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New Kids on The Block TV Show – The Right Stuff

November 7, 2005 by  

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands (clap clap)!! Variety is reporting that Donnie Wahlberg is developing a new TV show based on his life growing up on the streets of Boston (shout out to the Dot), and his rise to stardom as one of the New Kids on the Block (or something like that). Walhberg had this to say about his rise and fall as a New Kid:

“I didn’t give enough credit to my experience until I tracked it,” he said. “I realized, wait a minute, there’s some good stuff here. The initial idea was about my music career. But I realized that I couldn’t tell the story without painting the picture of how I wound up there in the first place. It will follow a street kid in one of the most racially hostile periods in the history of America,” Wahlberg said. “And how he came through it.”

Now before I start getting a bunch of nasty comments, let me just say this…I LOVE the New Kids. I grew up with them. I wore their big buttons, I slept on their sheets and pillowcases. My bedroom walls were covered with their pictures and posters (mostly ripped from the Big Bopper). When I got straight A’s in 8th grade, my Mom rewarded me by driving my Jordan and Jon’s house. (I think that’s called stalking these days). I will always look back at Donnie, Jordan, Joe, Jon and yes, even Danny with the fondest of thoughts. They were part of my childhood, and you can make fun of me all you want but you can’t take that from me.

And oh the shit I am going to get for this…BUT…this summer I went away with a bunch of friends. And as a throw back to our younger and more innocent days, one of my friends decided to decorate one of the bedrooms in old school, NKOTB style. She took the old posters, books, and magazines that she’s saved for years, down from her parents basement, and plastered them on the walls. It was hysterical. There I was sleeping underneath a poster of Joey Joe, just like I had done for so many years. And dammit if she didn’t pull our her old school NKOTB official tour jacket. We all took turns wearing it for the weekend (indoors only, of course). It was hysterical!!!. (My friends are going to kill me, but the pics are below).

My point, not that I really have one is…for many of us, of a certain age, the New Kids were our Beatles, albeit with far less talent. And no matter what they do I will support my hometown boys through the good (Donnie in “Band of Brothers”) the bad (Joey in “Dancing with the Stars”), and the ugly (Jordan on “The Surreal Life”).

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6 Responses to “New Kids on The Block TV Show – The Right Stuff”

  1. Anonymous on November 7th, 2005 5:23 pm

    Back in the day I went to Massachusetts on vacation with my parents and I insisted that we go to Needham and try and find Joey’s house. We never did, but I got a pic of myself in front of the Needham Fire Department.

  2. All This Nonsense on November 8th, 2005 8:54 am

    That’s what it’s all about. We were diehards!!! Thanks for visiting the site

  3. Anonymous on November 8th, 2005 1:12 pm

    You didn’t find Joey’s house in Needham because the house he bought was in Brookline. I grew up 2 houses down from the McIntyre clan in JP.

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  5. KJ on January 30th, 2008 5:00 pm

    Love the tour jacket. Wish I had one back in the day… 😉

    And I loved your story about your summer get away. That’s nostalgia for you-a very powerful thing.

  6. Jennifer Roberts on August 4th, 2008 7:02 pm

    Well I have to say that I am still a die hard and well, so flippin geeked over this reunion that I can barely stand it. I love your story but I must argue one point……far less talented then the Beatles? C’mon seriously……. Have your heard “Single” yet……wake up girls……our guys are back.

    Die Hard to the end