Based on the best-selling book series, this show revolved around the lives of the Wakefield twins and their friends. Although they are absolutely identical, they have totally different personalities; Liz is everyone's best friend while Jessica is manipulative and devious. The show started out very drama-like, there was little comedic relief and dealt with serious, if not somber issues. As it progressed it took on a more lighthearted, comedic position. Although there were cast changes every season, a few stayed for all four years, including Brittany and Cynthia Daniel who played the Wakefield twins. Not only was the theme song an original song created just for the show, but the songs used throughout the episodes were too. A soundtrack was released in 1995 featuring the songs from the series.
Runtime: 30 minutes
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Sweet Valley Twins (also known as Sweet Valley Twins and Friends) was the first spin-off to originate from Sweet Valley High, and was created by Francine Pascal and written by Jamie Suzanne. Published by Bantam Books on 1 July 1986, the series starts with the twins wanting to differ from each other. They begin to dress differently; Elizabeth moves into her own room and starts up a sixth-grade newspaper; and Jessica starts wearing make-up and becomes a member of the Unicorn Club.
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Best Friends: The twins start Sweet Valley Middle School and find they're growing apart! Teacher's Pet: The twins start ballet class and compete for a solo. Jessica is the better dancer but Elizabeth is the teacher's pet! The Haunted House: The old Mercandy mansion is considered haunted. When Nora Mercandy moves in with her grandparents, the kids at school treat her badly. But is the house haunted? Choosing Sides: Amy wants to be on the Boosters. but Elizabeth learns the Unicorns will do anything to keep her off the squad, including Jessica! Whose side should she take? Sneaking Out: The twins' parents say they're too young for the Johnny Buck concert, but nothing will stop Jessica from going. The New Girl: Brooke moves to Sweet Valley, and everyone hates her. The twins pretend to be triplets, and soon the whole school is ready to pull the best prank ever. But Liz discovers the reason that Brooke is so mean, and the prank doesn't seem too good an idea after all. Three's a Crowd: The twins' friend Mary starts acting like their sister, and they all discover a big secret. First Place: Lila has a horse and Elizabeth sucks up to her to spend time with it. Against the Rules: Everyone thinks Sophia Rizzo is big trouble. When Elizabeth is told she can't be friends with her, she decides to go against all the rules. One of the Gang: Jessica is the chairperson of the “Olympics” at school. After spraining her ankle, she tries to implement non-athletic events into the competition. Buried Treasure: Jessica and Ellen find buried treasure. Keeping Secrets: The twins' father teaches them a secret language passed down in the family, but they both have trouble keeping it a secret. Stretching the Truth: Mary lies to impress her friends, but when they decide to surprise her and the lies start to unravel, she regrets it. Tug of War: Elizabeth and Jessica run against each other for sixth-grade president. The Older Boy: Jessica pretends to be 15 to get a high school boy to go out with her, and ends up on a double date with her brother. Second Best: Tom McKay's older brother Dylan feels outdone by his younger brother, especially when an essay contest is announced at school. Boys Against Girls: The twins and their friends decide to take matters into their own hands when their new homeroom teacher turns out to be a complete sexist! Center of Attention: Alice Wakefield is ill and Jess thinks it's much worse. When she gets sympathy from everyone she lets her imagination run wild, but Elizabeth and Steven think she's taking it too far. The Bully: Dennis Cookman is a massive bully, and the school teams up to teach him a lesson. Playing Hooky: Jessica gets in trouble for skipping school, and both she and Elizabeth feel the repercussions. Left Behind: Sarah's father's fiancee is horrible! She wants to tell her friends but Annie has scared her into keeping silent. Out of Place: Ginny Lu arrives in Sweet Valley but finds it difficult to make friends, until Liz comes to her rescue. Claim to Fame: The twins fight to have their memories preserved in a school time capsule. Jumping to Conclusions: Is the twins' mother having an affair? Standing Out: Billie Layton, Sweet Valley Middle School's biggest tomboy, is going through some major changes in her life. Not only is she becoming aware of her physical development, but she realizes that boys can be more than buddies. Taking Charge: When Patrick Morris's parents forbid him to do anything other than school work, he thinks they are ruining his life and decides to run away. Will his parents find him before he gets into serious trouble? Teamwork: The twins and Ken dog-sit. But when they find that the dog has been abused, they don't know what to do. April Fool!: When the twins switch