History Funny / YouCantDoThatOnTelevision

19th Dec '15 10:20:25 AM twilicorn
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* Some of the pre-emption bumpers fall into this trope.
14th Sep '15 4:32:59 PM twilicorn
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* In one sketch, a girl is in bed and calls out to her parents for a glass of water. Guess what happens.
1st Aug '14 2:58:31 PM BroomhandleJones
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-->'''Adam'': Adam.
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-->'''Adam'': -->'''Adam''': Adam.
31st Jul '14 2:05:15 PM BroomhandleJones
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-->''(Senator Prevert is on the phone while Adam is in a living room chair, exhausted and moaning)'' -->'''Prevert''': Hello, hello, l-listen, is this the orphanage? Yeah, look, It's Senator Prevert here. It's about that kid we adopted this morning. Wait a minute...''(to Adam)'': What's your name again? -->'''Adam''' ''(weakly)'': Adam. -->'''Prevert''': What's your name? -->'''Adam'': Adam. -->'''Prevert''' ''(back on the phone)'': Adam. Adam. Yeah, yeah, that's right. Listen, here, you can come over here and get him and take him back...What? No, no, no. He's ''through'' here...Yea--What'd he do? He did just about everything ''([[FunnyBackgroundEvent as Adam is picking through Senator Prevert's bowl of potato chips]])'': Yeah, he washed the car and he mowed the grass and he raked up the leaves and he cleaned the windows and he did the dishes and he carried out the garbage... -->'''Adam''' ''(interrupts as Prevert leans in to listen)'': C-cleaned the oven and scrubbed the kitchen floor. -->'''Prevert''': Yeah, ''(back on the phone)'': Cleaned the oven and scrubbed the kitchen floor. Yeah, he's done everything that pretty well had to be done, so you can come over here and you take 'im back...What? What do you ''mean'' "Adoption is forever"?! Listen, this kid looks like he's getting hungry. He's gonna have to be fed. ''(venomously)'': You get over her right away, ya [[PrecisionFStrike damn]] bureaucrat! ''(hangs up; turns attention back to Adam)'': Hey, listen, kid, what was your name again? -->'''Adam''': Adam. -->'''Prevert''': Adam, yeah, they won't be here for another half-hour, so why don't you go up and clean the toilet? ''(snatches potato chip bowl as Adam reaches for another chip)'': '''''AND GET YOUR HANDS OFF MY POTATO CHIPS'''''!
26th Jul '14 4:03:29 AM BroomhandleJones
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'''Christine:''' Usually.
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'''Christine:''' Usually. Usually. * The infamous sketch on "Adoption" where Senator Prevert calls the orphanage to return Adam after using him to do chores, only to learn that "adoption" is forever ([[HilarityEnsues even though the orphanage would have had to take Adam back because of how poorly Senator Prevert is treating him]]).
2nd Feb '14 8:15:42 PM mlsmithca
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-->'''Christine:''' As you all know, Vanessa is new to the show and Vanessa, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me. -->'''Vanessa:''' There is something I wanted to ask you. -->'''Christine:''' Sure? -->'''Vanessa:''' How do they make that slime they're always dumping on you? -->'''Christine:''' First they take some wa- ''(catches herself)'' some liquid, and then they add some jello powder, and some flour, sometimes some soap, and they dump it all over me. -->'''Vanessa:''' ''(looks toward the ceiling)'' Where do they dump it from? -->'''Christine:''' Actually Vanessa, I've always wondered that too, but I just don't know. -->''(green slime falls on Christine's head)'' -->'''Vanessa:''' Interesting. Is it always green like this? -->'''Christine:''' Well, yeah it usually is, but I guess it could be red. -->''(red slime drops on Christine's head)'' -->'''Christine:''' Or... it could be blue. -->''(blue slime drops on Christine's head)'' -->'''Christine:''' ''(getting annoyed)'' Or yellow. -->''(yellow slime drops on Christine's head)'' -->'''Christine:''' Yep... Okay, you guys think you're so smart? Let's see stripes. -->''(red, yellow, and blue slime falls on Christine's head)''[[note]] This specific moment is seen on television in the opening scene of ''Film/FatalAttraction''.[[/note]] -->'''Vanessa:''' ''(who has been in the "splash zone" of the last few slimes)'' Boy, must be tough being a TV star. By the way, how do you get this stuff out? -->'''Christine:''' Well, it usually washes out with water. -->''(water falls on Christine's head)'' -->'''Christine:''' Usually.
