Friday, July 24, 2009

YCDTOT Star Less Lye Dead at 84

YCDTOT Star Less Lye Dies at 84
'You Can't Do That on Television' Star Dies


Canadian actor Les Lye, known to millions of North Americans in their 20's and 30's as the omnipresent adult on 'You Can't Do That on Television,' has died at 84। According to his CTV obituary, the veteran comic passed away on Tuesday. The cause is unknown.

Recent Losses in TV LandYouTube20 photos Les Lye, July 21: You know him as the foil to all those silly kids on 'You Can't Do That on Television' during the show's heyday। Lye died at age 84।

The Ottawa native was enjoying a successful career in radio when in 1979 he joined the then-local kid's variety show, where he played an assortment of adult roles opposite a cast of kids (including Alanis Morissette)। One of his most repeated characters was Barth, the gross proprietor of Barth's Burgery.

When 'YCDTOTV' moved over to Nickelodeon in the early 1980's, Lye became a household name। That is, if your home included children.

Lye appeared in every episode of every season he was in the cast, up until leaving the show in 1990। The show may be best known for it's signature sliming whenever someone said "I Don't Know."

Besides Barth, other memorable characters created by Lye were:
-- Ross Ewich, a studio director whose name rhymes with "raw sewage."
-- El Capitano, a firing squad captain hired to shoot the kids, but instead ends up getting shot.
-- Snake Eyes, a horrible bus driver.
-- Senator Lance Prevert, a drunken politician.
With fellow comic Bill Luxton, Lye co-created the comedy duo Uncle Will and Floyd, which appeared on Canadian TV for more than 20 years।

Lye is survived by his wife Johnni and three children।

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Official Cancellation

Before I go on with this I'd like to ask your forgiveness। I told you that I “would let you know Monday”, but what I ment was LAST Monday। I've been working on something for my aunt and I hadn't had a chance to properly post this।

Yes, the fan meet is officially canceled. When I called the hotel to see how many, if any, rooms had been reserved and the answer was no, none had been. (Not counting the one which had to be canceled of course.)

I know that this is a disappointment for all of us but I honestly did not have a choice। I also know that there were several of you who wanted to come but for one reason or another were unable too and for those of you who were, *giant huggs* thank you. Maybe now we'll be able to plan this again and see what happens next year, and I have a feeling that things will be very different.

This is kind of a bittersweet post b/c on the one hand I'm telling you that the fan meet is canceled but on the other I'm telling you that I was on Facebook and just for the heck of it started typing in the names of several of the Classic Nickelodeon programs and I about fell out of my chair!
(List of programs -हटमल )

The first one I started with was “You Can't Do That On Television” and I found like four pages!!! I also found “Turkey Television”, “Today's Special”, “Pinwheel” and even one for “Dusty's Treehouse”!!!!!!!!!! There was even a page for “The Adventures of Black Beauty”! And I'm not done yet, I'm going to keep looking up shows and I'm going to join as many of those groups as I can and post my idea about the fan meet to them and see what happens। I've even went as far as printing my own tickets for it so that I can send different color tickets to different groups. (Or does that sound too cheep and stupid?)

I'm also going to email Marty (Schiff) and see when his and Dave's (Coulier) schedule looks like for next fall and more than likely I will use their schedules to plan when the fan meet will be held next year। Plus I'm going to email one other person and see what he says, which will hopefully be a resounding yes।

Well that's it's it, I'm sorry that I build up your hopes and then dashed them :( please forgive me. Hopefully I will be able to make this up to you next year so keep your fall schedules open and help me pray that we get a decent turn out!

I love you all,
Peggy Sue

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Possible Cancellation

Possible Cancellation
In the last week or so I've had two emails from my friends telling me that things have come up and that they are unable to attend this fan meet। Another one or two have told me already that they will be unable to attend due to the fact that they have prior commitments so I'm going to call the hotel on Monday and see if anyone else has registered, if not then I'm going to officially cancel this fan meet.

I'm not mad or upset with any of you, honestly I love you all so much you just have no idea, but I'm not going to lie to you, I feel as if a part of me has just died... And I know we only started talking about his in like what February, but I've really worked hard on this and now...well, I just don't see what else I can do b/c at this point will only be Jon, Mary Schiff and myself and what kind of fan meet would that be?

Thank you all for everything I hope we'll be able to do this right next year and we will all finally be able to meet। Well, I guess that will just give me more time to plan and save for next year..........

I'll let you know my final decision on Monday.