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Barth: I Heard That - You Can't Do That on Television - YCDTOTV Shirt

Barth: Cannibal - You Can't Do That on Television T-Shirt - Barth's Burgers - Nickelodeon

“Who do you think’s in the burgers?”

Get them here: Barth: I Heard That T-Shirt or Barth: Cannibal T-Shirt (available in 14 different colors)

If you grew up watching Nickelodeon in the 1980s you know who this is. Barth, the disgusting cook played by Les Lye on You Can’t Do That on Television, was known for putting questionable ingredients in his burgers. For some reason the kids kept eating there though, frequently joking about the idea of Barth killing people and cooking them! Best kids show ever 🙂

Video Clips:

Barth and the Health Inspector (featuring a young Alanis Morissette)

15 Minute Compilation of Barth’s Burgers Sketches:

More info on You Can’t Do That on Television:

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. It was notable for launching the career of many performers, particularly Alanis Morissette

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.