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Picks and Pans Review: My Mother Was Never a Kid

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ABC (4:30-5:30 p.m. ET)

Gum-snapping teenybopper Mary-Beth Manning gripes that her mom is really strict city. Then a mysterious bump on the head causes her to swoosh back in time to the World War II era, where she finds a friend in a boisterous troublemaker—who turns out to be her mother as a girl. This Afterschool Special is clever enough for most kids not to guess it’s good for them.