You Can't Do That on Television

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You Can't Do That on Television
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Premiere February 3, 1979
Finale May 25, 1990
Creator Roger Price
Host Christine McGlade (1979-1986)
Alasdair Gillis (1982-1986)
Chris Bickford (1989-1990)
Network CTV (Canada)
Nickelodeon (USA)
Style sketch comedy
60-minute (1979-1981)
30-minute (1982-1990)
Company CJOH-TV
Seasons 10
Episodes 144 + 2 "Worst of" complications
Origin Canada

You Can't Do That on Television is a Canadian sketch comedy that first aired locally in 1979 before airing internationally in 1981. The series features pre-teen and teenaged actors in a sketch comedy format that is similar to Laugh-In and Saturday Night Live. Each episode featured a specific theme that is normally related to pop culture at the time. It is also notable for lauching the careers of many performers, including alternative rock songer-songwirter Alanis Morissette and screenwriter Bill Prady.

You Can't Do That on Television was produced by and aired on CJOH-TV, a CTV station based in Ottawa, which was later marketed specifically for an American audience. After the show ended in 1990, Nickelodeon continuted airing reruns until 1994, when it was replaced with All That.

Contents

Cast

See Cast Listing.

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CJOH-TV
Season One February 3, 1979 May 19, 1979 14
Season Two January 24, 1981 April 18, 1981 13
Season Three October 18, 1982 November 15, 1982 13
Season Four October 3, 1983 Februay 29, 1984 13
Season Five June 4, 1984 February 5, 1985 26
Season Six October 14, 1985 November 15, 1985 10
Season Seven August 11, 1986 January 2, 1987 20
Season Eight 1987 1987 5 + 1
Season Nine May 8, 1989 February 16, 1990 25 + 1
Season Ten May 21, 1990 May 25, 1990 5

In-Depth

DVD Releases

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