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Life Goes On (1989–1993)

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A TV-series about the life of the Thatchers, especially "Corky", that has Down syndrome but goes to ordinary school ("mainstreaming). We get into their problems and joys. Drew Thatcher's ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
 Drew Thatcher (83 episodes, 1989-1993)
 Libby Thatcher (83 episodes, 1989-1993)
 Corky Thatcher (83 episodes, 1989-1993)
 Becca Thatcher (83 episodes, 1989-1993)
Tracey Needham ...
 Paige Thatcher (40 episodes, 1990-1993)
 Jesse McKenna (35 episodes, 1991-1993)


A TV-series about the life of the Thatchers, especially "Corky", that has Down syndrome but goes to ordinary school ("mainstreaming). We get into their problems and joys. Drew Thatcher's dream comes true when he is able to open his own restaurant, but it's a hard business, and he often run into problems. Becca has a constant crush on Tyler, but he's not available. He and his girlfriend, Rona, break up and get together all the time. Libby Thatcher hates her boss, and quits her job. After a while she finds out that she's pregnant, and that her boss is desperate to get her back. She starts working for him again, after getting better paid, among other things. Meanwhile, "Corky" has problems with keeping up at school and accepting who he is. He fights his battles, and wins. Written by Eva Kristin Berntzen <eva@himolde.no>

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Release Date:

12 September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Glenbrook  »

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| (83 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The theme song, The Beatles' "Ob La Di," which contains the line "Life goes on," was sung on the show by the cast members. See more »


Referenced in Drawn Together: The Other Cousin (2004) See more »


Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
(opening theme)
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Patti LuPone and cast
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This show rocked !
20 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I couldn't wait to see this show every week. It was one of those things I was looking forward to every day of the week. If I had a bad day, I thought about the fact that the show would be coming on and my day would be better. A series that would make you laugh and cry, depending on the episode. Corky was my hero !!! The fact that he dealt with life the way he dealt with should be an example for everyone. You think you got a bad day ? Put yourself in Corky's shoes. Or his family's for that matter. Not too mention the fact I had a bit of a crush on Kellie Martin...... This is definitely one of those groundbreaking shows that I would watch again. We can all learn from this.

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