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Friday, 22 June 2018

Fame Teaser 3 - There's A Train!


Something Exciting is happening in the Fame World. The Fame Express is edging ever nearer and will be approaching it's first station in a couple of days! There's a Train a Coming Your Way Honey, Just be Ready to Get On board! Fame! More Details Soon #daretodream #kidsfromfamemedia

Ebay of the Week






This Week MGM Rare Original Press Information for Season 1 and the cast from 1982. Plus 2 Badges and a Press Photo.

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Episodes Press Releases for:
- Metamorphosis
- Passing Grade
- To Soar and Never Falter
- The Strike
- But Seriously Folks
- A Musical Bridge.


Cast Biographies for:
- Debbie Allen
- Lee Curreri
- Erica Gimpel
- Albert Hague
- Carlo Imperato
- Carol Mayo Jenkins
- Valerie Landsburg
- PR Paul
- Gene Anthony Ray
- Lori Singer.

Includes 2 badges one of Lee Curreri and one of Valerie Landsburg.
Also MGM Press Photo of Debbie Allen and Fame dancers

Solo Song - U.K. 35th Anniversary Broadcast - Television of Yore Recap


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 June 23rd is the 35th Anniversary of the U.K. broadcast of "Solo Song". Here is the Television of Yore recap.

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A janitor watches/supervises as a blind man ambles around The School of the Arts, I'm assuming to familiarize himself with the place. After that, he watches the blind man throw wads of crumpled up paper at a garbage can. When he finally gets one in, the janitor says he needs to start mopping the lobby now, but the blind man bitchily orders him to sit the hell back down and snaps, "I'll tell you when we're done here!" The dismayed janitor sits back down as the rude turd continues to throw paper wads.

Ms. Grant is irked when she learns that six members of the school board's budget committee, headed by someone named David Collins, will be attending the school's trimester production. Ms. Grant says that Mr. Collins has never brought along board members to check out one of their shows before and wonders whassup. Mrs. Berg, who's engrossed in a paperback romance novel, says, "I imagine it's because we turned down his Debbie." Ms. Grant is all, "Wuh?" so Mrs. Berg explains that Debbie is Mr. Collins' niece, and that she auditioned for the school's dance program - but Ms. Grant didn't think her dancing was up to snuff so she rejected her. Ms. Grant asks her why she didn't tell her who Debbie's uncle was, so Mrs. Berg says she didn't want it to seem like she was getting special treatment, then says, "I know you're above that sort of thing."  Heh.

Out in the  hall, Miss Sherwood bumps into the blind man, which causes her to drop her papers. She snaps, "Why can't people watch where they're going?" and the blind man chortles and says, "We ran into each other, didn't we? I'll take half...you take the other half." When Miss Sherwood realizes he's blind, she sheepishly apologizes, and they both bend down to gather her papers. He introduces himself as Jim Landon and tells her he's substituting for [music teacher] Mr. Harper for a few weeks. Miss Sherwood offers to walk him to his classroom, so he asks, "Do I turn you on?" and she's all, "Wha-a?" so he snarks, "Well, that has to be the reason you would want to walk me to my classroom" then snappishly says he doesn't need extra help because of his blindness, if that was her real reason for offering. Or maybe she was just trying to be collegial, ya fuckwit. Jim salutes her and stomps off, and Miss Sherwood's like, "What a fucking weirdo" - or maybe that was me, projecting.


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The Fame kids in Mr. Harper's music class are playing a mock baseball game with crumpled up paper wads when Jim enters the room. He quickly deduces what game they're playing, then makes a call as though he's an umpire, and this prompts Danny to protest and blurt out, "What are you? Blind or something?!" The room goes quiet when everyone realizes he is blind...and after the awkwardness, Jim introduces himself and says he'll be filling in for Mr. Harper for a few weeks. He tells everyone to sit down and warns them not to switch seats, and Doris says, "We'd never switch seats on someone like you" and Jim gets all prickly and asks her to explain that remark, so she just comes right out and says, "Because you're blind." Jim waves his hand in front of his face as if to test his non-existent eyesight, then quips, "Well I'll be damned!"

