The Righteous Apples - Season 1

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  • episode 10
    episode 10
    Episode 10
    7/21/80
    8.4
    Gloria has an interracial romance but her boyfriend's mother has more than the obvious reason to oppose the relationship, the young man is half black and 'passing' for white and the romance could bring out the truth.
  • Episode 9 "Apple Juice"
    7/10/80
    9.0
    Sandy Burns tries to help a terminally ill woman face death with grace but must battle the older woman's unexpected racist attitude after Sandy introduces her to her multi-racial friends and fellow Righteous Apples.
  • Episode 8 "Love Has Two Left Feet"
    7/3/80
    8.8
    DC's parents accept his new, fiercely independant girlfriend Terry's cerebral palsy, but they reject her as a Gentile when they learn she isn't Jewish. Meanwhile, Big Neck emerges as a romantic figure from her past.
  • Episode 7 "A Dream Fulfilled"
    6/26/80
    8.9
    "Big Neck" Morris runs into unexpected opposition from his girlfriend when he organizes a tribute to Martin Luther King. Diane has disco fever and wants no part of his plans to honor Dr. King, preferring to dance the night away instead.
  • Episode 6
    Episode 6
    Episode 6
    6/19/80
    8.3
    Unable to tell her parents that she's pregant, J. T.'s girlfriend visits an fly by night family planning clinic for an abortion. An careless accident during the abortion leaves her sterile and to make matters complicated, the doctor is a white native of South Africa. The Apples, the girls parents, and an investigative reporter must unite to expose the truth.moreless
  • Episode 5
    Episode 5
    Episode 5
    6/12/80
    7.9
    Battle lines form when there's a schedule clash between the Righteous Apples roller disco fund-raising dance and a rally for the white supremacists' group called The Knights of the White Light.
  • Episode 4
    Episode 4
    Episode 4
    6/5/80
    7.8
    Sandy is desperate for money to buy a new outfit for a recording audition but unemployment makes it impossible for her father to help out. A clever pimp promises to help the naive young teenager out - if she'll just meet and entertain a few of his 'friends'.
  • Episode 3
    Episode 3
    Episode 3
    5/29/80
    8.1
    Racial tensions mount at Sherman High during the Apples' investigation into the stabbing of the assistant principal (Terry Kiser). Everyone believes they saw meek, scholarly Winston do the deed, but they are mistaken. The Apples must uncover the truth in a hurry or justice may not prevail.
  • Episode 2 "Who's The Victim?"
    5/22/80
    7.7
    One of the Apples, Big Neck, is arrested on a mugging charge and must juggle his alibi in order to protect an emotionally troubled girl he had been counseling that evening to not commit suicide.
  • Episode 1
    Episode 1
    Episode 1
    5/15/80
    7.5
    The Righteous Apples perform at an old-age home, after which they expose corruption in the home's management and save the relationship of an elderly black couple consisting of a once-famous musician and his wife by helping them find another place to live.
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