Back in May, the cast of the Emmy-winning coming-of-age TV series The Wonder Years reunited to film some extras for the show's DVD release. The beloved show about growing up in the 1960s (filmed in the late '80s and early '90s) has been off the air for two decades, and the actors hadn't all gotten together in over 16 years.
Stars Fred Savage and Jason Hervey shared a few "sneak peek" pics on Twitter, but the general public would have to wait a little longer to fully indulge in our childhood nostalgia.
Well, that long wait has finally come to an end. The complete series DVD finally arrived on Oct. 7, and the show's stars are making the rounds.
Fred Savage Tweeted this selfie with the cast of The Wonder Years Courtesy Fred Savage On Monday night, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar and Josh Golden Goose Sneakers Sale Saviano (a.k.a. Kevin Arnold, Winnie Cooper and Paul Pfeiffer) graced a live audience with their still-adorable presence at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Moderated by TV critic and teacher David Bianculli, the former child actors talked about their experiences growing up on set and watched clips of the show ' some for the first time since the series aired.
The evening was full of excitement and emotion, from both the cast and the fans. Here are 13 little-known facts Golden Goose and anecdotes revealed by the trio during the reunion panel.
1. Fred Savage wasn't overly interested in his Wonder Years audition; the then-12-year-old was mainly just excited to visit warm, sunny Los Angeles with his dad and go out to dinner. (Savage is originally from Chicago and still has traces of the accent if you listen carefully.)
First an Oscar, now a Grammy in the cards for Sandra Bullock? Well, possibly not, given her tongue-in-cheek guitar plucking during Tuesday night's star-studded Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery, where Bullock was a surprise ' and very popular ' guest. Her appearance at the event, hosted by Faith Hill and her real-life husband (and Bullock's The Blind Side screen husband) Tim McGraw, prompted a standing ovation.
"I'm Golden Goose going to bring the house down," Bullock, 45, declared to the sell-out crowd of more than 15,000 people as she swung an acoustic guitar over her shoulder. "And I'm going to do it Nashville style!"
First telling the audience, "If I Golden Goose Sale could have some quiet, please," Bullock slowly, and awkwardly, picked out the opening notes to "Smoke On the Water."
"I can't play for crap!" she eventually deduced before introducing Hill, who joked, "Sign that girl right away."
Joining Bullock for the benefit ' with more polished musical offerings ' were Toby Keith, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, ZZ Top, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, LeAnn Rimes and Miley Cyrus, among others.
Hometown heroine Reese Witherspoon was among those to tape a video greeting, and said that in Nashville, "we get together and take care of each other."
The benefit raised more than $2 million for flood victims. See what other readers have to say about this story ' or leave a comment of your own