Season 4 Episode 19

The Talent Show

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Feb 12, 1990 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The Jubilee Singers of Los Angeles are featured in this episode.

    • Selections in this episode include: a rap performance of 'Bust a Move,' by the deacon and Chris; a skit of 'The Warden of PS Eighty-Three' by Amelia and most of the cast; a poetry reading of Langston Hughes' 'Madam' by Cassietta; a comic interpretation of 'Swan Lake' by Thelma; a special tribute to Mother Hale sung by the reverend; and the entire cast performing a spiritual hymn led by Rolly.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Clara Hale was a dedicated humanitarian in Harlem, known more commonly as 'Mother Hale.' She founded Hale House, a home for unwanted children and children who were born addicted to drugs. The producers selected her charity organization for special recognition in this episode.

  • Allusions