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"Children of the Corns" (1102)

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Last update November 9, 1998

Episode title: Children of the Corns
Episode production code: 1102

Episode # in production code order: 237
Episode # in true US premiere order: 236
Episode # in old US premiere order: 237

US premiere date: October 5, 1996
US premiere time: 9 pm

Written by Matthew Berry & Eric Abrams
Directed by Amanda Bearse

First camera shot: Peggy stands up from the couch and goes to the kitchen. Al comes down the stairs.

Synopsis: Instead of competing against each other for a raise, Al and Griff co-operate to blackmail their boss, Gary, when they learn she's using illegal workers to make shoes.

Epilogue: Bud is still working at the sweat-swop after six months. Peggy is shown wearing a pair of the shoes he made, with an SOS message written on the box.

Recurring character cast:
Griff: Harold Sylvester
Gary: Janet Carroll
Miranda: Teresa Parente

Guest cast:
Woman Customer: Lee Arnone-Briggs
Christy: Louisa Abernathy
Delivery Guy: Christopher Elwood
Bob Thompson: Patrick T. O'Brien
Immigrant Child #1: Erick Vasques
Immigrant Child #2: Cherisse Ligot
Thug: Richard Ornelas

Music: "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" Op. 30 by Richard Strauss.

References: The episode is about the Kathie Lee Gifford child labour controversy at that time. The episode title was inspired by the movie trilogy "Children of the Corn" by Stephen King.


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