Produced for public television, Taking Care of Terrific spotlights Joanne Vanicola as a teenaged baby sitter named Enid. Enjoying quality time in the park with her charge Joshua (Benjamin Barrett), Enid is given a strong dose of reality when some bag ladies wander into view. Enid and Joshua then and there decide to arrange one wonderful evening's worth of entertainment for the park's homeless. They are given a hand by street musician Melvin Van Peebles. The 60-minute Taking Care of Terrific first aired January 16, 1988, as part of PBS' Wonderworks children's series.