You Can't Do that on Television
May 26, 2004 12:46 PM   Subscribe

Where are they now?

(Sadly, no photo of Christine McGlade, my first unrequited love)
posted by ColdChef at 12:49 PM on May 26, 2004

I don't know.

[looks up]
posted by linux at 12:52 PM on May 26, 2004

Was this post perhaps prodded by this?
posted by Capn at 1:03 PM on May 26, 2004

posted by ColdChef at 1:08 PM on May 26, 2004



it's amazing what's entertaining when you're a kid. :)
posted by skechada at 1:17 PM on May 26, 2004

posted by Slothrup at 1:24 PM on May 26, 2004

I remember watching this as a kid, I don't remember finding it particularly funny, but I remember watching it. Of course, this is in Canada, so it was either that or the Anne Murray Channel.
posted by Capn at 1:24 PM on May 26, 2004

Duuuuuh... wudda ya think's in da burgers?
posted by bondcliff at 1:27 PM on May 26, 2004

I grew up in Nepean, where they filmed the show. A few of the actors attended my highschool (Confederation) but most went to the neighbouring highschool (Bell). Actually, one of the kids, Sid, is doing med school here at Queen's University.

And yes, Moose = hot.
posted by krunk at 1:44 PM on May 26, 2004

Looks suspiciously like Tiswas.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 1:48 PM on May 26, 2004

Mickey Mouse Club is to Britney Spears as You Can't Do That On Television is to ... ?
posted by John Shaft at 1:51 PM on May 26, 2004

Man I always had a thing for Moose. Smart and sassy!
posted by damnitkage at 1:52 PM on May 26, 2004

Me too, Coldshef, krunk, damnitkage, slothrup. Maybe there should be a MetaMoose section.
posted by condour75 at 2:09 PM on May 26, 2004

Anyone else remember the science show that Christine co-hosted? It was totally cheesy, just her and a Dr. Science type guy behind a table with a infomercial-like studio audience. It was where I found out that stuff would sink in oil and not in water. Freaked me out.

Also, getting red-slimed for saying 'freedom' == brilliant.
posted by Space Coyote at 2:17 PM on May 26, 2004

I was more of a Lisa fan myself........ (hrrm - no link on the where are they now page....)
posted by niteHawk at 2:20 PM on May 26, 2004

Justin Cammy was my floor tutor senior year in college. There were french fries named after him at the house grille.

I have to say, I spent far too much of my youth watching this show.
posted by uncleozzy at 2:39 PM on May 26, 2004

Wow, it's a Moose love-fest in here! And I thought I was the only one.

Between YCDTOTV and Danger Mouse, I didn't get any homework done after school.
posted by schoolgirl report at 2:46 PM on May 26, 2004

I watched this show so much as a kid that I developed a Canadian accent.
posted by profwhat at 2:48 PM on May 26, 2004

I actually auditioned for this show at CTV in Ottawa, and met Adam and Moose and some other kid, and Les Lye. I didn't make it, but I learned how to fake-vomit. No I didn't get slimed, thank god...those child-hating monsters!
posted by Succa at 2:49 PM on May 26, 2004

I don't think I ever got that it was Canadian. Explains a lot. Also goes to show you how distracted I was (yes, yes, by Moose).

And skallas, apparently Marjorie never got slimed, which makes perfect sense.
posted by gleuschk at 2:52 PM on May 26, 2004

Wow. Six degrees of "You Can't Do That on Television." Weird.
posted by ColdChef at 3:02 PM on May 26, 2004

From gleuschk's link:

The days when you could sit in your He-Man shirt in front of a television blaring You Can’t Do That On Television may be over, but every nuance of the show, every detail, every skunk-laced hamburger Barth ever flipped lives on in the collective memory of the first generation to feed intravenously off cable TV. It warms the heart to know that the kids we grew up with—the ones who got slimed for us, who were shackled in dungeons beside skeletons and slammed in pastel-colored lockers—haven’t fallen off the face of the earth as mournfully (and near-completely) as their television show has.

Good stuff.
posted by ColdChef at 3:04 PM on May 26, 2004

Should I even tell you guys how old *I* was when I came home each day to YCDTOT and Danger Mouse?

... Nah....

Let's just say that I often did it with beer in hand.
posted by lodurr at 3:06 PM on May 26, 2004

Danger Mouse!!!!! Oh, good lord, we used to have two shitloads of fun watching danger mouse in college. Suffice it to say the enjoyment was helped by a liberal application of herbal supplements and beer, but still...

What a nice thread for a change! Thanks to whomever posted this.
posted by damnitkage at 3:17 PM on May 26, 2004

Yeah, Moose was my first TV crush too. I didn't care about the fat jokes. She was thick, but that was cool.
posted by geekhorde at 3:21 PM on May 26, 2004

Here's an interview with Moose and I think that's a recent photo of her? I always thought she was the coolest.

Dammit, now I'm missing Dangermouse too.
He's the greatest, you know.
posted by batgrlHG at 3:32 PM on May 26, 2004

This show got me spanked. It was after an episode where someone (Moose?) had to rhyme either Shovel or Orange (Not sure which, I think it was Shovel, then Orange for the Slime-back). I argued with my Dad all day that there was a rhyme for both (which explains why I can't remember which one was in the episode, my Dad suggested the other).

Needless to say, I did not let the issue drop. For six hours. Had I a time machine, I'd spank me too.

I remember saying Shovel went with Hovel, but as for Orange... Well... That's a job for AskMe.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:33 PM on May 26, 2004

IIRC, Moose (or Lisa) was asked to find the opposite of shovel, not a word that rhymed with it.

