You Can't Do That on Television (Series) (1979-1990)

Aka: YCDTOTV; Whatever Turns You On

You Can't Do That on Television
You Can't Do That on Television (YCDTOTV) was a children's television program produced from 1979 until 1990, with a reunion episode in 2004. It primarily featured child actors in a sketch comedy format, acting out short scenes based on a theme that served as the topic for the episode. Connecting scenes based on the theme would often serve to create a story arc that lasted the length of the episode.

Originally a local Ottawa program, a successful run in early 1979 led the producers to create a national program. This program kept most of the same actors and format, but the title was changed to Whatever Turns You On and aired its pilot episode in May 1979 and the regular season aired starting in September of that year. You Can't Do That on Television resumed nationally in 1981 and aired until 1990.

A reunion special aired in 2004 which followed three returning cast members (Vanessa Lindores, Marjorie Silcoff and Brodie Osome), as they fulfil the wishes of producers and produce one final episode before finally being let go.

Cast:
Christine McGlade .... Christine (Moose) (1979-1986)
Marc Baillon .... Marc (1979)
Todd Brewer .... Todd (1979)
Tim Douglas .... Tim (1979)
Les Lye .... Barth/Blip/Senator Lance Prevert/Ross Ewich/Mr. Shidler/Snake Eyes/Principal/Latino Captain/Dungenor/other roles
Ruth Buzzi....Miss Take/Miss Fit/Other Various
Iain Fingler .... Iain (1979)
Cindy Kennedy .... Cindy (1979)
Tanya King .... Tanya (1979-1981)
Mike Lyon .... Mike (1979-1981)
Jono Gebert .... Jono (1979-1981)
Robin Marpack .... Robin (1979)
Deidre McIssac .... Deidre (1979)
Elizabeth Mitchell .... Elizabeth (1979)
Lisa Ruddy .... Lisa (1979-1985)
Scott Sandeman .... Scott (1979-1981)
Kevin Schenk .... Kevin (1979-1981)
Kevin Somers .... Kevin (1979-1981)
Michelle Taylor .... Michelle (1979-1981)
Steve Wilson .... Steve (1979-1981)
Bradfield Wiltse .... Brad (1979)
Jami Burning .... Jami (1981)
Angie Coddett .... Angie (1981-1984)
Rodney Helal .... Rodney (1981)
Martin Kerr .... Martin (1981-1983)
Kevin Kubusheskie .... Kevin (1981-1984)
Darryll Lucas .... Zilch (1981-1982)
Brodie Osome .... Brodie (1981-1983)
Elizabeth Richardson .... Elizabeth (1981-1983)
Charlie Brien .... Charlie (1982)
Eugene Contreras .... Eugene (1982-1985)
Alasdair Gillis .... Alasdair (1982-1986)
Abby Hagyard .... Valerie Prevert/Librarian/others roles (1982-1990)
Tony Lefebvre .... Tony (1982)
Vanessa Lindores .... Vanessa (1982-1989)
Simone Lumsden .... Simone (1982)
Jamie Martin .... Jamie (1982)
Luke McKeehan .... Luke (1982-1984)
Forest Wolf Mohawk .... Forest (1982)
Doug Ptolemy .... Doug (1982-1987)
Natalie Radmore .... Natalie (1982)
Klea Scott .... Klea (1982-1984)
Justin Cammy .... Justin (1983-1984)
Corry Fraser .... Cory (1983)
Mike Hora .... Mike (1983)
Natalie Salat .... Natalie (1983)
Wyatt Boyd .... Wyatt (1984)
Andrew Burke .... Andrew (1984)
Mike Cameron .... Mike (1984)
Stephanie Chow .... Stephanie (1984-1987)
Matt Cook .... Matt (1984)
Todd Corrigan .... Todd (1984)
Karen Grant .... Karen (1984)
Adam Kalbfleisch .... Adam (1984-1986)
Korbett Matthews .... Korbett (1984)
Kyle Matthews .... Kyle (1984)
Eugene Miyagawa .... Eugene (1984)
Ben Schreiner .... Ben (1984)
Marjorie Silcoff .... Marjorie (1984-1985)
Robert Enns .... Robert (1985-1986)
Amyas Godfrey .... Amyas (1985-1989)
Alanis Morissette .... Alanis (1986)
Adam Reid .... Adam (1984-1987, 1989)
Andrea Byrne .... Andrea (1986-1989)
Matthew Godfrey .... Matthew (1986-1987)
Sarah Keelan .... Sarah (1986)
Libby Livingston .... Libby (1986)
M.J. Malcolm .... M.J. (1986)
Jody Morris .... Jody (1986)
Chris Nolan .... Chris (1986)
Rekha Shah .... Rekha (1986-1989)
Anthony Stechyson .... Kid On Bus (1986-1987)
Jim Stechyson .... Jim (1979)
Christian Tessier .... Christian (1989-1990)
Kevin Ward .... Kevin (1989-1990)
James Tung .... James (1986-1989)
Chris Bickford .... Chris (1989-1990)
Nick Belcourt .... Nick (1989-1990)
Pat Mills .... Patrick (1989-1990)
William Pohoresky .... William (1989)
Ted Wilson .... Ted (1989-1990)
Carlos Braithwaite .... Carlos (1989-1990)
Stephanie Bauder .... Stephanie (1989-1990)
Amy Stanley .... Amy (1989-1990)
Jill Stanley .... Jill (1989-1990)
Vicki Essex .... Vicki (1989)
Sariya Sharp .... Sariya (1989-1990)
Jennifer White .... Jennifer (1983)
Jennifer Brackenbury .... Jennifer (1989-1990)
Kai Engstad .... Kai (1986)
Randi Ackiwenzie .... Randi (1981)
Jordan Arron .... Jordan (1989)
Roddy Contreras .... Roddy (1982)
Naida Gosselin .... Naida (1986)
Brad Hampson .... Brad (1979)
K.C. Martel .... K.c (1979)
Jeff Mousseau .... Jeff, Ross' nephew (1984)
Mike Patton .... Mike (1979)
Vik Sahay .... Vikram (1986-1987)
Gordon Smith .... Gordon (1979)


Original Broadcaster(s): CTV, CJOH

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byClick here to see the profile of this user Giggleguts, February 21, 2009
1 of 1 people found this comment helpful
I am a 58 year old lady who still remembers hearing "AHHH...I heard that" and still uses it to this day, not often, but everyonce in a while.
by, May 24, 2007
I wish they will release the show on DVD.

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