Undergrads, The (television) A 68-year-old enrolls with his grandson, Jody, at a local university after Jody spirits him away from a rest home to which he has been sent by his son. He finds his study skills have rusted over the years. A pay-TV movie for The Disney Channel, first aired on May 5, 1985. 101 min. Directed by Steven H. Stern. Stars Art Carney (Mel Adler), Chris Makepeace (Jody), Len Birman (Verne), Lesleh Donaldson, Jackie Burroughs. The film was shot in Canada, with the University of Toronto a major location. Released on video in 1987.