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Anyone Remember This Tv Show?  
User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2809 posts, RR: 15
Posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Hi everyone,

this has been driving me nuts for around twenty years now! It was a US or Canadian kid's show, set in a school, & I think it was like a sketch show. All I remember from the opening credits was like a funny montage of kids going to school & it finished with them all going into a sausage grinder or something & being squeezed onto a yellow school bus then. I can barely remember one sketch, about lockers, & they were all painted different colours, & everytime someone opened one something weird would happen like people jump out at them or they'd get dragged into the other side. I woulda been watching this in the late 80s-early 90s.

Oh and another one, about a black cat that lived in an apartment, & it was a puppet with a white cast on it's arm & he could open it & there was stuff in it or he could talk to someone on it. Think this was American.

Ehhhhh....thanks!   


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User currently offlineJayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

Sounds like "You Can't Do That on Television", I used to watch it all the time. It was a Canadian show that ran during the 80s and early 90s I believe.
Was this the one?



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2809 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

Omfg, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I used to dance around to this theme tune, thought it was so wild when I was 4!

 



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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1551 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

Quoting Jayce (Reply 1):
Sounds like "You Can't Do That on Television", I used to watch it all the time. It was a Canadian show that ran during the 80s and early 90s I believe.

I remember that show well. It was a sketch comedy show geared towards kids. I wish it was out on DVD. Heck.....I wish most of Nickelodeon's shows from the late 80s-late 90s were out on DVD. TV was TV then. We had good shows.....nothing stupid like a talking sponge.

Marc


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3599 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1907 times:

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 3):
TV was TV then. We had good shows.....nothing stupid like a talking sponge.

I'll bet your parents thought your TV shows were shit as well.


User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8427 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

I used to watch "You Can't Do That On Television" on Nickelodeon when I was young. My favorite skit was the burger joint sceene, when one of the kids criticized the burger or the cook, Les who played the cook would come out and say "I heard that".


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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11460 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 4):
I'll bet your parents thought your TV shows were shit as well.

My father forbid me from watching YCDTOTV. I never understood why. It was such a stupid show it was funny. Green slime and water and Ross and Moose..... Ah, memories....



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7506 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Some 20 or so years ago, while flipping through the channels, I would find myself watching it occassionally if there was nothing else on. Although it was a kid's show, I found myself drawn to it; then it dawned on me that I saw much of this before many years earlier.

For those old enough to recall/remember, much of the skits (especially the jokes in the locker scenes at the end of the show) were modelled after NBC's Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In that aired during the late-60s/early-70s.

Here's where YCDTOTV got the idea for the locker-jokes sketch (mind you, this is just one example):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ8Vrvy0VeE

Another tidbit: the actress that usually played the mother or teacher in the TCDTOTV (I don't remember her name nor have time to Google it) played a judge in an early scene of Sudden Impact. The scene's shortly before Callahan's (Eastwood) infamous dogsh*t speech in the elevator.

Quoting seb146 (Reply 6):
My father forbid me from watching YCDTOTV. I never understood why.

Maybe it reminded him too much of Laugh-In



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2809 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 3):
nothing stupid like a talking sponge.

Leave Spongebob outta this!

 



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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11460 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 8):
Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 3):
nothing stupid like a talking sponge.

Leave Spongebob outta this!

The funny thing is: I was in junior high and high school when Nickelodeon was showing YCDTOTV. I remember the boys about my age occasionally with no shirts on. Yet, Spongebob was allegedly a recruiter for us gays? With his squirrel GIRLfriend?



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User currently offlineanonymousinsan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1711 times:

Quoting aerdingus (Thread starter):
Oh and another one, about a black cat that lived in an apartment, & it was a puppet with a white cast on it's arm & he could open it & there was stuff in it or he could talk to someone on it. Think this was American.




I wish I could remember the show you're describing. Hopefully this website can be of help. It's fun to reminisce and see the shows we grew up with here: http://www.retrojunk.com/

Vicky

P.S. Remember Alanis Morissette was on YCDTOTV!


User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3065 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

Quoting seb146 (Reply 9):
The funny thing is: I was in junior high and high school when Nickelodeon was showing YCDTOTV. I remember the boys about my age occasionally with no shirts on. Yet, Spongebob was allegedly a recruiter for us gays? With his squirrel GIRLfriend?

Well, that's the thing about witch hunts... usually the ones doing the hunting wouldn't recognize a genuine example of what they're looking for if it walked up and kissed them on the lips. Case in point: the controversy that surrounded the song "Puff The Magic Dragon" by Peter, Paul, & Mary- http://musicouch.com/musicouching/pu...f-the-magic-dragon”-controversy/



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2809 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

Quoting seb146 (Reply 9):
Yet, Spongebob was allegedly a recruiter for us gays? With his squirrel GIRLfriend?

Sandy is so not his girlfriend! She's his faghag. It's obvious him & Pat are together!

 
Quoting anonymousinsan (Reply 10):


I wish I could remember the show you're describing. Hopefully this website can be of help. It's fun to reminisce and see the shows we grew up with here: http://www.retrojunk.com/

Cheers!



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User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5553 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 3):
nothing stupid like a talking sponge.


There's a great cartoon that everyone knows about. It's stars a naive, yet lovable anthropomorphic yellow character. His best friend is a timid pink-colored character, who is usually willing prove his worth and puts on a brave face. One of his friends is a brown haired animal that doesn't belong in the host environment. There's a blue-gray character that is sarcastic, a bit of a loner, yet helpful when truly needed. There's a wise old character who always wants to give the main character some advice about life, whether they want it or not.

Most stories are Aesops of a sort, having the main character getting into a predicament, but by the end, with the help of his friends, he gets out of it and learns valuable lessons.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you:

Winnie-the-Pooh.



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User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1627 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1555 times:

Anyone remember Thunder in Paradise?


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