by Eileen O.
TGIF is an expression that
means, Thank Goodness Its Friday. This expression
is used by people whose work week is over and the weekend is
beginning. But the name TGIF is also a series of shows
for kids on ABC. This series has four shows on it, running from 8:00
pm to 10:00 pm. They include, Two of a Kind, Boy meets
World, Sabrina-The Teenage Witch, and Brothers
Two of a Kind, which is on at 8:00, stars the Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley. They play twins (thats not too hard!) whose mother died and theyre living with their father who is a professor. They advertise for a babysitter, and a college student, Kerri, (who is in their fathers class) shows up. In the later episodes, Kerri lives in the basement of their San Francisco house. The show is about Mary-Kates and Ashleys problems and the adventures they get into.
On at 8:30 is Boy Meets
World. Its about the Matthew Family with two sons, a
daughter, a dad, and the mom who recently had a baby. The second
child, Cory Matthews, goes to a local college called Pennbrook and
has had a girlfriend named Topanga since they were young. Hes
been best friends with Sean, whose dad is dead and mom is gone, even
longer. Corys older brother, Eric, provides the humor of the
show. He goes to the same college and recently moved out of a dorm
with Seans half-brother, Jack, and a girl named Rachel. Cory
and Erics old teacher, Mr. Feeney, is the wise one on the show
who always seems to help them with their problems. He lives next door
to the Matthews Family and has been recently teaching at Pennbrook.
The main idea of the show is to see all of their lives, whether
theyre enjoying themselves or making difficult discisions.
Next is Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, which is on at 9:00. Its about a teenage girl who finds out shes a witch. She has two aunts, Helda and Zelda, that live with her, and a talking cat named Salem. She has a boyfriend, Harvey, and is insulted by the school snob, Libby. Since Sabrinas a witch, she has to find out the family secret from relatives who are constantly visiting. But what happens on the show is that Sabrina has lots of problems that she tries to fix with her magic powers, but winds up getting in trouble...
Finally, TGIF ends with
Brothers Keeper, which is obviously on at 9:30. On that show, a
professional football player, Bobby Wayne, who is really very
childish and doesnt care much about anything, moves in with his
brother and nephew unexpectedly when he doesnt have a place to
live. The brother, Porter Wayne, has a son, Oscar, and his wife is
dead. They live in San Francisco where Bobby stays in the basement.
Bobby has an agent, Dina, who gets fed up with Bobby all the time
since hes so lazy and childish. The shows humor comes
from the way Bobby acts and the comments Dina makes.
So now you know what all the shows are about and what theyre like. Be sure to check them out every Friday at 8:00 p.m. on ABC!