Episode No: 19

Title: Fitness


To demonstrate a way to keep fit (and in yet another "gimmick" episode from this season), Christine hosts the show from an exercise bicycle in front of a blue screen, whichs makes it appear that she is actually pedaling somewhere. Meanwhile, Ross tries to get money via family allowance checks. After hearing that he must be a minor to get them, he misunderstands and dresses up like a miner. When that doesn't work, Christine offers the solution that he get kids and take their checks, which, of course, leads him to insist on adopting her. At the end of the show, Christine rides her exercise bike out of the studio.

Production: Flat Tire


  • This was the first episode Martin Kerr appeared on, and he wasn't even in any of the sketches. His part didn't even make it to the Nickelodeon verison at all. According to Geoffrey Darby, Martin was at the location they sent the roving camera to the previous week and he told a joke. Roger liked him, and on the show he had Christine show the clip and ask if anyone knows who he was. If someone did, Christine urged them to call in. His friends soon called in and he was made an official member of the cast in the Nutrition episode, which appeared later in 1981.
  • There is a mysterious cast member named "Pepi" (sp?) that appears in the locker jokes for this episode but is not credited.

[Go Back]

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

Original Air Date: February 21, 1981

US Air Date: January 27, 1982

Starring: Jonothan Gebert, Rodney Helal, Tanya King, Darryl Lucas, Les Lye, Mike Lyon, Christine McGlade

Writers: Geoffrey Darby, Roger Price, the crew

Director: Geoffrey Darby


Water: Christine McGlade (2)
Extra Fat: Rodney Helal


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