The title is a reference to this series of one-off, teen-oriented melodramas aired during the 70s, 80s, and early-90s.
Wilson mentions that he saw an Afterschool Special on PCS (Parental Conflict Syndrome).
Skippy remarks that Slappy sounds "like an 'Afterschool Special.'"
referenced by Maya
Mike: "Is this an 'Afterschool Special'?"
Annie: "Oh please... what Afterschool Special did you fall out of?"
Fez talks about it.
Rocko assumes Alpha-Alpha's promise of a lack of initiation is a prank reminiscent of these specials
Principal Skinner asks Mrs. Krabappel if she's "ready for a little 'Afterschool Special.'"
Referred to in dialogue.
the narrator says that Malvo's being banned from school is like if BET made an Afterschool Special
Skeeter says, "I didn't know we were doing an 'Afterschool Special.'"
Jeff says, "We've all seen enough 'Afterschool Specials' - 'Fat Albert' (pointing to Shirley and Troy) - to know that Abed only needs to be himself."
Peter says, "We're a regular 'Afterschool Special.'"
Christy says "Trust" is a hair better than an Afterschool Special about the subject
Patrick says, "My life is an 'Afterschool Special.'"
Troy says, "Jeff would have known that if he wasn't too cool for 'Afterschool Specials.'"
Spoofed in the "Sex and Peer Pressure at Valley High" segment, which is billed as an "Afterschool Special"
Miley (Vanessa Bayer) appears in an "Afterschool Special" spoof on "The Miley Cyrus Show."