Popular (1999–2001)

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Two girls who despise each other, due to being on opposite sides of the "popularity fence", are forced together upon learning that their parents are getting married.

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 Brooke McQueen (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Sam McPherson (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Lily Esposito (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Harrison John (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Carmen Ferrara (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Josh Ford (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Nicole Julian (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Michael 'Sugar Daddy' Bernardino (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Mary Cherry (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Jane McPherson (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Mike McQueen (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Bobbi Glass / ... (36 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 April Tuna (18 episodes, 1999-2001)
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In the series pilot, two very different social opposite high school girls on different sides of the popularity circle, the blond, wealthy, attractive and popular Brooke McQueen. The "leader" of the popular crowd, Josh Ford her jock boyfriend, Nicole Julian her best-friend, and Sugar Daddy Josh's friend. Brooke and Nicole plan a party to kick off the school year inviting only those they choose to bring into their inner circle. The "Wannabe's" brunette, middle-class, wannabe and unpopular Samantha "Sam" McPherson who despises Brooke, her best-friend Harrison John, Carmen Ferrara, and activist friend Lily Esposito. Carmen wants to tryout for the cheer-leading squad as Josh contemplates joining the school musical. Sam and Brooke are paired as lab partner's to the delight of Carmen, who sees it as a chance for Sam to help her get on the cheer-leading squad. Sam takes a romantic interest in her facility advisor who wants her to interview the popular kids at Brooke's party much to Sam's ... Written by Ron Storey

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In the second season, Carmen's pregnancy was apparently cut from the show. This was one of the plotlines Ryan Murphy said he would explore in season two, along with a romance between Harrison and Mary Cherry, and Siamese twins. The cut order was given by the WB just a week before this episode aired, forcing Ryan to re-write the episode and eliminate this story completely from the show. See more »

Quotes

April Tuna: Hi Lily E., Josh Ford, I was wondering if you would like to form a ménage?
Josh Ford: I'm failing Spanish April, no el comprende.
Lily Esposito: April! Do you know what that word means? It's... inappropriate.
April Tuna: Does she use five syllable words like that in bed? BRING IT!
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Written and Performed by Sydney Forest
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11 January 2001 | by (Saint Louis, Missouri) – See all my reviews

I think this is one of the best shows on television today. Its fresh and smart, with great writing and terrific actors. The writers delve into deep topics concerning eating disorders, child abuse, cancer, and drug use. I'm amazed watching every week, that the writers manage to cram so much into just one hour of programing. They use comedy and drama, to make the show truly worth-while. And is what I'd truly call Must See Tv compared to NBC's lackluster Thursday lineup. However, this year its been moved to Fridays at 9 PM on the WB. If you must go out, make sure to set your VCRs for the best hour of programing on television today.


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