ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
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First the Egg 

A group of high school students take part in a parenting class where their first assignment is to 'parent' an egg.


Robert C. Thompson (as Robert Thompson)


Marjorie Rosen (teleplay), Louise Moeri (book)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Justine Bateman ... Sara White
Jimmy McNichol ... David Hanna (as James McNichol)
Chris Hebert ... Robbie
Elizabeth Huddle Nyberg Elizabeth Huddle Nyberg ... Mrs. White (as Elizabeth Huddle)
Helene Udy ... Tory
Mary Wickes ... Ms. Crandall
Jack Riley ... Mr. White
Ian Abercrombie ... Mr. Hanna
Cindi Dietrich Cindi Dietrich ... Student
Julie Dolan ... Student
Crystal Jenious ... Student
Olive Dunbar ... Student
Charles Douglas Charles Douglas
Kristoff St. John ... Student
Jimmy Bridges ... Rookie Cop


A group of high school students take part in a parenting class where their first assignment is to 'parent' an egg.

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6 March 1985 (USA) See more »

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Like walking on eggshells
15 February 2010 | by dennisg-6See all my reviews

Kids have no idea of how all-encompassing it is to take care of a baby.

So, give them a taste of how it would be (so students won't choose to become pregnant in high school). The students are given an egg. This egg must be treated like a baby. It must (first and foremost) NEVER be left alone. This means that each student must keep the egg with themselves all the time (or, provide an egg-sitter).

Also, the egg is delicate (like a baby), so they have to treat it carefully. They will flunk the project if the egg "dies." Well, you see how it goes. It is lightly comical, lightly dramatic, and an interesting concept. Certainly better appreciated by the younger crowd.

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