You Can't Do That on Television: Season 4, Episode 6

Media (26 Sep. 1983)

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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
Abby Hagyard ...
Valerie Prevort
Kevin Kubusheskie
Les Lye ...
El Capitano / Lance Prevort / Barth Baggs / Ross Ewich / Nasti / Mr. Schidtler / Announcer / Blip / Vice-Principal
Christine McGlade
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





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26 September 1983 (Canada)  »

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1.33 : 1
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No skits follow the production announcement in this episode, which is unusual. See more »


Christine McGlade: I have just finalized the plans for a whole new and improved You Can't Do That On Television, and this is my master plan for the new show format.
Lisa Ruddy: Uh, Christine, this is exactly the same format we've been using all along.
Christine McGlade: Yeah. So?
Lisa Ruddy: Well, then it's not "new and improved," is it?
Christine McGlade: Well, yeah! I did the exact same thing that anyone else does when they "new and improve" a product.
Lisa Ruddy: Well, what's that?
Christine McGlade: Well, they just say it's new and improved just to make people think that it is when it's just really ...
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Christine McGlade takes no responsibility for any clothes in which she appears. See more »

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