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#1222865 - 06/25/09 10:11 PM Somewhat OT...but not entirely
Horowitzian Offline
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Also posted in Pianist Corner. smile

Anyone here like the TV show The Wonder Years? I had never heard of it, but I ran across some episodes while browsing YouTube. It's a great show, IMHO. smile

Here's one that's of interest to us:







Gotta love the chain smoking piano teacher, "Mrs. Carples". grin
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#1222895 - 06/25/09 11:11 PM Re: Somewhat OT...but not entirely [Re: Horowitzian]
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I remember the show very well. It was a refreshing contrast from the mindless drivel that pollutes the airwaves 99% of the time. I was exactly Kevin's age in the show's time setting (late 60's), and I grew up in a cookie-cutter suburban neighborhood just like his. I could usually relate to his perspective and was disappointed when the show was canceled.

I didn't take lessons as a kid, so I never had a Mrs. Carples, but I suspect that if I had my result would have been a lot like Kevin's.

Interestingly though, as a middle-aged refugee of those "wonder years" I've managed to learn a version of the Cannon in D and probably enjoy it more now than I would have then.

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#1223010 - 06/26/09 10:02 AM Re: Somewhat OT...but not entirely [Re: Horowitzian]
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Yes, a favorite of mine. One of the better written shows on TV. Related to the show in some form or fashion everytime I watched it.
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#1223020 - 06/26/09 10:19 AM Re: Somewhat OT...but not entirely [Re: Strings & Wood]
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The best part is that the show survived the original creators/writers jumping ship with hardly a hitch. smile
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#1223210 - 06/26/09 04:22 PM Re: Somewhat OT...but not entirely [Re: Horowitzian]
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The young actress that played "Winnie" (sp?) Danica Mckellar went on be a sort of math genius and has been instrumental in getting other young women to pursue math and other non-traditional careers.

She proves that it's better to be smart and cute than dumb and cute.

An impressive young woman.

http://www.danicamckellar.com/
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#1223217 - 06/26/09 04:32 PM Re: Somewhat OT...but not entirely [Re: Roger Ransom]
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Danica McKellar is on a show called Blink a science program
her appearences are sporatic.

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#1223241 - 06/26/09 05:15 PM Re: Somewhat OT...but not entirely [Re: Bob Newbie]
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The amazing part is that the actor Savage became Jay Leno...

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#1223275 - 06/26/09 06:29 PM Re: Somewhat OT...but not entirely [Re: Roger Ransom]
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Originally Posted By: Roger Ransom
The young actress that played "Winnie" (sp?) Danica Mckellar went on be a sort of math genius and has been instrumental in getting other young women to pursue math and other non-traditional careers.

She proves that it's better to be smart and cute than dumb and cute.

An impressive young woman.

http://www.danicamckellar.com/


Indeed. It's nice to see actors and actresses who have something they can do outside of showbiz. smile
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#1223351 - 06/26/09 09:55 PM Re: Somewhat OT...but not entirely [Re: bluekeys]
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Originally Posted By: bluekeys
I remember the show very well. It was a refreshing contrast from the mindless drivel that pollutes the airwaves 99% of the time. I was exactly Kevin's age in the show's time setting (late 60's), and I grew up in a cookie-cutter suburban neighborhood just like his. I could usually relate to his perspective and was disappointed when the show was canceled.

I didn't take lessons as a kid, so I never had a Mrs. Carples, but I suspect that if I had my result would have been a lot like Kevin's.

Interestingly though, as a middle-aged refugee of those "wonder years" I've managed to learn a version of the Cannon in D and probably enjoy it more now than I would have then.


That's cool. Even I being much younger can relate to some of it... whome

This is certainly one of the best shows I've ever seen. It's right up there with The Andy Griffith Show and Leave it to Beaver.


Edited by Horowitzian (06/26/09 09:56 PM)
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