Ms. Grant is presiding over her dance class - but the dancers aren't able to perform very well 'cause they're too distracted from all the noise coming from Jim's music class, one floor up. For some reason, he's making everyone jump up and down while yelling, "Huh! Huh! Huh! Huh!" Ms. Grant snappishly tells her dance students that their concentration should be strong enough to shut out any distractions, then informs them that several members of the school board's budget committee will be attending their next show to find fault, and she doesn't want there to be any fault to find.

In the teacher's lounge, Ms. Grant bitches and moans to Miss Sherwood about the racket that's been coming from the music class the floor above the dance gym. She says she plans to tear into Jim Landon...and when Miss Sherwood tells her he's blind, she retorts, "So what? It doesn't give him the right to disrupt my classroom." Miss Sherwood winces and says, "He's very much his own man" which is a polite way of calling a douchewad a douchewad. A few seconds later, Jim enters the lounge carrying a tray of food, says hey to Miss Sherwood, and introduces himself to Ms. Grant. Ms. Grant scrunches her face in puzzlement and asks him how he knew Miss Sherwood was in the room, so he says he smelled her cologne, and it's the same kind his girlfriend wears. (Seriously? This abrasive turd has a girlfriend?) He asks Ms. Grant what she teaches, so she says dance, then tells him that the dance gym is located right underneath his music class. Jim irritably retorts, "Then we have to talk. The noise from your classroom is frankly intolerable, and I hope you're going to do something to tone it down." At first I figured he was just fucking with her...but when she stares at him, mouth agape with incredulity, and he bitchily snaps, "Do we understand each other?!" I had no choice but to accept that he was being totally serious and is morphing into a ruder, more gigantic douchewad with every scene.


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When Julie and Doris complain to Bruno about what a weird, rude turd Jim Landon is, Bruno says he's probably just trying to shake them up a bit, and/or is trying to get them to think about things in a different way. Julie dismisses Jim as a show-off - but Doris argues that he's special, and that he's already taught them a valuable lesson: never give up.

The next day, Jim leads his class in a vocal exercise and launches into a song about vowels..and everyone snaps their fingers and bobs along to the beat. Jim then starts making shrieky noises, which everyone mimics - OMFG - and it's very horrific sounding and goes on waaay too long.

Downstairs in the dance gym, Ms. Grant is once again irked by the noise coming from Jim's class, so she abruptly orders Coco to take over, then storms upstairs. She encounters Dwight, who declares, "I need a hall permit", but when he sees the murderous look on Ms. Grant's face, he hastily says, "No, I don't." Why isn't this assclown ever in class?

Ms. Grant interrupts the music class and asks Jim if she could have a word with him in private, and once again he makes a snarky crack about all the racket coming from the dance gym. Ms. Grant tells him she doesn't think his students are going to be ready to perform in the trimester show - but Jim insists they will be, and sticks out his hand to shake on it. Ms. Grant ignores his outstretched hand, says, "I can't", and explains that the show will mostly be a showcase for the dance department. When he accuses her of wanting to hog the show 'cause she has a big ego, she angrily denies it and stalks off. Jim gets upset and mutters to himself, "Walk it off" and starts wandering around the halls.


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Ms. Grant storms into the office to look up Mr. Harper's phone number so she can call him and find out how sick he actually is and when he's coming back. She start railing about the "officious egomaniac subbing for his class" then sees a strange man talking to Mrs. Berg. When she snaps, "Who are you?" Mrs. Berg tells her he's Mr. Belmont, and that he works for David Collins. Ms. Grant bitches about how Mr. Collins has taken a sudden interest in the school ever since his niece auditioned and was rejected, but Mr. Belmont tells her he knows nothing 'bout that and says he's only at the school to conduct a fire/safety test, as per Mr. Collins' order.

Jim, meanwhile, finds his way to the theater and sits down and looks sad and contemplative.

