J.J. [John Jr] Pryor
DOB: 07/16/57 [102-]
DOB: 05/09/82 [114-]
DOB: 09/11/63 [101-113]
|NEW EVOCATIVE DRAMA TELLS
THE STORY OF THE PRYOR FAMILY OF PHILADELPHIA AS THEY BRACE FOR
CULTURAL TURBULENCE AHEAD -- Meg Pryor's lifelong dream is to
dance on the iconic 1960s television series "American Bandstand,"
and along with her adventurous confidante, Roxanne Bojarski,
the 15-year-old's persistence pays off when they find themselves
on camera, dancing amongst a variety of teen idols. While his
younger sister realizes her dreams, JJ Pryor questions his own
childhood ambitions as he struggles to decide between striving
for a Notre Dame football scholarship and making a life-altering
change. Family patriarch Jack Pryor, concerned with his children's
defiant behavior as well as with wife Helen's influential new
friends, watches his idealistic family buckle under the era's
social challenges on the eve of the decade's watershed event.
The record spinning on the record player is marked as being in stereo. Stereo 45s were not available in 1963.
|2||10/06/02||9/23/02||102||The End of Innocence|
|THE PRYOR FAMILY COMES
TO GRIPS WITH A NATIONAL TRAGEDY -- Still in shock over the
assassination of the President, the Pryors attempt to regain
their normal routine in a changed world, looking to each other
for an explanation of this tragedy. Additionally, Meg's social
world is rocked by the realization that her best friend Roxanne
was not invited to dance on American Bandstand - splitting
this dynamic duo into a solo act. JJ struggles to put his own
life back in focus, fighting against his dad's desires for his
future and his own longing to be back on the football field,
while Helen broadens her mind, opening to the possibilities of
going back to school.
|THE PRYORS WELCOME
A FRIENDLY FACE INTO THEIR HOME AND THEIR WORLD -- Coming to
grips with the changing world around him, Jack welcomes Sam,
son of his longtime employee Henry -- and the newest student at
East Catholic High -- into his home as he attempts to ease his
transition into an unfamiliar situation. Enjoying the prestige
of her new role as a regular on American Bandstand, Meg hopes
to win the affection of teen heartthrob Jimmy Riley, despite
the interference of her newfound nemesis and fellow dancer
Teresa. Helen begins a new role of her own taking the first
steps into higher education as she joins new friend and fellow
student Rebecca at Temple University. Elsewhere, JJ returns to
a familiar place as he quietly steps back onto the gridiron and
prepares to move forward toward college.
|ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR
IN THE PRYOR HOUSE AS MEG PREPARES FOR HER FIRST DATE--Full of
anxiety, Meg, with the help of her romantically experienced best
friend Roxanne, prepares for her first date with teen heartthrob
and "Bandstand" regular Jimmy Riley. Meanwhile, Jack and Helen
prepare for a new social experience of their own when they spend
an evening with Helen's classmate Rebecca, her husband and their
radical ideas. Elsewhere, JJ deals with his own romantic problems
as his "two left feet" keep him from accompanying Beth to a
college mixer while Patty discovers the new transfer student.
|MEG FINDS HERSELF IN
THE SPOTLIGHT WHEN SHE MEETS HER 'PERFECT MATCH' ON 'BANDSTAND'
- Concerned over the lasting impression she made on their date,
Meg is ecstatic when teen heartthrob Jimmy Riley asks her to be
his regular dance partner on "Bandstand," thus making the duo the
show's newest "spotlight couple." Meanwhile, JJ makes plans for
his future when he arranges to meet with a Notre Dame recruiter
over a Pryor family dinner, only to have his trouble with Beth
interrupt the important meeting, thus furthering troubles with
Jack. Elsewhere, Helen struggles with family issues of her own
as she reviews current birth control options.
|NICK CARTER GUEST STARS;
A WORLD WAR II REUNION REKINDLES JACK'S WARTIME MEMORIES -- A
reunion of Jack's old World War II navy unit forces the veteran
to relive some forgotten battlefield memories and offers Helen
a glimpse of her husband the military hero -- as she meets a
fellow veteran whose life he saved. Meanwhile, Meg, enjoying the
benefits of her alleged appearance in a teen magazine "Bandstand"
photo, takes advantage of her parent's absence, inviting Jay
of the popular Jay the Americans over for a party. The social
gather creates friction between the Pryor girls as Patty, feels
slightly eclipsed by her sister's popularity.
|GRAMMY WINNER USHER
GUEST STARS; SAM FACES THE RACIAL ATTITUDES OF THE TIMES AT
SCHOOL - Still adapting to life at East Catholic high school,
Sam deals with a prank gone too far by the football team,
while JJ looks on, unable or unwilling to intervene. Elsewhere,
a sudden cancellation of a big sale forces Jack to examine
his family's financial outlook and question his own business
philosophy. Meanwhile, Meg wages a battle of musical authority
with record store clerk Luke, who attempts to open her mind to
the sounds of Bob Dylan while Roxanne starts her own business
venture when she asks Bandstand musical guests such as Marvin
Gaye to sign their latest records.
NOTE: Meg and Luke are arguing over Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man," in which Meg seems to be able to quote the lyrics from a song that (1) won't be written for about another year, (2) wasn't released by Dylan on a 45, and (3) when it was released, it was by the Byrds. Major mistake.Michael Brooks: Joseph Lawrence. Special Musical Guest: Usher "Mr. Entertainment". Dominick Marcello: Peter Onorati. Tommy DeFelice: Paul Wasilewski. Arthur "Artie" DeFelice: David Gianopoulos. [unknown]: Matt Malloy. Gus: Peter Spellos. Professor Rob Witt: Robby Benson. Coach Ambrose: Dan Butler. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman. Danny O'Connor: Rodney Scott. Lewd Cameraman: Tony Alcantar. Dick Clark: Paul D. Roberts. Sister Claire: Mary Pat Dowhy. Sandy: Clarissa Romano. Laura: Danielle DiCerbo. Kenny Keegan: Kevin Sheridan.
|8||11/17/02||11/12/02||108||Black and White|
|DAYS BEFORE THE CITY
CHAMPIONSHIP JJ QUESTIONS HIS FRIENDS' LOYALTY -- While preparing
for the city championships, JJ discovers some of Philadelphia's
finest have offered his teammates money to throw the game,
forcing him to question their integrity, as well as that of his
police officer uncle Pete who stops by the house for a sudden
strategy session. Meanwhile, Meg who shows signs of affection for
Luke, a record store clerk at the Vinyl Crocodile and Patty's
new piano teacher, is upset with Roxanne's sudden interest
in him. Elsewhere, Helen leaves the family for a rare girls
night out with new age classmate Rebecca, while Jack prompted
by Henry's suggestion, expands his customer base to include a
slightly less vocal group and Sam deals with backlash from his
former friends over the impending game.
|9||12/01/02||11/25/02||109||The Home Front|
|LOVE IS IN THE AIR
AS MEG BEGINS TO SEE LUKE IN A NEW LIGHT -- As the Christmas
season takes hold, Meg decides to spend more time with Luke,
venturing to the rough streets of North Philly to hear him play
with a local Church choir, giving her a chance to get to know
him better. Meanwhile, JJ catches the eye of a slightly older
and more experienced club employee and sneaks out of the Pryor
house for a late night rendezvous. Catching on to both of his
older children's escapades, Jack implores a slightly uneven
standard of discipline, angering the family's growing feminist
Helen. Elsewhere, Henry enjoys the recent success his advertising
ideas have brought the store, but a few choice words from an
over-eager friend leaves Jack concerned he might leave.
NOTE: It was impossible for "rate-a-record" to have rated the Kinks during the time the episode takes place, i.e., before Christmas 1963. The song wasn't released until September 1964. Also, the comment from the director was also way off base, sort-of. The comment makes sense based upon the time frame of the episode. But, Kinks' records weren't released until after the Beatles had already invaded. This episode makes it sound as if the British invasion started with music from other than the Beatles.Luke Foley: Jamie Elman. Colleen: Jessica Collins. Alvin Lewis: Clifton Davis. Danny O'Connor: Rodney Scott. Gus: Peter Spellos. Brian: Peter Gail. Dick Clark: Paul D. Roberts. Colleen's Friend: Virginia Reece. Rosey Grier: Larry Carroll.
|R&B SINGING STAR ASHANTI GUEST
STARS AS MISTLETOE PROVES DANGEROUS FOR MEG -- With Christmas a day
away, Meg and dance partner Jimmy Riley are voted one of "Bandstand's"
favorite couples landing them a date under the mistletoe for their first
kiss, which hurts her budding relationship with Luke. Meanwhile, JJ
receives an early Christmas present with his acceptance into the
University of Notre Dame, which prompts him to reconsider his break-up
with longtime girlfriend, Beth. Elsewhere, Jack's military expertise is
called upon when a local boy serving in Vietnam goes missing and Henry
looks for a raise during the store's holiday rush. R&B singing star
Ashanti ("Foolish") guest stars as 1960s pop sensation Dionne Warwick
singing "Walk on By" on "American Bandstand."
NOTE: In 1963, Christmas Eve was on a Tuesday. American Bandstand aired on Saturday afternoons, except that the series is ignoring the real Bandstand timeline. Oops!Michael Brooks: Joseph Lawrence. Special Musical Guest [Dionne Warwick]: Ashanti. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman. Colleen: Jessica Collins. Jimmy Riley: Jesse Hutch. Danny O'Connor: Rodney Scott. Gus: Peter Spellos. Lenore Bojarski: Teresa Parente. Beth Mason: Rachel Boston. Gwen Walker: Adina Porter. Angela Walker: Aysia Polk. Stretch: Johnny Sneed. Dick Clark: Paul D. Roberts. The Mailman: Michael Pasternak. Country Club Man: J. David Krassner. Dave: Steve Brown.
|11||1/05/03||12/19/02||||I Want To Hold Your Hand|
|BEATLEMANIA GRIPS THE
PRYOR HOUSEHOLD AS JJ FACES A DIFFICULT DECISION - The Beatles' arrival
in America sends the country and the Pryor household into a frenzy,
except for a concerned JJ, who receives word that Notre Dame has denied
him a full scholarship. Determined to afford his son's college
education, Jack seeks financial help from his successful and slightly
distant older brother Ted despite Pete and Helen's concerns. Meanwhile,
a confused Meg attempts to classify her relationship with Luke,
employing Roxanne's "perfect plan" to determine if the record store
clerk is in fact her boyfriend.
NOTE: The 45 that was supposed to be the Beatles "I Want To Hold Your Hand," wasn't. The Beatles were on the Capital label and that was not a Capital label for that time period. The day the Beatles landed in New York was Feb 7, 1964, a Friday. As previously mentioned, the show airs on a Saturday. Starting Feb 8, 1964, the show started airing from LA, moving from Philadelphia. Obviously the series is going to ignore the fact that the show left Philly. There are more than 27 days between Christmas Eve and February 7th.Michael Brooks: Joseph Lawrence. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Ted: Christopher Cousins. [unknown]: Anne DeSalvo. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman. Jimmy Riley: Jesse Hutch. Danny O'Connor: Rodney Scott. [unknown]: Nealla Gordon. Gus: Peter Spellos. Beth Mason: Rachel Boston. Stretch: Johnny Sneed. Dick Clark: Paul D. Roberts. Sybil: Emily Harrison. Brian: Peter Gail. Beverly: Chonique Sneed. Doris: Karen Elmore. Shirley: Monique Lea. Addie: Abigail McFarlane. Betty Everett: Brittany Perry-Russell.
