Pessimism/Optimism 85

Episode #83
cast: Lisa Ruddy, Vanessa Lindores, Alasdair Gillis, Doug Ptolemy, Christine McGlade, Les Lye, Abby Hagyard
writers: Roger Price
director: Brenda Mason

ps: The Wreck of the Love Boat

Lisa's plant dies, and she decides that if she remains optimistic during the entire show that it will live. As a behind-the-scenes joke, Christine mispronounces Vanessa's name during the locker jokes. Christine calls her, "Van-etha". The ending theme song is a little different from the normal one.

name dropping and product placement:
TAB soda cans are on table at Barth's Burgery
there is a UFO Kidnapped video game in Blip's Arkaid
@05:55 Alasdair is wearing a red sweatshirt with a yellow MTV logo on it
@24:35 Steven Speilberg is referenced

other stuff:
@05:30 an unknown actor is in the back of the classroom (no lines) and @05:57 see a front shot of him

water: Lisa, Vanessa
green slime: Doug

production: Pessimistic production of an optimistic script performed by a cast of indecisive individuals

quality: "A" (No commercials)