Picks and Pans Review: Salute Your Shorts

updated 10/08/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/08/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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

C+

Ian Giatti stars in this half-hour précis of the horrors of summer camp. He's a tenderfoot at the kind of gross lakeside hierarchy where campers brag not about their canoeing prowess, but about the things they're really proud of. like: "I can hock a loogie eight feet in the air and catch it on my tongue." The comedy special has an attractive adolescent cast, especially Teri Johnston as a brushback baseball pitcher. Yet the plot seems unshaped and curiously incomplete. It's certainly out of season.

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