All you have to do is tune in to Joe Cocker’s version of “A little help from my friends” and you’re back on set. There’s nothing more iconic than that song when it comes to “The Wonder years”. One of the best TV shows ever made. The story of Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) manages to touch almost anyone and cleans off the dust of the memories that were locked away.
In the first episode of “The Wonder Years”, Kevin and his love interest Winnie Cooper share a kiss. Few people know that this was actually the first kiss for both of the actors involved. Savage was just 11-years-old while Danica McKellar (Cooper) was 12-years-old when the scene was filmed. The show ran for six seasons and was canceled following disagreements backstage.
Good Morning Miss Bliss Wasn't #Blessed
To make a one-season story short, "Good Morning Miss Bliss" (Disney production) was basically the former name of "Saved by the Bell" (NBC production). How did that evolve? The Bliss show didn't make it to the top and 13 episodes were more than enough for the production to deal with. Saying that the show didn't just disappear. Four of the show's cast found themselves on the successful "Saved by the Bell" which followed.
The two shows had a lot in common keeping some differences. "Good Morning Miss Bliss" focused on the teacher (Miss Bliss) while "Saved by the Bell" was all about the students and the plot moved from Indianapolis to California. NBC knew what they were doing.
Growing Pains Raised Baby Leo
"Growing Pains" was all about the Seaver family and their day-to-day issues. This is where we were first introduced to Kirk Cameron (stay tuned for more on the Cameron family), but more than that it's responsible for bringing to life someone else's career. He became one of the biggest names in Hollywood.
Fast forward to season seven and say hello to Leonardo DiCaprio. He played Luke Brower a student who Mike found sleeping rough and took him in. DiCaprio shone and went off to do bigger and better things. The show left a sweet memory for those who grew up back then and who shared the same kind of pain.
Who's the Boss Had Different Plans for Mona
Did you know that the original name of the show was "You're the Boss"? And did you know that Mona (Katherine Helmond) was supposed to play Angela's older sister? Someone up there came to their senses when they realized it was better off she played Angela's mother.
It produced its Hollywood stars with Alyssa Milano being the biggest one, still on our screens today. The show was so successful that British television adopted the idea and came up with its own version of the show called "The Upper Hand".
Roseanne Was Nearly Out of Her Own Show
When you create a show that is based on real-life events you can't go wrong. Roseanne knew that if she focused on actual things that happened to her and her family, success was guaranteed. Roseanne (the person not the show) said that she was basically playing herself in a much nicer and primetime-suited version.
One of the funniest incidents that happened while shooting the show was that Roseanne was almost kicked off her own show Could you imagine watching Roseanne without .....Roseanne. She had a big fall out with one of the production guys and he refused to carry on working with her. If it wasn't for John Goodman, the show would have to change its name to Jackie or Darlene.