Dwight is aghast when he witnesses Mr. Belmont pull the lever to activate the fire alarm. Jim, meanwhile, hurries out of the theater and finds his way to the lobby, where Dwight is yelling, "Don't panic!" while looking very panicked, which is odd, since he knows first-hand this is just a drill. Jim heads over to the stairwell, but Doris stops him and says she made sure everyone made it downstairs OK. He insists, "I have to check for myself. They're my responsibility!" then shoves his way past Doris and snaps, "Out of the way, damn it!" LOL. Ms. Grant, who has witnessed the exchange, tells Doris she'll go upstairs after the idiot.

Jim is running down the hallway yelling, "Is anybody here?!" and then grabs onto a big pipe and looks totally wigged out. He runs across the hall into a classroom and once again yells, "Is anybody here?!" Obviously not, dickwad, otherwise they'd be answering you. Ms. Grant, who has followed him upstairs, watches his funny looking meltdown and looks sympathetic...but also kind of weirded out by the needlessly hysterical display. Jim emerges from the classroom and presses himself against the wall and starts crying, mutters, "No no...just a drill..." then kneels down and covers his face with his hands. Ms. Grant quietly tiptoes away, thinking to herself, "What a fucking weirdo" - oh wait...that was me, projecting again.


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 Mr. Reardon's class, the students are performing a scene from Oedipus the King - post eye-gouging. Doris tears up, then starts weeping...and later tells Mr. Reardon she feels dumb for making a fool of herself. As well she should. Mr. Reardon correctly guesses that she's crying because of her empathy for a blind person, and Doris nods and says, "Does the hurt go away? Do you grow out of it?" Mr. Reardon replies, "Not if you're lucky."

Mr. Reardon makes a beeline over to Jim's classroom and introduces himself. He then says he wanted to let him know that one of his students is developing a crush on him. Jim says he's well aware of the fact that Doris digs him and bitchily snaps, "You're not the first person to come running in here with advice I simply don't need!" As the two walk down the hall together, Jim chides Mr. Reardon for his parental, condescending attitude, then accidentally enters the ladies room. Mr. Reardon watches with amusement until Jim comes out and sheepishly says to him, "I suppose you're still here" and enters the correct bathroom. Haha!

Ms. Grant tells a disinterested Mrs. Berg that she thinks David Collins is out for revenge because his niece wasn't admitted to The School of the Arts. She then wonders what the budget committee members would think if the trimester show featured a dancing blind man. Hmm..

Jim laughs heartily at the idea and tells Ms. Grant he's the biggest klutz on the planet, but Ms. Grant assures him, "If you can walk, you can dance." Jim sanctimoniously snarks about all the amazing stuff he's able to do on his own, and Ms. Grant agrees, but says that while some of it has been great, some of it has been really shitty. She gets exasperated and calls him "a boneheaded jackass" 'cause of how he'd rather do something all alone and fail rather than accept help and get something good done. Plus, he's just generally an arrogant, obnoxious fuckwad. She gives up and ends the conversation and watches as Jim ambles into the hallway, and suddenly clumsily leaps into the air. She encouragingly says, "Hey - that's pretty good!" and Jim grins like an idiot and says, "Still a klutz." Ms. Grant mutters to herself, "Not for long."


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Doris arrives at music class and smiles sweetly at Jim, who ignores her - but then, it's probably 'cause he can't see her. Jim informs Danny that he won't be able to perform in the trimester show because of an unplanned number that's just been scheduled, and Danny seems mildly bummed. I didn't think the music students were even allowed to perform in the show...but, whatever.Ms. Grant and Jim are walking down the hall, hand in hand, so I guess they're suddenly friends now. They head over to the dance gym, and after he gabbles nonsense for awhile, she yells, "Shut up and dance!" LOL. He obediently starts twirling and nearly falls over, and Ms. Grant lets out a heavy sigh and says, "Honey, maybe you can't dance." Jim tells her she's giving up on him too soon, then shrieks (!) and leaps around in attempt to dance - but bumps into the piano and falls to the floor. Ms. Grant laughs at his clumsiness, but then tells him she saw him running toward the imaginary fire during the drill and says it must have taken a lot of guts for him to do that. She then has a sudden change of heart and agrees to give him another dance lesson.Show time! David Collins, a humorless looking white man, arrives at the theater and grumpishly takes his seat. Miss Sherwood greets a pretty blonde woman, who identifies herself as Jim's girlfriend...and Doris, who has eavesdropped on the exchange, does not look pleased to see her there. Jealous cat.

