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Season 1, Episode 1 Pilot Episode

First Aired: September 12, 1989

The tribulations---and joys---of the Thachers, a family whose middle child has Down syndrome. In the opener, 18-year-old Corky (played by Chris Burke, who also has Down) is being mainstreamed into the freshman class of his kid sister, Becca (Kellie Martin). Mr. Abrizza: Steven Keats. Maxie: Tanya Fenmore. Dan Richter: Eugene Clark.

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  • Premiered: September 12, 1989
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: The trials and joys of the suburban Thachers, whose teen son Corky has Down syndrome. This alone made the well-received family drama unusual; what made it more so was that Chris Burke, who played the role, has the condition in real life. Corky wanted to be… (more)

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