Which Cast Aged The Best? My Money's On Those Kids From Bayside.
TV and film cast reunions are a guilty pleasure of mine. They're a go-to for lavish photo spreads and a yearly staple in the big glossies like "Vanity Fair," "Entertainment Weekly" and "Empire." Why are they such fun? Sure there's the novelty of a clever set-up: a funny prop or a winking inside joke. But, in truth, the real reason reunion photos, both formal and un, are irresistible is pretty damn petty. It's the same reason that draws us to high school and family reunions. It's that mildly petty but always enjoyable comparison game. Who's aged the best? Who's the most successful? Who's too good to even show up? There's also, if you pay attention, plenty of juicy personal backstory and drama. (The Scream reunion photo gave me the heebie jeebies.) So what do you think? Which of these reunions, plundered from the glossies and the red carpets, are the best? I saved my favorites for last.
The cast doing The Chicken Dance. You can see it here.
Back To The Future
A Christmas Story
"The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air"
Napoleon Dynamite (Tina Majorino! Where are you in my life?)
Lord Of The Rings
"Married With Children" (Oh, look, everyone
is on a successful show now! but David Faustino is on a successful show now!)
The Monty Python Boys
"Roseanne" (Cleverrr girls.)
"Saved By The Bell"
Sound Of Music
"The Cosby Show"
The Princess Bride
Wet Hot American Summer
Pretty In Pink
Shaun Of The Dead
Silence Of The Lambs
The Big Lebowski (These crazy kids are almost my favorite.)
Billy Elliot (But Billy and his dad are the winners. If you love the movie, then this will tug your heart right out of your chest.)