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Posting Nostalgic (For Arrenall) - "Seven Brides" Cast Photo

February 13th, 2008 (07:29 pm)
where i am: with 3 of the terriers
how i am: nerdy
accompanied by: Steve Miller, Fly Like an Eagle

It's all big_pink's fault. Yesterday, there I was, minding my own business when all of a sudden I saw that my fellow Canuck had posted a new entry. Not just any entry, mind you. Rather, a let's get nostalgic and list our first TV crushes entry. Resistance on my part was futile.


First crush?

Rick Springfield. But not the human, flesh and blood Rick. Rather, the cartoon Rick. This guy:

See Rick Springfield animated in 1973

Dude! I was 8 *g*

David Cassidy was a very early crush too. Little Joe and Blue Cannon (ugh!) were the first of my many western crushes, then came Heath Barkley (& big bro Nick!) and others that came along were Pete and Geoffrey D(e)uel (Pete still breaks my heart), Jim Stacy & Wayne Maunder in Lancer, and of course Bruce B in HtWwW. The Lancer brothers I still have it bad for and have been posting an epic Lancer fic elsewhere for the last few months.

God, I had sooo many crushes, it was certifiably insane ridiculous. I'm trying to envision my posters, restricted to the back of my bedroom door.

The biggest one was of Soul & Glaser in their S&H attire. The Torino was in the picture too, of course. I was always a sucker for muscle cars. My man was David though, loved him from Here Come the Brides (& Bobby Sherman too). I hold no shame in having had that poster. Can't quite say the same for Parker Stevenson & Leif Garrett though. Yup, I even owned Leif's album (LOL).

My crushes ran the gamut, Wesley Eure from both Land of the Lost and Days of Our Lives. Mike Nesmith, James Naughton (Burke, Planet of the Apes), Michael Cole, Robert Conrad, Lawrence Casey (Hitch, Rat Patrol), Tim Matheson, Jameson Parker.

My biggest soap crush was Richard Dean Anderson. Man, I had it *bad* for Jeff Webber! Followed him to Seven Brides and fell for Roger Wilson (younger brother Daniel, while there).

Yes, I was a TV addict. Now, all I watch is SPN. When the hubby's out of town, I can go days on end without ever turning on the TV. Not Thursdays though ;)


So, over here on the thread, arrenall  saw my comments and asked about Roger Wilson from Seven Brides. So, my sole purpose for posting this entry tonight is to provide a picture to show her *g*. And, instead of doing laundry as planned and starting dinner as planned, I've just spent the last 2 hours not at all obsessively trying to find my favorite group promo photo of the "McFadden Family". Yes, I *do* remember specific photos promoting the show from TV Guide 25 years ago. It's a curse gift.

Roger, BTW, was the adorably hot-tempered and beaten-to-a-pulp Mickey in Porky's and at least its first sequel. 

C'mon! It's a classic. I have no shame in admitting having watched it (see Dean icon above).

So here, without further ado (I know, it's a little late for that!), is a picture of Roger Wilson, amongst such well known older and younger "brothers" including Richard Dean Anderson, Peter Horton, Drake Hogestyn, and little12 year old River Phoenix.

The cast of the 1982/83 TV series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, clockwise from the top right: Drake Hogestyn, Tim Topper, River Phoenix, Bryan Utman, Roger Wilson, Peter Horton and Richard Dean Anderson. The lucky lady surrounded by all that gorgeousity is Terri Treas.


Posted by: gatorpez (gatorpez)
Posted at: February 14th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)

Roger Wilson was also in the movie "Porky's". Hee.

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: February 14th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)

Yup, I actually mention Mickey somewhere up in this post *g*. Did you know he's a leading advocate/activist in the rebuilding of New Orleans cause now?

I didn't. But while trying to find *that* photo, I found all kinds of current stuff on him, this being an example:


Posted by: gatorpez (gatorpez)
Posted at: February 14th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)

oops, sorry, I missed that line in your post. :)

According to imdb, Roger was born in New Orleans and from the people I know that are from there, roots are very deep and if you're from there, you're always tied to the city.

Edited at 2008-02-14 02:53 am (UTC)

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: February 14th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)

Yup. And he's best buddies with Harvey Keitel. Who'd a thunk it?

Last I'd heard of Roger, he'd filed a $40M lawsuit against Leo deCaprio for allegedly having his posse beat him up over a girl ?? This was maybe 7/8 years ago? Strange!

Posted by: morganslady (morganslady)
Posted at: February 14th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)

I keep waiting for them to get 7 Brides on dvd!! That's where I first saw RDA..

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: February 14th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
Impala Road

Once I fell for him on GH, I followed wherever he appeared. I watched him on every talk show possible; watched his singing performance on Dinah Shore *g*, fell for his guest starring character "Andy" on the New FBI and Seven Brides was like nirvana for me since I loved Peter Horton too. Then fell for Roger also! Ironically, McGuyver never captured me the way it should have.

There's just no accounting for the fickle tastes of a teenage girl!

Posted by: hucknclem (hucknclem)
Posted at: February 14th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
Pete Yorn

OMG, this was the favorite show of my preadolescence! Handsome men in California and a musical too?? Although for whatever reason I saw a clip somewhere years later and had to admit the show was - um - slightly cheesy. But I don't care - I'd still buy it on DVD! :) Thanks for posting this! Oh, and I think both Roger Wilson and (is it Tim?) Topper (the guy who plays Evan) were in the film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas... :)

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: February 14th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)

Weren't they just glorious?! You're right though... I've seen clips and cheesy is a great description. There are a few on YouTube - mostly of River and Ricky Dean.

Doesn't matter though. the show still brings back fond memories :D.

Posted by: smilla (smilla02)
Posted at: February 14th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
facepalms (martin)


We all have embarassing crush hidden somewhere in the drawer :D

Starsky and Hutch, Yay! I was a BABY like ten at most and I already invented stories for them. I was a Starsky girl, tough, even though I am almost sure I'd be a Hutch girl now that I'm older and not wiser :)

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: February 14th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)

S&H were the perfect hurt!comfort team. And I was inventing stories for them back then too :).

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Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: February 18th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
Alec Shoulder

I was a huge RDA fan as I mentioned above, even tried to schedule my highschool classes around General Hospital so I'd get home in time from school to watch him. I also preferred Parker to Shaun though I preferred Wopat to Schneider in The Dukes. John Scheider is a gorgeous specimen of a man though, he was just a tad too pretty for my tastes back in the day. With Mag7, I was a Buck girl all the way and, as anyone who has read my fics can attest, I adored the big brother/little brother relationship of Buck & JD. I was very fond of Ezra though and always tried to give him a special moment in each of my fics.

Duhamel is a fine looking man too. I have to admit I fan-girl squeed though when Mary Winchester herself appeared as his wife in Transformers. My hubby could only roll his eyes and shake his head ;).

Edited at 2008-02-18 03:31 am (UTC)

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Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: February 19th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)

My Mag7 stories often touched on the Chris-Buck friendship too. I found it so much more compelling than the more popular Chris-Vin one. Strictly speaking Gen here, since slash was never my thing. ;)

I think there might be about a dozen of my Mag7 fics out there (on my page and at Blackraptor). I was never prolific and am less so with SPN. My muse is a fickle thing and I rely on it for complete stories before I even considering writing these days. Aside from working on completing an epic Lancer (the old western) story for the last number of months, I haven't written anything new. If RL ever settles down, hopefully SPN will inspire the muse again.