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Afterschool Specials

What are some of the awesome Afterschool Specials from the 70's and 80's that you remember? Mine are "What if I'm Gay?" and the one with Maureen McCormick as a slutty high school student. Those were classics.

by Anonymousreply 2911/25/2012

What If I'm Gay was the best, OP. I was the right age that it made a strong impact, and I crushed on Richard Joseph Paul.

by Anonymousreply 111/22/2012

"Stoned!" starring Scott Baio. While high, he laughs while his brother drowns. Even as a seven year old, I knew it was total bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 211/22/2012

"Pssst! Hammerman's After You" was one of my favorites.

by Anonymousreply 311/22/2012

I liked "My Mother Was Never a Kid" where a teenage girl who thinks her mother doesn't understand teenagers magically goes back in time and meets her mother as a teenager. It was Back to the Future before Back to the Future.

by Anonymousreply 411/22/2012

Thanks for the link R1. I hadn't seem that in at least 20 years. It was great to see a show like that as a gay kid.

by Anonymousreply 511/22/2012

Damn I don't remember these episodes (I'm sure I would remember "Stoned" if i had seen it). I wish these would come out on DVD.

I also liked the drunk driving one with Val Kilmer and Michelle Pfeiffer.

by Anonymousreply 611/22/2012

I can't believe I almost forget about "Please God, I'm Only 17" about a teenager (Michael Landes) who drives recklessly and dies in an accident. I still have that one on VHS.

by Anonymousreply 711/22/2012

I remember one from the early 70's about a girl who devils a bag lady, only to regret it later. After the bag lady is carted off to some hospital, the girl goes through her things and discovers that the bag lady lead a rich life that included being a child star on the stage. It really upset me.

by Anonymousreply 811/22/2012

Who could forget the one with a young Helen Hunt on Angel Dust!

by Anonymousreply 911/22/2012

The novel "Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack!" was done as an AS starring the late, great Wendie Jo Sperber in the title role as a troubled teen who overeats to hide the pain of being ignored by her social crusading mother.

by Anonymousreply 1011/22/2012

Here's some good ones

by Anonymousreply 1111/22/2012

The one with Ben Affleck on steroids was great.

by Anonymousreply 1211/24/2012

I recall a very sweet one where Rosanna Arquette's parents were deaf. She was an ingenue with a bright future at one time.

by Anonymousreply 1311/24/2012

[quote]I remember one from the early 70's about a girl who devils a bag lady


by Anonymousreply 1411/24/2012

You can do it Duffy Moon!

by Anonymousreply 1511/24/2012

OMG, Diana Scarwid is cracking me up in R9's clip. "CindyKathyJaneMary... every single onnnvYEW knows beddernniss!"

IMDB says the movie is called "Desperate Lives." The cast also includes Doug McKeon, Tricia Cast, Diane Ladd, Katherine Kelly Lang, & Dr. Joyce Brothers! I have got to see this shit.

by Anonymousreply 1611/24/2012

Did Scott Baio used to be called Scott "By-o"? That's how the announcer in R11's link introduced him @#3: "Stoned."

by Anonymousreply 1711/24/2012

The one with Marcia Brady as a slutty high school student was called, "When, Jenny? When?"

A memorable moment from it, complaining to her guidance counselor:

by Anonymousreply 1811/24/2012

R18 - "it's ugly inside me" - "oh my nose".

by Anonymousreply 1911/24/2012

R18 that was outstanding, thank you. The only scene I remember is when she's in a van after having sex with some random guy. Her friend asks her why she lets guys use her like that and she responds, "They're not using me. They're my friends. They really like me!"

by Anonymousreply 2011/24/2012

R9. I didn't see that one but I must see it now. That last scene looked like it was from Reefer Madness. And Diana Scarwid is kind of hot.

by Anonymousreply 2111/24/2012

[quote]I remember one from the early 70's about a girl who devils a bag lady

You mean she highly seasons her with paprika?

by Anonymousreply 2211/24/2012

My favorite part of the clip at r18 is when Jenny tells her guidance counselor, "Easy for you to talk... you've got it so together!" Does Jenny know what guidance counselors are paid?

by Anonymousreply 2311/24/2012

[quote]You mean she highly seasons her with paprika?

And squeezes her from a pastry tube onto half a hard-boiled egg.

by Anonymousreply 2411/25/2012

R17. That was weird. Maybe the announcer was "Stoned"

by Anonymousreply 2511/25/2012

The one I remember was with Linda Blair in Sarah T. Portait of a Teenage Alcoholic...

by Anonymousreply 2611/25/2012

I remember one about an anorexic teen who put her vomit in jars and hid them in her closet.

by Anonymousreply 2711/25/2012

The Helen Hunt one scared me from doing "hard drugs".

Not an afternoon special but along the same lines - how about: Sooner or Later w/Rex Smith...

by Anonymousreply 2811/25/2012

Terrible Things My Mother Told Me

Stars Beth "Dingy" Howland as a verbally abusive mother.

by Anonymousreply 2911/25/2012
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