(A bit late on posting today – I’ve been feeling sick all week but I dragged myself in and then no one else in my department showed up for work! So, as you can imagine, it’s been a pleasant morning. Blech!)
Yesterday’s Burt Reynolds mustache post reminded me of one of my early Burt Reynolds memories so I thought I would share it in another edition of Hey, Remember That?
Back in 1987, after Burt Reynold’s big heyday, he did some work on a children’s show. While he did not appear on the show, his voice was used as that of the main character’s father. The show in question . . .?
If you’ve never seen the show, the premise was pretty simple. Donna Garland got jiggy with an extraterrestrial named Troy (voiced by Burt Reynolds from the inside of a glowing cube) and birthed a magical hybrid daughter named Evie. Although Evie looked human, she possessed a number of alien powers, such as the ability to stop time*, the ability to “gleep” things into existance and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures (this was discovered when she survived a flamethrower attack at her 18th birthday party**).
Adorable AND flame-retardant!
In addition to Donna, Evie and Troy, the cast also feature Evie’s Crazy Uncle Beano*** who ran a diet clinic, former television actor and town mayor Kyle Applegate, surfer dude and sometimes Evie Boyfriend Chris Fuller and milkshake swiller and Evie Best Friend Lindsay Selkirk.
Anyway, if you remember this show and are feeling nostalgic for Evie the weird alien girl, you can listen to the theme song here****.
*I so wanted this power when I was little.
** How this show never got sued by the parents of copycat kids, I’ll never know.
*** The man who played Uncle Beano (Joe Alaskey) also provided the voice of Plucky Duck on Tiny Toons.
**** Something amusing about the openings – they had a bunch of different ones but at the end of every one, Evie bumps a ladder and knocks over a paint can which she stops from falling by freezing time. You’d think after like the second time that happened, they would stop putting the ladder in front of the door like that.