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Throwback Thursday-Television Edition-You Can’t Do That On Television (1979-1990)

There is something about television before the PC (politically correct) era that always stands out for me.

In the late 1970’s, a small Canadian station premiered You Can’t Do That On Television, a sketch comedy show with a cast of young up and coming performers. In the early 1980’s, the show aired internationally. Broken up into Saturday Night Live style skits and conversations between cast, the show was infamous for a certain catchphrase, which many of my generation may remember. Uttering this catchphrase meant that you would soon be covered in green slime.

For a kid in that era, this was sophisticated comedy. For my generation, this show elevated Nickelodeon’s stature and forever imprinted it’s association with green slime.

I recommend it.

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