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So You Think You Can't Do That On Television? Interview with Geoffrey Darby, inventor of green slime and co-creator of a show that many 80's kids will remember.
posted by rodmandirect (19 comments total) 40 users marked this as a favorite

 
I still want to see the banned (in the US) Adoption and Divorce episodes
posted by Mister Fabulous at 12:51 PM on March 27, 2012


Adoption episode and Divorce episode, both in full, from Youtube user Greenwater735's extensive Nickelodeon shows. 860 episodes uploaded, and the latest one was only 4 days ago.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:11 PM on March 27, 2012 [8 favorites]


The adoption episode is embedded in the article, too.
posted by longsleeves at 1:15 PM on March 27, 2012


Mentioned in passing in the interview: Alanis Morissette on YCDTOTV.
posted by gompa at 1:23 PM on March 27, 2012


When I was in the eighth grade, the local high school used to send over their head of student's council for a Q&A with the kids who were about to go into grade 9 at the start of the next school year. The head of student council that year was Adam Reed, a former regular on YCDTOT who lived in my neighborhood. The unanimous recognition of this fact among the junior high school students was...problematic. Every other question was either about slime or an attempt to get him to say "I don't know." Poor bastard; I bet people of a certain age still do this to him today.
posted by Hoopo at 1:29 PM on March 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Adoption episode and Divorce episode , both in full, from Youtube user Greenwater735's extensive Nickelodeon shows.

OMG! Thank You!
posted by Mister Fabulous at 1:32 PM on March 27, 2012


There can never be enough YCDTOTV on the internet.
posted by cereselle at 1:45 PM on March 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


- Heyyyy, Alisdair.
- Yes, Lisa?


That's all, thanks.
posted by Rudy Gerner at 2:11 PM on March 27, 2012 [4 favorites]


I think that you shouldn’t be chasing anything except your audience. You shouldn’t be chasing your competition.


Damn, that is some Grade-A wisdom that I wish television would live up to more often.
posted by KingEdRa at 2:57 PM on March 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


This cut on class, inequality and poverty is ridiculously cutting. Phew... I'm glad FoxNews wasn't around when this aired.
posted by stratastar at 2:58 PM on March 27, 2012


The CTV station in Ottawa, CJOH, burned in 2010. The studio where YCDTOT was filmed, was heavily damaged (a picture, infiltration pictures of the burned site a year on). The final remnants were torn down this winter, with clean-up continuing right now.

The TV station has moved into one of their sister stations downtown. The parent company CTV had actually sold the site in 2007, but had planned to stay there for at least 10 years more. Following the fire there's no word yet as to what will go back on the site. Probably a box store, Merrivale Road has developed into a commercial retail strip. The TV studios, however, are gone for good.
posted by bonehead at 5:12 PM on March 27, 2012


Christine McGlade is my number one crush of all time. EVER.
*screams into pillow*
posted by eddydamascene at 7:07 PM on March 27, 2012 [6 favorites]


Who do you think's in the burgers?
posted by Foosnark at 8:16 PM on March 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh boy! Blue skies! Barthy burgers! Girls!!
posted by Spatch at 5:05 AM on March 28, 2012


Special thanks to filthy light thief who enriched this post with the links - I wish I had put in the time to make it more comprehensive. I spend 2 hours last night watching old epsiodes - these skits were burned into my subconscious somewhere and fragments of punchlines kept floating to the surface. This was some quality stuff, I think.

If I could redo this post, I'd put Don't Encourage Your Mother or I Heard That as the title.
posted by rodmandirect at 5:34 AM on March 28, 2012


Christine McGlade is my number one crush of all time. EVER.

Along with Princess Leia, she was my first celebrity crush.
posted by Edison Carter at 6:28 AM on March 28, 2012


Who do you think's in the burgers?

Ah, Barth Burgers. Even as a kid, I never understood why the kids kept going back there.
posted by Hoopo at 8:39 AM on March 28, 2012


McGlade and Gillis were my crushes. Oh, and Mallory.
posted by luckynerd at 4:52 PM on March 29, 2012


I discovered it as an adult in the 80s and loved every second of it. Christine was amaaaaaaazing.
posted by lhauser at 9:47 PM on March 29, 2012


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