ABC Afterschool Specials: Season 12, Episode 5

The Great Love Experiment (8 Feb. 1984)

TV Episode  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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Teenagers lure a timid girl into a made-up experiment that gets her involved in affectionate ways.



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Episode cast overview:
Jen Robbins
Maude Harris
Peter Kowanko ...
Dolph Krager (as Pete Kowanko)
Miguel Rados
Scott Renderer ...
Larry Meadows
Carol Schwartz (as Jenny Grey)
Donna Ingram-Young ...
Mindy Duarte
Mr. Harris
Manny Jacobs ...
Steve Harris


For their science project, a popular high school beauty and her friends try a benign human experiment. They befriend an "ugly duckling", make her up to look pretty, and witness the positive effects of their work. Written by Anthony Ventarola

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26 April 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

So lovably formulaic that the "dramatic equation" the piece works from is practically flashed on screen at regular intervals, like the telephone number for an infomercial ordering line! Jennifer Grey is outstanding as the coldly Machiavellian "popular girl" who foolishly creates her own rival out of Nerdly Chick Numero Uno. Watch the hunky high-school footballers trip over themselves with sexual anticipation the moment this homely creature applies some eyeliner. A hoot!

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