A VERY SPECIAL TUESDAY
"Pills? You mean you really are taking drugs?" "I need them! I have to sing! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so ... scared!" With those words came to a crushing halt the teen-TV Shangri-La known as Saved by the Bell, when amphetamine addiction interrupted the innocence of zinger-slingers Zach Morris & company. It was yet another "very special episode," those preachy sitcoms–turned–public service announcements that ran rampant on network TV in the 1980s. Thankfully, the half-hour PSA has gone the way of legwarmers and jelly shoes, but the best of the worst live on at Cinefamily's TV Tuesday: A Very Special Episode Returns! Other "touching" moments include Mr. Belvedere's prepubescent Wesley getting touched by an older dude, Diff'rent Strokes' Gary Coleman getting touched by WKRP's Gordon Jump, and Blossom getting touched by her period.
Tue., Jan. 18, 8 p.m., 2011
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