Synopsis by Hal Erickson
A bravura performance from Wallace Shawn highlights the made-for-TV children's comedy How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days. Ilan Mitchell-Smith plays a woebegone grade schooler who can't seem to do anything right. Under the tutelage of wigged-out Dr. Silverfish (Shawn), Ilan takes a course in "perfectology." The boy soon learns that he's better off just being himself. How to Be a Perfect Person first aired October 8, 1984, as the second presentation of PBS' Wonderworks series.
individuality, popularity, child, perfection, how-to