This teenage sitcom is named after its main character, likable but sissy schoolgirl Blossom Russo. It centers around her life at school and at home, where she lives with her single father, charming musician Nick Russo, who tries hard to be an exemplary parent, and her two elder brothers, the cool Anthony, the eldest, and sweet but rather weak and naive Joey. Her best friend, Six LeMeure, who is educationally neglected at her home and thus is almost always around at the Russos as well as at school, is the voice of mischief and thus often her partner in crime. Written by
Blossom has two parents in the pilot. The dad was played by One Day at a Times' Richard Masur, not Ted Wass, the mom was played by It's a Living's Barrie Youngfellow. The dad was an accountant at a Los Angelos corporation, not a musician, and his pet name for Blossom was "ace". Joey Lawrence's name in the pilot was "Donnie." And the theme song was "My Prerogative" by Bobby Brown, not "My Opinionation". See more »
It was not only funny, but a lot of the situations that Blossom went through was what I experienced as a teenager growing up and therefore I could relate to. It had a positive message in educating young people about issues such as alcohol, drugs and teenage pregnancy. It also showed what it's like for a single father to raise three children and his fear for the dates that his daughter brings home and above all how to overcome their problems as a family unit. Many stars fade out past their teens, but Joey Lawrence's career has esculated further as a result of Blossom's success so it couldn't been all that bad for him, playing a complete dimwit.
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