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The Savage Years

Hi there, everyone. Welcome to my LiveJournal. My name is Fred Savage and you may know me as the child actor from such movies as 'The Princess Bride' and the TV show 'The Wonder Years.' Well, I've grown up now.

Very First Post [05 Sep 2004|12:11pm]
Hi internet browsers. This is the LiveJournal of Fred Savage, former child star. I've decided to start my own LiveJournal after noticing the success of another former child actor's blog, Will Wheaton. I figure this will be a good place to share my thoughts and tell you about my life.

Plus, Will Wheaton's blog is pretty popular and gets mentioned on Fark a lot. Maybe I can get my blog here mentioned on Fark too.

Plus, I have a lot of time on my hands and need something to do.

Very Second Post [06 Sep 2004|10:37pm]
[ music | Joe Cocker - With a Little Help From My Friends ]

Man it was a hard day at work. Some teenager called in sick, so I had to work a double shift at the Burger King. It was tough. I was on my feet for over ten hours taking orders, working the drive thru, and putting together hamburgers. Do you realize just how messy a fat food bathroom gets in one day? It gets bad.

Fans [20 Sep 2004|03:21pm]
One of the first things fans ask me when they see me is, "I loved you in the show 'Boy Meets World.'" I have to then explain to them that my name is Fred Savage, and I wasn't on that show. They are thinking of my younger brother Ben Savage.

If they then ask where Ben is, I tell them to try the grocery store down the street after 10pm every day except Sundays. That's when he starts his shift sweeping and mopping the floors.

It's kind of weird now that I think about it. Here me and Ben are, two brothers who both pursued acting at a young age and each starred in coming-of-age television series in our youth. Kind of makes you think.

I then ask the fans if they would like fries with their order, and they usually say yes.

Old Movies, Old Memories [29 Sep 2004|07:40pm]
[ music | Charmer - Mesozoic Mind ]

Out of all of my four or five movie roles, the one I always recall most fondly was my role as a student in the 1987 educational film 'Dinosaur'. It had a really great song called 'Mesozoic Mind.'

It turns out there is an entire website devoted to that song. Wow, I wish I had a fan site. Check it out and post in the forums.

Working Man's Blues [12 Oct 2004|10:17pm]
[ music | Joe Cocker - With a Little Help From My Friends ]

Trying to clean the fry machine at work is always a pain. You have to get under there at a weird angle and scrape away all the little bits of fried stuff that stick to the machine. And the cleaning fluids that I have to use make me really dizzy.

'Wonder Years' Now Airing in Croatia[02 Nov 2004|01:15am]
Remember when Nick at Night used to air the reruns of 'The Wonder Years'? I miss those days because the residual checks helped me pay rent. After Nick at Night stopped airing the old episodes, I had to move into a smaller apartment in the bad side of town, and get a roommate who never cleans the bathroom and is always having sex in our bedroom, forcing me to sleep on the couch most nights.

Luckily, it turns out that a TV station in Croatia (TV Krzkjkrv channel 5) has started showing 'The Wonder Years' to a whole new audience in the former Yugoslav republic. The residual checks are already coming in, and while they aren't much, they do cover my bus fare.

Dealing with New Employees [15 Nov 2004|01:01pm]
[ music | Frankie Paul - How I Love You ]

We got a new employee at Burger King, another kid from the local high school. The assistant manager made me supervise him on his first day and show him the ropes, which is something I really don't like to do. Teenagers always have such an attitude problem. After being around me for a few hours, he said he recognized me from somewhere but couldn't think of where and then asked me if I had ever been on TV. When I told him who I was and what I was from, he wouldn't stop laughing. It happens every time.

Doing Some Reading [12 Dec 2004|02:55pm]
[ music | Mark Knopfler - The Friends Song ]

I spend at lot of time at the public library, because this is the only place I can access the internet to update my LiveJournal. This gives me a good opportunity to read but can also lead to problems. Case in point: I was a few days overdue borrowing 'The DiVinci Code.' The fine came to about $2.50. I don't have that kind of money. But what was I going to do? If I didn't pay the fine, I wouldn't be allowed to use the library's internet. Long story short, I had to sell some blood to pay it off. I'm a little light headed right now, but at least I can still work on my LiveJournal.

Then there was that other time a librarian caught me looking at internet porn. It was even more embarrassing the third time they caught me and I had to receive a lecture over violating the appropriate use of their computers. But I said more than I really want to about that.

On a brighter note, my good friend, Danica McKellar, who played my love Winnie Cooper on 'The Wonder Years" is some big shot math scientist now. I just heard about this when I was googling my name, and found a Wonder Years site that had a biography of her. She probably has won  few Nobel Prizes I bet. I should give her a call to congratulate her if I can ever find out what her phone number is.

Check out her website. Man, I wish I had regular acting work like she does.

Possible Acting Work Ahead [13 Dec 2004|01:31pm]
[ music | The Paladins  - Let's Go ]

Things might be looking up on the acting front. This morning I got a call from my agent, who I haven't heard from in a few years. It turns out he got married in 2001. I congratulated him, but didn't ask why I was not invited to the wedding, because I didn't want to create an awkward relationship like I have with my former accountant.

Anyway, remember when I told you 'The Wonders Years' has started airing in Croatia on TV Krzkjkrv channel 5? Well the show has become quite the hit series, at least among people in Croatia who actually own TV sets, of which they are few. But those people who are fortunate enough to afford television are tuning into "The Wonder Years" in droves.

What my agent called to tell me was that since the show is so big in Croatia, I had been given an offer to shoot some Croatian commercials. Acting work, finally! The only problem is I would have to travel to Croatia for a few months, so I will have to take some significant time off from Burger King, and I don't know if the manager will let me.

Happy New Year [3 Jan 2005|9:06am]
[ music | Stephen Bishop - Walking on Air ]

Happy 2005. Yes, I know it's the third. I would have posted this earlier, but the library was closed over New Years weekend. Plus my roommate was hosting a New Years Party that I wasn't invited to, so I had to check into the YMCA for the weekend. The Y is an awesome place to live, and I had a lot of fun staying there. Except for when I was banned from the pool for doing cannonballs during eh children's swim class, I don't have any complaints.

I should tell you I was let go from my job at Burger King. I didn't want to stop working there, but I needed to take a couple of months off to travel to Croatia to shoot those commercials and my boss refused to give me that much time off. So I took my pants off and sat in the tub of pickles and was fired. Problem solved. Now I just need to find a way to make enough money to live until I go to Croatia, which won't be for several months. I should have though this through a little better

Hochy Mochy!

Off to Croatia [24 June 2005|05:00pm]
[ music | Mark Knopfler - A Happy Ending ]

I'm sorry I haven't posted for so long, but I have been busy getting ready to travel to Croatia to film some commercials. Since I am no longer employed at Burger King, I have been getting by on unemployment until the commercials film. It turns out I actually make more collecting unemployment than I did working at Burger King. Weird.

Well, it might be a while until I write again. I don't know if Croatia has the internet yet, and either way, I will be quite busy with those commercials.

As they say in Croatia, "Hsdkjfs sak asdfklsdkfj." Goodbye for now.

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