For some reason, Ms. Grant is the lead dancer in the show, and Jim is the lead singer. Eventually, the students appear as backup dancers...and Jim performs a few wooden dance steps and lifts Ms. Grant as she twirls and flits about on the stage. When they finally,
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wrap up the number, the audience jumps up and gives the performance a standing ovation...and even Mr. Collins is smiling and clapping along. Jim excitedly whispers to Ms. Grant, "I can dance!" and she shushes him as everyone continues to clap. LOL.Please get well soon, Mr. Harper!

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Morgan Stevens Super Pop 1983

 
Morgan Stevens Super Pop 1983
 

We Got The Power - Gene Anthony Ray, Lee Curreri & Erica Gimpel - Song of the Week.


We Got The Power - Gene Anthony Ray , Lee Curreri and Erica Gimpel - Song of the Week.




I don't need nobody else
To tell me how to be
I'm not gonna play no games
With me, you get just what you see

(I got the power)
Always have to be
(I got the power)
Everything I can be
(I got the power)
It's gonna set me free
(I got the power)

I got what I need inside
For all I want to do
I don't need a place to hide
As long as I can count on you

(We got the power)
Baby, can't you see
(We got the power)
Every time it's you and me
(We got the power)
Power just to be
(We got the power)


We Got The Power to be
Everything we can be
We Got the Power To Be
Gonna set us free.

We Got The Power to be
Everything we can be
We Got the Power To Be
Gonna set us free.

We Got The Power to be (We Got The Power)
Right Inside You and Me
We Got the Power To Be
Gonna set us free. (We Got The Power)

We Got The Power to be (We Got The Power)
Everything We Can Be
We Got the Power To Be
Gonna set us free.

We Got the, We Got The, We Got The
We got The Power to be
Everything We Can Be
We Got the Power To Be
Gonna set us free. (We Got The Power)

We Got The Power to be
Everything we can be
We Got the Power To Be
Gonna set us free.

We got The Power to be (We Got The Power)
Right Inside You and Me
We Got the Power To Be
Gonna set us free. (We Got The Power)

We Got the, We Got The, We Got The Power To Be!

Monday, 18 June 2018

Fame Teaser 1 - Are You ready?


We've been wanting to tell you for months that Something Exciting is happening in the "Fame" World. We thought the initial campaign would begin in April but finally here's where it all starts.

Are You Ready? There's a Train a Coming Your Way Honey Just be Ready to Get On board.

More Details Soon #daretodream #kidsfromfamemedia


TV Tops Picture Strip 18th June 1983 and Lee Curreri Poster

 
 


Many thanks to Paul Van Doodson for the picture strip.

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U.K. Charts 18th June 1983



On the U.K. album chart for 18th June 1983 the Kids From Fame Live album goes up one place to number 45 and The Kids From Fame Songs album goes down to number 28. On the U.K. singles chart  Friday Night Live has now left the chart but is replaced by "Body Language" which enters the chart at number 79. Irene Cara climbs to number 4 with the Theme from Flashdance -  What A Feeling. The Kids From Fame Live at the Royal Albert Hall video climbs to number 5 on the music video chart.


Friday, 15 June 2018

Ebay of the Week


This week something different a signed electric guitar, signed by 7 members of the cast from the L.A. Reunion last year. 

