Today’s TV Addict Top 5: TV News That Makes Us Feel Really Old


1. HOME IMPROVEMENT wonder-mom Patricia Richardson has just signed on to play the grandmother to Aimee Teegarden (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) in Beautiful Wave, a coming-of-age surfing drama set in Santa Cruz, California. [Source]

2. FRIENDS, the show that defined must-see-TV for this TV Addict in high school currently finds itself celebrating its 15th anniversary! Or as Chandler Bing might put it, “15 years! Could we FEEL any older?” [See: iTunes celebratory page]

3. Remember Joseph Mazello? (Pictured above) The young tyke who survived Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park? Well come 2010, the grown-up Mazello will have to survive a deadly enemy of an entirely different nature: the Japanese, in Steven Spielberg’s epic HBO miniseries THE PACIFIC. [See: Trailer]

4. To quote our good friend CT, who tweeted during last night’s BIG BROTHER season premiere, “The “old guy” on BIG BROTHER is 40? I hate my life.” [Click to meet the cast]

5. While we’re not quite sure what Danny Tanner would think of his TV daughter Candace Cameron Bure, whose full house on ABC Family’s MAKE IT OR BREAK IT includes shacking up with her much-older boss. We’re fairly confident we know what Stephanie Tanner would say, two words: “How Rude!”

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  • Ace

    #6 Apparently it is the 10th anniversary of the Blair Witch Project. I feel like that movie came out forever ago…but no, it came out in 1999 when I was a sophmore in high school.

  • theTVaddict


    For the record, I HATED The Blair Witch Project…. the camera work made me nauseous

  • Ace

    I’ve actually never seen it b/c things like that also make me nauseous, but I just remember all the hub-bub when it came out. Esp that insane show on the History Channel that made everyone believe that it was a real documentry.

  • Josh C.

    i actually watched home improvement yesterday and still laughed like i was 8 again

  • Linda B.

    Okay, I’ll admit it, I ran out of the theatre after The Blair Witch Project and threw up.

    overshare? :)

  • Tim

    Yea, CT, I am w/ U, the oldest person on BB was 40? Puh leeze! I swear the rest of the ‘cast” (if u can call them that) were all 20 something. And then we got meathead Jessie back, who bragged about 20 lbs more muscle. Ew. LIke he needed more of that. Steroid abuse anyone?

  • Tim

    And yes, I too, got sick after watching the “blair witch” project.

  • AJ

    LOL, ITA CJ!!!

    how about this:

    30 years ago:

    the top 20 shows on TV were: 60 Minutes, Three’s Company, M*A*S*H, Alice, Dallas, Flo, The Jeffersons, The Dukes of Hazzard, That’s Incredible, One Day At A Time, Archie Bunker’s Place, Eight Is Enough, Taxi, House Calls, Real People, Happy Days, Little House On The Prairie, CHiPs, Charlie’s Angels, Trapper John, M.D.

    disco was officially killed (disco demolition night was 7/12/79)
    “empire strikes” back was released (3/5/79)
    “don’t stop til you get enough” was #1 (10/13/79)

    40 years ago:

    the top 20 shows were: Laugh-in, Gomer Pyle, Bonanza, Mayberry-RFD, Family Affair, Gunsmoke, Julia, Dean Martin Show, Here’s Lucy, Beverly Hillbillies, Mission: Impossible, Bewitched, Red Skelton Hour, My Three Sons, Glen Campbell, Goodtime Hour, Ironside, Virginian, The FBI, Green Acres, Dragnet

    butch cassidy and the sundance kid (10/24/69)
    “I heard it through the grapevine” was #1 (1/69)
    man walked on the moon (7/21/69)

    did you know that the incoming high school freshman was born in 1995? they’ve probably never seen a record OR a tape. they’ve never had to get up to change the TV channel. they were only FIVE or SIX and therefore, don’t remember 9/11. never knew that michael jackson was one of the biggest pop stars EVER (they’ve only seen the scary side of the last few years). most probably had iPods before they were out of diapers. LOL

  • Andy

    Seeing shows like THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR and THE NANNY on Nick at Nite makes me feel old.

    And I’m only 21.

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