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American Dreams

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A nostalgia-drenched show about 1960s life for a Philadelphia family, frequently featuring cameos by 21st-century entertainers portraying singers and other figures of the period. Daughter Meg is a regular dancer on 'American Bandstand.' This isn't a surpri (more…)

Premiered: September 29, 2002

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 2, Episode 12 Real-to-Reel

First Aired: January 18, 2004

On “Bandstand,” Carla Thomas (impersonated by Macy Gray) sings “B.A.B.Y.,” and off the set, Meg is chafing because her curfew makes her feel like one while Drew's college friends are moving in with their girlfriends. Meanwhile, Roxanne tries to hide her disappointment when Luke (Jamie Elman) shows interest in another girl; two black Muslims have a business proposition for Henry; Helen and Beth go to a comedy club together (the attraction is Lenny Bruce); JJ samples the local culture in Vietnam; and Patty discovers a secret in the family Bible. Bruce: Rich Vos.

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Guest Cast

Alicia Coppola Nancy Lent
Sam Page Drew Mandel
Rich Vos Lenny Bruce
Macy Gray Carla Thomas