Friends (1979– )

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Drama
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Three eleven-year-olds come of age in Southern California.

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Complete series cast summary:
Charlie Aiken ...
 Pete Richards (5 episodes, 1979)
Jarrod Johnson ...
 Randy Summerfield (5 episodes, 1979)
Janet MacLachlan ...
 Jane Summerfield (5 episodes, 1979)
Karen Morrow ...
 Pamela Richards (5 episodes, 1979)
Roger Robinson ...
 Warren Summerfield (5 episodes, 1979)
Andy Romano ...
 Frank Richards (5 episodes, 1979)
 Nancy Wilks (5 episodes, 1979)
Dennis Redfield ...
 Charley Wilks / ... (4 episodes, 1979)
Alicia Fleer ...
 Cynthia Richards (3 episodes, 1979)
Charles Lampkin ...
 Tug Summerfield (3 episodes, 1979)
 Alice Price / ... (2 episodes, 1979)
Penelope Sudrow ...
 Lydia (2 episodes, 1979)


Three eleven-year-old children--black Randy, product-of-a-broken-home Nancy and leader Pete--grow up in a small California town, dealing with the typical problems of a '70s adolescent. Written by Marty McKee <>

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Comedy | Drama





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25 March 1979 (USA)  »

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(5 episodes)


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Intended to be groundbreaking
17 March 2009 | by (Minnesota, USA) – See all my reviews

The three friends were a white girl, a white boy, and a black boy, not the most common grouping at the time. I remember a particularly poignant episode where the white boy has lied to his athletic father, claiming to be the star pitcher on his little league team. The old man will never know - he works 6 days a week running his dry cleaning business. Then the dad announces he will make a major sacrifice and take Saturday off just to see the kid play. Horrified, the boy seeks advice from his older sister:

Sister: Just tell him. You can talk to your father. He's not going to hit you.

Boy (with a whine that makes it clear how much worse this is): He'll LOOK at me!

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