Frank's Place (1987–1988)
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The Recruiting Game 

Calvin is a high school age star basketball player who has grown up in poverty and is being pestered by all the college pitch men to sign a letter of intent. His mother asks Frank to help ... See full synopsis »

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Episode credited cast:
... Frank Parrish
... Sy 'Bubba' Weisberger
... Hanna Griffin (as Daphne Maxwell Reid) (credit only)
... Anna-May (credit only)
Frances E. Williams ... Miss Marie
... Bertha Griffin-Lamour (credit only)
... Big Arthur (credit only)
Charles Lampkin ... Tiger Shepin
... Reverend Tyrone Deal (credit only)
William Thomas Jr. ... Cool Charles
... Shorty (credit only)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Coach Richards
Christopher Cohill ... Ezekiel (as Chris Cohill)
... Coach Craig
... Coach Davidson
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Calvin is a high school age star basketball player who has grown up in poverty and is being pestered by all the college pitch men to sign a letter of intent. His mother asks Frank to help him choose a college that will ensure that he gets a good education. Calvin reads at an 8th grade level. His coach has been ensuring that he passes each grade without meeting the requirements, and his coach wants him to go to River State which is already on probation for corrupt recruitment practices. Calvin winds up making his own mind up and choosing Braddock College in Mississippi because of a recruiter from Brooklyn who is passionate about basketball but also compassionate about Calvins mothers poverty. (UCLA Archives)

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15 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Charles Lampkin has no lines in this episode. See more »

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Ya Ya
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Written by Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Bobby Robinson and Morris Levy
Performed by Lee Dorsey
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