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Joey Lawrence is still saying "whoa"

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 20th 2006 11:59AM

Joseph LawrenceSo you were an adorable kid on a couple of hit TV shows (Gimme A Break and Blossom), an underrated show (Brotherly Love) and endless other shows and TV movies. You want to get away from your kid actor days because you're an adult, so you drop the whole "Joey" thing and start going by the name "Joseph." You want to graduate to meatier roles, more mature roles.

So why do you agree to star in an Ice Breakers commercial with the Duff sisters and say your famous "whoa!" line? I can understand why some TV stars might want to cash in on an old catch phrase - how many times have we had to sit through Gary Coleman saying "whatchoo talkin 'bout Wills? when he got older? - but why you, Joey? (Sorry, Joseph). You're a talented guy who could probably do a lot of things, and while I'm all for self-deprecation and even some nostalgia, I think you're too young to be looking backward like that. So stop saying "whoa" and grab a meaty character role or co-star in a nice ensemble drama.

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Matt

I think this was his best performance yet.

March 02 2006 at 11:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jenna

Hey..its a commercial. Not exactly the best nor the worst i have ever seen. I haven't seen him anything in forever! Now is it me or is Hillary looking a wee bit on the thin side..maybe it was the angle lol.

March 01 2006 at 11:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Harry

I do wish Blossom were on DVD though.

February 20 2006 at 11:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JimK

"So why do you agree to star in an Ice Breakers commercial with the Duff sisters and say your famous "whoa!" line?"

For a big fat bag of money. They're not exactly beating down his door these days.

February 20 2006 at 5:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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