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Truancy Blues

An angry Joe holds a parent/teacher meeting, because 30% of the students are terminal truants. Unfortunately, most of the parents take after their kids. Matthew assumes he's lost Roz when he sees her skipping school. With Harry's case not going well, Sara offers up the services of her attorney ex-boyfriend, Jeffrey, whom Harry can't stand. Sara gets stuck with an incompetent, irascible, middle-aged student helper, Margo Bleiweiss, whose idea of teaching is to throw things at the class. A social services guy, O'Connor, fills Joe in on how one of the truants only shows up on days when he has to have a welfare form signed. Matthew tracks Roz down at her new job as a diner waitress to persuade her to come back, but Roz says her mother needs the extra cash. A student is killed after getting hit by a car during school hours, prompting Joe to look for a way to force the parents to get their spawn to stop playing hooky. O'Connor's comment gives Joe an idea -- stop signing all the truants' welf

  • Originally Aired March 24, 1988
  • Runtime 45 minutes
  • Production Code 40232-01
  • Network NBC
  • Created August 15, 2022
  • Modified August 15, 2022
Name Type Role
Stephen Katz Writer
Tracey Walter Guest Star
Marianne Muellerleile Guest Star
Ellen Crawford Guest Star
Vincent Schiavelli Guest Star
Paul Stout Guest Star
Betty Karlen Guest Star
Stan Ivar Guest Star
Cecile Callan Guest Star
Shiri Appleby Guest Star
Kenneth Tigar Guest Star
Bobby Brett Guest Star
Katie Barberi Guest Star
Chelsea Field Guest Star
Stefanie Auerbach Guest Star
Tom La Grua Guest Star
Charles Bouvier Guest Star
Christopher Alexander J Guest Star
Paul Lynch Director
Frederick Rappaport Director