My So-Called Life

So-Called Angels

Season 1, Ep 15, Aired 12/22/94
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  • Episode Description
  • The Chase's Christmas is more complicated than usual when Angela's anxious search for Rickie leads her into the world of runaway kids where she encounters a mysterious homeless girl.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bess Armstrong

    Patty Chase

  • A. J. Langer

    Rayanne Graff

  • Wilson Cruz

    Rickie Vasquez

  • Devon Gummersall

    Brian Krakow

  • Claire Danes

    Angela Chase

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • A pretty great episode, all together different than anything on MSCL up until that point. Actually had me at the edge of my seat.

    By mrsshawnhunter, Jul 16, 2008

  • They did basically the exact same thing in the episode Halloween, but just changed the theme to Christmas.

    By Schroxy, Jul 04, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Rayanne: Boy, people get swept up in this Christmas thing, huh? Angela: You mean you don't? Rayanne: Yeah, but my mom and I like to wait… for stuff to go on sale.

    • Patty: Oh, a Christmas card from the Levettis? Graham: So? Patty: Well, I finally took them off the list! We haven't laid eyes on them since Danielle started solids, and now out of nowhere they send this? Graham: Patty, it's a greeting card, not a dead fish.

    • Danielle: It's not fair. Angela got a new bike when she was eleven. Graham: What do you do? Keep like running tally of everything we bought for Angela? Danielle: Well, yeah.

    • Danielle: Do we have to keep talking about religion? It's Christmas.

    • Sharon: Krakow, this is when people need the helpline, okay? People get so stressed over this holiday stuff, they experience actual symptoms of depression, or whatever. Like, total helplessness and despair. And, like, loss of appetite, or whatever.

    Notes (2)

    • German episode title: "Ein Hauch von Himmel" (A Touch of Heaven) French episode title: "Un ange passe" (An Angel)

    • Music: "Make It Home" by Juliana Hatfield

    Trivia (1)

    • Juliana Hatfield was a prominent female rock musician in the early 1990's. She plays the role of Joy in this episode and her music is featured.

    Allusions (3)

    • The program Danielle is watching on the television is Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, a musical cartoon adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

    • Graham: Who are you, Spike Lee? Spike Lee is an Emmy Award-winning director who runs his own production company entitled "40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks."

    • Rayanne: Maybe he's at some Sal Mineo film festival. Sal Mineo, an American actor from the film Rebel Without a Cause, was murdered because he was bisexual.

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