Arts Television Programs Comedy Sketch Comedy You Can't Do That on Television
Children's series that began airing on Ottawa, Canada, television station CJOH in 1979 and, aside from a 1987-88 hiatus, was produced until 1990; it was briefly replaced by a prime-time version, "Whatever Turns You On," that aired nationally on CTV for 12 episodes. A then-fledgling U.S. cable channel named Nickelodeon picked up "You Can't Do That on Television" in 1981, and it quickly became the network's flagship show. The series featured a revolving cast of young Ottawa-area actors (including Alanis Morissette) in sketches interspersed with sequences depicting the fictional production of the show on a linkset. The show is probably most famous for unleashing green slime on the world - cast members who dared to utter the phrase "I don't know" were drenched in the substance. Though Nickelodeon very seldom airs episodes of "You Can't Do That on Television," green slime remains one of the network's trademarks.

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The Slime Society
Site for the show's official fan club features news, show history, FAQs, episode guide, articles, and images, as well as streaming video of full episodes.
Allan's YCDTOTV Trading Page
Fan's list of tapes for trade, along with pictures and video clips.
Barth's Burgery
Episode guide, pictures and episodes offered on FTP and DVD.
Internet Movie Database: "You Can't Do That on Television" (1979)
Cast and crew listings, trivia, alternate versions, user comments and quotes.
Whatever Turns You On
Official fan site for the short-lived CTV prime-time version of the series. History, cast information and interviews, pictures, episode guide, musical guests, message board and tape trading.
You Can't Do That on Television World Service
Fan site with images, interviews, list of favorite skits, information on cast members' later work, FAQs and links list.
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