Airing right after Super Bowl XXII in 1988, the much-hyped pilot for 'The Wonder Years' made an immediate impression. After just six episodes the show was awarded an Emmy for Best Comedy Series, and its 13-year old star Fred Savage became the youngest ever performer to be nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
Before Judd Apatow was "Judd Apatow" he wrote a movie in 1995 called 'Heavyweights,' about the adventures of a group of portly young men who had been sent by their folks to a weight-loss camp.
We've been able to track down the whereabouts of most of the actors who played these jolly campers. Others, however, have seemingly disappeared and we can only hope that it's not because they eventually fell prey to the Tony Perkis method of dieting and wasted away to nothing. See what your favorite 'Heavyweights' child actors are up to today.
In his review of 'The Sandlot,' Roger Ebert called the 1993 comedy "the summertime version of 'A Christmas Story.' The venerable critic was certainly onto something there, as both movies take nostalgic looks back at more innocent times and each rely heavily on the talents of its child actor cast.
In 1994, Disney remade the classic 1951 baseball film 'Angels in the Outfield.' The premise of the movie is that a young baseball fan, who has been placed in foster care, reaches out to his widowed birth father and asks when they will be a family again. The dad sarcastically replies, "When the Angels win the pennant." So, the boy prays for that to happen, and has his prayers are answered when a group of angels come to earth to help the baseball Angels start winning.
'The Goonies' was an ensemble movie all the way, and the seven actors who played the ragtag gang of young treasure hunters all delivered memorable performances. In fact, most of them used 'The Goonies' as a springboard into long careers in TV and film, and even the ones who didn't have found success in other venues.
Remember 'The Rocketeer?' The movie, which was based on the graphic novel by Dave Stevens, was somewhat of a flop when it came out in 1991, but the tale of a handsome 1930s era test pilot (Billy Campbell) who uses a rocket suit to fight Nazis and mobsters has become somewhat of a cult classic over the years.
Fact: everybody who isn't a monster loves the smell of pizza. But that doesn't mean that Pizza Hut should be making a pizza-scented perfume. Especially because their pizza is exempt from the "everybody loves the smell of pizza" clause. But they're doing it anyway.
When you hear a story about a landlord, it's usually an angry tale concerning neglect or some kind of funny business with a security deposit. Instead, this holiday season we present a tale that will make any heart grow three sizes.
Tis the season for Christmas lights, nativity scenes and Santa lawn statues. In December, it often seems like every house in the neighborhood is decorated for the holidays. But are they really, or are your eyes being tricked by the blinking lights?
Ryan Leslie is a record producer, songwriter and occasional rapper. He composes his songs on his laptop. So when he lost the computer in Cologne, Germany back in 2010 he had a big problem, since there were several unreleased tracks on the hard drive.
Voting in a presidential election is pretty exciting. And, these days, when we do something exciting we want to tell the world about it through social network sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
But while there may be a temptation to take a photo of your completed ballot and post it on the internet with pride, it's not a very good idea. In fact in states like Wisconsin it's a felony to let anybody else see your ballot or a photo of your ballot.
If you've spent time in New York City, you've seen your share of rats. The most common place to spot the unpopular rodents is in the city's subways. Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, many of the subway tunnels are currently flooded, leaving the rats nowhere to go but up.
And according to experts, they will have no problem doing so.
Horror master Wes Craven's slasher film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' was a huge success with both audiences and critics in 1984. In fact, it was such a hit that it spawned multiple sequels, remakes and various television incarnations.
Did the way Snoop Lion (formerly known as Snoop Dogg) sang his 2004 song 'Drop It Like It's Hot' evoke images of tasty Hot Pockets in your mind? If it did, you're not alone. In fact, the marketing department for the microwavable snack has just put out a video in which Snoop changes the lyrics of his hit single to promote everyone's favorite depressing hangover meal.
While it may seem strange, bars will sometimes use liquid nitrogen to spruce up the presentation of their drinks. Although the substance causes severe burns when touched directly, in its room-temperature gaseous form it creates a fog-like effect and should be harmless.
The Red Flower Chinese Restaurant in Williamsburg, Kentucky, was shut down last week after health officials found they were serving their customers roadkill. This highly questionable culinary practice was revealed when customers caught restaurant employees bringing a dead deer into the kitchen.
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