Monday, March 13, 2017

1987-The Popcorn Kid

This short-lived comedy aired for 6 episodes on Friday nights in early 1987 on CBS. 16 year old Scott Creasman (the titular 'Popcorn Kid') and his friends worked after-school jobs at an old fashioned downtown movie theater. A disgruntled manager and oddball projectionist rounded out the crew; and all answer to a never seen owner.

This was the first appearance of both Faith Ford and Penelope Ann Miller in regular roles. The series was created by Barry Kemp, writer for Newhart, Taxi, and Coach among others.

The entire first episode/pilot can be seen in this video.

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