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Feelings - U.K. 35th Anniversary Television of Yore Recap

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16th June is the 35th Anniversary of the U.K broadcast for "Feelings" from season 2.
Television of Yore Recap

Leroy is anxiously racing through a crowded sidewalk to get to the School of Arts for a rehearsal. Over in the dance gym, Ms. Grant is bellowing at the class about how being late for rehearsal is like a capital crime in the professional dancing world, then barks, "You are breaking the moment!" Leroy arrives and stands in the doorway until Ms. Grant yells at him to get his ass in the room. He tries to explain why he's late, but she cuts him off...and he grumbles about how uptight she always is. She snaps, "Shut up and start gyrating!" and the rehearsal officially begins.

Julie's in one of the private music rooms, playing her cello. Mr. Shorofsky enters the room and asks her why she's torturing herself by playing the same chord over and over again, 'cause it's already perfect. She glumly asks, "If it's perfect, why didn't I win the competition?" so he explains that while technique can be executed perfectly, music has an intangible, subjective quality that makes it virtually impossible to attain perfection. He urges her to put all of her emotions, whether they be good or bad, into her music. Doris suddenly bursts into the room to tell Julie that her dad is on the phone in the office...and for some reason, Julie doesn't react and just mutely stares into space.

At Mr. Shorofsky's urging, Julie finally lumbers over to the office to take the call. Her dad tells her he's going to be in New York this week and wants to know if she's free for lunch on Wednesday. He says he has something very important to tell her and wants to do it face-to-face. Ho hum.

Ms. Grant gets fed up when Leroy is late for yet another rehearsal and abruptly announces that some flunky named Michael will now be the lead dancer in the show. Michael's like, "Wuh?" and nervously asks, "What about Leroy?" and Ms. Grant snaps, "I don't see a Leroy." Michael suggests waiting a few more minutes for Leroy to saunter in, but Ms. Grant refuses...and when Michael warns her that Leroy is going to be plenty steamed when he finds out he's been replaced, Ms. Grant sassily retorts, "You'd better make up your mind who you're more afraid of: Leroy or me." Michael looks like he's probably equally frightened of them both, but since Ms. Grant is the one who's currently hovering over him with a pissed off expression on her face, he obediently gets into his ready position. Before he can begin leaping and twirling, however, Leroy bursts in exclaiming, "I got it! Let's go!" - but Ms. Grant orders him to sit down, then informs him that Michael is now the lead dancer. Leroy asks why, so Ms. Grant snaps, "Because Michael was here" and the two bicker back and forth, blah blah.


Leroy snarls about her many rules, and that he doesn't feel much like dancing no mo', so Ms. Grant barks, "You are finished!" He shoots back, "Ain't that the truth!" and she orders him to get the hell out. Coco gets in on that action and chimes in from behind the group of dancers by snarking, "You chump! You'd better come here and work and not make us look bad!" and Leroy grunts at her in his usual grunty, scowly way and storms out of the room.

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Doris barges into the music room where Julie is playing her cello and asks how her phone conversation with her dad went yesterday. Damn she's nosy. Julie says she's scared 'cause last time her dad had something important to tell her, it was that he and her mom were getting divorced. Doris says, "Maybe they're getting back together!" and Julie perks up as she mulls over this unlikely possibility and chirps, "I didn't think of that!" She's suddenly in a much happier mood, thanks Doris, and kisses her cello. There's no way this isn't a major letdown just waiting to happen.

Coco tells Danny that she saw Leroy walking on 28th Street - and when he spotted her trailing after him, he took off running. She says she hopes he's not into any gang activity - but if he is, they need to find out for sure. Danny tells her it's too dangerous for her to walk around that neighborhood by herself and agrees to accompany her on her next spy mission.

Leroy bounds up the subway stairs and prances across the street - and he does that while wearing a tank top, short shorts, and socks pulled up to his knees. Yikes, '80s. Coco and Danny are in close pursuit, and we get to watch them run after Leroy in a cat and mouse chase for what seems like a looooong time - but eventually they lose track of him on a busy sidewalk.

Coco asks Miss Sherwood what she's going to do about Leroy's incomplete essay assignment, and Miss Sherwood says she's not discussing any disciplinary action that she may or may not be taking against another student. Coco begs her to not come down too hard on Leroy 'cause she suspects that he's gone back to "street life". Miss Sherwood scrunches her face in concern as she contemplates Leroy's return to the street and says she'll consider this conversation as a friend being concerned about a friend.

