The series made stars out of child actors Coleman, Bridges, and Plato, and became known for the "very special episodes" in which serious issues such as racism, illegal drug use and child sexual abuse were dramatically explored. The lives of stars Coleman, Bridges, and Plato were later plagued by legal troubles and drug addiction, as the stardom and success they achieved while on the show eluded them after the series was cancelled.
Famous quotes containing the word strokes:
“It was the bad ax-helve someone had sold me
Made on machine, he said, plowing the grain
With thick thumbnail to show how it ran
Across the handles long-drawn serpentine,
Like the two strokes across a dollar sign.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)