Show is about the life of the Thachers, especially Corky, who has Down syndrome but goes to ordinary school. He has problems with keeping up at school and accepting who he is. Drew's dream comes true when he open his own restaurant, but it's a hard business. Becca has a constant crush on Tyler, but he's not available. Libby finds out that she's pregnant and return to work for boss that she hates.
Last Episode04x17 Life Goes On (and On and On) Aired: May. 23, 1993
The series finale, it leaps 4 years into the future to see Becca and Jesse marry, and 10 years when Becca, now about 27 ( and still played by …
Series Fun Facts
- One of the first shows to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its social implications. In its later seasons the show depicted a relationship between Kellie Martin's character Becca Thacher and…
[show]One of the first shows to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its social implications. In its later seasons the show depicted a relationship between Kellie Martin's character Becca Thacher and Chad Lowe's character Jesse McKenna. Becca and Jesse dated, and were often shown kissing. Jesse had HIV/AIDS and Becca, of course, did not. The show used this relationship, and the character of Jesse to address issues of bigotry and unwarranted hysteria regarding the disease. Moreover, the show helped to inform it's audience as to what the facts and myths were about HIV/AIDS (for example: the various ways one could or could not contract HIV/AIDS) and urged people to practice safe sex, avoid drug use involving needles, and to get tested.
- The theme song, The Beatles' "Ob La Di," which contains the line "Life goes on," was sung on the show by the cast members.
- This was the first television series to have a major character with Down syndrome, "Corky" Thatcher played by Chris Burke who has Down syndrome in real life.