Julie and her dad are having lunch at a fancy restaurant. He starts nattering about how children often view their parents as perfect, and that part of growing up is discovering that it's not necessarily true 'cause dads can fuck up just like everyone else. He then admits that he messed up his marriage and that "grownups get confused", but that they can also start fresh and rebuild. He asks Julie if she's able to follow the nonsensical blather that's coming out of his mouth, and she smiles and says, "Oh, I hope so!" Uh oh. Sounds like an easily avoidable misunderstanding in the making.


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Doris nosily asks Julie what happened during her lunch with her father and Julie glumly tells her that he's getting remarried - to a woman who's not her mother. Doris looks shocked and is all, "Wha-a?"

In music class, Julie looks morose as she plays her cello, and Mr. Shorofsky watches her concernedly. After class, Julie confides in him about her dad's plans to remarry. Mr. Shorofsky's like, "That sucks" then tells her that composers often redirect their personal pain into their music. Julie wails, "I'm scared there's no music left inside of me!" but he assures her that that could never happen. I think it probably could, but then I'm a recapper not a musician...and don't care about this lame storyline.

Coco is waiting by the exit of the building on scary 28th Street, in which she spotted Leroy enter during her latest spy mission. A bunch of people suddenly stream out of the building, and Leroy is among them. He looks surprised to see Coco and asks her whassup, and she motions at the group of people he just exited the building with and says, "That's the strangest gang I've ever seen." Leroy laughs and says they're a dance troupe called Fast Flow. Haha! That sounds like a brand name for maxi-pads. He explains that they rented this dump to rehearse in until their next show starts, then tells her that this is where he's been hanging out all week. He describes the experience as, "No rules, no bells. Just moves and grooves" and tells Coco that the troupe is looking to add one male dancer to the group, and that auditions are next week. Godspeed, Leroy.

​Back at the School of the Arts, Leroy enters the dance gym after being summoned by Ms. Grant. She cuts right to the chase and says she'd like him to coach Michael, who's not quite up to snuff in portraying the "three dimensional person" the lead dancer's role requires. She admits that while it would mean being an important part of the show, he still wouldn't actually be in it. Leroy says he wouldn't mind doing it, but doesn't think he'll be here. Ms. Grant's all, "Wha-a?" so Leroy tells her that something's come up and that he may be able to leave this dump of a school for a chance at a better life. Ms. Grant looks indignant and snaps, "You can't do that!" and Leroy snaps back, "I can do whatever I want!" then says he's tired of being told what he can and cannot do, and then storms out of the room.
 
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Ms. Grant is sitting at the piano, looking mournful, when Mr. Shorofsky enters the room. She wryly tells him, "Every note I hit is out of tune" and then wonders if any of it even matters. Mr. Shorofsky tells her about his recent success with a student - we'll call her Julie - who told him she feared she had no music left in her anymore...however, after a comforting chat with the cuddly old bear, she realized she still has music inside of her. He then produces some music sheets and says it's Bruno's latest song...and starts playing it on the piano and singing. Ms. Grant sings along and looks thoroughly cheered up by the end of the performance.

On 28th Street, Coco tells Leroy she's going to miss him soooo much when he drops out of school to become a paid gyrater. She solemnly says, "Break a leg, man" and Leroy scampers off to audition for Fast Flow - the dance troupe that offers absorbent protection you can rely on.


Ms. Grant enters the dance gym and finds Leroy hanging with his schoolmates. She wryly says, "I thought you left to learn the ways of the world" and he says, "You knew, didn't you?" and tries to get her to admit that she knew he was auditioning for a dance troupe. Leroy then claims that the selection panel (or whoever) refused to allow him to audition him because of his age (apparently they don't want twenty year olds), then vaguely cites "labor laws, welfare rules, and who knows what else?" as the barriers for his audition. Michael looks relieved and says that Leroy can be in the show after all! Coco tells Ms. Grant that they've been rehearsing and think "it's pretty special", then exclaims, "We're talkin' heat!" Ms. Grant reminds them that Leroy has missed too many rehearsals, but Coco's like, "Blah blah blah.." and urges her to sit down and watch them perform.
 
