9.14.2007

Friday Nostalgia


Honey, it's not the 50's anymore. When Mommy catches Daddy wearing the neighbor's panties, she doesn't have to suck it up and bake him a pound cake.

Ah those infamous After School Specials!

I found this description online:

After School Specials: 1974-76 DVD Review

By Jonathan Boudreaux

From the early 1970s through the 1990s, the ABC After School Special helped kids to come to terms with difficult topics like death, sex, drugs, and peer pressure. A decade earlier, these subjects would have been deemed inappropriate for young audiences, but the social and cultural upheaval of the late 1960s gave birth to a new openness, allowing ABC to broadcast stories dealing with themes that most parents even today would have difficulty broaching with their children. Running several times a season in a late afternoon timeslot, the series allowed kids to continue their education after returning home from school and before they went back to watching reruns of Alice and The Jeffersons.

3 comments:

Tracie said...

I wonder if they ever had one for 'My Daddy lives in jail for beating my Mommy.'

Collin said...

I watched these every now and then, but they couldn't hold a candle to General Hospital or All My Children.

Anonymous said...

anyone else recognize the dad as mr. cushman the backstabbing, word is "stronger than oak" dad from jerry maguire? apparently he was typecast very early in his career.


...i think it's beau bridges son of llyod and brother to jeff

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