Theater: Pay-TV Show

The Impossible Years contains every cliche ever put on magnetic tape for a family-situation series, every joke bandied about virginity since the Etruscans, and every stereotyped symbol of the rock-'n'-roll rebel from blue jeans to narcotics. All the pay-TV show at Broadway's Playhouse Theater lacks is a knob to turn it off.

The problem: Can a psychiatrist father who is writing a book about the problems of teen-agers cope maturely with his own young hell-kittens? The resolution: no.

In between, the noise quotient would abash a pneumatic drill. Unfortunately, some of the lines can still be heard. Sample gag—Daughter: "Daddy, if there's one...

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