Fame

The WORST episodes of Fame

Every episode of Fame ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Fame!

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.

Last Updated: 7/2/2022Network: NBC
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Hail to the Chief
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#1 - Hail to the Chief

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/29/1983

When Morloch and the rest of the school find out the President plans to attend the school's fundraiser performance, certain elements of the show are reevaluated, including a monologue by Danny, while Leroy refuses to perform, and Miss Sherwood is considered a security risk by the Secret Service.

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The Kids from <i>Fame</i> in Israel
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#2 - The Kids from <i>Fame</i> in Israel

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/5/1983

This episode features the cast of "Fame," billed as "The Kids from Fame," along with the season three regular dancers in a special concert performance taped while on tour in Tel Aviv, Israel. The concert features performances by the cast, of songs from the television series. The concert took place in an indoor stadium in Tel Aviv before a live capacity audience. Along with the concert, the cast from "Fame" are shown visiting historical landmarks within the city during the 35th birthday celebration of the nation.

Directors: Yossi Zemach
Fame Looks at Music '83
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#3 - Fame Looks at Music '83

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/28/1984

This special features the cast of "Fame," billed as "The Kids from Fame," along with the season three regular dancers in their first concert in the U.S. which takes a look back at popular music in the year 1983. The concert took place on December 27, 1983 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium before a live capacity audience. Among other musical performances, this particular episode featured a medley of songs from motion pictures and a special tribute to Michael Jackson.

Directors: Walter C. Miller
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A Way of Winning
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#4 - A Way of Winning

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/26/1984

When Morloch learns about Leroy's previous track success, he tries to persuade him to go for a college track scholarship, much to Lydia's dismay. Meanwhile, while doing character research for a role as an elderly woman in her acting class, Doris finds an older man falling for her.

Directors: Robert Scheerer
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Stages
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#5 - Stages

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/4/1984

When Holly's mother moves in with her, she finds that her mom is getting in the way of things. Meanwhile, when Danny tries to hypnotize Leroy and Christopher, Mr. Morloch is inadvertently put under a post-hypnotic spell, leading Miss Sherwood to have some fun with it.

Directors: Richard Kinon
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Sheer Will
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#6 - Sheer Will

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/18/1984

When the kids discover that Danny has leukemia, Doris makes her biggest effort to convince him to listen to his doctor and fight the disease. Meanwhile, Lydia decides to show the kids how to make a non-dancer look good in a dance number.

Directors: Robert Scheerer
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Catch a Falling Star
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#7 - Catch a Falling Star

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/25/1984

A former night club performer, and close friend to Leroy's uncle, Eddie Macon, is discovered by Miss Sherwood hiding out in a closet in her classroom. Now homeless and alcohol dependent, Leroy and Mr. Reardon attempt to help him while casting him in a school production. Meanwhile, Holly helps Doris with make-up in an attempt to impress a boy she's interested in.

Directors: Richard Kinon
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A Friend in Need
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#8 - A Friend in Need

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/1/1984

Blind substitute teacher Jim Hamilton returns to the School of the Arts and expresses a romantic interest in Lydia.

Directors: David W. Hahn
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Home Again
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#9 - Home Again

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/6/1984

A substitute teacher filling in for Miss Sherwood tries to keep her past as a singer a secret, but Dwight remembers her from his childhood and is determined to find out why she stopped singing, enlisting Mr. Shorofsky's help when he learns the truth.

Directors: Robert Scheerer
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Signs
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#10 - Signs

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/13/1984

While showing off for a girl in class, Christopher back flips and hits his head, resulting in a loss of his hearing, and a forced transfer to a school for deaf students. Meanwhile, Miss Grant and Mr. Shorofsky try mixing singers and dancers in the same production.

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Heritage
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#11 - Heritage

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/20/1984

Mr. Shorofsky is disappointed with Doris rejecting her heritage when she turns down the opportunity to perform at a Holocaust Survivors benefit. Meanwhile, Lydia is hired to teach dance to a basketball team.

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The Home Front
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#12 - The Home Front

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/27/1984

With his father unemployed, Christopher is forced to take on the role of a parent to his young siblings, which ends up effecting his performance in school. Meanwhile, when the students fall behind in their efforts in class, Mr. Morloch holds a class on a Saturday.

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Equals
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#13 - Equals

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/14/1984

Holly falls for Billy Christiansen, a new piano player who plays at "Caruso's." Upon getting ready to ask him out, she learns that he is a physically handicapped, wheelchair bound, paraplegic. Mr. Morloch tries to get Miss Grant to give his friend and former baseball star, "Lefty" Rogers, in pursuit of a career in recording jingles for television commercials, singing and dancing lessons.

Directors: Michael Peters
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Indian Summer
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#14 - Indian Summer

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/29/1984

Doris and Danny console each other over sour flings; Love holds surprise for both Sherwood and Leroy; Holly sets her sights on an older man.

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Czech-Mate
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#15 - Czech-Mate

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/6/1984

Christopher falls hard for a visiting Czech student; Leroy tries to avoid a new admirer; Doris runs for student-body president.

Spontaneous Combustion
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#16 - Spontaneous Combustion

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/13/1984

Staff and students fight back after Sherwood is accidentally injured by kids dancing in the hallway, and the board of education responds by issuing a directive placing a ban on all singing and dancing in non-designated areas.

I Never Danced for My Father
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#17 - I Never Danced for My Father

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/20/1984

Leroy's long-lost father shows up at the School of the Arts, and receives a chilly reception from his son. Meanwhile, Danny deals with father issues of his own as he tries to convince his father that his aspirations to become a comedian aren’t futile.

Blizzard
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#18 - Blizzard

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/3/1984

A blizzard traps the staff and students in the school, provoking various problems, including a broken furnace and a prowler.

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The Monster That Devoured Las Vegas
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#19 - The Monster That Devoured Las Vegas

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/10/1984

An opening-night hex threatens Cassidy's directorial debut when Morloch inadvertently breaks a show-business dictum.

The Return of Doctor Scorpio
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#20 - The Return of Doctor Scorpio

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/17/1984

Trevor Kane, a School of the Arts Alumnus and acting has-been, returns to the school to make an appearance in a play that Doris is directing in the hopes of revitalizing his career.

The Ballad of Ray Claxton
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#21 - The Ballad of Ray Claxton

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/24/1984

A TV news feature on the school brings Nicole to the attention of a prisoner, and her to his talent as a songwriter.

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Nothing Personal
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#22 - Nothing Personal

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/1/1984

Christopher writes a less-than-rave review of Cleo's debut as a lead dancer; Nicole and Jesse look for romance in the personal ads.

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The Rivalry
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#23 - The Rivalry

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/15/1984

Lydia has a dancing showdown with Holly's mother, who thinks Lydia and Holly lack the drive to succeed in show business.

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Tomorrow's Children
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#24 - Tomorrow's Children

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/12/1985

Sherwood fights student apathy when Morloch institutes an ROTC program at the school and cancels a show to benefit the nuclear-freeze movement.

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The Heart of Rock 'N' Roll II
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#25 - The Heart of Rock 'N' Roll II

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/26/1985

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