ABC AFTERSCHOOL SPECIAL: SUMMER STORIES: THE MALL {TWENTIETH SEASON FINALE} (TV)

Summary

One in this series of dramas intended for young audiences. "Summer Stories: The Mall" is a three-part subseries that highlights the stories of Marla, Spinner, and Sarah, high-school friends who are working at the mall over the summer after graduation. In this episode, Sarah is shocked to receive a delivery of flowers from her birth mother, Roxanne. Sarah knows that she was adopted, but she never expected to hear from the woman who gave birth to her. The flowers include a card with a phone number; Sarah is invited to call if she wants to meet. Sarah has no idea what to do. Meanwhile, Spinner falls for a girl he sees outside the mall -- but he doesn't know her name or how to find her again. Marla, who works at a restaurant in the mall, is training a new girl named Diane when she discovers that Drew has been given the assistant-manager position. Angry and hurt that she wasn't chosen, Marla confronts her boss. After much thought and contemplation, Sarah decides to call her birth mother, Roxanne. Their meeting prompts Sarah and her adoptive parents to talk about their family and their feelings. Includes commercials, promos, and a public service announcement.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: March 19, 1992 Thursday 4:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:57:53
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:24656
  • GENRE: Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Adoption; Drama; Teenagers
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV series, 1972-1997
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Extra chewing gum^TV - Commercials - Total Raisin Bran cereal^TV - Commercials - Hostess Brownie Bites snacks^TV - Commercials - Huggies Baby Steps disposable diapers^TV - Commercials - Lipton Recipe Soup Mix^TV - Commercials - I Can't Believe It's Not Butter butter substitute^TV - Commercials - Teen Spirit deodorant^TV - Commercials - Hershey's miniatures candy^TV - Commercials - Regina Housekeeper Plus vacuum cleaner^TV - Commercials - Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal^TV - Commercials - Oatmeal Crisp cereal^TV - Commercials - Light N' Lively cottage cheese^TV - Commercials - Pledge household cleaner^TV - Commercials - Oscar Mayer Healthy Favorites lunch meat^TV - Commercials - Nutri Grain cereal bars^TV - Commercials - Big Red chewing gum^TV - Commercials - Eggo mini waffles^TV - Commercials - Rice Chex cereal^TV - Commercials - Promise non-butter spread^TV - Commercials - Kit Kat candy bar^TV - Commercials - Wisk laundry detergent^TV - Promos - "Family Matters"^TV - Promos - "Step by Step"^TV - Promos - "Dinosaurs"^TV - Promos - "Baby Talk"^TV - Promos - "My First Love"^TV - Promos - "Afterschool Special"^TV - PSA - Recruiting Teachers

CREDITS

  • Eve Silverman … Executive Producer
  • Meredith Zamsky … Producer
  • John Rubinstein … Director
  • Lisa Melamed … Writer
  • Michael Whalen … Music by
  • Sandy Gaberman … Cast, Spinner
  • Samaria Graham … Cast, Marla
  • Mara Hobel … Cast, Sarah
  • Fox, Jorjan (See also: Fox, Jorja) … Cast, Diane
  • Marisol Massey … Cast, Theresa
  • Kelly Bishop … Cast, Roxanne
  • Kathie Lee Gifford … Cast, Herself
  • Barbara Barrie … Cast, Anne Charney
  • Brenda Currin … Cast, Dream Mom
  • Michael Galardi … Cast, Gary
  • John Randolph Jones … Cast, Scott Collins
  • Davenia McFadden … Cast, Graduation Speaker
  • Natalia Harris … Cast, Lois-Anne
  • Joel De La Fuente … Cast
  • William Wise … Cast
  • Peter Shaw … Cast
  • Saundra Santiago … Cast
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