Dina
Dina

9:10 PM - Mar 26, 2008 #21

..although seems to me in the very last (and bad) season, Jennie wore a different style, such as ripped jeans, more make-up etc...and she sang "Goodbye to You" REALLY well !

(I hate to admit that I liked Jennie's wardrobe, and wore similar things around that time LOL, but at least I did not have an Amy Carter jumpsuit !)
I loved that episode too....Allison was amazing! And, like you Old Fan, I loved her preppy wardrobe and have fond memories of my early teenage years with shetland wool crew neck sweaters, IZOD golf shirts, Sperry Topsiders and gros-grain ribbon headbands....the days of pink and green mixed. LOL Seems like so many moons ago! Remember "The Preppy Handbook"? It was hysterical!
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old fan
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9:13 PM - Mar 26, 2008 #22

And I'm glad that style has come back, somewhat, although my son despises it..my daughter loves it, and it does bring back the pink & green days !!! LOL
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9:15 PM - Mar 26, 2008 #23

I remember when Allison sang "Goodbye to You" the former hit song by Scandal featuring Patty Smyth, and she did a terrific job!

The Smiths invited me to New York for a couple of tapings, and it was interesting to see how a sitcom episode is put together. The first one was when Martha Byrne played a very sophisticated classmate of Jennie's who was a bad influence on her and made her smoke and shoplift. It was nice to be there for that one, because then I got to meet Martha for the first time too.

The day before I was scheduled to go was (and still is) the coldest day recorded since the early 1940s in New York City, and I was hoping it would warm up the next day so I wouldn't have to travel into the city in such adverse conditions. Fortunately, it did warm up considerably after that one historic day that practically shut life down in the city (January 21, 1985) and all went well.

The second taping was the next season when Jennie was sexually harassed by her boss at work. Brian Bloom was attending that taping too (his studio at As The World Turns was next door), and that was the period where he and Allison were joined at the hip socially. I think that was when I also met Ari Meyers. Unfortunately, I never did meet Jane or Susan.
I was sad to hear that Susan St James' young son Teddy was killed in a plane crash. How devastating.
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Jon Merrill
Jon Merrill

3:30 AM - Mar 27, 2008 #24

I loved that episode too....Allison was amazing! And, like you Old Fan, I loved her preppy wardrobe and have fond memories of my early teenage years with shetland wool crew neck sweaters, IZOD golf shirts, Sperry Topsiders and gros-grain ribbon headbands....the days of pink and green mixed. LOL Seems like so many moons ago! Remember "The Preppy Handbook"? It was hysterical!
I remember "The Preppy Handbook" well! I think I have mentioned to you that I was a reluctant preppy myself (Deerfield Academy, 1963); didn't you tell me your boyfriend went to Choate? I can't say I liked prep school very much, since every day on the athletic field was total humiliation, since we all had to be on "a team" regardless of ability. However, I find I appreciate my school much more today as an alumnus than I ever did as a student.

Farra Ungar, Annie in the 1995 National Tour, went to Deerfield years later. I have corresponded with her. It is weird thinking of girls going there. There certainly weren't any girls when I was there.
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Tony
Tony

8:18 AM - Mar 27, 2008 #25

I performed with my Yale Acappella group, SHADES, several times at Deerfield! Beautiful campus they have there.
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Dina
Dina

10:27 AM - Mar 27, 2008 #26

I remember "The Preppy Handbook" well! I think I have mentioned to you that I was a reluctant preppy myself (Deerfield Academy, 1963); didn't you tell me your boyfriend went to Choate? I can't say I liked prep school very much, since every day on the athletic field was total humiliation, since we all had to be on "a team" regardless of ability. However, I find I appreciate my school much more today as an alumnus than I ever did as a student.

Farra Ungar, Annie in the 1995 National Tour, went to Deerfield years later. I have corresponded with her. It is weird thinking of girls going there. There certainly weren't any girls when I was there.
Hi Jon--yes, Phil went to Choate, and it was cool that I got to introduce the two of you at the screening of LAT in NY a couple of years ago. He felt the same way (re: happier as an alumnus than at the actual time, at least that is the impression I get). It would be a riot to re-read that Preppy Handbook. They also had a JAP Handbook at the time which was even funnier, given the community I grew up in! LOL It was actually pretty accurate.
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old fan
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7:01 PM - Mar 27, 2008 #27

Dina, I grew up in Forest Hill...say no more !! LOL
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Billy
Billy

1:39 AM - Jun 14, 2015 #28

I remember "The Preppy Handbook" well! I think I have mentioned to you that I was a reluctant preppy myself (Deerfield Academy, 1963); didn't you tell me your boyfriend went to Choate? I can't say I liked prep school very much, since every day on the athletic field was total humiliation, since we all had to be on "a team" regardless of ability. However, I find I appreciate my school much more today as an alumnus than I ever did as a student.

Farra Ungar, Annie in the 1995 National Tour, went to Deerfield years later. I have corresponded with her. It is weird thinking of girls going there. There certainly weren't any girls when I was there.
Senta Moses was Molly and she was in the 1990 movie Home Alone.
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