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