You Can't Do That on Television: Season 3, Episode 2

Addictions (24 Mar. 1982)

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The cast prides itself on avoiding the addictions of its parent generation but displays a variety of addictions all their own.


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Episode cast overview:
Abby Hagyard ...
Valerie Prevort
Martin Kerr
Kevin Kubusheskie ...
(as Kevin Kubucheski)
Les Lye ...
El Capitano / Lance Prevort / Barth Baggs / Ross Ewich / Nasti / Mr. Schidtler / Announcer
Christine McGlade
Luke McKeehan
Lisa Ruddy


Christine boasts that her generation has avoided the dangerous addictions of its parents - smoking, coffee and alcohol - but a survey of the Link Set shows the cast entirely self-absorbed in various addictions of their own: Christine into Pac-Man, Kevin into Motor Trend Magazine, Martin into Rubik's Cube and Lisa into a romance novel. Pac-Man becomes quite the monster of this show, gobbling up all of Christine's time, escaping Luke's television to devour the family cat, used by Nasti to torture prisoner Kevin, eating all the periods and dots-over-the-i's in Lisa's homework, and eventually consuming nearly half the cast. Lisa is a bit immune to Pac-man, in part because she's on a "space wafer diet" but mostly because she's already addicted to romantic novels, Slurps (which are quite like Smurfs) and the soap opera General Hospital. General Hospital is the second beastie of this episode, swaying Mr. Schidtler's attention from his class and Valerie's attention from knowing what's become ... Written by statmanjeff

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This is the first appearance of Luke McKeehan in the series. See more »


In a dungeon scene, the shadow of a crewman can be seen moving against the back wall as he is about to dump slime on Kevin. See more »


Lance Prevort: Martin, Martin, the radio! Turn it up. Your mother and I can hear ourselves think.
Martin Kerr: But, Dad, I like to listen to it soft.
Lance Prevort: No buts. And, by the way, crank it over to a rock station.
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Executive Producer and Dragon Slayers Bryn Matthews (&) Jeffrey Weber See more »


References The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) See more »

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