Air date: February 10, 1979
cast: Marc Baillon, Tim Douglas, Rodney Helal, Cindy Kennedy, Les Lye, Christine McGlade, David Hilton, Jim Stechyson and Jim Johnson as the DJ
writers: Geoffrey Darby, Roger Price
director: Geoffrey Darby
This is the second episode in the 1979 season. These early shows were not produced by Carleton Productions but, rather, CJOH Productions. The opening animation is completely different from the 1981 and the 1982-90 intros. It features the Parliament Buildings instead of "The Children's Television Sausage Factory". These episodes featured disco dancing by local performers. The background for the dances looked similar to the link set and was full of metallic paper and disco lights. During one of the disco dances, a crawl ran across the bottom of the screen that read: "You Can't Do That On Television". The word television was misspelled. These early episodes also sported great prize giveaways like LP vinyl albums and a Panasonic radio with telescopic antenna which worked off either an AC adapter or batteries. Christine explains why You Can't Do That On Television does not use canned laughter... " because we can't afford it." The lockers for the infamous locker joke sketches were not yet painted in the familiar YCDTOTV colors, but were still the original dark green color. There were no waterings or green slimes in this episode.
Performances include Donna "Love To Love You Baby" Summer, Andy "I Am Not A Bee Gee" Gibb, and Billy Joel.
These 1979 episodes ran one hour.
pie: Jim, Tim, Les
production: CJOH Shoestring
quality: "B" (No commercials)
Marc Baillon congratulates Darcy Bonner
who received a gold watch for being
Carrier of the Month for the Citizen Newspaper
Non-cast member guests: