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by Beal


dallasdvd4This is a cry for help. I have a problem, and I’m willing to admit it, but unwilling to get help. I completed yet another season of Dallas in record time, because every episode was spectacular. This season, which is actually season 3 on television (DVD box sets consider the Miniseries to be Season 1) marks the first year that Dallas reached number 1 in the ratings. The “Who Shot J.R.?” reveal episode, “Who Done It?” gained the highest rating of any television episode in U.S. history, a position it held until the final episode of M*A*S*H aired in 1983. It remains the second most watched television episode of all time. This season of Dallas was also nominated for six Emmy’s, and with good reason, they really outdid themselves this season and it was TERRIFIC.

Kristin Shot J.R.

FINALLY! After two days (the American viewing public waited eight months in 1980, I waited two days for DVDs to arrive in the mail) the mystery of “Who shot J.R.?” was solved, but not in the first episode of the season, nor the second, viewers had to wait until the fourth episode to discover that Sue Ellen’s sister, Kristin Shepard shot J.R. late that night in the Ewing Oil office, but not until after Sue Ellen had spent a few nights in jail, because her fingerprints were the only ones on the gun. The gun of course, belonged to J.R. and Sue Ellen had taken it into town to kill J.R. But, because she’s Sue Ellen, she got piss ass drunk first, and believing that he was at her sister’s condo, went there to shoot him. She woke up the following morning in her car in the airport parking lot, with ZERO memory of the night before. We find out in episode 4, “Who done it?” That despite Sue Ellen’s inability to come up with a solid alibi, she remembers going to Kristen’s, and having a drink (at which point she set the gun down, and Kristin took it). This inconsistency comes up during hypnosis and because Jock and Miss Ellie found the gun in Sue Ellen’s closet, yet she KNOWS she didn’t have it when she returned to Southfork from the airport parking lot and the only one home was Kristin. In the final moments of the reveal episode, Sue Ellen approaches J.R. who is sitting by the pool in his wheelchair. Terrified for his life, he tries to get to the phone before she reaches him. Kristen enters the scene, the truth is revealed and just as you think J.R. is about to kill her (or call the police), she claims that she is pregnant with his baby. J.R. refuses to press charges and runs Kristen out of Dallas.

Other Highlights Include

lucy_ewingLucy gets married to a poor medical student, Mitch Cooper and holds the wedding right on the back patio at Southfork. Seriously guys? I know that the ranch is a beautiful piece of property, but you’re worth billions, rent a banquet hall already. Mitch and Lucy fight every episode about money, because Mitch has none and so Lucy gets a job (as Miss Young Dallas, what is this?) and makes ten times what he makes.

Pamela finds her long lost mother, almost has an affair and also gets a dreadful perm (which they tame by the end of the season). Bobby becomes the new president of Ewing Oil while J.R. is recovering, he successfully buys a refinery, which J.R. was never able to do, but in the end returns the helm to J.R. (with stipulations) because he hates the “wheeling and dealing.” He is then elected to the state senate, where he must first vote on a land issue that pits Jock against Miss Ellie (who has filed for divorce over the matter.) And then sit on the committee that is investigating J.R. for overthrowing a foreign government (because thats what state senate committees do). J.R. drugs Cliff, gets all the evidence ahead of time and bribes the right people and is found innocent.

Sue Ellen, ooohhh Sue Ellen, re-unites with her college boyfriend, Clint at Lucy’s wedding, but after noticing she’s being followed, seeks to find out by who and why. After some stealthy detective work, she arrives at the mansion of whomever is funding the P.I. following her. And wouldn’t you know it! It’s Dusty Farlow, he didn’t die in the plane crash after all, and despite his paralysis, Sue Ellen devotes herself to him and they make plans to get Sue Ellen and little John Ross out of Southfork and onto the Southern Cross Ranch where Dusty’s family (equally as wealthy as the Ewings) live.

OH YEA! We learn that ranch foreman Ray Krebbs is actually Jock’s son, making him a Ewing heir (making Miss Ellie none-too-happy), but the most interesting part is, Ray is now biologically Lucy’s uncle, so no one ever mentions how the two had an affair in the barn throughout season 1.

Special Features

Included in this box set, was a little reunion special entitled Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork, which was, nothing if not completely awesome. The original cast, Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Victoria Principal, Linda Gray, Ken Kercheval, Steve Kanaly, Charlene Tilton and later, Mary Crosby, all rolled up to Southfork (a real ranch apparently) in the SAME CARS they drove during the series! And J.R. landed in the Ewing helicopter. Let’s just say, that I was about as giddy as I get for the 90 minutes that this terrific production lasted. (Like I said, I have a problem). The characters “caught up” with each other, told hilarious behind the scenes stories, and they showed both a blooper reel (where sweet old Miss Ellie drops the F-bomb a number of times), a series of “practical jokes” cast members played and some footage that Larry Hagman had taken with his own video camera, in which Linda Gray is always dancing. They also showed the un-aired footage of each cast member “shooting J.R.” which was delightful. Sadly, P.Duff and Victoria Principal have received some less than stellar face lifts. Patrick’s is, can I say tolerable? His face is tolerable. But Victoria looks sort of like Dolly Parton and sort of like an 80’s prime-time soap star action figure.

Cliffhanger

Well, they couldn’t very well outdo last season’s cliffhanger (Who shot J.R.?), no one can, but they did their best. In the final scene Cliff Barnes arrives at Southfork for a meeting with Bobby. As he is approaching the back door he notices a body floating face down in the pool and jumps in to rescue it. When he looks up, he sees J.R. standing at the edge of the balcony, where the railing is broken and proclaims, “She’s dead! Yoooouuuu bastard!” FREEZE FRAME. Leaving us to wonder, (A) Whose body was floating in the pool? (B) Did J.R. do it?

Guess we’ll have to wait and see. . .  (oh wait I already found out, because season 5 arrived in the mail yesterday. Seriously CRY FOR HELP!)

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by Beal

245262I was hesitant to post this. In fact, I have waited two weeks to finally admit that I watched yet another season of Dallas in less than two weeks time (and then immediately ordered Season 4). I mean, I have always known exactly how much time I spend watching television. It’s copious and embarrassing, but until now, I hoped that anyone that read this assumed I lived a full life rich with activity, and yet, somehow found time to review three or four programs a week and write a top five list. And then I started posting about seasons/series on DVD and now we ALL know that in addition to my regularly scheduled programming, I also watch an additional 20 hours per week on DVD. That’s legitimately, a part time job (and I’m happy to do it.) You’re WELCOME!

Recap:

When we last saw the Ewings, Sue Ellen was in the hospital, after escaping from the sanitarium, getting a snoot full and crashing a car into a telephone pole, forcing an emergency delivery (that’s right, she was pregnant). Cliff, who believes he is the baby’s ACTUAL father (as opposed to her husband J.R. Ewing) rushes to the hospital. Next thing ya know, Little John has been KIDNAPPED (mind you this is about the 8th time a Ewing has been kidnapped in 3 years). All fingers pointed to Cliff, but turns out it was some whackadoodle from the hospital whose own child had not survived birth. Let’s see, we soon learn that Pamela Barnes Ewing and her brother Cliff are carriers of, wait for it, Neurofibromitosis, whose main symptom is cafe au lait spots. Pamela has a miscarriage, which she’s half thankful for because the baby may have died immediately from neurofibromitosis tumors. (Dear god, why do I watch this?) Sue Ellen has an affair with a hot, super rich cowboy, Dusty, but then he dies in a plane crash, when he is flying to Dallas so she can runaway with him and leave J.R. forever (enter Sue Ellen’s alcohol relapse).

Miss Ellie has a mastectomy and almost has two affairs, but she’s too appropriate to ever cheat on Jock, despite learning that he has lied to her for the last 50 years about being married once before. Jock, J.R., Bobby and Ray go hunting/camping and have a shootout in the woods with some old oil enemy. Jock is shot in the stomach and J.R. in the leg, both survive. Jock is later accused of murder, in which the victim turns out to be Pam’s biological father, who her daddy, Digger Barnes killed. J.R. mortgages South Fork and almost loses it, has an affair with Sue Ellen’s kid sister, pays off some guy to marry Lucy, learns that baby John is, in fact his, fucks over the entire oil cartel on an Asian oil deal (on purpose) and in the final moments, is shot twice in the abdomen!!

Who Shot J.R.?

Probably one of the most famous advertising lines in history, “Who shot J.R.?” was a phenomenon in 1980 that led to the highest rated television episode of all time an popularized the “cliffhanger” ending. Although, it almost didn’t happen. The season three cliffhanger was supposed to be Jock’s trial. A 30 year old corpse was found on South Fork and when Cliff Barnes began working at the D.A.’s office, he focused all of his time investigating the murder, hoping, yet again to put the Ewing’s out of business. The big reveal would be that Digger Barnes (Cliff’s father) was the murder and the murdered was Pam’s biological father. However, after this was nearly set in stone, the network (anxious for ratings) ordered a few more episodes. What to do? In a meeting with the producers, writers and cast, someone finally came up with, “Why don’t we just shoot the son of a bitch?” And the simple story line was tacked on to the end of the season. Each cast member had to film the shooting scene and a voice over about shooting J.R. so that NO ONE would know exactly who shot him until the reveal episode aired  8 MONTHS later (summer hiatus and an actors strike). The cast and crew were about the last people in America to find out “Who shot J.R.?” because the night the episode aired, a big party was held for them, in which they didn’t show the episode until after it had aired on the West Coast. Unfortunately because of the Internet (and the fact that 29 years have passed) I already knew whodunit, but my money was on Seth Stone’s (who killed himself after going bankrupt in J.R.’s bunk Asian oil deal) wife. (Note: all this information was included in a bonus feature documentary Who Shot J.R.? The Dallas Phenomenon)

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by Beal

AmericanDreams_S1I have always been forthright about my hatred for period pieces, but so long as we remain in an era following WWI, I’m content to watch the drama unfold. American Dreams which aired on NBC Sunday nights from Fall 2002 until Spring 2005 was killed off by the sudden boom in quality that ABC  programming experienced in the fall of 2004. I was in my first year of college when this program premiered, and at the time I owned a sad 13 inch RCA with built in VCR and was not inclined to stay in my dorm room any night, let alone Sundays, catching up with a show about the 1960’s. I fell in love with this show over winter break however, when my mother, its biggest proponent and a television connoisseur in her own right, forced me to give it a chance. I watched the rest of the season and the two that followed. I even boycotted Desperate Housewives when I decided it was to blame for the show’s demise. Still, I cannot enjoy it as fully as I once did, because alas, only season one is available on DVD. Last week I enjoyed all 25 episodes of that first season to the fullest though, in the Season One Extended Music Edition. (Ridiculous music licensing fees prevent DVD distribution, I think.)

About:

American Dreams shares the story of the All-American Pryor family of Philadelphia. Father Jack (John Verica) and Mother Helen (Gail O’Grady)  play traditional roles, he the TV/Radio Store owning breadwinner and she the perfect housewife. Eldest son J.J.(Will Estes) is in his senior year at East Catholic High School, where daughter, sophomore Meg (Brittany Snow) (the show’s main protagonist) is a sophomore. She is also a “regular” dancer on American Bandstand. Younger siblings Patty and Will are in elementary school. Patty, 12, is an annoying little sister type know-it-all, and Will, 7, has polio, due to the choice his parents made when he was a baby, not to have him vaccinated.

Recap:

soldierboy_fSeason 1 basically introduces us to the Pryor family and those that surround them. Although most every character is stereotypical of the era, the show’s most entertaining feature is that the characters break out of of those roles before they become too trite. Jack owns a TV/Radio store, which sets the backdrop for what’s going on in the world. Characters are constantly watching TV at home and in his store, so we, the viewer, know when Kennedy is shot, when The Beatles arrive in America, when three college boys go missing in Alabama and when Philadelphia is set ablaze by the 1964 riots (according to the show). Jack and Helen butt heads about her burgeoning independence. A lifetime of being Mrs. Jack Pryor, Helen seeks to become her own woman. She begins taking “the pill” much to her husband’s chagrin, and even signs up for a college literature course (which she quits after her professor kisses her) and also goes into dicey North Philly to register voters. J.J. the football star is accepted to Notre Dame, takes the scholarship to Lehigh, breaks his ankle, loses the scholarship and enlists in the Marines (lets not forget what we know and they don’t, that the Vietnam War is about to escalate, well, to a war). He is also involved with his high school sweetheart Beth, interspersed with break-ups and hookups with a local divorcee (GASP!). Meg, the adorable protag, and her best friend Roxanne both dance on American Bandstand. Meg is always getting into trouble by following her heart, and is constantly treated unfairly by her father, whose golden boy J.J. can do no wrong, even when he and Meg are caught for the same actions. She dates the most attractive dancer from AB, Jimmy Riley and also a record store clerk from her school, Luke, whose five o’clock shadow cannot be disguised, despite the pounds of pancake makeup they continue to slap on it, plus he’s annoying as hell and unattractive to boot. She tries to befriend Sam (Jack’s employee Henry’s son, who is on a track scholarship at her HS) but because he is black, they run into nothing but problems. Long story short, this show is about the 1960’s.

Highlights:

Every episode features Meg and Roxanne’s day at bandstand, and usually a musical performance (which provides a lovely backdrop for a dramatic montage, in which we see every character doing whatever it is they’re doing, but we don’t have to listen to dialogue.) Musical acts from the original American Bandstand are recreated by contemporary artists, such as Usher, Michelle Branch, LeeAnn Rimes, Nick Carter etc. Also, Joseph “Whoa” Lawrence plays Michael Brooks, the producer of the program.

I don’t know why I feel the need to mention this, but the fact that it’s 1963 means that no one owns a cell phone or anything more state-of-the-art  than a transistor radio, so plots can thicken in a way that they can’t when they’re set in more modern times.

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by Beal

51l+cF5kGJL._SS500_I recently developed a voracious appetite for late seventies melodrama and the only thing that satiates it, is Dallas. This epic prime-time saga, the Holy Grail of serialized dramatic fiction, ran for 14 seasons. I however, have only made my way through seasons one and two, whose 29 episodes and bonus features have been conveniently boxed on five discs. (Note: Season 1 was actually a five-part miniseries, which is why there were only 29 episodes in two seasons).

Now, I have always been attracted to this program. As I have mentioned before, my cell phone ring happens to be the theme song to Dallas, an homage to my childhood when this song signaled my Friday night bedtime. Odd to think that what I just consumed en masse was that which my parents were watching BEFORE I WAS BORN and until I reached the second grade (I can’t imagine waiting an entire week to see what happened next). You may have noticed that a mere two days ago I created a post about watching the entire MSCL series, well, it took me more than a week to sit down to write that, and less than a week to enjoy 23.2 hours (48 min episodes) of Dallas. Calculating that now, I’m not sure if I’m ashamed or elated that I spent an entire day of one week engaged in a 30 year old television program that NO ONE cares to discuss, despite my best efforts.

An actual text conversation with my mother:

Me: OMG. Pam just bitch slapped a drunken Sue Ellen.

Mom: That will happen. A lot.

2 hours later

Me: J.R. just slapped a drunk/pregnant Sue Ellen. That’s my last Dallas text I promise.

Mom: Promise?

Mom: Can I borrow it when you’re done?

About:

pambobBack to the “real” drama! This show is everything I’ve ever wanted in a television program and more. I think we all know the premise, but here’s a refresher. The Ewing family are like Texas royalty. Their wealth is great and their power greater. Patriarch Jock (Jim Davis) and wife Miss Ellie (Barbara Bel Geddes) run the family, which is housed (in one house, what the shit?) at South Fork Ranch, in Braddock, just outside Dallas. Eldest brother J.R. (Larry Hagman), and youngest brother Bobby (Patrick Duffy) live there with their wives, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) and Pamela (Victoria Principal). Lucy Ewing (Charlene Tilton), daughter of runaway drifter middle son Gary, also lives there. Also, it is important to know that J.R. will do ANYTHING to maintain his position of power and every Ewing (and anyone else in the show) will do ANYTHING to mention the name “Ewing.” [I’m embarrassed to admit this, but during one episode I tallied how many times someone said “Ewing” during one episode, and it was 48 times, that’s one per minute.]

A quick recap of seasons 1 &2:  Bobby marries Pam, who is the daughter of Digger Barnes and sister to Cliff Barnes, both of whom are Ewing arch-enemies, theirs is a decades old rivalry of which the Ewings always come out on top. Lucy, a part-time high school student and full-time munchkin has been sleeping with the Ranch foreman, middle aged Ray up in the hay loft for some time. J.R. has dozens of affairs while his trophy wife, a former Miss Texas, sits at home and drinks until she decides to have an affair with Cliff Barnes (J.R.’s number 1 enemy in life). Is her baby J.R.’s or Cliff’s? Oh, don’t worry about that we’ll have to find out later, because Sue Ellen has just escaped from the sanitarium, pounded a bottle of hooch and crashed her stolen car into a telephone pole. She’s pregnant for the love of god!

Highlights:

lhagman_lThis show is truly unbelievable, and being that its social norms are set in the 70’s, only makes for greater drama. For example, Sue Ellen’s drinking problem. She’s pregnant and living in a house with her husband, mother/father/brother/sister in law as well as a full staff, yet no one minds when she comes to dinner trashed, drinks several nightcaps or is occasionally plastered when she arrives at the breakfast table? Are all my friends, who were conceived around this time, victims of fetal alcohol syndrome? Did no one recognize this as a terrible idea? Or what about how the entire family thinks its a bad idea that Pam gets a job? She’s working as a buyer for the nicest store in Dallas. Granted she doesn’t need a paycheck, they’re worth billions, but they’re going to put their foot down on this and not the drunk pregnant lady thing? Or what about when J.R. tries to marry Lucy off to a homosexual (groundbreaking!) just so that he can merge with the gay’s big oil family? At some juncture, Bobby finally punches asshole J.R. for something shitty that he did, mind you though, this was months AFTER he “accidentally” pushed Pam out of the hayloft causing her to miscarry a fetus, after he forged his father’s will to allow drilling on South Fork and of course after he set Pam up to look like she was involved in a threesome/prostitution ring with a coworker and a Senator, which made the front page of the Dallas newspaper.

Also, within three episodes: Lucy ranaway and while hitchhiking was picked up by a whackjob robber which ended in a hostage situation and shootout that Bobby and Lucy escaped from with some quick thinking and sweet kick moves. J.R. was caught sleeping with the wife of some backwoods hick (Brian Denehey) and for revenge the hick and his scummy cohort went to South Fork, held half the family hostage and decided to rape, yes rape, Sue Ellen and Lucy for revenge. Don’t worry, Bobby got home just in time. Oh and in the next episode, some real swift crooks kidnap Bobby (intending to get J.R.) and hold him for ransom, which Cliff Barnes delivers to them in the middle of a dirt road. When they get out of the car and Bobby is home free, J.R. and some old boys pop out of the field and SHOOT ALL THREE CROOKS AND LEAVE THEM DEAD IN THE ROAD.

Bonus Features:

I opted not to listen to the available audio commentaries, but since season three has yet to arrive in the mail, I might have to go back and do that, just to get my fix. There was also a Soap Talk reunion special on the final disc. I’ll say this, seeing the cast 30 years later, and still good friends, was awesome. Forcing them to do it on a show hosted by Lisa Rinna, was not.

Favorite Moment:

As I mentioned, Sue Ellen was a bit of a lush. One evening while waiting for J.R. at his office, she tied one on, (remember, she’s pregnant) resulting in her passing out in her car on the side of the road (Bobby to the rescue!). Meanwhile, Lucy has become addicted to some mystery pills. The following day J.R. removes/hides all liquor in the house and Bobby has taken the last of Lucy’s stash and allowed her to stay home from school to rest. Then this happens:

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by Beal

Here at Next Time On, we believe that keeping a season/series running on DVD is as important (if not more) than having a book going at all times. You know, something to fall back on when the infomercials (that don’t star Jack LeLanne) begin, or maybe to watch from your bedroom television that doesn’t have cable, or maybe just, because you LOVE a show, and it’s no longer in syndication, and when it is, the episodes are NEVER in the proper order, and they have commercials. Let me pop in a DVD and hit “play all” because without commercials to remind me of how much time has passed, it becomes easy to watch an entire season/series of my favorite programs in less than a week. My most recent conquest was My So Called Life: The Complete Series, a program that was cut down in its prime, but that I was able to enjoy 15 (wait, what? that show is 15 years old? I’m sad.) years later, through the magic of shows on disc.

MSCL was actually one of the first shows available on DVD. Long before there was an entire “television” section at the local Best Buy, and before every show on TV spout out a DVD boxed set the moment after the season finale aired, there was MSCL: The Complete Series, a boxed set featuring all 19 episodes and a bonus features disc. It was originally less affordable than it has become, and for me was made even cheaper when I traded it for a dozen CD’s (which had been ripped to my hard drive) at Second Spin on Wilshire in Santa Monica.

As soon as I delved into episode one, it was over. I watched the entire series in about a week and a half–every angsty second. Now, I watched this show back in the day, and ad nauseum after MTV purchased the rights to air it, but apparently I forgot just how much drama went down, or maybe compacting the drama into 19 hours of one week, instead of 19 hours over a summer vacation made the drama feel that much more constant.

6a00b8ea074bfd1bc000c11413010cc408-320piAngela Chase (Claire Danes) is obviously the normal center of this program and of her two best friends, Rayanne  (A.J. Langer) is an alcoholic drug abuser from a broken home with a penchant for skipping school and Rickie (Wilson Cruz) is a somewhat closeted homosexual, without parents, who lives with abusive relatives who eventually abandon him, causing him to become a homeless teen. Jordan Catalano (Jared Leto), who Angela is in LOVE with, can’t read. He can drive, but he can’t read. 

Things I had forgotten about:

 

  • Rayanne sets Rickie up with Cory to go to the dance, Cory thought he was meeting Rayanne there. A saddened Rickie steps it up with heartbroken-over-Brian-Krakow, Delia on the dance floor.
  • That Rayanne’s mother came home and SAW her super trashed before leaving on a date with her shady boyfriend, forcing sober Angela and Rickie to call Patty Chase to come to Rayanne’s rescue.
  • Rayanne sleeps with Joran Catalano! And Krakow video tapes it!
  • Sharon’s boyfriend Kyle, jock extraordinaire, who Sharon can only bring herself to have sex with (after they’ve broken up) if she watched a Brad Pitt flick. 
  • That Brian Krakow, as sorry as I WANT to feel for him, is so fucking obnoxious that it truly doesn’t pain me when Angela drives away with Jordan, leaving Krakow alone on the street with his bicycle even though she KNOWS he wrote the love note (for illiterate Jordan).

 

Things I learned:

 

  • clue24The role of Angela Chase ALMOST went to Alicia Silverstone (gasp!) but when Claire Danes came in for the audition, “she was Angela.” Still, Danes was a minor, and Silverstone was not, so casting Alicia would have made scheduling much simpler (Claire could only work five hours per day). Still, they went with Danes. — My brain tries to imagine this, and can only come up with a Clueless meets MSCL premise where Angela Chase is both vapid AND angsty, which just makes my head spin.
  • Danes was only 13 when they filmed the pilot, 13.
  • Because Danes working hours were limited writers/creators were forced to create more extensive story lines for “side” characters, which they hadn’t originally planned to do. As a result, we get episodes like the one in which Rayanne OD’s.
  • There was a styrofoam head (where you hang wigs) that had all of the little colored hair clips that Rayanne wore, ever sitting in the makeup trailer.
  • Bess Armstrong (who plays Patty Chase) is the single worst DVD commentator in the world.
  • Devon Odessa (Sharon) taught Claire Danes how to drive in real life.
  • Devon Odessa still has the EXACT same hairstyle that Sharon sported in the early 90’s.
  • Before Wilson Cruz (Rickie) ever auditioned, creator Winnie Holtzman wrote the character as a being half-black, half-hispanic and gay. Cruz was all three.
  • Claire Danes has Thanksgiving dinner at Bess Armstrong’s house.
  • The show died a slow death. The pilot aired a full year and a half after it was shot. The second episode was filmed a YEAR after the pilot was shot. ABC would never order more than a couple episodes at a time. Despite creators/actors disappointment that their show was cancelled, there was also a sense of relief about ultimately stopping its slow demise.
  • Early drafts named Jordan Catalano, Jordan Veniziano, who was left back, twice.
  • From the creator, on what would have happened NEXT TIME ON My So Called Life: “I would have gotten somebody pregnant. Sharon’s the obvious choice. I would have made Angela unable to resist turning to Brian Krakow for advice about her doomed relationship with Jordan Catalano, and I would have s;it Graham and Patty up, so Patty could fall into a deep depression–the kind where you can’t get out of bed–so that Angela is forced to somehow run the household. I would have had Ricki move in with Mr. Katimsky and when Mr. Katimsky is fired for the crime of giving a kid a place to live, I would have forced patty out of her depression to defend him.”

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