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April 10th, 2004


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02:32 pm - Fun Finds at my Father's, part 1
I'm gonna see if I can't get Dad's ancient flatbed scanner working cause this is too cool to pass up scanning:

1 (one) slightly-crumpled piece of paper dated SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1985.
It is a flyer for the GRAND OPENING of GRAPE STREET RECORDS (Near the Super Stop & Shop) in HADLEY, MA.

Nineteen (shut up, shut up) years ago this week I visited the grand opening of this record store (didn't last long, if I recall -- I think the hardware store went in next, or the tacky Card Gallery) and got this here flyer autographed by Alasdair Gillis, Les Lye, and Lisa Ruddy.

"THE STARS OF THE HIT NICKELODEON TV SERIES YOU CAN'T DO THAT ON TELEVISION"

Oh hell yeah. Alasdair told me to "Keep on watching Rob!" That lack of a comma always disturbed me. I don't know if he meant for me to keep watching Rob (but I'm Rob) or if he meant for me to keep on watching. I kept on watching the show, at least. Lisa very nicely said "Glad you like the show." I remember that she was very nice and sweet, not at all like Motormouth Ruddy on the show.

Les just signed his name, but I remember talking to him the most. He was the one who jokingly said there were buckets of water and green slime on the catwalks over the entire studio, so you always had to be careful what you said. And I believed him. He had the coolest deep radio voice I ever heard in person.

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From:saint_buddha
Date:April 10th, 2004 11:56 am (UTC)
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My Dad didn't allow me to watch "You Can't Do That on Television!" because it was "disrespectful." Luckily, my dad was sort of lax on discipline because I wasn't only allowed to watch it if my dad was in the room.
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From:luckimunki
Date:April 10th, 2004 06:59 pm (UTC)
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My mother wouldn't let me watch it for the same reason. But she didn't care if she wasn't around. Also, she thought it was gross. I've got to say, looking back, that I agree.

I really don't remember much of that show at all.
From:thufir_hawat
Date:April 10th, 2004 12:31 pm (UTC)
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Man, you didn't get to meet Christine? Suck.
I think she was my original crush.
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From:annilita
Date:April 10th, 2004 03:34 pm (UTC)
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Alisdair was mine... *sigh*

And it was torture, too, because I could only see the show during the free-preview weeks. Mom thought extra cable stations were a waste of money. *psh*
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From:isquiesque
Date:April 10th, 2004 02:28 pm (UTC)
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Sadly, I must admit that I was, at one time, fairly addicted to that show.
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From:lentilstew
Date:April 10th, 2004 04:01 pm (UTC)
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I remember seeing that show a few times and getting bummed because we didn't have cable. So sad.
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From:ooshiny
Date:April 10th, 2004 09:24 pm (UTC)
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so, so jealous.

a few years ago they had a BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS WEEKEND where they showed two episodes of You Can't Do That on Television. sadly, they were the later ones with Alanis (the only reason Nickelodeon would dare dig them out of their trash can), and those just weren't as funny. but hey, at least it was something.

also, i find it kind of funny that Alanis Morrissette is dating Ryan Reynolds from "Fifteen," which was like Canadian TV/Nickelodeon's answer to soap operas. but i'm probably the only one who finds it funny.
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