American Dreams

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

3
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 29, 2002 on NBC

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  • Trivia

    • Jack refers to "Ara Parseghian and Notre Dame". However, the pilot is set in November of 1963 while Parseghian was hired by Notre Dame in December of that year.

    • Though the pilot depicts the timeline of American Bandstand in Philadelphia during November 1963. Bandstand had already left Philadelphia's WFIL TV Studio for Los Angeles by August 1963.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • The theme song for the show is "Generation" written and performed by Emerson Hart, lead singer of the band Tonic.

    • Songs w/Artists (in tonight's episode)
      * Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder - 3-2/12/66
      * Heat Wave - Martha & the Vandellas - 4-9/21/63
      * The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) - Betty Everett - 6-4/11/64
      * Stay - The 4 Seasons - 16-4/04/64
      * Let's Dance - Benny Goodman - [not charted]
      * Turkey in the Straw - Bill Monroe - [not charted]
      * Everybody - Tommy Roe - 3-12/07/63 [Roy Ayers cover]
      * Don't Worry Baby - The Beach Boys - 24-7/04/64
      * He's So Fine - The Chiffons - 1-3/30/63
      * Dancing in the Street - Martha & the Vandellas - 2-10/17/64
      * It's All Right - Maurice Williams - [not charted]
      * Amazing Grace - John Newton - [not charted]

    • An article in Star Magazine claims that the show is based on former Bandstand dancer Fran Giordano.

  • Allusions

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