A 42-year-old Marine sergeant and a 14-year-old fish-obsessed genius strike a perfect and reciprocal balance as college freshmen roommates.

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Complete series cast summary:
Burt Young ...  Nick Chase 8 episodes, 1987
Corey Haim ...  Matthew Wiggins 8 episodes, 1987
Jane Daly ...  Kate Adler 8 episodes, 1987
Sean Sullivan ...  Carl 8 episodes, 1987
Joshua Nelson Joshua Nelson ...  Sheldon 8 episodes, 1987
Michael Lesco Michael Lesco ...  The Singing Freshmen 8 episodes, 1987
Larry Wray Larry Wray ...  The Singing Freshmen 8 episodes, 1987
Robert Reames Robert Reames ...  The Singing Freshmen 8 episodes, 1987
Michael Worth Michael Worth ...  Chip / ... 4 episodes, 1987
Bee-Be Smith ...  Babs / ... 4 episodes, 1987
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A summer sitcom about the up and downs of two unlikely college freshmen. Nick Chase (Young) is a middle-aged Marine drill instructor who wants something more out of life than what the military can give him, so he leaves the military and goes to college at Saginaw University. His roommate, Matthew Wiggins (Haim), is young and bright but also looked upon as nerdy. Every week, the two learn from each other (mainly, Matthew learning from Nick) and get past life's tough challenges. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com> / edited by statmanjeff

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19 March 1987 (USA) See more »

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It had a Limited premise but was still pretty good.
12 March 2010 | by Stebaer4See all my reviews

My but How I recall this Short Lived Series And even on the last night it played on May 15,1987 of which was my 24th Birthday I even Knew that it still might not survive to come back after that short lived as it was it gave those 2 movie stars The late Corey Haim as Matthew and Burt Young(of whom is most famous for his role as Paulie in The Rocky Movies) as Nick a chance to each get recognition outside of Movie Roles and Movie Stardom with a shot at TV roles and TV Stardom and how like 2 peas in a pod they'd get to find how they really went together?So that they even went on A Weekend Trip together to Nick's Mother's(she was played by Estelle Getty.)Yes Matthew was an outcast who didn't fit in because The College Classmates were older than him and Nick didn't fit in for a similar reason because he was too old for them.You'll also see how among other things Matthew get's taken advantage of but still thanked like in that very scene in which Matthew was asked for an answer by that guy who's cheat notes were washed off and then when he was given it but after being told then he said "Thanks and I still hate you!"Those singing choir boys in each episode also added a nice touch of color as did certain songs of which were played before the station brakes like In 1814 we took a little trip.

Truthfully,Stephen "Steve" G. Baer a.k.a."Ste" of Framingham,Ma.USA


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