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 ... 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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Details

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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Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' O'Brien Sims: I can't write this article, Glenn, it hits too close to home, it brings up too many ghosts and I can't write it honestly anyway because it means that my family and friends would have to bring up all these old memories that are better off dead and I can't do that to them or me. I have an uncle in the Ku Klux Klan! Or he was, I guess he still is, I don't know, and I was going to talk to him and try to find out WHY he hates so much, but what good would that do? And WHY would I even want to TRY to ...
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