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  • Actors: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy, Alasdair Gillis
  • Writers: Dan Lalande, Derek Diorio, Kevin Ward, Rick Jones
  • Producers: Kevin Kubusheskie, Geoffrey Darby, Roger Damon Price
  • Format: NTSC
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JO2S
  • Learn more about "You Can't Do That on Television" on IMDb

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I watched every episode when I was a kid.
Jason L. Baucom
Sure some of the jokes were crude but i dare anyone to watch this show without getting at least one laugh from it.
Michael Warburton
Please, please, please release this on DVD!
T. McCoy

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76 of 77 people found the following review helpful By Jason L. Baucom on October 7, 2006
I am 34 years old and have out grown this show but I am very nostalgic and think it's a shame that this show has just fallen off the face of the earth. It's a great show. I watched every episode when I was a kid. I even wrote letters to Les Lye, the man of many characters on the show, and he wrote me back every time. From Kevin Illianovitch Rasputin Kubacheski, Alasdair Gillis, Lisa Ruddy, and the rest. What happened? Why does Nick ignore the show that helped launch it to stardom? I'd rather my kids watch reruns of this than stupid MTV shows. Maybe we just need to complain a bit more.

So what I need to know is who owns the shows and how do we get this put on DVD already? I'd really love to see it again just to reminisce and here those great Les Lye one liners.

"da I heard that"

"kids got a point there Valleri"

"ready, aim, "
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 11, 2006
It is so sad that, like many other great shows, this show is not available on DVD. I'm also amazed that no one has brought the show back with a new generation of kids. It was such a great show, basically a children's version of The Carol Burnett Show. The budget of it had to be next to nothing, yet I still watched it whenever it was on. Today, we have all these big budget shows that just don't measure up.

Please please please bring this series out on DVD so that we, and a brand new generation, can once again enjoy the simple pleasures of water, slime, firing squads, dungeons, classrooms, detention rooms with big dictionaries, Barth's restaurant, and a host of other goodies.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Michael Gmirkin VINE VOICE on November 28, 2005
For the love of God and all things sacred... Well, okay, nothing is sacred to this show. And that was the irreverent beauty of it. To be honest, I had forgotten that this show existed until a few days ago. I am so ashamed. This show is undoubtedly the root of my sense of humor. I can admit that I was a rather devoted fan back in the day.

Sure, it was crude, sure the jokes were one-liners, sure it was obnoxious, campy, and the best this since Monty Python's Flying Circus. Not even the venerated SNL and Mad TV can really effectively compete with this show. Frankly SNL has deteriorated over the last 10 years+. But YCDTOT is an icon, a shining example of what every TV show today strives NOT to be: tasteless, classless, and well just plain stupid at times. But funny enough to keep you coming back for more. It's kind of a Monty Python (crude, hilarious) meets Married with Children (classless, tasteless) and then cross-breeds with SNL and Mad TV. Of course it was first, and it was best...

The fans DESERVE this to be remastered and released in all its vile gut-busting glory. Prefer by season, with commentaries, possibly interviews and where-are-they-now's, any behind the scenes footage, cut scenes, banned episodes, out-takes, un-aired episodes or sketches...

Fans will eat it up, spit it out, then eat it up again, then go visit Barth.

*I heeaaarrrrddddd that!*
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Goldenroom on October 30, 2006
I was born in 1979, and Nick was a huge part of my life (as well as others my age). Nick was really great from the early 80's till the mid 90's. Some of the early 80's great shows I remember, "you cant do that on television", "tommorrow people", then the mid 80's "cities of gold", double dare", "noozles", the 90's brought us "Clarrissa explains it all", "Pete and Pete", "Are you afraid of the dark", "legends of the hidden temple", "Hey dude", Salute you shorts". Then all of a sudden, Nick, the disney channel, MTV, and many other stations turned to crap, all promoting a metro-sexual, self-absorbed and trivial lifestyle to teens of the new millenium. It's a shame, the quality of television has plumeted. Movies suck. politicians are more phoney then ever. There's nothing good about the 2000-2010 era... heck, we dont even have a name for it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Esteemed Protector on November 20, 2006
I hope You Can't That on Television is released on DVD. It was Nickelodeon at its finest! I would particularly like to see the "forbidden" orphans episode which I actually manage to watch the one and only time it was aired.

I never understood why it was so controversial, I suspect the fuss was a classic case of political correctness gone crazy!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JPF2002 on June 2, 2006
I have been waiting to get any of the episodes of this classic cable comedy series. I spent many an afternoon skipping homework to stare hopelessly at Alasdair and secretly hoping that I was Christine. I can't wait till the company gets their act together to release the series.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Miss. GA Peach 78 on July 26, 2007
I've been patiently awaiting the release of the YCDTOTV dvds because like many of the reviewers here I grew up watching the show and have begun to feel a bit nostalgic towards the yester-years... But, as I found out, the reason why it has not been released through Nick is because it was leased programming -all true YCDTOTV fans know that the show was produced in Canada. What some of you fans may not know (and I didn't until someone else explained it to me) is that any said distributor of Canadian programming such as YCDTOTV -would have to pay royalties not only to whoever owns the show's copyrights, but to each and every actor that participated on the show itself (part of the Canadian Actors Guild). Thus, it would become quite costly to distribute such a program due to the large number of actors who joined the cast throughout its existence on the air.
I don't know if that will change or if this only applies to dated programming. However, there is hope...if you really want to satisfy your YCDTOTV fix, you can visit the website (YCDTOTV.com) where you can watch classic episodes of the show in its entirety. Plus, if you're a real die-hard fan you can trade or buy copies from people who have dusted off their VHS tapes in order to make copies and share with others.
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