places, their April Fools' Day trick doesn't go as planned. Jessica & the Brat Attack: Jessica takes a baby-sitting job without Elizabeth's consent, then realizes how horrible the kids are. Princess Elizabeth: Elizabeth's pen-pal from Santa Dora comes to Sweet Valley... and he's a prince! Jessica's Bad Idea: Jessica gives Sandra Ferris a makeover, then decides it's a bad idea wen Sandra becomes the class “darling.” Jessica on Stage: Jessica gets the lead role in a play. Elizabeth's New Hero: The twins meet and befriend a member of the visiting East Germany Boys' Gymnastics team. Jessica, the Rock Star: Jessica joins a band formed by Bruce and other boys at school, and tries to imitate a famous singer without realizing she sounds terrible singing. Amy's Pen Pal: Amy's pen pal Samantha from San Francisco seems to be too good to be true. Mary is Missing: No one at school knows where Mary is, and cryptic clues left behind seem to indicate she has been kidnapped! The War Between the Twins: The Unicorns start their own newspaper which goes head-to-head with The Sixers. Lois Strikes Back: Lois Waller decides to teach her bully Bruce a lesson. Jessica & the Money Mix-up: Jess loses her father's charity money. Danny Means Trouble: Elizabeth tries to help Danny from being kicked off the track team, but he doesn't want help. The Twins Get Caught: The twins get caught sneaking out. Jessica's Secret: When Elizabeth starts her period before Jess, Jessica sees a trip to their cousins' as a chance to prove she is the more mature one. Elizabeth's First Kiss: Elizabeth and Jess both like Todd. Amy Moves In: Amy's house burns down and she moves in with the Wakefields Lucy Takes the Reins: Elizabeth helps Lucy Benson get back on the horse, literally. Mademoiselle Jessica: Jessica takes a competition to win a trip to Paris a bit too far. Jessica's New Look: Jessica has to get glasses. Mandy Miller Fights Back: Mandy wants to be a part of the Unicorns, but only Jess likes her. Everything seems less important when she is diagnosed with cancer. The Twins' Little Sister: The twins take care of their neighbors' daughter and find it's not as easy as they expected. Jessica & the Secret Star: Child star Maria moves to Sweet Valley and Jess discovers her secret. Elizabeth the Impossible: Elizabeth takes things a bit too far when trying to prove herself in a competition for best student. Booster Boycott: Winston wants to join the Boosters. The Slime That Ate Sweet Valley: Jess gets the lead role in her homeroom film and has to kiss Winston Egbert. The Big Party Weekend: The twins and Steven throw a party while their parents are out of town, and it gets out of hand. Brooke & her Rock-Star Mom: Brooke's mom returns and she's the pop sensation “Coco.” The Wakefields Strike it Rich: Jess, Liz and Steven each receive $100 from their aunt. Big Brother's In Love: The twins try to set their love-sick brother up with his friend Cathy, but he's in love with Jill Hale. Elizabeth & the Orphans: Melissa and Andy's mother dies and they try to make it on their own. Barnyard Battle: The twins and their class go on a weekend trip to a pioneer farm. Ciao, Sweet Valley: The twins have an exchange student come to live with them. Jessica the Nerd: Jess gets accepted into SOAR!-a program for gifted science and math students. Sarah's Dad and Sophia's Mom: Sarah Thomas and Sophia Rizzo's parents are in love but they hate each other! Poor Lila!: Lila thinks she has lost all her money. The Charm School Mystery: Elizabeth, Amy and Maria try to catch a thief. Patty's Last Dance: Patty Gilbert is diagnosed with scoliosis. The Great Boyfriend Switch: The Valentine's Day Dance doesn't go as planned. Jessica the Thief: Jessica is framed when someone begins stealing things at school. The Middle School Gets Married: The middle school students have to “get married” for a project, but they don't get to pick their partners. Won't Someone Help Anna?: Anna, the first deaf character in the series, arrives in Sweet Valley. Psychic Sisters: Jessica lies to Randy, whose uncle is a filmmaker, that she and Elizabeth are psychic, and they have to prove themselves at the school talent show. Jessica Saves the Trees: Jessica tries to stop construction of the new soccer field when she believes the trees that will be cut down for it are very old. The Love Potion: The Unicorns create a fake love potion for their booth at a school fair. Lila's Music Video: The Unicorns make a music video. Lila is singing; however, it is secretly the voice of Johanna Porter. Elizabeth the Hero: Elizabeth saves Denny Jacobsen from drowning but hates the attention lavished on her afterward. Jessica and the Earthquake: A small earthquake hits Sweet Valley, and Jessica wakes up for it, but exaggerates her experience and claims she can predict earthquakes. Yours for a Day: The middle school has a fundraiser by having people pay to promise to be “master” or “servant” to one another. Todd Runs Away: Todd decides to run away due to the pressures of school and his father. Steven the Zombie: Jessica learns about voodoo and decides to make a voodoo doll of her brother to get back at