Father Murphy: Season 1, Episode 17

The Dream Day (14 Mar. 1982)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Family | Western
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As potential adoptive parents visit, orphans must deal such emotions as angst, disappointments and/or joy.



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Episode credited cast:
Lisa Trusel ...
Scott Mellini ...
Kirk Brennan ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Anderson ...
Neil Billingsley ...
Jane Sanders
David Mason Daniels ...
Isaac Jones
Darien Dash ...
Marcus Washington
Thelma Washington


This whole episode looks at what orphans would go through as potential parents visit the orphanage to look for a child. And of course different children handle the situation differently. Matt, an extrovert, easily have parents fall in love with him. His brother David, an introvert, practically gives up before trying. In this episode David and Matt deal with the situation of Matt getting an offer to be adopted, but must leave David. Another orphan, Chris, has never known his parents, has had the experience of parents not wanting him because he cannot answer questions about his past. So he decides to invent a history in order to get parents. Written by dtwiddo@yahoo

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Drama | Family | Western





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14 March 1982 (USA)  »

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At the start of the cookie and lemonade scene, as Mae is walking up the stairs, Murphy quietly and barely audible, asks "Can mine (the dog) have a cookie?" From everyone's reaction, it is clear this was unscripted. See more »


As Jared gets up to bat, you see Will motion him over, and Jared pick up the bat, and wave it preparing to hit. Then the camera switches, showing Beatrice looking back and smiling at Murphy and Mae. Look behind her in the background - you can see Jared walking over and picking up the bat, then walk to home to get ready to bat. See more »

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