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Episode No: 004

Title: Drama Lessons


Just as Mr. Dime introduces the show, Seth Pool comes in, and announces that since he has pulled the studio plug, the "show (that Mr. Dime) hate(s) so much" can't go on the air. Realizing how much money this'll cost him, Mr. Dime sets out to plug the studio plug back in.

After learning about the plug, Ross dismisses the kids and they go to the Network Canteen -- a local hangout. When Lois asks why they're there, Christine explains about the studio plug, and Lois offers to give them her sink plug, which, of course, isn't what they're looking for, but it ends up plugging Kevin's mouth up. Meanwhile, Mr. Dime plugs the studio plug back in, and the kids are herded back in to the studio by Ross and his bullwhip.

Later, Mr. Dime, thinking the kids show could use some "polish," hires a drama coach (who looks almost identical to another Ruth Buzzi character, Miss Inform) to teach the kids the "finer points of money making." The coach has them speak in Olde English wording.

When Christine refuses to do a link to commercials, Mr. Dime has Seth Pool pull the studio plug again so the network can play some commercials. Of course, when they get back, Seth realizes that he's lost the plug. Jono finds the plug when he accidently puts it in Kevin's mouth, thinking it was the sink plug.


  • The guy that gives Mr. Dime directions at the beginning of this episode is 1979 YCDTOTV cast member, Mike Patton -- a part played in 1979's Episode Seven by the show's director at the time, Geoffrey Darby.

Air date: October 2 , 1979

Starring: Ruth Buzzi, Les Lye, Marc Baillon, Jono Gebert, Christine McGlade, Mike Patton, Lisa Ruddy, Kevin Schenk, Kevin Somers

Writer(s): Geoffrey Darby, Roger Price

Director(s): Geoffrey Darby



Max Webster, with a live performance of Paradise Skies