Fame

Season 1 Episode 1

Metamorphosis

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Aired Unknown Jan 07, 1982 on
9.4
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This fun and footloose series begins when Julie tries her best to fit in at the New York School for the Performing Arts, with a little bit of help from Doris and Montgomery. Coco Hernandez wants Bruno to help her bring music to the lunch room.

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  • FAME was unlike any other television show. It gave viewers a sense of hope, faith, and the advice that one should never give up until they achieved their dreams. The first episode alone was a rollercoaster ride like none other!moreless

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    This was an excellent episode that captured the energy and excitement of what the series would continue to provide throughout its six season run. METAMORPHOSIS has a realistic quality about its cast and setting. Lee Curreri (Bruno), Gene Anthony Ray (Leroy), Albert Hague (Shorofsky), and Debbie Allen (Lydia) reprise their roles from the movie it was based on. The new talents of Erica Gimpel (Coco), Valerie Landsburg (Doris), Carol Mayo Jenkins (Sherwood), P.R. Paul (Montgomery), and Lori Singer as (Julie) were excellent choices in casting and contributed greatly to the quality of the show. The setting exhibited the feeling of what it would really be like to walk down the halls of a performance arts school: classical, jazz, rock, and even students practicing their instruments could be heard in the background; drama students practicing their lines and talking SHOP; dance majors practicing their steps and stretching their limbs in the lunch room. This pilot episode even featured plenty of outdoor scenes that helped capture the feeling and pace of New York City in which the show was based.moreless
Tommy Aguilar

Tommy Aguilar

Garcy

Guest Star

Judy Farrell

Judy Farrell

Mrs. Miller

Guest Star

Lycia Naff

Lycia Naff

Moira

Guest Star

Eartha Robinson

Eartha Robinson

Phenicia

Recurring Role

Jasmine Guy

Jasmine Guy

Dancer

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Before Coco sings "Take Me", you see Julie and Doris talking. Notice that Julie's sandwich is two pieces and she has white milk. However when she is talking to Montgomery, she has one sandwich and orange juice.

    • In the film Paul McCrane played the gay teeanger and son to a film star. His orientation was incidental, and he was never romantically paried. The televion series - under pressure from conservative religious groups - drops the sexual orientation of the character.

  • QUOTES (4)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Featured Songs:
      "Suite For Solo Cello No. 2 In D Minor, BWV 1008" by Lori Singer (on cello)
      "Red Light" by Linda Clifford
      "Ode To Joy" by Lee Curreri (on piano)
      "Ralph And Monty (Dressing Room Piano)" by Michael Gore
      "Miles From Here (Instrumental)" by Lee Curreri
      "Take Me" by Erica Gimpel
      "Eine kleine Nachtmusik KV 525: Seranade No. 13 For Strings In G Major: I Allegro" by Lee Curreri
      "Miles From Here" by Kenny Rankin
      "Suite No. 5, S. 1011 In C Minor" by Lori Singer (on cello)
      "Fame (Main Title)" by Erica Gimpel

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