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The Best of Times 

Three pals in a Midwestern high school (Romanus, Green, Nash) get into all sorts of trouble with bullying jocks, girls, and the school's sadistic security chief.






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Complete series cast summary:
Rob Garrison ...  Cliff 1 episode, 1983
Tony Longo ...  Garth 1 episode, 1983
Whitman Mayo ...  Howling' Joe 1 episode, 1983
Felix Nelson Felix Nelson ...  Wheeler 1 episode, 1983
Kimberly Sedgwick Kimberly Sedgwick ...  Denis Gulick 1 episode, 1983
William Shilling William Shilling ...  Mr. Otto 1 episode, 1983
Robert Starr Robert Starr ...  Mr. Repka 1 episode, 1983
Ron Thomas ...  Student 1 episode, 1983


Three pals in a Midwestern high school (Romanus, Green, Nash) get into all sorts of trouble with bullying jocks, girls, and the school's sadistic security chief. Written by <jahertzb@students.wisc.edu>

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Release Date:

29 August 1983 (USA) See more »

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Changing Times See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Originally intended to be a replacement show for the then-canceled "Square Pegs", but after dismal ratings for the first episode, CBS decided not to green-light the show as a weekly series. See more »

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A promising series, dampened by its laugh track
2 January 2019 | by abbazabakyleman-98834See all my reviews

This was an unsold pilot that aired on CBS on August 29, 1983 as a possible replacement series for Square Pegs, but dismal ratings pulled the plug on the show after its first episode. It's not too bad of a show, but the unnecessary laugh track hurts it, greatly.

The plot centers around a group of high-schoolers, all stereotypes: the slick womanizer, the nerd, the aspiring musician, the goody-goody, etc. Robert Romanus basically reprises his Mike Damone character from Fast Times, but gives it a little more depth as he as to deal with an impossible-to-please father (played by Alex Rocco) and the musician character hounded by the sadistic vice principal. Lessons are learned at the end for everybody involved.

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