American Dreams

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Season 2, Ep 12, Aired 1/18/04
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  • Episode Description
  • JJ befriends a Vietnamese family and later in the episode, their village was destroyed. At home, his family is creating a care package for JJ along with an audio reel. Jack goes to a conference with his brother, Pete and is shocked at his actions towards the ladies. Meg continues to date Drew and is caught making out with him in a car. Later, she goes too far with him. Patty uncovers that Helen was pregnant with JJ before she married Jack and tells Meg. Meg reveals this dirty secret in an bitter argument. Jack bans Meg from seeing Drew anymore. Roxanne and Luke finally kiss. Henry is given money from the Muslims to start his own repair shopmoreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gail O'Grady

    Helen Dolan Pryor

  • Tom Verica

    John "Jack" Pryor

  • Arlen Escarpeta

    Sam Walker

  • Brittany Snow

    Margeret "Meg" Pryor

  • Vanessa Lengies

    Roxanne Bojarski

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (1)

    • Songs w/Artists (in tonight's episode) * I'm On the Outside (Looking In) - Little Anthony & the Imperials - 15-10/10/64 * I Can't Help Myself - Four Tops - 1-6/19/65 * I Feel Free - Cream - [1968 Album cut] * What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones - 3-7/31/65 * Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Mel Carter - 8-8/28/65 * I Go To Pieces - Peter & Gordon - 9-2/20/65 * Are You There (With Another Girl) - Dionne Warwick - 39-1/22/66 * Sunny - Bobby Hebb - 2-8/20/66 [listed by NBC but not heard] * B-A-B-Y - Carla Thomas - 14-11/05/66 [Macy Gray cover] * Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey - 8-3/27/65 * Smokey Joe's LA LA - Googie Rene Combo - 77-3/05/66 * When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge - 1-5/28/66 [Of the above two songs, only one was heard.] * Along Comes Mary - The Association - 7-7/16/66 * Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding - 25-1/28/67 * Let It Be Me - Betty Everett and Jerry Butler - 5-11/07/64 [Listed by NBC but not heard.] * I'm So Proud - The Impressions - 14-5/23/64 * Wipe Out - The Sufaris - 2-8/10/63 & 16-10/01/66 * In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett - 21-9/04/65 [Listed by NBC but not heard.]

    Trivia (4)

    • JJ is in Vietnam early in 1965, carrying an M-16 rifle. However, the M16 was first issued to troops in battle in the Ia Drang Valley of Viet Nam in November, 1965.

    • Helen and Beth go to see Lenny Bruce at a nightclub in Philly. According to Bruce's work chronology, he never played a club in Philadelphia in '64, '65, or '66, the year he died of a morphine overdose.

    • Supposedly, this episode takes place in 1964. "Along Comes Mary", by the Association, hit the charts in 1966. In the first scene in Vietnam, an NCO comes into the tent with the black metal rank insignia on his collar. The metal collar insignia wasn't adopted by the military until December of 1966. In a montage, they show Jack in a bar at a convention in the evening, Meg is with her college boyfriend, Helen and JJ's fiance at a nightclub, and JJ eating supper with a Vietnamese family... All this taking place at the same time.. it.s evening both in the U.S. AND Vietnam, half a word away!!

    • Isn't this episode supposed to be set in 1965? If so, then why are they playing Cream's, "I Feel Free", which was definitely released in December 1966. Also, The Association's, "Along Comes Mary", was also released in 1966.

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