|REPORT CARD DAY CAUSES PROBLEMS
FOR MEG -- Concerned about Meg's sliding grades, Helen attempts to
encourage her daughter by inviting her to a college lecture in lieu of
"American Bandstand." Despondent over her mother's sudden interest in
her education, Meg turns to boyfriend Luke for support, only to be
disappointed when he sides with Helen. Meanwhile, as JJ and Beth
rekindle their relationship, the question of his relationship with
Colleen comes up. Elsewhere, the Pryors welcome an unexpected houseguest
when an angry Roxanne takes refuge, refusing to share a home with her
mother's new boyfriend. Jack encourages Will to stand-up for himself
against a school bully, only to learn that his youngest son is in fact
the schoolyard intimidator and Henry welcomes troubled nephew Nathan to
|13||2/02/03||1/21/03||113||The Pursuit Of Happiness|
|JJ'S MOMENTARY FLING COULD COST
HIM A TWO-YEAR RELATIONSHIP - In the aftermath of his confession to
Beth, JJ struggles to put their relationship back together again, but
quickly realizes that it might be too little too late. Elsewhere, Meg
strikes up a musical friendship with Sam as they decide to save money by
sharing records - causing problems with JJ who quickly reminds his
sister about the trouble she faced after her previous interactions with
Sam. Meanwhile, Jack entrusts his new employee -- Nathan, the nephew of
Henry -- with delivery duty, but later questions his decision when
Nathan fails to return. Helen volunteers to baby-sit for her professor
and gets to know him better while Roxanne fights for a coveted position
writing the "Backstage on Bandstand" column for Teenzine magazine.
NOTE: They really screwed it up when they used a clip of Little Anthony & the Imperials, since the clip is four years old. They used it as if it occurred in 1964.Michael Brooks: Joseph Lawrence. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman. Father Conti: Steve Ryan. Tommy DeFelice: Paul Wasilewski. Danny O'Connor: Rodney Scott. Gus: Peter Spellos. Laura: Danielle DiCerbo. Teresa: Michelle Morgan. Brian: Reid Scott. Beth Mason: Rachel Boston. Professor Rob Witt: Robby Benson. Nathan Walker: Keith Robinson. Mrs. Murphy: Edith Fields. Dick Clark: Paul D. Roberts. Kenny Keegan: Kevin Sheridan. Bobby Mahar: Jason Adelman. Billy Stanton: Andrew Caple-Shaw. Miss Johnston: Michelle Johnston. Eric Witt: Max Weinstein. Townie Girl #1: Erika Jackson. Townie Girl #2: Kelly Cohen.
|LOVE IS IN THE AIR...OR AT
LEAST IT SHOULD BE - Preparing for the East Catholic Valentine's Day
dance, Meg tries to convince boyfriend Luke of the importance of the
holiday, while Roxanne waits for a brave boy to ask her to the dance.
Meanwhile, Jack, prompted by his doctor, seeks a second opinion
regarding his lingering sickness, while JJ searches for forgiveness from
Beth. Elsewhere, Patty braces for her own Valentine's Day festivities as
she makes arrangements for her first coed party.
|TRACK SEASON BEGINS WITH AN
INTRASQUAD MEET THAT PITS JJ AGAINST SAM; ART GARFUNKEL AND INDIA.ARIE
GUEST STAR - In the first track meet of the season, JJ and Sam square
off to determine who will race one of the fastest runners in the city,
creating a new-found relationship between this unlikely pair. Meanwhile,
after their break-up, Meg and Luke try to figure out exactly what to
call their relationship with the help of confidents Roxanne and record
store owner Mr. Greenwood. Elsewhere, Helen's classmates lead her to
believe that their professor, Mr. Witt, has a crush on her. Musical
guest star India.Arie portrays Nina Simone performing at the Vinyl
Crocodile record store.
