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 Helen Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Jack Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Meg Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Henry Walker (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Roxanne Bojarski (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Sam Walker (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Patty Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Will Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 JJ Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Beth Mason (57 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Dick Clark / ... (45 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Nathan Walker / ... (39 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Pete Pryor (36 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Luke Foley (36 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Angela Walker (32 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Gus (26 episodes, 2002-2005)
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Set to the soundtrack of the '60s, a Philadelphia family moves toward the cultural upheaval in the years ahead. The Pryors' teen daughter Meg tries to shed her "good girl" image by hanging with her worldly friend Roxanne and pursuing a dream of being an "American Bandstand" dancer. Meg's emerging personality, and the changes her mother's going through, don't sit well with Meg's father Written by Anonymous

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A time when the American Dream was alive. And one family was living that Dream. See more »

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Brittany Snow and Vanessa Lengies performed a cover and music video of "My Boyfriend's Back" on the set of American Bandstand which was never aired. Their cover can be heard at various times throughout Season 1. The video appears as a DVD Extra for Season 1. See more »

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In the series pilot episode, Jack refers to "Ara Parseghian and Notre Dame." The pilot is set in November of 1963 while Parseghian was hired by Notre Dame in December of that year. See more »

Quotes

[about President Kennedy's assassination]
Will: [seriously] Beth, do you know why they shot him?
Beth Mason: [sadly] No...
Will: [sighing] Politics.
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Don't Worry, Baby
Written by Brian Wilson and Roger Christian
Performed by The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Music Special Markets
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The Best Show Ever!
18 November 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

"American Dreams" is my absolute most favourite show of all time. I look forward to Sundays at 8 and if the phone rings, whoever is calling goes into voice mail. I was a child in the 60s having been born in 1959 but it's not just the music or clothes that have made this show my favourite.

I love the way the Pryor kids bicker. It's so realistic! My fave scenes are at the dinner table. Dad rules and everyone has to obey.

I'm worried about JJ but the previews for this Sunday say he comes home. I hope it's to stay.

Meg is heading toward being a hippie and I can't wait to see how her character develops down the road, especially when she starts college.

I hope NBC has no plans to cancel this for a very long time!


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