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You Can't Do That on Television 

Sketch TV by young amateur actors in true classic Nick-style. But whatever you do, never admit that you don't know or ask for water.
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Series cast summary:
...  Ross Ewich / ... 143 episodes, 1979-1990
...  Valerie Prevort / ... 114 episodes, 1982-1990
...  Christine / ... 86 episodes, 1979-1986
...  Lisa / ... 67 episodes, 1979-1985
...  Alasdair Gillis / ... 63 episodes, 1982-1987
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Sketch TV by young amateur actors in true classic Nick-style. But whatever you do, never admit that you don't know or ask for water.

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Over 100 kids appeared on the show during its run. Some remained on the show for a few years while some only appeared in one episode. See more »

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Adam: Hey Ross. Whats with the flag?
Ross: Well you know what kids? I've just decided that communism ain't so bad after all.
Alanis: And you made us wear these tacky helmets and then you become a communist.
Adam: Now cool it comrade,this is just the introductsky
AdamRossAlanisStephanieChrisMatthew: to the oppositesovich.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.75 (2012) See more »

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You Can't Do That on Television Theme
Performed by The National Press Club and Allied Workers Jazz Band (as The National Press Club and the Allied Workers Jazz Band Ink.)
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I was too young to realize it back then, but this is hilarious...
13 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

From the Python-esque opening cartoon to the end credits, "YCDTOT" is easily one of the best sketch comedies ever made. It's faster and more frenetic than "Roundhouse," "All That," or even SNL, and it resorts to current events and pop culture less frequently than other sketch comedies.

A talented young cast is led by Les Lye (arguably the star of the show) in routines satirizing the ins-and-outs of kid life: school buses, cafeterias, arcades. Sometimes it gets even wackier - the Mexican firing squad routines and slime/water/etc. gags are priceless.

See it if you can find it.


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