Flashback Friday: Dr. Jay on YTV’s “The Zone”


One of my favourite things about Youtube is the ability to search out videos and travel back into your childhood. You can spend hours looking for old commercials from your youth, popular music, or those odd TV shows from back in the day that you almost completely forgot about.

For this week’s Flashback Friday, we do exactly that by taking a look back at segment on YTV’s the Zone featuring none other than Dr. Jay from Jr. Jays.


In case you were wondering, yes this is the very same Dr. Jay from the short-lived Jr. Jays TV Magazine on YTV from 1994 as well. Remember, since Dr. Jay is from the planet Galaxia, he ages very well.

Of course, you’ll notice a cameo by Daryn Jones (formerly of MTV Live and the cult classic show “Buzz”) who was a former host of YTV’s “The Zone”.

From my days as a teenager without cable whose wardrobe almost exclusively came from Randy River, I vaguely remember that characters like Dr. Jay used to drop in on “The Zone” for interviews like this with Daryn Jones or the particular YTV VJ.

I think my favourite part of the video is when Dr. Jay messes up when trying to recite the Jr. Jays website. Oh, the magic of live television!

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.


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