasdair at the firing squad. Blip takes a cue from TV advertisers to improve his video games. A newspaper article prompts Schidtler's class to help him stave off teacher-burnout. A burnt out television set sends Valerie to satisfy her racy soap opera fix at the laundromat. Liz gets detention for stopping traffic. Kevin starts up an underground newspaper in the dungeon. New and improved delivery hours gets paperboy Alasdair assaulted on his collection route. And TV sport talk becomes the ruination of both Kevin's conversational grammar and physical comfort. Written by statmanjeff

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Family | Comedy





Release Date:

26 September 1983 (Canada)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


No skits follow the production announcement in this episode, which is unusual. See more »


As usual for the series, Lisa gets slimed when she says "I don't know" while introducing the episode with Christine. But earlier in the scene, the show failed to slime Christine when she said, "I don't know why I say that." See more »


Kevin Kubusheskie: Barth's making a sandwich board.
Liz Richardson: Why? Aren't his sandwiches boring enough already?
Barth Baggs: Dyah, I heard that!
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Christine McGlade takes no responsibility for any clothes in which she appears. See more »

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