ABC Afterschool Specials: Season 13, Episode 3

The Almost Royal Family (24 Oct. 1984)

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Family inherits a house on a tiny island between Canada and the US, and is not the jurisdiction of either country.

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Suzanne Henderson
Christine Langner ...
Natalie Johnson
John Femia ...
Sam Henderson
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Helen Henderson
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John Henderson
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Jimmy Henderson (as Freddy Hoehler)
Christopher Curry ...
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David Babcock ...
Jim Ross
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Lynn Watson
Dan Crane ...
Russell Jensen
Daniel Lambert ...
Lucien Dore
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Family inherits a house on a tiny island between Canada and the US, and is not the jurisdiction of either country.

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Not sure what the moral of the story was supposed to be -- but what fun!
4 January 2008 | by (Lawrence, KS) – See all my reviews

This was one of our favorite ABC After School Specials growing up. Like the other comment says, a family inherits an island that is not claimed by either the US or Canada -- and when they put a clothing item up on a flag pole so someone can find the island they are on, this is mistaken for a symbol that they are starting their own country.

I can't remember much else, but I do remember that Sarah Jessica Parker's character idolizes Princess Di; and that she learns being a princess is not as much fun as it appears to be from reading magazines. If I remember correctly, though, a hot prince comes to hang with her and she is smitten.

I'm not sure what the moral of the story was supposed to be -- most of the ABC After School Specials carried messages -- but maybe it was to show that being famous and important is not all it looks like it may be. Whatever the case, when my brothers and sisters and I saw this on, we cheered and were glued to the television set.


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