Darius McCrary Donates a FAMILY MATTERS Costume to Paley Center’s TV Out of the Box Exhibit
August 10, 2012 by Marisa Roffman
As someone who is slightly obsessed with Paley Center’s TV Out of the Box Exhibit, I always delight when new things are added. Sure, every time I go in I am still drawn to the massive FRIENDS display that greets me (come on guys, they have the turkey Joey and Monica put on their heads, Phoebe’s guitar, and so much more), but discovering the new set pieces and costumes that get added is what makes coming back fun. (I’ve gone three times since the exhibit opened in March. I may need an intervention if I keep up this rate.)
Last week, FAMILY MATTERS star Darius McCrary (Eddie Winslow) did his part to keep things fresh at the exhibit — he donated a costume from the classic ABC sitcom for the museum to display. The outfit (which McCrary is holding in the picture to the left, alongside FAMILY MATTERS co-creator/executive producer William Bickley) was worn in the fifth season episode, “Aunt Oona,” where Donna Summer guest starred as Aunt Oona from Altoona and “surprised” everyone with her singing abilities. According to Warner Bros. the costume came from McCrary’s personal collection and will be displayed alongside a costume and bowtie that was worn by Jaleel White (Urkel) on the series.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area, other new additions to the TV Out of the Box exhibit include outfits and props from SUBURGATORY, HART OF DIXIE, ARROW, 666 PARK AVENUE, PERSON OF INTEREST, and more. (And that’s in addition to the SUPERNATURAL, FRINGE, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE BIG BANG THEORY, SEINFELD and tons of other shows that are already represented there.)
So check it out, and let me know if you dig it as much as I do!
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