After Life Goes On ended in 1993, actors with Down syndrome were rarely seen on television except for the occasional guest appearance. The current generation has been able to watch several characters with Down syndrome in episodic, prime time television beginning in 2008.
He had a frequently recurring part, appearing in 90 episodes over 5 seasons. In this series of clips from Season 1, Episode 9 “Slice of Life” [Aug 26, 2008] Tom cooks up a little mischief.
Expect The Unexpected
After Sue resolves her dilemma she returns to her sister:
Sue: After all these years, how is it that you still know so much more about everything than I do?
Jean: I’m the smart one!
Unfortunately, it’s been reported that Robin was written out of the show because of advanced Alzheimer’s disease after appearing in only four episodes.
Jamie Brewer’s part as Adelaide on American Horror Story – Coven is anything but typical. Still, we see a familiar theme in Episode 4 – Halloween: Part 1 [(26 Oct. 2011) Director: David Semel Writer: James Wong].
Addie knows what she wants to be for Halloween: “Make me a pretty girl, like you Violet.”
When her mother discovers the make-up on her face, she screams hysterically at her to take it off. Brewer makes a convincing emotional response.
Addie: “I wanna be a pretty girl!…I don’t wanna be Snoopy! I wanna be a pretty girl!”