Before They Were Stars: 12-Year Old Alanis Morrisette on “You Can’t Do That on Television”

Yes, considering that The Back Row originates in the capital of Canada, it’s probably a disgrace that it took this long for us to post this footage, but here you go. Throughout the 1980s, You Can’t Do That on Television, a Canadian sketch comedy show featuring teen and pre-teen actors, was produced in Ottawa. In 1986, a local 12-year old elementary school student named Alanis Morrissette joined the cast and appeared in five episodes. Little did anyone know that this kid would become an internationally renowned recording artist a few years later.

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