Private Dancer – October 6, 1979


Shake your booty! Sam leaps into Rod McCarty, aka “Rod the Bod”, a Chippendales dancer in New York City. As Rod, Sam must help Diana, a young waitress who originally fell into a life of prostitution before ultimately dying from complications from AIDS. Sam must prevent that, and he think he knows how: He wants to help Diana get admitted to a budding dance company, headed by the influential Joanna Chapman (played by Debbie Allen, who also directed).

Sam Fain and Dennis discuss the episode.

Fun Facts: This was one of only four episodes of the series directed by a woman. It was also on of the top three rated episodes of the series, alongside the Pilot episode and The Leap Home. 

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