NOTE: Looks like they did it again, using a 4-yr-old clip as if it occurred in 1964.Michael Brooks: Joseph Lawrence. Special Musical Guest [Nina Simone]: India.Arie. Professor Rob Witt: Robby Benson. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Nathan Walker: Keith Robinson. Emily: Cari Shayne. Mr. Greenwood: Art Garfunkel. Coach Donnelly: Ben Caswell. Laura: Danielle DiCerbo. Sandy: Clarissa Romano. Kenny: Kevin Sheridan. Matt O'Keefe: Ben Perry. Stretch: Johnny Sneed. Dick Clark: Paul D. Roberts. Tony: Tony Alcantar. The Overdancer: Jason Landau. The Mailman: Michael Pasternak. Pixie Bell: Shannon Convery. Diner Owner: Sharon Madden. Frederick Michaels: Nate Reese. Paul Anka: Seth Menachem. Annette Funicello: Jessie Rice.
|16||3/02/03||2/21/03||116||Act Of Contrition|
|HELEN IS CAUGHT OFF-GUARD WHEN
SHE HELPS A FRIEND -- Helping a classmate recover after the sudden loss
of her unborn child, Helen is caught off-guard when she learns the truth
behind the woman's loss, forcing her to wrestle with her own feelings.
Elsewhere, Henry, prompted by Nathan's comments about his future,
presents Jack with a new business endeavor. Meanwhile, Meg helps a
friend in love, when she agrees to question Bandstand producer Michael
Brooks about his feelings for Roxanne and a competitive JJ attempts to
step up track abilities in order to catch new rival Sam.
|JACK PREPARES FOR AN ANNUAL
TRADITION WHILE MEG TRIES TO BRANCH OUT AT BANDSTAND -- Celebrating a
Pryor family tradition, Jack and Uncle Pete make their annual trip to
the cemetery to tend to their father's grave only to be joined by an
unexpected visitor - their brother Ted. After impressing him with her
musical knowledge, Bandstand producer Michael Brooks asks Meg to help
him put together an upcoming special. However, when she is drafted as
part of the cemetery expedition, Meg asks Roxanne to fill in, offering
her best friend a chance to spend time with her latest crush. Elsewhere,
JJ receives some disturbing news from the doctor regarding his broken
leg. Helen volunteers to help register voters for the upcoming election,
working closely with Professor Witt, while Sam decides to join his
cousin Nathan at a local rally.
NOTE: Looks like they did it again, using a 5-yr-old clip as if it occurred in 1964. As usual, they were also playing songs that haven't even been recorded yet.Michael Brooks: Joseph Lawrence. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Nathan Walker: Keith Robinson. Ted: Christopher Cousins. Willy Johnson: Nigél Thatch. [unknown]: Rick Zieff. David John Cabrera. Professor Rob Witt: Robby Benson. Gus: Peter Spellos. Charles: Nynno Ahli. Laura: Danielle DiCerbo. Dick Clark: Paul D. Roberts. Dr. Snyder: Robert Rigamonti. Mrs. Daniels: Baadja-Lyne. Older Camera Guy: Burke Armstrong.
|MEG STRUGGLES WITH HER FEELINGS
FOR BOTH HER EX-BOYFRIEND AND FAKE ONE; WAYNE BRADY GUEST STARS AS
JACKIE WILSON -- Making an appearance to sign autographs at the Vinyl
Crocodile, Meg struggles with her lingering feelings for ex-boyfriend
Luke and rekindled interest in "Bandstand" partner Jimmy Riley.
