American Dreams

  • 2002
  • 3 Seasons
  • TV-PG

A nostalgia-drenched show about 1960s life for a Philadelphia family, frequently featuring cameos by 21st-century entertainers portraying singers and other figures of the period. Daughter Meg is a regular dancer on 'American Bandstand.' This isn't a surprise, since Dick Clark was one of the executive producers. Though generally well-received, critics ca (more…)

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Season 2, Episode 17 Chasing the Past

First Aired: March 21, 2004

The Motown group the Velvelettes (fronted by Tyra Banks) perform on “Bandstand” and the Everly Brothers (Evan and Jaron) play at the Vinyl Crocodile, while in Vietnam, JJ is promoted to corporal. He won't be able to rest on his laurels for long. Meanwhile, the war hits home for Will as he watches the news on TV; Beth tells her parents that she's pregnant; Patty pesters Meg to teach her to drive; Meg gets Sam a pass to “Bandstand” to see the Lovin' Spoonful perform; and Roxanne gives Luke a very expensive Nehru jacket. Ben Taylor, the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, performs the Beatles' “In My Life” in a scene set at the Penn nightspot the Lair.

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