Gimme a Break!

Season 6 Episode 19

Joey's Hero

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Aired Unknown Feb 11, 1987 on NBC
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Joey's Hero
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When Joey's favorite television star "Captain Jerk", is hospitalized after swallowing a whistle, some of Nell's blood is used for a transfusion, since he has a rare blood type, and Nell has the same type as him. However, as she goes to his hospital room to meet him, she finds out that he is predjudiced as she overhears him talking to his co-stars about how much he hates blacks and how he organizes a group of people who are for a white society. She realizes that she must tell Joey the truth, that his favorite televison star doesn't favor blacks. In the end, Captain Jerk asks Nell to be on the show, but swallows his whistle again when he sees she is black. He gives her money, and tells her to not tell anyone she is black and since she gave him 5 pints of blood, it makes him "42% Negro". Joey hears this, and depite not believing Nell before, he finally knows that his hero is predjudiced and he and Nell leave the hospital knowing that Captain Jerk is nothing but one.moreless

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Joey Lawrence

Joey Lawrence

Joey Donovan [ seasons 3-6 ]

Rosetta LeNoire

Rosetta LeNoire

Mama Maybelle Harper [ seasons 5-6 ]

Telma Hopkins

Telma Hopkins

Addy Wilson [ seasons 3-6 ]

Nell Carter

Nell Carter

Nellie Ruth "Nell" Harper

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