Ghostwriter

Who Burned Mr. Brinker's Store? Part 1

Season 1, Ep 6, Aired 11/1/92
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  • Episode Description
  • A mysterious man delivers a letter to Brinker. Whatever it says makes Brinker so mad he takes his anger out on Jamal and his friends. Jamal writes a letter to calm Brinker down and delivers it to him on the same night a fire is set.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Marcella Lowery

    Grandma CeCe Jenkins

  • David Lopez

    Alex Fernandez

  • Blaze Berdahl

    Lenni Frazier

  • Todd Alexander

    Rob Baker (1992-1993)

  • Mayteana Morales

    Gaby Fernandez (1992-94)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Jamal: Hey Momo, chill. He’s cool. Momo: Who says you’re cool? Jamal: You did. Second grade, remember?

    • Jamal: (Writes) Brinker, you stinker. You’re a nasty old geek!

    • Tina: Tell your sister to leave me alone! Alex: She’s a pain but she can be ok. Maybe you should give her a chance. Gaby: Yeah, listen to him. He likes you. Alex: Gaby!!

    • Ghostwriter: Don’t spare the horses.

    • Lenni: Friends are forever, friends are always true. If you get in trouble, a friend will help you through.

    Notes (2)

    • Guest star Jeremy Miller, who had just finished his run portraying Ben Seaver on ABC's hit "Growing Pains" months earlier, was originally supposed to be a regular cast member, but pulled out after production was completed on this pilot episode. The famed Samuel L. Jackson also appears in this episode as Jamal's father, and Max Wright ("ALF") as Mr. Brinker.

    • This was the original pilot episode of "Ghostwriter", which is evident from the different set/production design (all sets are different: Jamal's house, Lenni's apartment, the Bodega, etc.). It is evident that the first aired episode, "Ghost Story", wasn't even written yet, as during Tina's induction, Jamal mentions that they don't even know whether GW is a he or a she...it was clearly made a point in "Ghost Story" that GW had been a he! Also, the young actors are quite a bit younger than they were in the first broadcast episode, and the computer program on Jamal's computer is noticibly different.

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