Monday, September 16, 2013

GMMB 01.03 - Wall Street

Let's focus on Mikey. Who would he want in the friendly skies in his private jet? Justine Bateman. Who? That was my initial thought. But the name struck something deep in my brain. Justine Bateman is Jason Bateman's sister. She was in this show:
Family Ties
This is "Family Ties," which was nearing its end during the first incarnation of "Saved by the Bell." This is her, just in case you were confused:
Justine Bateman
Not bad, I guess. Lovers of good shows may well remember her from a small appearance in her brother's show "Arrested Development," where she played a possible sister named Nellie, which in fact turned out to be a completely different thing. Here she is with Jason in the episode appropriately called "Family Ties."
Arrested Development - "Family Ties"

Now back to Mikey. Mikey Gonzalez. Mikey is played by Max Battimo, an Argentinean kid who moved to L.A. at the age of two. "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" was his only real job in Hollywood. After the show he had a spot in a movie and then gave up acting, mostly due to feeling rejected by the "Saved by the Bell" crew. Rumor has it that he is a professional hockey referee. And that is all you need to know about Mikey. Sad.
Max Battimo
And the rumors are true! I just found this ESPN article.

And, just for fun, here's another person in the background not eating their food.
That poor sloppy Joe doesn't get eaten the entire scene.

Feel free to share what stood out to you in the comments below.