Life Goes On

  • 1989
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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…)

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Season 3, Episode 8 Invasion of the Thacher Snatchers

First Aired: November 17, 1991

After seeing a movie, Corky imagines that Venusians are taking over his family. Tommy: Tim Eyster. Dr. Sanderson: Josh Clark. Helen: Elizabeth Lambert. Leo: Michael Earl Reid. Burk Clifton: Jeffrey Combs. Corky: Chris Burke.

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  • Premiered: September 12, 1989
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  • 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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