Fame (1982–1987)

Tomorrow's Farewell 

The school board has come to evaluate the school. Each of the kids are interviewed and we get a glimpse of their background.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lydia Grant
Coco Hernandez
Mr. Benjamin Shorofsky
Elizabeth Sherwood
Doris Schwartz
P.R. Paul ...
Montgomery MacNeil
Willard (as Grand Bush)
Detective Kessler
Vincent Milana ...
Mr. Tipton (as Vincent Duke Milana)
Gabriel Barre ...
The Mime
Barbara Ann Grimes ...
Mrs. Polsdorfer


Three members of the Board of Education have scheduled an "inspection" of the school, to evaluate its programs and its needs. Despite not wanting their visit to disrupt the school in any way including how they teach and how the students react, the teachers are suspicious of the visit, and find it difficult in certain circumstances not to let the constant note-taking the inspectors do influence how they act or react. Part of the inspection includes speaking to the students directly one-on-one. The teachers are concerned that what recommendations the inspectors put forth will try to place them into the mold of every other "regular" school. Lydia in particular tries to fight that view when she hears the final recommendation. Meanwhile, Leroy has an unexpected visitor: his ten year older brother Willard, who he has not seen since he was a child since Willard has been in prison since then. As Willard is the only family he has, Leroy tries to forge a meaningful relationship with him, which ... Written by Huggo

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21 January 1982 (USA)  »

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Julie Miller: I'm supposed to have an interview with one of those guys right after lunch.
Bruno Martelli: Mr. Nylon Hair?
Danny Amatullo: Yeah, his head looks like a flying squirrel trying to mate with a bowling ball.
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Come What May
Music and Lyrics by David Wolfert and Henry Gaffney
Sung by Gene Anthony Ray
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