A CBS Schoolbreak Special about a 12-year-old mentally-challenged girl, whose parents decide to remove her from the institution where she was raised, in order to try to give her a home life.



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Episode cast overview:
Geraldine 'Jellybean' Oxley
Margaret Oxley
Ted Oxley
Christopher Collet ...
Neil Oxley
Mr. Rasmussen
Irene Tedrow ...
Miss Bowring
Vince Howard ...
Mr. Parrish
Joe Newbolt
Beau Dremann ...
Beef Adams
Doug Toby ...
The East Ender


When Ted and Margery Oxley decide that their mentally handicapped daughter, Geraldine (aka "Jellybean") has spent enough time in an institution, they decide to bring her home and take up the challenge of raising her and meeting her needs. The special pays particular attention to Jellybean's relationship with her older brother, Neil, and others as she adjusts to her new life. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Drama | Family | Romance





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27 March 1984 (USA)  »

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Super bonkers -- it's like watching-your-parents-play-video-games kind of bonkers
1 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest damn things I have ever seen. I wish I had me a copy, man, I really do. Seeing that freaky chick banging her head on her bedroom wall, wailing "Babbage" because she got in trouble for dropping the garbage down the laundry chute, that would just about be heaven for me. It's been, what, 20 years or so since I last got to see it? That stuff was bananas, man, just bananas. I can picture it like it was yesterday, even though I was incredibly baked when I saw it. Whenever I see somebody freaking out over trivial crap, I just start chanting "Babbage," and the moment is magically transformed into a chuckle-fest. (Banging my head against the wall) "It's Babbage! (Aaaaah!) Babbage! (Uuuh!) Babbage, babbage, babbage!"

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