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Friday, March 7, 2014

You Can't Do That on Television

This Canadian based Skit comedy debuted on Nickelodeon in 1979 and pretty much pioneered the first children’s cable network. This unique comedy has gone through many formats including length of episodes. While the show ran 30 minutes in length for most of it’s 10 seasons that length varies from time to time. For instance its debut episode in 1979 was almost an hour in length and later took up a 30-minute time slot. However mid-way through the length of the 10-season time span commercials came to cable telavision in order to make more adorable to the masses. This also affected the airtime of some episodes. Roger Price was the genius behind this unique and very ahead of its time liberal comedy whose trademark Green Slime became the trademark of both the Nickelodeon cable network. As well as it’s resulting theme park in Orlando, Florida. This show had two “Grown-up” cast member that stayed on board for all ten seasons. Les Lyle and Abby Hagyard played them perceptively. These two actors played multiple roles and were always the authority figures or adult characters. There were two younger cast members that stayed for most of length of the show and their names were Lisa Ruddy and Christine “Moose” Mc Glade. Alanis Morissette began her career here in Canada and was doused with water and slime before she swallowed a Jagged Little Pill. While this show “borrowed heavily from TV shows of the 60’s and 70’s. It became its own unique icon. It is still talked about at water coolers and in corporate cafeterias today.

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Hi Matthew,

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Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm