History Series / YouCantDoThatOnTelevision

19th Jan '18 7:12:58 PM GarrulousTiger
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** Also, 1982's "Television" puts a new spin on the phrase "pay television" when the program Vanessa is watching is interrupted by a cowboy yelling, "Your money or your life!" Vanessa screams, "Mom! The pay television channel wants money again!" and Mom comes over with coins to insert directly into the set.

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** In another episode, the criminal on a cop show shoots a kid watching TV for giving away his hiding place.
** Also, 1982's "Television" puts a new spin on the phrase "pay television" when the program Vanessa is watching is interrupted by a cowboy robber yelling, "Your money or your life!" Vanessa screams, "Mom! The pay television channel wants money again!" and Mom comes over with coins to insert directly into the set.
19th Jan '18 7:09:27 PM GarrulousTiger
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* TheTelevisionTalksBack: In Episode 2 and ''Whatever Turns You On'', it not only ''talks'' back, but ''shoots'' back, when Rodney is watching a violent American Western and Mom, who insists her son watch only "good Canadian shows," goes to change the channel.
--> '''Rodney:''' ''[as Mom lies dead on the floor]'' Will you still be on when my dad gets home?
--> ''[The cowboy on the screen grins, nods and gives the "A-OK" sign]''
** Also, 1982's "Television" puts a new spin on the phrase "pay television" when the program Vanessa is watching is interrupted by a cowboy yelling, "Your money or your life!" Vanessa screams, "Mom! The pay television channel wants money again!" and Mom comes over with coins to insert directly into the set.
11th Jan '18 8:14:46 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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** The same episode features a reluctant Kevin Somers as the Don't Bee, whose entrances are always accompanied by the battle cry, "Nobody expects the Don't Bee!" This doubles as a combination shout-out and TakeThat to RomperRoom.

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** The same episode features a reluctant Kevin Somers as the Don't Bee, whose entrances are always accompanied by the battle cry, "Nobody expects the Don't Bee!" This doubles as a combination shout-out and TakeThat to RomperRoom.''Series/RomperRoom''.
10th Jan '18 4:20:21 PM GarrulousTiger
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* CoverInnocentEyesAndEars: In "Censorship" (1986), Alasdair puts a paper bag over James' head at the movies, during a particularly hot-and-heavy scene in the picture. Unfortunately, he uses the bag James was carsick in on the drive over.
5th Jan '18 8:26:05 PM GarrulousTiger
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* BadHabit: Played straight in the 1983 "Manners" (aka "Bad Habits") episode, with Christine doing the introduction in a nun's habit.
--> '''Christine:''' Hello, and God bless you all, and welcome to another moving and inspiring episode of ''You Can't Do That on Television'', brought to you this week from high atop the Casbah Room...

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* BadHabit: BadHabits: Played straight in the 1983 "Manners" (aka "Bad Habits") episode, with Christine doing the introduction in a nun's habit.
--> '''Christine:''' Hello,
habit and God greeting the viewers with "God bless you all, all." Seems the LiteralMinded costume lady saw the show was about "bad habits" (such as burping, picking your nose, etc.) and welcome to another moving and inspiring episode of ''You Can't Do That on Television'', brought to you this week went from high atop the Casbah Room... there.
5th Jan '18 8:24:06 PM GarrulousTiger
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* BadHabit: Played straight in the 1983 "Manners" (aka "Bad Habits") episode, with Christine doing the introduction in a nun's habit.
--> '''Christine:''' Hello, and God bless you all, and welcome to another moving and inspiring episode of ''You Can't Do That on Television'', brought to you this week from high atop the Casbah Room...
25th Dec '17 4:44:40 PM GarrulousTiger
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* BucketBoobyTrap: Happens to Christine (with water) at the end of the 1983 "Manners" episode, courtesy of Kevin and Alasdair. To add injury to insult, the bucket hits her on the head afterward.


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* GratuitousFrench: Used on occasion in the show's first season courtesy of Marc, the show's token French-Canadian kid. He even gives the question and phone number for a phone-in contest in French, "to give [his] fellow "frogs" a chance to get a jump ahead."
** A decade later, Christian (also French-Canadian) gets his mouth washed out with French soap for swearing in French.


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** In-universe (and ''literally''), Ted Wilson in the episode "Malfunctions" (1989).
6th Dec '17 4:50:09 PM GarrulousTiger
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** Also invoked with the numerous [[JackassGenie]] gags (see below).

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** Also invoked with the numerous [[JackassGenie]] JackassGenie gags (see below).
6th Dec '17 4:49:36 PM GarrulousTiger
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Invoked with both the numerous JackassGenie gags (see below) and with Ross, who liked to use this trope against the kids--one early skit had him grant the kids' requests to be treated more like adults by giving them the privilege of paying income taxes.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Invoked with both the numerous JackassGenie gags (see below) and with Ross, who liked to use this trope against the kids--one BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor:
** In one
early skit had him grant episode, Ross grants the kids' requests to be treated more like adults grown-ups by giving them the privilege of paying income taxes.taxes.
** "Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends" (1986) featured Amyas Godfrey as Pinocchio, who, after having his wish to become a real boy granted by his fairy godmother ([[IncrediblyConspicuousDrag Les Lye]]) and being given a long list of chores by Mom, promptly begs the fairy godmother to change him ''back'' into a puppet.
** Also invoked with the numerous [[JackassGenie]] gags (see below).
6th Dec '17 4:45:49 PM GarrulousTiger
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Invoked with both the numerous JackassGenie gags (see below) and with Ross, who liked to use this trope against the kids--one early skit had him grant the kids' requests to be treated more like adults by giving them the privilege of paying income taxes.



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Invoked with both the numerous JackassGenie gags (see below) and with Ross, who liked to use this trope against the kids--one early skit had him grant the kids' requests to be treated more like adults by giving them the privilege of paying income taxes.
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