Meanwhile, Jack moves forward with Henry's suggestion as he investigates
the possibility of opening a second store. Prompted by interest from his
brother Ted, he decides to make this a family venture enlisting the help
of younger brother Pete, thus leaving Henry out of the deal. Elsewhere,
JJ pushes Sam to forget about the former teammate's accident and run his
best for the rest of the year. Jackie Wilson performs "Baby Work Out" on
NOTE: The 36th Annual Academy Awards were held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Monday night, April 13th, 1964.Michael Brooks: Joseph Lawrence. Special Musical Guest [Jackie Wilson]: Wayne Brady. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Nathan Walker: Keith Robinson. Ted: Christopher Cousins. Jimmy Riley: Jesse Hutch. Katie Davis: Elizabeth Bogush. Gus: Peter Spellos. Danny O'Connor: Rodney Scott. Gwen Walker: Adina Porter. Sister George: Kate Fuglei. [unknown]: Todd Stashwick. Dick Clark: Paul D. Roberts. Angela Walker: Aysia Polk. Kenny Keegan: Kevin Sheridan. Jackie: Jackie Angelescu. Sister Ronald: Jody Booth. Lisa: Lisa Lewolt. Kelsey: Kelsey Keel. Zach: Zach Thorne. Dancer #1: Marcy McCusker. Bobby Freeman: Bernard Fowler.
|19||3/30/03||3/24/03||119||Where The Boys Are|
|COUNTRY MUSIC SENSATION LEANN
RIMES AND ROCKER DUNCAN SHEIK GUEST STAR AS MEG MUST SAY GOODBYE TO AN
ICON -- In the midst of a special memory lane "Bandstand," Meg copes
with a hostile Bobby Darin while attempting to help roving columnist
Roxanne land an interview with the hit singer. In the midst of the
chaos, Jimmy Riley surprises his dance partner when he shares the big
news that he joined the marines. Elsewhere, Jack, Henry, Nathan and Pete
spend a rainy day playing an allegedly friendly game of poker. Helen
receives a friendly ride home from her professor while JJ spends a rainy
afternoon drowning his sorrows in beer. Country music sensation LeAnn
Rimes guest stars as Connie Francis singing "Where the Boys Are" on
"American Bandstand" and Duncan Sheik portrays Bobby Darin singing
"Beyond the Sea."
NOTE: This is supposed to be a clip show about the best of 1964. Problem is that it is near the end of April, 1964. Some of the best-of clips weren't even recorded yet. Plus, it was indicated that the show was still daily, but, it went weekly in 1963, beside the fact that it moved to LA in February.Michael Brooks: Joseph Lawrence. Special Musical Guest [Connie Francis]: LeAnn Rimes. Special Musical Guest [Bobby Darin]: Duncan Sheik. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Nathan Walker: Keith Robinson. Jimmy Riley: Jesse Hutch. Tommy DeFelice: Paul Wasilewski. Danny O'Connor: Rodney Scott. Gus: Peter Spellos. Murray: Murray Rubinstein. Professor Rob Witt: Robby Benson. Teresa: Michelle Morgan. Laura: Danielle DiCerbo. Stretch: Johnny Sneed. Dick Clark: Paul D. Roberts. Tony DeLuca: Derek Baynham. Joyce: Daniella Zuvic.
|IN MATTERS OF THE HEART, HOW
MANY IS TOO MANY? -- As Meg's recently rekindled romance with Luke
begins to heat up, she grows concerned over his level of "experience" in
matters of love. Prompted by some sagely wisdom from Roxanne, she
attempts to broaden her sex appeal with shocking results. Elsewhere,
Jack decides to rethink Nathan's employment status after learning of
Helen's brush with danger, and his involvement in her defense during the
recent voter registration drive. Meanwhile, JJ re-ignites his romance
with Colleen as he prepares to celebrate his 18th birthday and Helen
agonizes over her own secret from that fateful day with professor
|NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FEAR ITSELF
-- Elevated in social standing after being asked to join the prom
committee, Meg and Roxanne attempt to boost their popularity further by
offering the East Catholic "A-group" an after-hours visit to the
"Bandstand" stage. However, when their evening of fun damages the set,
the two socialites are afraid of being discovered by the show's
producer. Elsewhere, Jack's attempts to get JJ back on his feet only
drives his son farther away as he deals with his fears of re-injuring
his leg. A nervous Will worries about his impending soapbox derby race
and the pressure of trying to please his dad. Meanwhile, a precocious
Patty exposes Helen's final grades, while in the midst of earning merit
badges for her new scout troop.
NOTE: This episode takes place in late June, 1964 (based on a newscast at the beginning of the episode).Michael Brooks: Joseph Lawrence. Nathan Walker: Keith Robinson. Gwen Walker: Adina Porter. Willy Johnson: Nigél Thatch. Pete Conrad: William O'Leary. Mrs. Kirby: Susan Barnes. Paul: Daniel Kountz. Gus: Peter Spellos. Carol Henley: Lauren Mayhew. Mrs. Beardsley: Caryn West. Elaine: Amy Bruckner. Dick Clark: Paul D. Roberts. Maureen: Olivia Allen. Angela Walker: Aysia Polk. Roland: Marcus Mitchell. Optometrist: Jonathan Wade Drahos. Girl Patient: Gabby Gillette. Announcer: Chuck Kovacic.
|22||4/27/03||4/21/03||122||Secrets And Lies|
|FRIENDS DON'T HAVE SECRETS; R&B
SENSATION B2K GUEST STAR - Meg continues to climb the high school social
ladder by spending a night with her new friend Carol and a few other
popular girls, but in the process, she lies to her best friend Roxanne
-- who wasn't invited -- in an attempt to protect her feelings.
Elsewhere, a chance meeting between Jack and Helen's former teacher,
Professor Witt, causes him to question the sanctity of his marriage.
Henry continues his work on the new North Philly store, despite some
rumblings from local residents and a disturbing graffiti message
sprawled across the front windows. Meanwhile, JJ decides to forgo his
prom to spend a romantic night with Colleen, and Patty deals with the
disturbing realization that she has no friends.
|23||5/04/03||4/30/03||123||Down The Shore|
|A LITTLE FUN UNDER THE SUN;
ROCKERS THIRD EYE BLIND GUEST STAR -- As the Pryors head to Wildwood for
summer vacation, Meg searches for a way to apologize to scorned best
friend Roxanne before the big "Bandstand Hop" at the beach while at the
same time continuing her new friendship with Carol. Elsewhere, Helen
buckles under the guilt of her episode with Professor Witt - and finally
confesses to Jack about the kiss. Meanwhile, back in Philly, JJ
celebrates his last high school summer growing closer to Beth as they
prepare to take the next step in their relationship and Henry's attempt
to make the best of a hot summer's day lands him in jail.
|OFF TO COLLEGE, JJ SETS OUT TO
BE THE NEXT FOOTBALL PHENOM; MONTEL WILLIAMS AND ASHLEY WILLIAMS OF
"GOOD MORNING MIAMI" GUEST STAR - As the summer slowly comes to a close,
JJ leaves for college to begin training for the upcoming football
season. However, when his recently healed ankle begins to bother the
star running back, the Lehigh coaching staff starts to question the
abilities of their new player. Meanwhile, feuding friends Meg and
Roxanne continue their silent summer, while Meg begins practicing her
driving skills with the help of a skittish Luke. Sam faces the harsh
reality of the times when local police hassle him along with his cousin
Nathan after a strict curfew is imposed in north Philly. Concerned by
the mounting racial tensions. Henry and his family attend a rally led by
Rev. Gillam. Elsewhere, the reappearance of Roxanne's father further
complicates her life as he seeks to rekindle their father daughter
NOTE: It is still summer 1964 and a lot of the songs used weren't even recorded yet.Michael Brooks: Joseph Lawrence. Special Musical Guest [Sandie Shaw]: Ashley Williams. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman. Nathan Walker: Keith Robinson. Willy Johnson: Nigél Thatch. Gwen Walker: Adina Porter. [Roxanne's Father]: Robert Cicchini. [unknown]: John Polce. [unknown]: Matthew Kimbrough. Father James: John Towey. Gus: Peter Spellos. [unknown]: Ria Pavia. Officer Steve Burke: Mark Sivertsen. Reverend Gilliam: Montel Williams. Stretch: Johnny Sneed. Brian: Ben Murray. Dave: Steve Sandvoss. Dick Clark: Paul D. Roberts. Assistant Coach: Steven Wilde. Cop #2: Jes Hellwege. Quarterback: Kevin Reid.
|25||5/18/03||5/16/03||125||City on Fire|
|THE PRYORS FIND THEMSELVES IN
THE MIDDLE OF THE PHILADELPHIA RIOTS IN SEASON FINALE; R&B SENSATION
KELLY ROWLAND AND POP SINGER STACIE ORRICO GUEST STAR -- In the season
finale, racial tensions begin to
flare in North Philly sparking a massive riot, while an oblivious Meg
makes finale preparations for her sweet sixteen birthday party. Unaware
of the violent situation building around her, Meg attempts to save her
friendship with Sam, visiting him at the new store, and finds herself in
the middle of the urban chaos. Elsewhere, an angry Nathan who helped
incite the violence, urges the enraged rioters forward, while Pete and
the rest of Philadelphia's finest race to quell the disturbance.
Meanwhile, a defeated JJ returns from Lehigh after being kicked off the
football team and makes a surprising announcement to Jack and Helen
about his future. While Michael Brooks reveals the possibility he might
be leaving "Bandstand" for a new record-producing gig in California.
NOTE: Joseph Lawrence will not be returning next season, as he is a regular in the new Thursday night WB comedy, Run of the House.Michael Brooks: Joseph Lawrence. Special Musical Guest [Martha Reeves]: Kelly Rowland. Special Musical Guest [Angels' Peggy Santiglia]: Stacie Orrico. Nathan Walker: Keith Robinson. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman. Gwen Walker: Adina Porter. Willy Johnson: Nigél Thatch. Gus: Peter Spellos. Stretch: Johnny Sneed. Dick Clark: Paul D. Roberts. Line Guy: Trent Trail. Charles: Nynno Ahli. Cop at Barricade: Louis Iacoviello. Pete's Partner: J. Anthony McCarthy. Woman: Zoe Cotton. Mary the Waitress: Kathy Kolla. Woman being arrested: J.J. Boone. Man being arrested: Carter Mitchell. Arresting Officer: Michael Don Evans. Neil Sedaka: Chris Moss. Mitch Ryder: Steve Wozniak. Wheel #1: Dustin Seavey. Wheel #2: Joshua Wade. Wheel #3: Matthew Solomon. Wheel #4: Mark Luna.
The Master Date refers to the date the edited master was created.
The Prod Num refers to the production number assigned to the episode by the production company. It is not the number assigned to the episode by NBC.
Song list based upon the list supplied via the NBC American Dreams web site and my personal observations. The list may be out-of-order because of the NBC list and putting the two together. No NBC music list for episodes 22-25.
The dates listed are the song's peak Billboard Hot 100 position and the chart date when it reached the peak. If you know the title and artist of any song that I have listed as unknown, please let me know. Not responsible for errors caused by inaccurate NBC music lists or other info.
Even though the series starts out in late November 1963 and continues through April, 1964, (episode 118), many of the songs played weren't even recorded when they were played in the episode listed. It is unfortunate that the producers can't get it right.
The numbers within the [ ] are the show's ratings. They are: ranking/rating/share. The numbers within the ( ) are the show's ratings for the hour average/1st half hour/2nd half hour. The first set of numbers are from the Nielsen charts in Broadcasting & Cable and the second set of numbers are from Daily Variety/Weekly Variety. The TV universe is estimated at 106.7 million TV homes. One ratings point is equal to 1,067,000 TV homes. The share is the percentage of TVs that were on that were tuned to the show.
The green numbers are the show's program length. The time is the edited length of the episode. When enclosed in [ ], it is the length listed on the master tape. But, it includes extended blacks, which makes the length longer than it really is. Notice that the length of the pilot is a lot longer than the norm. That will not be seen again, as all following episodes will be more than four minutes shorter.
All shows aired Sunday at 8:00pm ET, except as noted.
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