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September 9th, 2006

A couple of nights ago I came across the E! True Hollywood Story of Soleil Moon Frye, better known as Punky Brewster. I was amazed to learn how much she’s done in addition to that show, including directing a movie at age 19. When I was a kid Punky Brewster was one of my favorite shows. I wanted to be her so bad; I even dressed up like her one year for Halloween. I know it’s now available on DVD, but I bet if I watched it I’d be rolling my eyes the whole time at how wholesome (i.e. cheesy) it was. It’s like those Benji films I enjoyed as a kid. It’s just not the same when you become an adult. Which makes me wonder how foolish the kids will feel later on about their Pokemon obsession.

Speaking of sitcoms, did anyone watch 8 Simple Rules when it first aired? I really liked it, but when John Ritter died at the beginning of Season 2, I just couldn’t watch it anymore, and strongly believed it should be cancelled. Instead it went on for a third season before it was taken off the air. I’m glad it did too because I recently came across it in syndication on WGN and begin DVRing it. They brought in James Garner to play the grandfather and David Spade to play C.J., the kids’ cousin. I’ve never been that fond of David Spade but he’s hilarious in this show! I may have not been in a place to watch the show before, but I’m glad they didn’t cancel it after all.

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  1. September 9th, 2006 at 15:15 | #1

    I wanted to be Punky Brewster too. She was so cool.

  2. September 11th, 2006 at 09:12 | #2

    Katie and I were huge fans of 8 Simple Rules when it was on. And, even though we were heartbroken when Ritter died, we continued to watch. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t bad, either. Garner was a fantastic addition to the cast and even Spade wasn’t bad.

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