Picks and Pans Review: Tales from the Whoop: Hot Rod Brown, Class Clown

updated 10/22/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/22/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Nickelodeon (Sat., Oct. 20, 6:30 P.M. ET)


Whoopi Goldberg is always good. (We'll ignore Fatal Beauty or Burglar.) Anyway, her production company has created a series of specials for kids. In this one, she plays guardian angel to Tobey Maguire, a kid described as "a menace to the teachers."

As a New York City school alum, I'd say the Nickelodeon folks overstate the kid's problems. Still, good acting and nice turns of phrase and plot help Whoopi and Co. produce an enjoyable first effort.

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