Joel discovers that he wrote a brilliant song last time he was a teenager, but he does not remember how to play it. Therefore he plays Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" in the school's talent contest, which everyone loves. He is contacted by an agent for the television talent show "Star Search", who encourages him to play the song at the audition. So does his friends Pat and Isabelle (who signs up as manager and image consultant respectively), and even his parents eventually think it's a good idea. But Joel sits on information no one else has - the song is from the future. He is torn between what is the right and what is the wrong thing to do. Meanwhile, he also encourages Karen to invest in her own business ideas. Written by
The Norwegian Rocker
Did You Know?
Joel auditions for Star Search
in 1981. However, the series did not begin until September 1983. See more
I'm sorry, honey. You must be really disappointed.
You don't have to feel sorry for me.
But you didn't win.
Who cares? Don't you see, Mom? I put myself out there, and it felt great. If I quit and didn't even try, then you should feel sorry for me.