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Episode No: 3

Title: Episode Three

Summary

Mr. Dime is ushered out of his office by Rodney (as Master L. Dime III), before Sarah enters to take a memo and sits on his lap. Les says "That's what you get for sending a boy to do a man's job." Kevin introduces the program, in conceited star fashion. The announcer is shown going through a list of shows that viewers could watch, or Kevin on the link set. Jono says "I'm going to see what's on at the movie theater." The infamous "Weather" scene with Les and Jono is shown. The first phone-in contest features an incorrect answer before getting a correct one. Mike explains the random names that scroll across the bottom of the screen. Jim's "clone" helps him intro the dancing segment. Brad asks for sketch submissions from the viewers and we see a sketch written by 9-year-old Jane Price, Roger's daughter. There are more locker jokes, and a photography contest is introduced.

Mike explains that the roving camera had technical problems the previous weekend, so they sent it back out on a Wednesday to the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club, to get thoughts on OC Transpo. Jono calls Kevin a "big drip" in a scene and Kevin yells, "Ross, I want him off my show!" An early version of the sketch where Jono wears all white is shown, after we see Kevin setting him up with the clothes. Deidre and Mike satirize the difference between boys and girls. In a link, Mike runs off-set and picks up drama coach Carole Hay, because he's "always wanted to hold up a stage coach."

Kevin and Jono both bribe Ross - Jono to stay out of a dress and Kevin to get Jono in a dress. During a link, Kevin is struck down for saying Toronto isn't the center of the universe. Jim introduces a dance contest where the prize is custom attire from Flash Cadillac. After avoiding a dress the whole show, Kevin ends up wearing it. In the end, Jono gets handcuffed by Kevin.

Production: Nickel and Dime

Trivia

  • Contest prizes include: five albums, OC Transpo game, Panasonic radio, Baskin Robbins and Skateway passes
  • In the cold open, Geoffrey Darby yells "You're on, Dummy!" Les says, "It's a good thing you're my Son-in-law."
  • During one of the commercial bumps, the on-screen title reads "Stay tuned or our generator will explode."
  • Jono and Ross briefly laugh during the all-white clothing sketch, after Ross says "While you're at it, get rid of the socks." Crew laughter can be heard faintly in the background.
  • Closing credits:
    "Roger - get yourself a car Darby"
    "Geoffrey - No I won't Roger!"
    "executive producer bends over backwards: Nyrb Swehttam"
  • The last on-screen title reads "You've got 6 days and 23 hours to go to the bathroom"

[Go Back]

Original Air Date: February 17, 1979

US Air Date: unaired

Starring: Jonothan Gebert, Brad Hampson, Ramona Helal, Jim Johnson, Les Lye, Deidre McIsaac, Mike Patton, Kevin Somers, Sarah West

Writers: Geoffrey Darby, Roger Price

Director: Geoffrey Darby

STAGE POLLUTION

Water: Jonothan Gebert (3), Les Lye (3)
Pie: Kevin Somers
Hot Chocolate: Jonothan Gebert

MUSIC VIDEOS

  • Tina Charles - "Hold Me"
  • Kiss - "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em"
  • Kenny Loggins - "Easy Driver"