Air date: March 10, 1979
cast: Jonothan Gebert, Rodney Helal as 'Percy', Jim Johnson, Les Lye, Christine McGlade, Elizabeth Mitchell, Kevin Schenk, Kevin Somers
writers: Geoffrey Darby, Roger Price
director: Geoffrey Darby
Episode Six of the 1979 season.
These 1979 episodes ran one hour and were live with lots of lines flubbed by the kids.
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 kids. The background for the dances looked similar to the link set and was full of metallic paper and disco lights.
These early episodes had great prize giveaways.
The kids announce that the network is considering picking up the show. And they did. The network version of the show was called "Whatever Turns You On".
This was one of the few episodes where one of the cast members did not play 'himself'. Rodney Helal played the part of 'Percy'.
Kids were interviewed and asked to tell what they don't like. Some of them answered 'liver' and some answered 'brussell sprouts'. This no doubt gave the writers ideas for later shows when Mom (Abby Hagyard) would make the kids 'liver and brussell sprouts'. hehe
The winners of the photo contest and the speghetti eating contest were shown.
Performances include Paul Jabara - "Disco Queen", Peter Frampton - "Signed Sealed Delivered (I'm Yours)", The O-Jays - "Use Ta Be My Girl".
There were no green slimes in this episode.
water: Jono and Kevin Somers
Champagne: Kevin Schenk
pie: Jono, Kevin Schenk (2), Kevin Somers
production: Seal in Hole
quality: "B" (No commercials)
Non-cast member guests:
Photo contest winners:
Speghetti contest winners: