History Series / YouCantDoThatOnTelevision

17th Jun '17 6:20:43 PM GarrulousTiger
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** Played straight in the local-only, hour-long versions of the 1979 and 1981 seasons, in which the telephone numbers viewers were instructed to call to participate in the phone-in contests often did begin with "555."
17th Jun '17 6:15:04 PM GarrulousTiger
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* GRatedDrug: Custard pies in "Drugs" (1981).
11th Jun '17 6:32:37 PM GarrulousTiger
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* FiveFiveFive: The infamous "Adoption" episode, during the "Today's Child" segments (555-KIDS, plus "555-MOMS" and "555-DADS" during the opposites).
11th Jun '17 4:33:45 AM Anddrix
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** One episode had a kid who was an InsufferableGenius who claimed to know everything; one of the others tried to get him soaked during a trivia game by asking him what surrounded Australia. (He was a little too GenreSavvy and named gave the names of each ocean, causing the guy asking to remark he was [[OutGambitted "supposed to say 'water'."]] Ho boy.) Said genius got what was coming to him at the end by claiming [[ThatCameOutWrong "There is nothing about this show that I don't know."]] (But then tried to get the last laugh by saying "water" on purpose to use it as a slime-cleaner; only to be pied by the rest of the cast.)

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** One episode had a kid who was an InsufferableGenius who claimed to know everything; one of the others tried to get him soaked during a trivia game by asking him what surrounded Australia. (He was a little too GenreSavvy clever and named gave the names of each ocean, causing the guy asking to remark he was [[OutGambitted "supposed to say 'water'."]] Ho boy.) Said genius got what was coming to him at the end by claiming [[ThatCameOutWrong "There is nothing about this show that I don't know."]] (But then tried to get the last laugh by saying "water" on purpose to use it as a slime-cleaner; only to be pied by the rest of the cast.)
9th May '17 11:26:10 PM GuyIncog
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* BBulletproofHumanShield: A staple of the firing squad sketch, as El Capitano would typically be tricked into saying "Fire!" while standing directly between the condemned and the firing squad. El Capitano would then be shot by his own men, with the prisoners generally emerging unscathed.
6th Feb '17 6:15:02 PM TheMysteriousH
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* MeaningfulName: Most of Les Lye's characters.



* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: The girls were pied, slimed and drenched just as much as the boys. In one notable instance, Moose got hit not only with green slime, but also, red, yellow and blue slime. Then, she got hit with ''striped'' slime, which combined all four colours at once.

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* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: The girls were pied, slimed and drenched just as much as the boys. In one notable instance, Moose got hit not only with green slime, but also, red, yellow and blue slime. Then, she got hit with ''striped'' slime, which combined all four colours at once. once, followed by water.
6th Feb '17 5:51:48 PM TheMysteriousH
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** The credits for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUDFVcLr1gY the Worst of You Can't Do That On Television]] compilation video has several, as the credits are twice as long as normal.



** Partially because (as she was, for many years, the oldest of the kids) she was taller than almost everyone else.



* DrivesLikeCrazy: Bus driver Snake Eyes (Les Lye). The school bus sketches nearly always ended with Snake Eyes seconds from crashing the bus into something or driving over a cliff.

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Bus driver Snake Eyes (Les Lye). The school bus sketches nearly always ended with Snake Eyes seconds from before or after crashing the bus into something or driving over a cliff.
6th Feb '17 5:40:38 PM TheMysteriousH
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*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YqDWnlZG6s The Splat picked up on that]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COpCvCYZAWA and sorry]].
28th Jan '17 5:14:16 PM foxley
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* WilliamTelling: One sketch involves all of William Tell's children [[BlackComedy dead with arrows through them and apples lying near them,]] except for one remaining son who's left confused as to how this could have happened. Turns out William Tell [[HiccupHijinks had a case of the hiccups.]]
25th Nov '16 4:40:42 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** One episode had a kid who was an InsufferableGenius who claimed to know everything; one of the others tried to get him soaked during a trivia game by asking him what surrounded Australia. (He was a little too GenreSavvy and named gave the names of each ocean, causing the guy asking to remark he was [[OutGambitted "supposed to say 'water'."]] Ho boy.) Said genius got what was coming to him at the end by claiming [[ThatCameOutWrong "There is nothing about this show that I don't know."]] (But then tried to get the last laugh by saying "water" on purpose to use it as a slime-cleaner; only to be pied by the rest of the cast.)


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** In one episode nobody had been slimed by the third half, and one of the boys was paranoid that it would happen to him; Christine feigns concern and calms him down, causing him to remark that "I don't know why I what I was so worried about!" (Right before - to her delight - it hits him.)
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