Fame: A Special Place
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  • A Special Place is the sixteenth and final episode of Fame's first season on television and it has some interesting moments, or not, that need to be addressed

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      Fame: A Special Place is the sixteenth and final episode of Fame’s first season on television and it has some interesting moments, or not, that need to be addressed.

      First, oddly, Erica Gimpel isn’t in this show at all. There’s no mention of where Coco is. That’s not all that unusual except that because of the unique plot of the storyline, her absence stands out big deal.

      This story again has the school board visiting the school, but this time it has the intensity


      that the earlier episode did not. In fact, with the topic being that either Miss Sherwood or Mr. Crandall would be fired to meet the budget, there’s a ton of anxiety and angst. It’s great. We get to see how close Danny is to Crandall and how close Leroy is to Sherwood. That puts the two at odds for a moment.

      Debbie Allen performs a wonderful solo called “A Special Place,” but what makes it neat to watch is that she’s ...


      • singing it while sitting on the piano bench and behind her in the mirror, we see her dancing. What a great idea that was. I loved it.

        The big finale of the show stands out, not just because there’s no Coco, but because we see the cast performing the song, “Starmaker,” which we’ve heard in part in an earlier episode but didn’t see until this episode, and because after the story plot is resolved, there is a long production number of dancing and

        singing where many of the extras get a chance to be seen. This isn’t often done, but it’s like the show gave these contributors to their series a chance to shine. It allowed often uncredited extras like Michael DeLorenzo and Jasmine Guy to be center stage versus behind a regular. That’s pretty neat.

        Overall, Fame: A Special Place was a nice ending to a first season, and I suspect it was also intended to be a nice good-bye in case they weren’t renewed.




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