You Can't Do That on Television: Season 5, Episode 9

Literature

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A show on literature inspires Christine to become a writer. Meanwhile, Justin sets out to expose history's cover-up of the world's most prolific writer - A. Nonymous - whom he believes to be the true author of Shakespeare's works.

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Justin Cammy
Alasdair Gillis
Abby Hagyard ...
Valerie Prevort, Librarian
Les Lye ...
Lance Prevort / Barth Baggs / Ross Ewich / Nasti / Mr. Schidtler / Doctor / Announcer / Blip / Snake-Eyes
Christine McGlade
Lisa Ruddy
Ben Schreiner
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For Ross to approve a show on literature, Christine had to promise to do his books for him, but now that it's up and running, Christine finds herself wanting to become a writer. Justin, meanwhile, believes he's stumbled upon an international conspiracy of immense magnitude when he can't find even the barest biography on the prolific writer A. Nonymous. His crusade begins. On the home front, Lance finds Alasdair and Ben reading well beyond Peter Pan and Justin reading well beyond his maturity level, Valerie cancels the family's newspaper subscription due to the amount of unread books on hand, Alasdair wishes they'd stop celebrating Robert Burns Day, and Justin presents horror fan Lance a truly frightening book. Elsewhere, prisoner Alasdair gets in a dispute with his agent over the success of his book, Blip keeps books on hand for little visitors, Ben helps Barth plan out a diet cookbook, Lisa helps Christine follow the path of a famous writer, and Coach succeeds in getting his football... Written by statmanjeff

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Trivia

Misspellings on the classroom blackboard: (1) "BAROKE" (Baroque), (2) "LITERACHURE" (literature), (3) "DEAF" (a correct spelling but not when it's the name of the rock band Def Leopard) (4) "MILTEN LOST REGANED" with a pair of dice drawn in as a rebus (John Milton's Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained). See more »

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Barth says "I don't know" about how to start writing his diet cook book, but the slime, which befalls anyone who says those words, doesn't come. See more »

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Alasdair Gillis: Are all agents like you?
Nasti: Oh, no. Some o' dhem are not nice guys.
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