You Can't Do That On Television

You Can't Do That On Television is a sketch comedy show that came out of Canada and broadcast on Nickelodeon in the 80s. This show launched the career of Alanis Morrisette, and it featured the green slime that everybody on Nick knows and love. You will see the bus driver who only tells the kids to "sit down and shut up", and you will see Barf the chef. This is a madcap show that reminds kids of the 80s what it was like to be in school, and it was the show that made Nickelodeon what it is today.

3 Seasons, 20 Episodes
January 6, 1982
Cast: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy
You Can't Do That On Television

You Can't Do That On Television Full Episode Guide

  • The kids introduce us to fine arts and high culture via gallons of neon-green slime.

  • The kids tackle the challenging issue of bullying with a nuanced approach that includes people being hit in the head with frying pans.

  • The kids find out the warranties on all the set's equipment have expired! What a rip!

  • The kids pack their jeans and head to camp and the beach to vacation in early-80s style.

  • The kids explore radical styles and what it means to truly be funky-fresh.

  • The kids put on orange vests to figure out once and for all who the most popular cast member is.

  • Growing up leads to a change in hygiene habits.Things start to stink around set and the kids learn to wear underarm deodorant. The kids end up in some awkward situations involving bodily scents. The girls experiment with makeup to appear more grown up.

  • The kids examine peer pressure and the effects it has on those involved.Giving into peer pressure gets the kids into some impractical situations. Lisa's dad attempts to explain "the birds and the bees" to her. The boy tricks his captor into getting shot.

  • The kids look into the positives behind dieting and eating healthier.Hitting puberty means breaking out and some of the kids get pimples.Christine tricks Lisa into reading her link so Lisa gets slimed with porridge instead of her.

  • The kids explore different scenarios of why drugs are addictive and damaging to your body.The gang demonstrates the addictiveness of real drugs by relating it to being a "pie user".The prisoner uses unfinished homework as an excuse to escape.

  • This show covers vandalism and juvenile crime and punishment. Christine is upset she got a speeding ticket.The boy escapes execution for having to report to his probation officer.Barf's burger recipe is stolen making the food and smell worse than usual.

  • This episode examines the negative effects of smoking and its origin.The kids go through scenarios of what smoking can do to you and why kids shouldn't smoke.Lisa questions why those who smoke want to quit and why those who don't smoke, want to try it?

  • The gang learns a lesson on the importance of personal hygiene; like taking a bath, brushing your teeth and keeping clean.Christine has some strange encounters while in the bathtub.The execution is halted because the prisoner forgot to brush his teeth.

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