History Series / YouCantDoThatOnTelevision

13th Dec '15 8:32:05 PM SirSapphire
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Christine frequently didn't wear shoes in her link segments.
25th Nov '15 7:39:27 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** In one show, Christine is soaked simply because, as Ross tells her, the cue cards says she was ''suppposed'' to say "water", [[{{Railroading}} even though she did not.]]
30th Oct '15 5:36:07 PM ChrisInMI
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* BlandNameProduct: The series featured many commercial parodies (in fact, fake commercials were a regular part of the show during the 1982 episodes, which were originally aired before Nickelodeon became advertiser-supported); the objects of the parodies were often obvious, but the names were changed just enough to make them lawyer-friendly (for example, Head and Shoulders shampoo was parodied as "Shed and Holders", which cures Alasdair's dandruff by making his hair fall out). Averted in the original, local-only 1979 season, in which commercial products and trademarked objects were referred to by their actual names on several occasions. The [=McDonald's=] characters even visited the show in one episode.
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* BlandNameProduct: The series featured many commercial parodies (in fact, fake commercials were a regular part of the show during the 1982 episodes, which were originally aired before Nickelodeon became advertiser-supported); the objects of the parodies were often obvious, but the names were changed just enough to make them lawyer-friendly (for example, Head and Shoulders shampoo was parodied as "Shed and Holders", which cures Alasdair's dandruff by making his hair fall out). ** Averted in the original, local-only 1979 season, in which commercial products and trademarked objects were referred to by their actual names on several occasions. The [=McDonald's=] characters even visited the show in one episode.episode. ** Another later aversion occurs in 1986's "TV Commercials" episode, in which Doug tests a blindfolded Alasdair to see if he can tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi (which results in both boys ending up drenched for saying the "w" word after Doug switches the cans of soda with a can of spring water).
30th Oct '15 5:33:45 PM ChrisInMI
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*** However, this episode also contains an aversion of both this and the ParodyNames/BlandNameProduct tropes, in a link sketch in which Doug tests a blindfolded Alasdair to see if he can tell the difference between Coca-Cola and Pepsi (and tricks him into getting drenched by switching the soda cans with a can of spring water).
30th Oct '15 5:32:52 PM ChrisInMI
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*** However, this episode also contains an aversion of both this and the ParodyNames/BlandNameProduct tropes, in a link sketch in which Doug tests a blindfolded Alasdair to see if he can tell the difference between Coca-Cola and Pepsi (and tricks him into getting drenched by switching the soda cans with a can of spring water).
30th Oct '15 5:24:46 PM ChrisInMI
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** Although fake commercials weren't a regular part of the show again after 1983, the "TV Commercials" episode in 1986 (an Alanis Morissette episode which was also the first episode after Christine's departure) more than made up for the deficit.
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** Although fake commercials weren't a regular part of the show again after 1983, the "TV Commercials" episode in 1986 (an Alanis Morissette episode which was also the first episode after Christine's departure) more than made up for the deficit. This episode contained the aforementioned "Shed and Holders" shampoo gag as well as "Left Guard" deodorant and "Ravon" cosmetics among others.
30th Oct '15 5:19:58 PM ChrisInMI
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* CueCard: Several episodes feature link set segments in which we see Ross holding up cue cards containing Christine's lines (for example, in "Nutrition" from 1981, she refuses to read the card as written as she knows it will result on her getting milk dumped on her). In some cases, Christine is also shown holding cue cards containing Ross' lines, especially during scenes in which they are arguing about overreliance on cue cards.
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* CueCard: Several episodes feature link set segments in which we see Ross holding up cue cards containing Christine's lines (for example, in "Nutrition" from 1981, she refuses to read the card as written as she knows it will result on her getting milk dumped on her). In some cases, Christine is also shown holding cue cards containing Ross' lines, especially during scenes in which they are arguing about overreliance on cue cards. Despite the cue card gags, all lines on the show were memorized in real life. ** In some cases, unfortunate things slated to happen to Christine (or others) would not be written on the cue cards until AFTER they had happened. For example, Moose is drenched with water in "Culture Junk" (1982) for calling the writers' scripts "lousy" and then complains about how she hadn't said "Water," before the camera cuts to Ross holding up a cue card with a crew member writing the word "Water" on it.

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* CueCard: Several episodes feature link set segments ** Although fake commercials weren't a regular part of the show again after 1983, the "TV Commercials" episode in 1986 (an Alanis Morissette episode which we see Ross holding up cue cards containing was also the first episode after Christine's lines (for example, in "Nutrition" from 1981, she refuses to read departure) more than made up for the card as written as she knows it will result on her getting milk dumped on her). In some cases, Christine is also shown holding cue cards containing Ross' lines, especially during scenes in which they are arguing about overreliance on cue cards.deficit.
30th Oct '15 5:01:48 PM ChrisInMI
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** Shows up again in "Effort" (1989) when Mom, tired of Sariya's complaining that she has nothing to wear, makes the complaint come true by donating Sariya's entire wardrobe to charity and forcing Sariya to wear "[her] father's favourite fertilizer barrel" to school.
14th Sep '15 4:38:09 PM twilicorn
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Brought CoveredInGunge to North America (and associated it with Nickelodeon). And Music/AlanisMorissette. No, really. The proof is [[http://www.ycdtotv.com/cast/cast.php?cmi=70 here]]. Also, the show was an early writing job for Bill Prady, who went on to create ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' and as of 2015 is working on a new TV series (on Creator/{{ABC}}) for Franchise/TheMuppets, [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Bill_Prady which he is no stranger to]].
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Brought CoveredInGunge to North America (and associated it with Nickelodeon). And Music/AlanisMorissette. No, really. The proof is [[http://www.ycdtotv.com/cast/cast.php?cmi=70 here]]. Also, the show was an early writing job for Bill Prady, who went on to create ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' and as of [[Series/TheMuppets the 2015 is working on a new TV series reboot series]] (on Creator/{{ABC}}) for Franchise/TheMuppets, [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Bill_Prady which he is no stranger to]].
2nd Sep '15 5:47:00 AM Anarquistador
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* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill: Later episodes of the show featured a character called "The Lovely Dentist," who had a tendency to stick kids in cumbersome and painful headgears. A few times he even used padlocks.
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