Speaking of You Can't Do That On Television... my brother, John, almost made it onto that show. He went to an audition in 1989 and was one of the last kids left in the audition, but they chose one of the other kids and the show only lasted a few more episodes before it got cancelled...
Also, since Burger King made an announcement about a Hamtaro-related promotion, so AnimeNewsNetwork.com forum gadfly GATSU started a thread about how it's appropriate that Burger King is doing a Hamtaro promotion, "considering BK's burgers taste like rodent meat". Well, I, as Tenchi, couldn't resist inserting the obvious You Can't Do That On Television reference:
Random kid 1: Didn't Barth say they were having some sort of Hamtaro promotion? I don't see any Hamtaro toys anywhere.
Random kid 2: Oh, but Hamtaro is here... what do you think's *in* the burgers?
Barth: Duh.... I heard that!!!
Yes, someone did get the joke. :P