Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Ponson is Hervey. Hervey is Ponson.

After The Wonder Years ended in 1993, the cast of this fine show went in several different directions. Fred Savage ("Kevin Arnold") started seeing Phish shows and smoking bowls in the crowd. He eventually moved behind the camera and directed an Academy Award winner in the epic Daddy Day Care. Josh Saviano ("Paul Pfeiffer") became the inspiration for the character Millhouse in The Simpson and (allegedly) became Marilyn Manson. Or a friendly Pi Lam named Spector.

And what about veteran child actor Jason Hervey ("Wayne Arnold"), you might ask? Well it appears that he tired of the fame and adulation he received in Hollywood. He changed his name, moved to Aruba, ate a lot of fried food and learned how to throw a baseball. And throw it hard. Eventually, he got noticed for his throwing skills. The Orioles gave him a shot at becoming a big-league pitcher. As did the Giants, the Orioles (again), the Cardinals, the Yankees, the Twins, the Rangers, and the Yankees (again).

Ponson is Hervey. Hervey is Ponson. Some extra Ponson photos are included below for comic relief. Enter your favorite title for both photos into the Comments sections. Funniest entry wins a date with Teejay!

10 comments:

TJ said...

rob, people on the interwebs are looking for you:

"WE REPRESENT THE LOLLIPOP GUILD"

Greg said...

Know what else is a catchy TV show theme song? The one from "Entertainment Tonight". It came on right after "A Current Affair".

TJ said...

Look at this guy tying it all together...well done Naked Las Vegas Bus Thief.

Geoff said...

Jason Hervey was prominently featured on the short lived "Scott Baio is 45 and Single"...which was then spun off into "Farmer Needs a Wife"...and subsequently spun off again into "Ice Road Truckers"...

Zoltan said...

Jason Hervey and Jeff Hervey (Class of '95) are twins separated at birth.

rob said...

way to let whit's post breathe, timmy. etiquette!!!

Rhymenocerous said...

I did not intend to smother. The post was indeed great.

I didn't know we needed to wait for everybody to post the name of every bad action show from their childhood. Somebody had to suck it up and follow his opus.

Maybe you're just grumpy that Hervey pitched well for the Yankees today.

rob said...

if you're banking on hervey to be the savior in the bronx, i feel pretty good about things. and i just like saying 'etiquette'!!!! i'm sure it invokes fond memories for you, too.

rob said...

i'm sitting in logan airport right now, and a 20-something gentleman just walked past me wearing a turtleneck with the sleeves cut off to the shoulder, shorts with no belt, and white converse all-stars with high white socks. oh, and a white red sox hat. i'm fascinated by this look to the extent i'm about to get my ass kicked because i can't stop staring. it's a stunning display. geoff would be apoplectic.

Geoff said...

Sorry I'm missing that. I own zero of them items you mentioned...well, except for shorts.