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Anyone Remember This Tv Show?

Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:00 am

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.

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RE: Anyone Remember This Tv Show?

Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:17 am

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.
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Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:40 pm

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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Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:19 pm

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.

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Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:24 pm

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.
 
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Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:59 pm

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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Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:08 pm

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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Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:30 pm

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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RE: Anyone Remember This Tv Show?

Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:49 pm

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

Leave Spongebob outta this!

 
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:07 am

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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Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:55 am

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/

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P.S. Remember Alanis Morissette was on YCDTOTV!
 
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:52 am

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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RE: Anyone Remember This Tv Show?

Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:09 pm

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!

 
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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/

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RE: Anyone Remember This Tv Show?

Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:15 pm

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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