Mom's a psychologist, dad's a specialist in crisis management, big brother and little sister are high achievers, but teen-ager Terry Warner, a gifted violinist, is a nerd. What's a guy to do?
In "The Day My Kid Went Punk," an "ABC Afterschool Special" airing today at 3 p.m. on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42, Terry (Jay Underwood) gets contact lenses, spray paints his hair, pierces an ear, puts on makeup and joins a punk rock band.
But guess what happens? Terry is discriminated against because of his new appearance. Coincidentally, Terry's mom, Dr. Louise Warner (Christina Belford), is about to conduct a university seminar entitled "The Punk Syndrome and How Parents Can Avoid It." How embarrassing.
Tom Warner (Bernie Kopell), Terry's dad, isn't happy either. Both are amazed to learn Terry has felt ignored and unappreciated for years.