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You Can't Do That on Television

Feb. 03, 1979
Duration: 30 min/episode
Rated: TV-PG
Status: Ended

Seasons and episodes

4Season 4Oct. 05, 1983
3Season 3Mar. 17, 1982
2Season 2Jan. 24, 1981
1Season 1Feb. 03, 1979


You Can't Do That on Television is a Canadian television program that first aired locally in 1979 before airing internationally in 1981. It featured pre-teen and teenaged actors in a sketch comedy format. Each episode had a theme. The show was notable for launching the careers of many performers, including Alanis Morissette, and writer Bill Prady, who would write and produce shows like The Big Bang Theory, Gilmore Girls and Dharma and Greg. The show was produced by and aired on Ottawa's CTV station CJOH-TV. After production ended in 1990, the show continued in reruns on Nickelodeon through 1994, when it was replaced with the similar All That. The show is synonymous with Nick, and was at that time extremely popular, with the highest ratings overall on the channel. The show is also well known for introducing the network's iconic slime. The program is the subject of the 2004 feature-length documentary, You Can't Do That on Film, directed by David Dillehunt.

Original titleYou Can't Do That on Television
First air dateFeb. 03, 1979
Last air dateJul. 21, 2004
IMDb Rating8.12 359 votes
TMDb Rating7.513 votes

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