Episode Detail: The Brain Game - Popular
Mary Cherry assembles a team to compete on a local cable-access channel's academic-challenge program in hopes that she'll be discovered for her looks and personality. Meanwhile, her mother, Cherry Cherry, enrolls as a student at Kennedy High after the discovery of her original SAT scores keeps her from joining a country club. The elder Cherry then competes with Josh for the final slot on the school's scholastic-challenge team. Ed McMahon appears as himself. Cherry Cherry: Delta Burke. Judgey Judge: Jim J. Bullock. Stern Woman Judge: Alyson Reed. Serious Male Judge: Rick Fitts. Mary Cherry: Leslie Grossman. Josh: Bryce Johnson. Brooke: Leslie Bibb.