Episode No: 20

Title: Safety First


Due to the theme of the show (which is safety), Christine attempts to explain how certain, everyday things (like ladders, or, oh, say, chainsaws) can become dangerous when used incorrectly. She, as well as other characters, also lectures endlessly on wearing white at night. Before the show is over, poor Christine is cut in half, loses her head (literally), gets shocked and gets 16 tons dropped on her (just to name a few things).


  • This is about as daring as the show got by this point in the show's production. In one sketch, Les (as Barth) says "Damn" twice very clearly. This scene was cut out when Nickelodeon edited episodes from 1984 on, but survived the CJOH censors, the CTV censors and Roger and Geoff's original editing for Nick.
  • This is the only 1981 episode (and one of only two total episodes) where Les's character, Producer R. Sole, makes an appearance. Christine jokes about his name, but on the Nickelodeon and CTV versions, his name on the back of his chair is blurred.

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

Original Air Date: February 28, 1981

US Air Date: February 03, 1982

Starring: Angie Coddett, Les Lye, Christine McGlade, Scott Sandeman, Kevin Schenk, Kevin Somers, Michelle Taylor

Writers: Geoffrey Darby, Roger Price, the crew

Director: Geoffrey Darby


White Slime: Kevin Schenk, Kevin Somers
Water: Christine McGlade (4)
Pie: Kevin Schenk (2)
Whitewash: Christine McGlade, Kevin Somers
16 Tons: Christine McGlade


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