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-->'''Christine:''' As you all know, Vanessa is new to the show and Vanessa, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me. -->'''Vanessa:''' me.\\ '''Vanessa:''' There is something I wanted to ask you. -->'''Christine:''' Sure? -->'''Vanessa:''' you.\\ '''Christine:''' Sure?\\ '''Vanessa:''' How do they make that slime they're always dumping on you? -->'''Christine:''' you?\\ '''Christine:''' First they take some wa- ''(catches herself)'' some liquid, and then they add some jello powder, and some flour, sometimes some soap, and they dump it all over me. -->'''Vanessa:''' me.\\ '''Vanessa:''' ''(looks toward the ceiling)'' Where do they dump it from? -->'''Christine:''' from?\\ '''Christine:''' Actually Vanessa, I've always wondered that too, but I just don't know. -->''(green know.\\ ''(green slime falls on Christine's head)'' -->'''Vanessa:''' head)''\\ '''Vanessa:''' Interesting. Is it always green like this? -->'''Christine:''' this?\\ '''Christine:''' Well, yeah it usually is, but I guess it could be red. -->''(red red.\\ ''(red slime drops on Christine's head)'' -->'''Christine:''' head)''\\ '''Christine:''' Or... it could be blue. -->''(blue blue.\\ ''(blue slime drops on Christine's head)'' -->'''Christine:''' head)''\\ '''Christine:''' ''(getting annoyed)'' Or yellow. -->''(yellow yellow.\\ ''(yellow slime drops on Christine's head)'' -->'''Christine:''' head)''\\ '''Christine:''' Yep... Okay, you guys think you're so smart? Let's see stripes. -->''(red, stripes.\\ ''(red, yellow, and blue slime falls on Christine's head)''[[note]] This specific moment is seen on television in the opening scene of ''Film/FatalAttraction''.[[/note]] -->'''Vanessa:''' [[/note]]\\ '''Vanessa:''' ''(who has been in the "splash zone" of the last few slimes)'' Boy, must be tough being a TV star. By the way, how do you get this stuff out? -->'''Christine:''' out?\\ '''Christine:''' Well, it usually washes out with water. -->''(water water.\\ ''(water falls on Christine's head)'' -->'''Christine:''' head)''\\ '''Christine:''' Usually.
13th Mar '13 11:11:42 PM mlsmithca
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-->'''Christine:''' First they take some wa- ''(catches herself)'' some liquid and then they add some jello powder and some flour. Sometimes some soap and they dump it all over me. -->'''Vanessa:''' Where do they dump it from?
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-->'''Christine:''' First they take some wa- ''(catches herself)'' some liquid liquid, and then they add some jello powder powder, and some flour. Sometimes flour, sometimes some soap soap, and they dump it all over me. -->'''Vanessa:''' ''(looks toward the ceiling)'' Where do they dump it from?
13th Mar '13 12:20:24 PM mlsmithca
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-->'''Christine:''' First they take some liquid and then they add some jello powder and some flour. Sometimes some soap and they dump it all over me.
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-->'''Christine:''' First they take some wa- ''(catches herself)'' some liquid and then they add some jello powder and some flour. Sometimes some soap and they dump it all over me.
13th Mar '13 12:15:35 PM mlsmithca
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-->''green slime falls on Christine's head''
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-->''green -->''(green slime falls on Christine's head''head)''

-->''red slime drops on Christine's head''
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-->''red -->''(red slime drops on Christine's head''head)''

-->''blue slime drops on Christine's head'' -->'''Christine:''' ''getting annoyed'' Or yellow. -->''yellow slime drops on Christine's head''
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-->''blue -->''(blue slime drops on Christine's head'' head)'' -->'''Christine:''' ''getting annoyed'' ''(getting annoyed)'' Or yellow. -->''yellow -->''(yellow slime drops on Christine's head''head)''

-->''red, yellow, and blue slime falls on Christine's head'' -->'''Vanessa:''' Boy, must be tough being a TV star. By the way, how do you get this stuff out?
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-->''red, -->''(red, yellow, and blue slime falls on Christine's head'' head)''[[note]] This specific moment is seen on television in the opening scene of ''Film/FatalAttraction''.[[/note]] -->'''Vanessa:''' ''(who has been in the "splash zone" of the last few slimes)'' Boy, must be tough being a TV star. By the way, how do you get this stuff out?

-->''water falls on Christine's head''
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-->''water -->''(water falls on Christine's head''head)''
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