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 - Big Red chewing gum
    • TV - Commercials - Eggo mini waffles
    • TV - Commercials - Extra chewing gum
    • TV - Commercials - Hershey's miniatures candy
    • TV - Commercials - Hostess Brownie Bites snacks
    • TV - Commercials - Huggies Baby Steps disposable diapers
    • TV - Commercials - I Can't Believe It's Not Butter butter substitute
    • TV - Commercials - Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal
    • TV - Commercials - Kit Kat candy bar
    • TV - Commercials - Light N' Lively cottage cheese
    • TV - Commercials - Lipton Recipe Soup Mix
    • TV - Commercials - Nutri Grain cereal bars
    • TV - Commercials - Oatmeal Crisp cereal
    • TV - Commercials - Oscar Mayer Healthy Favorites lunch meat
    • TV - Commercials - Pledge household cleaner
    • TV - Commercials - Promise non-butter spread
    • TV - Commercials - Regina Housekeeper Plus vacuum cleaner
    • TV - Commercials - Rice Chex cereal
    • TV - Commercials - Teen Spirit deodorant
    • TV - Commercials - Total Raisin Bran cereal
    • TV - Commercials - Wisk laundry detergent
    • TV - PSA - Recruiting Teachers
    • TV - Promos - "Afterschool Special"
    • TV - Promos - "Baby Talk"
    • TV - Promos - "Dinosaurs"
    • TV - Promos - "Family Matters"
    • TV - Promos - "My First Love"
    • TV - Promos - "Step by Step"

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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