One of my favorite hobbies is watching old TV sitcoms and dramas while playing the "Guess Who got Famous" Game. How is this different from being a couch potato? I’m glad you asked because it’s totally different. Instead of just watching an old show, you watch an old show to try to find people who are now famous. Like I said, it’s totally different.
For instance, just this week, I identified three of Jerry’s girlfriends on Seinfeld. Lauren Graham of Gilmore Girls played the speed-dial girlfriend. Melinda Clarke (Julie Cooper-Nichol-Cooper) of The O.C. plays the girlfriend on the Kramer reality tour (dumping the muffin stumps, shaved chest.) Yes, that was Jennifer Coolidge as Jody, the masseuse. Last night, Amanda Peet portrayed the girlfriend who is so intense, that George has to be Jerry’s relationship intern. A couple weeks ago I spotted Shannon Doherty on Little House.
The "Guess Who" game even has easy levels. Everyone remembers Tom Hanks as Meredith Baxter Birney’s drunken brother on Family Ties. Teri “they’re real and they’re spectacular” Hatcher on Seinfeld is another ‘gimme.’ Do you have any long lost favorites? Anne Heche on Murphy Brown? Helen Hunt on Mary Tyler Moore? Ben Affleck as a teenage dad on Danielle Steel’s Daddy?
Another favorite TV game is the "Getting A Lot of Work" game. This involves remembering actors from commercials and tying them together. For instance, the same chick is doing the Nivea Q10 Wrinkle Control commercial, the Suzuki Gran Vitara commercial and AND she got knocked off in the first week of Supernatural. Hey anonymous blonde chick, way to go, you’re Getting A Lot of Work!