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 Becc (more…)

Season 1, Episode 17 It Ain't All It's Cracked Up to Be

First Aired: March 4, 1990

Becca enters a pageant in competition with her bombshell rival Rona (Michele Matheson), and Drew drums up a man-size resentment over the new neighbors' loud music. Alonzo Salcedo: Reni Santoni. A.J. Salcedo: William Gallo. Libby: Patti LuPone. Corky: Chris Burke. Becca: Kellie Martin.

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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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