American Dreams 2002 | TV Show Watchlist

Season 2, Episode 2 R-E-S-P-E-C-T

First Aired: October 5, 2003

R&B singer Monica guests as Mary Wells, singing “My Guy” on “Bandstand,” but Meg isn't there to watch: she's being punished for her involvement in Sam's fight at school, and Colin (Michael Rodgers), the new associate producer, is looking to replace her permanently. Meanwhile, JJ is locked in a battle for squad leader of his platoon; Helen searches for a second opinion regarding Will's polio surgery; Patty is skipped into ninth grade (that puts her in East Catholic, too); and the Walkers decide to leave riot-scarred North Philly. “The neighborhood is not coming back,” says Henry.

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  • Premiered: September 29, 2002
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • User Rating:4.87 out of 5 (53 ratings)
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  • Premise: 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)

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