You Can't Do That on Television: Season 2, Episode 5

Fitness (21 Feb. 1981)

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For the show topic of fitness, Christine rides her exercise bike while Ross tries ways to get a family allowance check.

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Jono Gebert
Tanya King
Les Lye ...
El Capitano / Lance Prevort / Barth Baggs / Ross Ewich / Nasti / Mr. Schidtler / Mr. Nickleson-Dime
Mike Lyon
Darryll Lucas ...
Zilch
Christine McGlade
Rodney Helal
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Reflecting the theme of fitness, Christine peddles a stationary bike throughout the show, acknowledging up front the up-stage green screen that makes her seem to ride through countryside, volcanic eruptions, snowing mountain peeks and such. Knowing the kids get family allowance checks, money-grubbing Ross pursues various ventures to get one himself, such as dressing as a miner (because only "minors" get these check), exercising to be younger, and exploring the option of adopting Christine. Elsewhere, Nasti returns Jono to the dungeon after a bowling outing to next sign him up for various intra-dungeon games, Mike lists reasons for Tanya why he can't be a sports star, Lance (a.k.a. Dad) finds his kids' homework and fitness involvements to be overly taxing (on himself), working for Barth keeps Zilch fit, Jono's last request to go jogging saves him from the firing squad, a hockey penalty makes Kevin late, and Rodney, who gets a shirt full of pie-filling, is glad to hear that success or ... Written by statmanjeff

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The swimming-the-river-and-winding-up-naked joke delivered by Mike Lyon in a classroom scene was previous heard in episode #1.7 delivered by Jim Stechyson in a locker scene. See more »

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Ross Ewich: You know, I've been thinking...
Christine McGlade: Yeah, Ross? Gee, that's not like you.
Ross Ewich: Watch it!
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