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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El Capitano: Ready! Aim!
Kevin Kubusheskie: Wait a minute! Stop the execution!
El Capitano: What is it this time?
Kevin Kubusheskie: Don't you think that maybe this could be a little dangerous?
El Capitano: Dangerous? Ha-ha-ha! "Dangerous!" Ha-ha. Sure! Dangerous for YOU, but not for me. Heh-heh. Amigos... Ready! Aim!
Kevin Kubusheskie: No, I mean for you.
El Capitano: Oh-ho, ha-ha-ha! For me, dangerous? Ha-ha-ha-ha. How?
Kevin Kubusheskie: Don't you think that maybe you're becoming addicted to these executions? How long have you been out here, anyway, trying to shoot someone?
El Capitano: Oh, a long time.
Kevin Kubusheskie: That's right. And don't ...
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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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