him. Jessica's Blind Date: Jessica meets a boy through the personal ads in The Sixers. The Gossip War: Three-way calling lands the twins and their friends in trouble. Robbery at the Mall: Elizabeth plays detective to solve a series of crimes in the Valley Mall. Steven's Enemy: The new boy in Steven's class seems to outdo him in everything... and Steven can't stand him for that. Then he has the nerve to try to date Jessica! Amy's Secret Sister: Amy discovers she has a secret half-sister who is a year older, from her father's first marriage, when she comes to visit. She has to come to terms with that and feels insignificant compared to her popular, older sister. Romeo and 2 Juliets: Elizabeth and Jessica fight for the part of Juliet in thea school play. Elizabeth the Seventh-Grader: Elizabeth is skipped up to seventh grade. It Can't Happen Here: A new teacher comes to Sweet Valley and teaches the kids a “game” based on the Holocaust. The Mother-Daughter Switch: Elizabeth and Jessica swap places with their mother Alice, each party thinking the other has the easier life. Steven Gets Even: After the twins and their friend land in a prank war with the boys at school at Halloween, the girls test their scare tactics on Steven. He decides to get even with the ultimate prank. Jessica's Cookie Disaster: Jessica's bakes the best cookies ever and everyone loves them. She's even going to appear on a cooking show! However, she can't remember the secret ingredient. The Cousin War: The twins' cousin Robin visits and is convinced Todd is the one for her, only he's dating Elizabeth! Deadly Voyage: The twins and friends are on a field trip on a boat... but the adults get left behind and the boat is being navigated by two crooks who robbed a bank! Escape from Terror Island: The twins and their friends end up on an island after the boat sinks. They think they have escaped the hijackers... or have they? The Incredible Madame Jessica: Jessica thinks she can read fortunes and tell the future... with bad results. Don't Talk to Brian: Classmate Brian Boyd is a troublemaker. However, when it is revealed that his parents abuse and beat him, many of the kids and parents blame Brian for it. The Battle of the Cheerleaders: The girls start their own basketball team. The boys' team belittle them, so the girls decide to stop cheering at the boys' games. Elizabeth the Spy: The twins witness a robbery. Too Scared to Sleep: When the twins and friends start babysitting a new family in town, supernatural things happen. The Beast Is Watching You: The events of Too Scared To Sleep continue, as the kids the twins and friends sit for have very realistic dreams about a disfigured girl, and awake injured. The Beast Must Die: The strange dreams and apparent supernatural events continue. If I Die Before I Wake (Magna Ed. #4): The twins and friends battle Eva Sullivan, the horrible “dream monster.” Twins in Love: The twins meet a set of boy twins they like... however, is each twin with the right mate? Who's who? The Mysterious Dr. Q: After renowned hypnotist Dr. Q visits school, Jessica tries hypnotism, with bad results. Elizabeth Solves It All: Elizabeth becomes exhausted while trying to run the new advice column in The Sixers. Big Brother's In Love Again: Jill Hale wants to go out with Steven. Jessica's Lucky Millions: Steven and Jess find a treasure map and decide to follow it. Breakfast of Enemies: Jessica and Elizabeth try out for the new Corny-O's commercial. Twins Hit Hollywood: The twins are asked to try out for a movie. Cammi's Crush: Cammi and Randy are both competing for top student. However, two harsh substitute teachers who give bad grades stand in their way. While trying to hook the teachers up, the two realize they like each other as well. Don't Go In the Basement: When the principal, Mr. Clark, has to go out of town, he asks the twins and their friends to house-sit. While there, they find unusual things that cause them to believe Mr. Clark has murdered his wife. Pumpkin Fever: It's almost Halloween, and the school is entered in a contest for most-spirited holiday school. Elizabeth makes some earrings from acorns and Jessica passes them off as her own in an attempt to be voted the Halloween queen. Sisters at War: A family get-together at Thanksgiving brings the Wakefields and family together, but no one seems to be able to get along. If Looks Could Kill: The twins argue over a boy. The Boyfriend Game: Elizabeth is chosen to be on a dating show instead of Jessica. The Boyfriend Mess: Everyone gets stuck with the wrong partner at the dance of the decade. Happy Mother's Day, Lila: Lila can't reach her estranged mother in France to participate in the mother-daughter fashion show, so she convinces someone from the women's shelter to fill in. Jessica Takes Charge: When the kids at school are assigned to do volunteer work for the city, Jessica gets stuck in the health trailer. Down With Queen Janet!: 8th grade graduation is approaching, and Janet is being a terror to everyone. No Escape!: The kids go on a field trip to tour caves. When a guide is injured, they realized they are trapped and must rely on themselves to escape!