I'm not sure why I remember this, and not, say, my wife's cell phone number.
posted by Jugwine at 3:36 PM on May 26, 2004

Christine McGlade's homepage.
posted by jeffmshaw at 3:43 PM on May 26, 2004

With three kids that take up most of my waking hours outside of work, it's a good thing this is actually one of my interests. Pictures to come.

Tap, tap, tap. We're WAITING!
posted by ColdChef at 3:48 PM on May 26, 2004

Pictures galore, especially everyone's favorite gal, Moose (yes, yes, mine, too).
posted by linux at 4:07 PM on May 26, 2004

posted by ColdChef at 4:09 PM on May 26, 2004

Oh man - those photos remind me that I got my hair permed in the 80s and it looked just like hers.
I'm sure I meant to do that too.
posted by batgrlHG at 4:12 PM on May 26, 2004

We currently own and operate 5 rental units which gives me plenty of property and money management experience.

Damn, if I'd known that when I was looking for an apartment in Toronto....
posted by gleuschk at 4:23 PM on May 26, 2004

Just watched the "war" episode.

That is some VERY nice editing, especially when compared with what was out there at the time (like, the A-Team), and especially for a children's show.

And would a kids' show today reference nuclear disarmament treaties, the draft, or allow some one to make a gesture implying that they were stomping on someone's throat and slicing a bayonet through their neck?

To Canadians -- this was on CTV, wasn't it?
posted by sleslie at 4:25 PM on May 26, 2004

We now know whom grew up with cable here:D
posted by thomcatspike at 4:31 PM on May 26, 2004

This is crazy. I was looking at linuxes links a little while ago and emailed the pictures of Moose to those I know would care. It's almost weirding me out a bit now. What was it about her?

And was it just a deal the networks worldwide had to screen that show with Dangermouse? Nice flashbacks...
posted by bdave at 4:34 PM on May 26, 2004

I was so addicted to this show. I wish they'd rerun it somewhere.

Alasdair Gillis was hot.
posted by SisterHavana at 4:56 PM on May 26, 2004

Me too, Coldshef, krunk, damnitkage, slothrup

posted by eddydamascene at 5:18 PM on May 26, 2004

I'm with you, SH. Alasdair was smoking. And still is. Rowr.
posted by eilatan at 6:21 PM on May 26, 2004

Add me to the Moose fan club, too! I remember watching it in - 1982/1983, I think, on Nickelodeon. I remember Moose, the locker gags, Barth, the firing squad, slime (which Nick somehow co-opted, dammit), and little else.

BTW -- did anybody else enjoy watching "The Tomorrow People" that aired on Nick around the same time? I loved that show. Bought the books, even. Nick, Elizabeth, John, etc. Then Nick tried to re-create it in the early 90s and failed miserably.
posted by davidmsc at 6:41 PM on May 26, 2004

whew! i was thinking i was the only one with a crush on Alasdair

i loved this show, but i was also young enough to appreciate Pinwheel as well... good times (I hated Dangermouse)
posted by lnicole at 6:44 PM on May 26, 2004

My favorite Dangermouse quote:

Col. K: (paraphrasing here) The photographs came out overexplained or something.

DM: Exposed, sir.

Col. K: Oh am I? I do beg your pardon!
posted by schoolgirl report at 7:02 PM on May 26, 2004

I always thought Moose was Wonder Woman's little sister in my 80's childhood dreaming - which only made her more desirable, of course.

A big thankyou from Oz for canadian kid's tv!
posted by elphTeq at 7:52 PM on May 26, 2004

DM: Penfold?

P: Yes DM?

DM: Shush.
posted by snarfodox at 8:09 PM on May 26, 2004

I also had the biggest crush on the dorky and awkward Alasdair Gills.
posted by naxosaxur at 9:27 PM on May 26, 2004

Somehow I'm disillusioned by the slime recipes. They just don't seem slimy enough.
posted by TungstenChef at 2:36 AM on May 27, 2004

...then again i've never had cold cream of wheat poured down the back of my shirt. It probably feels plenty slimy in reality.
posted by TungstenChef at 2:40 AM on May 27, 2004

YCDTOT, Dangermouse and Tomorrow People...
Damn - Im feeling old. (And feeling the need to get them all on DVD/VHS for my son to watch)

Of course, I am also the guy that randomly sings "Nickelo... nickelo... nickelooooooooooDIan." and pictures that silver ball bouncing around the screen whenever I pass nickelodean going up or down the channels...
posted by niteHawk at 7:51 AM on May 27, 2004

I loved the show, but I was never in love with Moose. What I remember best was are the opposite sketches.

davidmsc: I saw every episode of the tomorrow people, and I own a DVD featuring the pilot and the first few episodes.
posted by bingo at 8:05 AM on May 27, 2004

bingo, you just rocketed to the top of my "coolest people that I've never met" list.

Didn't you always wish that you could "jaunt?"
posted by davidmsc at 5:07 PM on May 27, 2004

I probably shouldn't mention to you Moose fanatics that if you look in just the right place on her website, you can find her phone number.

I absolutely won't mention that I too adored Dangermouse (in college!) and call my husband Penfold.
posted by Dreama at 3:17 AM on May 28, 2004

Recent McGlade photo
posted by jpoulos at 5:36 AM on May 28, 2004

Here are some full-length shows available for download. I think they rotate every now and again. Also, they're was a SlimeCon convention back in 2002, and apparently SlimeCon will happen again this July in celebration of the 25 year anniversary.
posted by Hankins at 6:10 AM on May 28, 2004

davidmsc: I haven't given up hope. Even though I never broke out, there is always the possibility of a matter transporter like the one Chris used.
posted by bingo at 10:21 AM on May 28, 2004
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