Episode No: 15

Title: Work, Work, Work - or - We're All Unemployed


Christine shovels dirt to prove she can do "real" work, but she tells Ross that Kevin lost a roll of quarters in the dirt. Ross then digs like crazy, but Kevin had already found them.

Production: A Load of You Know What


  • Since this was the first episode of a new season, producers couldn't have shot new "roving camera" scenes, as they had no way of telling the viewers where the camera would be. So, producers lifted whole blocks of these scenes from the Whatever Turns You On pilot, which, in turn, had borrowed the segments from 1979 YCDTOTV episodes.
  • Christine's real father makes an appearance at the end of the episode.
  • In the syndicated version, you may notice that in certain scenes, everyone's hair is considerably longer. These takes were done well after taping was complete for the season. They needed to reshoot a number of scenes to introduce the opposite sketches or kids telling jokes. They didn't want reference to the location of the roving camera or any of the other live bits for the version that went to Nickelodeon.

[Go Back]

Work - You Can't Do That On Television, Vol. 1

Original Air Date: January 24, 1981

US Air Date: January 02, 1982

Starring: Jonothan Gebert, Darryl Lucas, Les Lye, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy, Kevin Schenk

Cameos: Christine's Dad

Writers: Geoffrey Darby, Roger Price, the crew

Director: Geoffrey Darby


Green Slime: Christine McGlade
Water: Christine McGlade


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