Leroy suddenly starts leaping about while thrusting his pelvis, dressed in a mesh shirt and his usual short shorts. Ms. Grant bobs her head and starts to get into it, and a group of passersby stand in the doorway of the dance gym and bob their heads approvingly. When they finally finish the number, Coco rushes over to Ms. Grant and stares at her expectantly and goes, "Well..?" and Ms. Grant nods and says in a flat voice, "It was hot. Great." The performers look thrilled with themselves, but then deflate when Ms. Grant refuses to reinstate Leroy as the lead dancer and insists that the role belongs to Michael. Michael's all, "Wha-a? I don't wannit!" and Leroy tells him it's OK for him to be the lead dancer - then offers to coach him. He orders him to come in at 7am, then barks, "And don't be late!" which makes everyone chuckle. Ms. Grant smiles at Leroy and says, "Welcome back" and invites him to share her sandwich, but he declines and sadly shuffles across the room. She asks him if he's OK, and he mumbles, "Not even close" and Ms. Grant cocks her head in confusion.
 
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Everyone's in the theater, preparing for the show. Dwight is hanging up a poster when Ms. Grant goes over and tells the nitwit that there's no point in hanging the poster inside the theater, since people inside the theater have already bought a ticket. Dwight thinks hard and says, "Maybe I should put it up outside..?" and Ms. Grant condescendingly replies, "There you go!" Miss Sherwood arrives and asks Ms. Grant if she's nervous about the show, and the two talk about Michael - and not Leroy - being the lead dancer, blah blah. They decide that they probably shouldn't want give up on Leroy...or at least not want to give up on him at the same time, then promise to do their best to keep him in school. Oh joy.

On the night of the show, everyone's backstage - in costume - and doing last minute preparations. Mr. Shorofsky finds Julie practicing her cello and tells her that people are lined up for blocks (seriously?). She tells him she decided not to invite her father and says she's just not ready to hang with him...and Mr. Shorofsky says he can respect that. The curtain goes up, and Julie and Bruno take the stage to perform the opening number. Mr. Shorofsky watches Julie intensely, and it looks like she's pouring all of her emotions into her performance - just like he advised her to. Bravo, Mr. Shorofsky.

Ms. Grant finds Leroy in the dressing room, sitting in front of the mirror crying. Ms. Grant asks him whassup, and he snarls at her to leave him alone. She says she knows he's disappointed about the show, and he runs over to the wall, punches a gym mat and yells, "Leave me alooone!" A few seconds later, he admits that the selection panel for Fast Flow didn't tell him he was too young - they said he wasn't good enough...yet. He gives Ms. Grant an incredulous stare and says, "No one's never said that to me before." He says he knows he has to work hard at subjects like math and reading, but has always been able to "catch fire" while dancing. LOL. He sadly says that if he doesn't have dancing to cling onto, he doesn't have anything. Ms. Grant points out that the panel said he wasn't good enough yet - which is precisely why he's at the School of the Arts: so he can get good. That's a very pleasant way to sugarcoat Leroy's utter lack of technical skill. She promises to work with him if he agrees to give it all he has, but he just stares tearfully into space.

Julie is still performing on her cello, and it looks like she's really getting into the performance 'cause her eyes are closed and her head's kind of swaying with the music. When she finally finishes, the audience claps enthusiastically, and Mr. Shorofsky looks very impressed and gives her a giant bear hug. Now it's time for the big number, and (ugh) we get to watch it all over again - this time with Michael dancing the lead. As Ms. Grant grins and bobs her head, Mr. Shorofsky asks her if she was able to reach Leroy, and she replies, "I dunno. I hope so."

It looks like she was able to reach Leroy, 'cause over in the dance gym, Leroy is happily gyrating by himself, following Michael's dance moves as the music streams in from the nearby theater. I think that kid's going to be aw' right.
 
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