The BEST Episodes of Fame

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 9, 2020

Network: NBC

In this TV series adaptation of the 1980 motion picture, students at the School of the Arts pour their hearts and souls into their training to become stars in their chosen field.

Metamorphosis

#1 - Metamorphosis

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 7, 1982

This fun and footloose series begins when Julie tries her best to fit in at the New York School for the Performing Arts, with a little bit of help from Doris and Montgomery.

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Passing Grade

#2 - Passing Grade

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 14, 1982

Coco and Lydia vie for a part in a show. Danny wants to meet Johnny Carson and becomes a waiter.

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Tomorrow's Farewell

#3 - Tomorrow's Farewell

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 21, 1982

The School Board orders the School of the Arts to have a Gym because of the mandatory P.E. class that students have to take. It takes a dance off between Lydia's class and a bunch of football players for the school board to see her point. Meanwhile, Leroy tries to save his brother Willard from a life of crime.

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Alone in a Crowd

#4 - Alone in a Crowd

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 28, 1982

The School of the Arts 7th annual benefit has Montgomery running the auditions and show, Coco trying to get performance shy Bruno to perform at the event, and Leroy's academic grades eliminating his performing. Meanwhile, a brown-out gives elevator trapped Danny and Doris a deeper understanding of each other.

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To Soar and Never Falter

#5 - To Soar and Never Falter

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 4, 1982

Bruno is in love with a dance major named Kathleen Murphy. When he is to write a piece of music for her, she performs for him and gets injured. It turns out that she has Multiple Sclerosis, and Miss Grant employs Leroy to help out Bruno. Unknowingly, the gang is helping Kathy to keep her audition.

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The Sell-Out

#6 - The Sell-Out

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 11, 1982

Coco torments Julie after Shorofsky chooses her to play in the ensemble for Coco's project;, and blames her actions on astrology; Bruno secretly gets a part-time job to help his dad pay for a new, expensive synthesizer.

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The Strike

#7 - The Strike

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 18, 1982

Montgomery is stage manager for the school production of "Othello," but a pending union strike makes faculty involvement questionable; Coco, believing she's the better actress, is upset when Julie gets the part of Desdemona; Shorofsky supervises the music, but he and Bruno disagree on the direction of the score; Leroy gets private tutoring from Miss Sherwood.

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Street Kid

#8 - Street Kid

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 25, 1982

When Mr. Crandall's assignment requires an improv scene portraying a character far removed from themselves, Doris pretends to be a teenage prostitute to "research" her role, and encounters a real 16-year-old prostitute, whom she tries to help; Shorofsky asks Miss Sherwood to teach him to drive.

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But Seriously, Folks

#9 - But Seriously, Folks

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 4, 1982

Danny pops pills for energy when he begins working nights as a comic; Doris wins the part in a commercial for Hank Burgers, but detests both the director and the burgers.

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Come One, Come All

#10 - Come One, Come All

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 11, 1982

Everyone is thrilled when Melinda MacNeil, Montgomery's movie star mother, arrives at the School of the Arts to guest direct the school's variety show... except Montgomery; Miss Grant discovers that Melinda has ulterior motives.

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The Crazies

#11 - The Crazies

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 18, 1982

Montgomery and Doris vow to speak the truth for a day, which doesn't go over well; Miss Grant and Sherwood switch classes for a day; Shorofsky is hospitalized after being attacked by an intruder at the school.

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Exposé

#12 - Exposé

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 25, 1982

Julie is romanced by a student-teacher; Lydia helps Julie's mother look for a job.

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A Musical Bridge

#13 - A Musical Bridge

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 1, 1982

Bruno starts working for a small record company after Montgomery ropes him into cashing in on his songwriting abilities; Leroy is evasive when Sherwood demands to see his parents.

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A Big Finish

#14 - A Big Finish

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 15, 1982

Miss Sherwood and the gang find two talented bums living in the basement.

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Reunions

#15 - Reunions

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 29, 1982

Shorofsky is hesitant about a reunion with a friend from World War II; Leroy's reunion with his mother depends on Danny's pool-playing skills.

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A Special Place

#16 - A Special Place

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired May 6, 1982

Budget cutbacks call for the termination of one of the school's teachers: either Sherwood or Crandall; Bruno's song is stolen by a successful composer.

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And the Winner Is...

#17 - And the Winner Is...

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 30, 1982

Tempers flare when Bruno's script is chosen for the school production, and he casts himself as the lead.

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Your Own Song

#18 - Your Own Song

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 7, 1982

A new singer proves to be exceptional in more than one way; and Danny's love life is being kept alive by Doris's careful scripting.

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Feelings

#19 - Feelings

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 14, 1982

Leroy's unexplained tardiness could cost him the lead in the school production; and Julie hopes a visit from her father will mean a reconciliation for her parents.

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Class Act

#20 - Class Act

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 21, 1982

Lydia falls for a Broadway star who can't separate his private life from his stage life; Shorofsky teaches Bruno how to conduct.

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Teachers

#21 - Teachers

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 28, 1982

Bruno's father pressures him to audition for Juilliard, but Shorofsky tells Bruno he's not ready; Lydia moonlights as an exercise instructor, but her boss, Richard Simmons, thinks she has an attitude problem.

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Beginnings

#22 - Beginnings

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 4, 1982

A ballet teacher is suspected of racism; Bruno is jealous of a young musical prodigy.

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Solo Song

#23 - Solo Song

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 11, 1982

A blind substitute teacher inspires the students but alienates the faculty with his overbearing attitude.

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Winners

#24 - Winners

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 1982

Coco gets a shot at a movie role; Doris takes her diet a step too far.

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Words

#25 - Words

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 25, 1982

Sherwood finds the student of her dreams, only to find that the girl's stepfather is censoring her textbooks; Coco is pressured to have sex with her new boyfriend, who is preparing to join the Navy.

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