You Can't Do That on Television: Season 3, Episode 13

Growing Up (4 Aug. 1982)

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A look at fears and at growing up.


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Episode cast overview:
Abby Hagyard ...
Valerie Prevort
Kevin Kubusheskie ...
(as Kevin Kubusheski)
Vanessa Lindores
Darryll Lucas ...
Les Lye ...
El Capitano / Lance Prevort / Barth Baggs / Ross Ewich / Nasti / Mr. Schidtler / Doctor / Announcer / Monster
Christine McGlade
Doug Ptolemy ...
(as Doug Ptomey)
Lisa Ruddy


In the fears portion of the show: Christine believes she fears nothing till Lisa holds contrary proof, Ross inadvertently puts the fear of aging in Kevin, Schidtler's class tries to define various phobias, a gross movie scene sends Doug and Vanessa fleeing a theater in horror, Christine explains a phobia that often develops in TV studios, veritaphobia makes Ross untrustworthy, Martin gets edgy over the contents of Barth's burgers, and an ugly thing sitting at the foot of Doug's bed has him calling out in terror. In the growing up portion of the show: Lisa argues whether or not Christine can call herself an adult, Schidtler tries to take a class photo, Doug becomes an uncle, Valerie's combative kids take her advice and fight like adults, Doug outs an embarrassing secret to Lisa's new boyfriend, Lisa sees a conflict in Zilch's stated aspiration, and Doug's extreme youth presents legal problems for the firing squad. Written by statmanjeff

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4 August 1982 (Canada)  »

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Though the title of the show is often simply called "Growing Up," it should correctly be called "Fear & Growing Up." The first half of the show is all about fear and phobias. Only the later part of the show starts dealing with the issue of growing up. See more »


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