Life Goes On

  • 1989
  • TV Show
  • None

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 'mainstreamed' in high school, which sometimes made life uncomfortable for his younger sister Becca,...read more

Season 1, Episode 12 Corky's Crush

First Aired: January 14, 1990

Corky is smitten with a new transfer student, and Libby's parents hole up at the Thachers' to continue their love feud. Ginny Green: Shannen Doherty. Teresa and Sal Giordano: Penny Santon, Al Ruscio. Libby: Patti LuPone. Drew: Bill Smitrovich.

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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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