Episode No: 18

Title: Dating


While waiting at home for her boyfriend, Nigel, to call, Christine gets a call from Ross for being late to the studio. So, Christine asks, on the air, for Nigel to call the studio. The phone does ring an awful lot ... but it's not Nigel. Lisa repeatedly calls Christine "because she looks lonely," Kevin calls and uses the phone multiple times, as well as Ross -- not to mention the burglar, the TV survey man and the guy from the phone company who disconnects the phone.

Production: Wrong Number


  • This episode establishes that Ross has some teenaged kids (even though he said he didn't in Whatever Turns You On's Boss Helal).
  • In the original 1981 broadcast and Nickelodeon's 28-min version, Christine gets a call from a weather man to tell her the weather forecast. After trying to hang up several times, she finally gives him the chance to tell her what the forecast is, which is mainly cloudy with a few wet periods. When she repeats that, the word "wet" causes her to get drenched. This was taken out of Nickelodeon's version by 1984 to make room for commercials, as well as some other sketches with Steve Wilson, who isn't seen much in the edited version.

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

Original Air Date: February 14, 1981

US Air Date: January 20, 1982

Starring: Angie Coddett, Jonothan Gebert, Les Lye, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy, Kevin Schenk, Steve Wilson

Writers: Geoffrey Darby, Roger Price, the crew

Director: Geoffrey Darby


Green Slime: Les Lye
Water: Christine McGlade


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