American Dreams

Season 1 Episode 15

False Start

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 16, 2003 on NBC
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False Start
In the first track meet of the season, J.J. and Sam square off to determine who will race one of the fastest runners in the city, creating a new-found relationship between this unlikely pair. Meanwhile, after their break-up, Meg and Luke try to figure out exactly what to call their relationship with the help of confidants Roxanne and record store owner Mr. Greenwood. Elsewhere, Helen's classmates lead her to believe that their professor, Mr. Witt, has a crush on her.moreless

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    Ben Caswell

    Ben Caswell

    Coach Donnelly

    Guest Star

    Art Garfunkel

    Art Garfunkel

    Mr. Greenwood

    Guest Star

    India Arie

    India Arie

    Nina Simone

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Even tough this episode is suposed to take place in February 1964, some of the songs that appear in this episode are clearly ahead in time. The Castaways song Liar Liar was a hit in Sept 1965. Manfred Mann's Do Wah Diddy Diddy was released later in the year 1964 as previously pointed out and The Rolling Stones song was issued in August 1964 (their version of the great Solomon Burke's song Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, not to be confused with Dean Martin's middle of the Road hit entitled Everybody Needs Somebody which was also released in the summer of 1964).

      • Luke gave Meg an advance copy of Donovan's "Catch the Wind", calling him a "British" Bob Dylan. This show is supposed to take place in February 1964. Donovan's single didn't get released in the US until June 1965, over one year later. That is quite an advance copy.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Dancer: Get ready, be the water.
        Meg: Be the what?
        Dancer: Be the water, up here. (Raises Meg's arms straight up like a shower and dances like he's taking a shower.)
        Michael Brooks: Is she actually pretending to be a shower?
        Gus: My guess is he's got her being the water.
        Michael Brooks: Wow.

      • Roxanne: She (referring to Meg) doesn't have a mean bone in her body, except when it comes to Patty. But if you met Patty, you'd understand why.

      • Roxanne: Uh, some of the other columns I've been reading in other magazine, well they have little pictures of the journalists in the upper right-hand corner of the page. And I was just thinking that since you have such an attractive journalist…
        Michael Brooks: Hey, not a snowballs chance in hell. Have a good show, Roxanne.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Songs w/Artists (in tonight's episode)
        * Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry - 29-6/30/56
        * Train of Love - Annette with the Afterbeats - 36-7/11/60 [film clip of live event]
        * Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes - 1-8/22/64
        * Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin - 1-8/15/64
        * Liar, Liar - The Castaways - 12-10/23/65
        * Rumble - Duane Eddy - [not charted]
        * Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann - 1-10/17/64
        * Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka - 1-8/11/62
        * Come Ye - Nina Simone - [not charted] [India.Arie cover]
        * Catch The Wind - Donovan - 23-7/03/65

    • ALLUSIONS (0)