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You Can’t Do That On Television was probably my #1 favorite show as a kid. If you grew up watching this show like I did, these videos will be a major nostalgia rush.
SlimeCon was created by YCDTOTV fan Byron Smith in order to give both the cast and the fans a once-in-a-lifetime experience like none other. Up until this point, the cast had not fully reunited since she show ended in 1990. And it just so happened that CJOH-TV had held on to many of the show’s original sets and props. It only made sense to put all of the pieces together to create a cast reunion and fan convention.
Cast members in attendance included Christine “Moose” McGlade, Lisa Ruddy, Alasdair Gillis, Adam Reid, Vanessa Lindores, Doug Ptolemy, Stephanie Bauder, Jill Stanley, and the legendary Les Lye. Also in attendance was television producer-director-executive Geoffrey Darby. SlimeCon was remarkably successful and drew attendees from across the United States and Canada to the very studios where YCDTOTV was created, taped and edited. Cast and fans together ate real Barth burgers, watched episodes, discussed the show and were even slimed!
This ORIGINAL production by DND Films and SlimeCon Enterprises, in association with CJOH-TV, celebrates the 25th anniversary of ”You Can’t Do That On Television.” Featuring five of the original cast members, this official reunion special includes memorable moments, never-before-seen footage, and all-new scenes.
More about You Can’t Do That On Television via Wikipedia:
You Can’t Do That on Television is a Canadian television program that first aired locally in 1979 before ultimately airing internationally in 1981. It primarily featured pre-teen and teenaged actors in a sketch comedy format in which they acted out skits based on a theme for that episode.
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 similarly-themed 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 iconic slime onto the network.