Episode No: 24

Title: Crime and Vandalism


Mr. Dime begins noticing that most of the furniture in his office has been disappearing until HE disappears, himself.

Christine announces that the show is about crime, and that the set was supposed to be painted like it had been vandalized (Seth Pool didn't know where to paint it ... until he decides to paint some graffiti on Moose's shirt).

Ross warns Christine that there have been a lot of burglaries in the studio lately, and that his headphones have already been stolen (he is now using two cans with a string). Before long, the risers are stolen, and Ross gives Moose a wooden crate to stand on. Soon, Ross loans the crate over to Max Keeping (redubbed as Dan Rather in the 28-minute version) for his news broadcast (someone has already stolen his entire set), and poor Moose now has to use a giant rock to do her segments on, which is also eventually stolen. Eventually, Moose and Ross's clothes are stolen, and they are reduced to wearing barrels (Moose's is even full of water). By the end of the show, the last camera in the studio (as well as Moose, herself) are also stolen.


  • Geoffrey Darby recalled that one of his favorite gags in the entire series was in this episode, which was Christine and Ross wearing barrels.
  • A scene was redone when Christine's soapbox was stolen. In the original Canadian version, it was the name of a local Canadian newscaster. In the Nickelodeon version, it was changed to Dan Rather.

[Go Back]

Crime and Vandalism - You Can't Do That On Television, Vol. 2

Original Air Date: March 28, 1981

US Air Date: March 03, 1982

Starring: Jonothan Gebert, Rodney Helal, Les Lye, Christine McGlade, Brodie Osome (uncredited), Kevin Schenk

Writers: Geoffrey Darby, Roger Price, the crew

Director: Geoffrey Darby


Water: Christine McGlade


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