You Can’t Do That On Television was one of my favourite children’s shows growing up. The show began in Ottawa, ON on February 3, 1979, before I was born. It consisted of a combination of musical performances, game shows and comedy sketches performed by the cast of child actors. The most memorable cast member went on to be a famous rock/folk/pop star…Do you know who?
Nickelodeon, a young network at the time, picked up the show in the US, where it quickly became on of their most popular shows on the network. The famous green slime that would unexpectedly dump on a person that said the “word” of the day, became a staple in the the branding and image of the television network.
One thing Canadians did well in the 80s and 90s was make quality, educational and entertaining television programs for children. Do you remember any of these other classic shows? They make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! Ah, to be a kid again…Enjoy the hilariously nostalgic trip down memory lane!…