Any Day Now (1998–2002)
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It's Not About the Butter: Part 1 

In the present: M.E. mistakes a black woman for a waitress at a restaurant, throwing a wrench into her friendship with Rene who thinks she's racist. Odessa's leaving so Rene has to hire a ... See full summary »

Director:

Artie Mandelberg

Writers:

Nancy Miller (creator), Deborah Joy LeVine (creator) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Annie Potts ... Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' Sims
Lorraine Toussaint ... Rene Jackson
Shari Dyon Perry Shari Dyon Perry ... Young Rene Jackson
Mae Middleton ... Young Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' O'Brien
Donzaleigh Abernathy ... Sara Jackson
Dan Byrd ... Young Colliar Sims
Olivia Friedman ... Kelly Sims
Chris Mulkey ... Colliar Sims
Elise Shirley Elise Shirley ... Young Teresa O'Brien
Geoffrey Blake ... Glenn
William Converse-Roberts ... Matthew O'Brien
John Lafayette ... James Jackson
Nancy McLoughlin ... Catherine O'Brien
Michael Pavone Michael Pavone ... Jimmy O'Brien (as Mike Pavone)
Bronson Picket ... Joe Lozano
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Storyline

In the present: M.E. mistakes a black woman for a waitress at a restaurant, throwing a wrench into her friendship with Rene who thinks she's racist. Odessa's leaving so Rene has to hire a new assistant. M.E. decides to write an article on racism, and speaks to her uncle Jimmy who runs a racist website. In the past: Jimmy catches Rene and M.E. hanging out and confronts M.E.'s parents about it. Rene wants to move back to Detroit and tells M.E they can't be friends anymore.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1999 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' O'Brien Sims: Oh I get it, it's okay for her to hate me because I'm white but it's not okay for me to hate her because she's black!
Rene Jackson: It's not okay but you probably haven't been hurt as much as she has. I've been there, mad at the world. Why was that saleswoman rude to me, because I'm black? Why did that clerk wait on that person first and not me, because I'm black? Is this guy looking at me because I'm a black woman driving a Mercedes or because he's just a jerk having a bad day.
Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' O'Brien Sims: He's just a jerk having a bad...
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