Despite its comparatively short lifespan The All-Night Show has reached legendary status in Canada. The generation that caught the program when it was airing live are part of a very select club with an enviable claim to a certain “hipness beyond hip” status for getting to be there as it happened. (…)
When an agreement could not be reached by August of 1981 the show was slated for cancellation, prompting Silverman to bulk-erase most of the existing footage of the show to prevent CFMT from being able to simply rebroadcast the first season. Many fans taped the show and some of those tapes occassionally show up for sale.