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  • Not in Kansas Anymore

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    S 2 : Ep 19 - 2/24/83

    Doris is auditioning to star in a show. She falls and bumps her head and has an elaborate dream sequence in which she is on a quest to become a star. The school campus is set up with a "yellow brick road" path "Dottie" must follow and encounters several interesting characters (her fellow classmates in costume) along the way. Debbie Allen (the dance instructor/choreographer) plays the "good witch" and Mrs. Sherwood is the "wicked witch."moreless
  • Class Act

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 10/21/82

    Shorofsky is giving lessons to Bruno. A guest speakers falls for Lydia, and gives the other kids assignment so he could see her again. They go out, but Lydia isn't impressed with his lifestyle.moreless
  • A Big Finish

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    S 1 : Ep 14 - 4/15/82

    Miss Sherwood catches two guys living with a dog in the school basement. The gang decides to help them live in a better place and they offer them money, but they are too stubborn to take "charity," so the gang decides to have a benefit concert to collect money for them.moreless
  • The Crazies

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 3/18/82

    Doris learns that sometimes honest is not always the best policy. She and Montgomery decide to tell only the truth for 24 hours, but the pact will turn out to be a total fiasco. When Shorofsky is hospitalized, Bruno realizes that he is important to his life. When Miss Sherwood learns that Miss Grant doesn't believe that her newest plan, an Africal Tribal dance, will suceed, she asks Leroy to help her.moreless
  • Street Kid

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 2/25/82

    Doris, while pretending to be a hooker (for her acting assignment), meets a real hooker named Tracy, and tries to help her out.
  • To Soar and Never Falter

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 2/4/82

    Bruno is in love with a dance major named Kathleen Murphy. When he is to write a piece of music for her, she performs for him and gets injured. It turns out that she has Multiple Sclerosis, and Miss Grant employs Leroy to help out Bruno. Unknowingly, the gang is helping Kathy to keep her audition.moreless
  • Tomorrow's Farewell

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 1/21/82

    The School Board orders the School of the Arts to have a Gym because of the mandatory P.E. class that students have to take. It takes a dance off between Lydia's class and a bunch of football players for the school board to see her point. Meanwhile, Leroy tries to save his brother Willard from a life of crime.moreless
  • Passing Grade

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 1/14/82

    Coco and Lydia vie for a part in a show, and Lydia has a bigger chance because her boyfriend is running the auditions. Danny wants to meet Johnny Carson, so he becomes a waiter so he could approach him.moreless
  • The Gipper Caper

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 8/10/77

    Tom's dentist challenges the family to a touch football game.
  • Never Try Eating Nectarines Since Juice May Dispense

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 3/15/77

    "Never try eating nectarines since juice may dispense" is the phrase Tom and Joan Bradford use to remember the names of their children: Nicholas, Tommy, Elizabeth, Nancy, Susan, Joanie, Mary, and David. David moves out of the Bradford house when he gets tired of fighting with his Dad. The youngest Bradford children fight over his bedroom, and Tom learns the importance of having a family relationship. Meanwhile, Elizabeth is arrested for possession of narcotics and Tom and Joan have to find $1,500 to pay a lawyer.
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  • Part 6

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 1/28/77

    Nearly 20 years after leaving the Reynolds plantation, Kizzy's son by owner Tom Moore, has become a master at cock-fighting just like his father. Meanwhile Kizzy is courted by a visiting carriage driver who wants to marry her and he gives her the opportunity to briefly return to the plantation where she was born. Once there, Kizzy sadly discovers that her father Toby has died and her mother has been sold off. While visiting Toby's grave, his words haunt her, prompting her to decide to call off her marriage. But on a happier note, when she returns home, she learns that her son George has been promoted to head cock trainer and has decided to take a wife.moreless
  • Part 5

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 1/27/77

    Sixteen years have passed since the birth of Toby and Belle's daughter Kizzy, who is not only well-versed in the history of her father's people, but can even read and write thanks to her owner's niece Missy Anne Reynolds. Kizzy falls in love with a young man named Noah, who like her father, was determined to run away. He eventually does with Kizzy's help, but is quickly caught and forced to reveal Kizzy's role in his escape. This prompts Dr. Reynolds to sell Kizzy to his cock-breeder neighbor as punishment.

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  • Part 4

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 1/26/77

    Nearly a decade after his first failed attempt to run away, Kunta Kinte, having been forced to accept the name "Toby", still longs to see Fanta, and decides to run away again to find her. This time he is successful at reaching her plantation and they have a bittersweet reunion. However she vorciforously disagrees with his plans for both of them to escape to the north. Their arguments eventually catch the attention of nearby slave-catchers, Toby is caught, and once again pays a terrible price. But this time, his new caretaker and savior is someone who truly knows how to handle him and she will eventually become his wife.moreless
  • Part 2

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 1/24/77

    A revolt of the captive Africans during their voyage to America fails despite the deaths of the ship's first officer and many of the ship's crew. Upon their arrival in Annapolis, Maryland after the harrowing 3 month journey across the Atlantic Ocean, the survivors are cleaned up and are taken away for auction. Kunta Kinte is eventually sold to the Reynolds plantation in Spotsylvania, Virginia, where he befriends an American-born slave named Fiddler.

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  • Part 1 Roots: The Saga of An American Family

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 1/23/77

    The dramatic birth of Kunta Kinte in the village of Juffure, Gambia, West Africa, marks the opening chapter of this saga. The story follows the young Kunta Kinte from his childhood through to his teens as a goat-herder learning the cultural and religious traditions of his rural village during the mid-1700s. But what should have been a joyous occasion upon his successful return from ritual manhood training, instead results in tragedy. He and others from villages nearby are caught by slavers and are eventually transferred to a ship bound for America to be sold into bondage.

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  • Starsky and Hutch

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    S 1 : Ep 0 - 4/30/75

    A execution-style shooting in which two young lovers are brutally killed indicates that the intended targets were actually Bay City Police Detectives Starsky and Hutchinson, when the victims' car turns out to match Starksy's. All leads point toward a local crime-lord awaiting trial as being behind their (intended) murders. But when he flatly denies the charge, the pair set out to hunt down the real culprits...and motive.moreless
  • A Nose for News

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    S 1 : Ep 36 - 6/21/64

    Martin fills in for Tim at work. During that time, Martin gains a high profile interview.
  • The Man on the Couch

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 11/3/63

    Martin is believed to be attempting suicide. He is forced into psychiatric therapy.