We just came across this YouTube clip — via Comedy Central's Insider blog — of a musical number from Dreamgirls performed by the major female stars of NBC's mid-80s lineup. It's a fun, albeit telling, look back because, as the clip reminds us, careers given to women characters on TV included housekeeper, nanny, cook... and substitute teacher. Great to see that in the ensuing 21 years NBC has evolved its idea of 'female role models' to those found on, uh, Age Of Love.
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NBC: 60th Anniversary Celebration-Dreamgirls "Family" [YouTube]
Related: Age Of Love [NBC]