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Greg In Hollywood hangs out with Rodney Allen Rippy of 1970s Jack in the Box commercial fame

Had so much fun the other night at the opening of the terrific Child Stars: Then & Now exhibit at The Hollywood Museum.

I’m going to do a full post tomorrow on all the child stars I met from some of my favorite TV shows but wanted to share this fun video with you today.

If you haven’t heard of Rodney Allen Rippy then you must be under 45. Because if you were a kid in the 1970s, you saw him on the Jack in the Box commercial for the then-new Jumbo Jack which, in those days, truly was jumbo.

I remember begging my mom to get me one after seeing the commercial one night and her best girlfriend was coming over and stopped and got me one.

They giggled as I tried to finish the thing and re-enacted the commercial featuring Rodney.

When I met Rodney at the museum event, I was very excited because that wonderful memory came right back.

So I did what any dude with his own blog would do: I went on Facebook Live and tried to recreate the commercial with him.

How I remembered it is not how it really was as I discovered after later watching it on YouTube but you will get the idea.

I’ve also posted Rodney’s hilarious appearance at the American Music Awards with Donny Osmond and Michael Jackson and, I think, the kid from The Courtship of Eddie’s Father.

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  1. Those were so fun!!! The AMA vid was genius. Thank you for the real belly laugh. Btw, I went to YouTube and watched it there. In the comments, the other kid is listed as Ricky Segall. Googled that to find he was member of the Partridge Family. Yeah, he didn’t look familiar to me at all. I think I remember the other kid who eventually replaced him. Good job, man.

  2. Also, I REALLY liked the live feed video. I’d love to see more of those. It could maybe become your thing!?

  3. Ricky Segall was an extra kid they brought on to Partridge Family when they jumped the shark. He just stood around and said cute things. He was never in the band.

  4. August 21st, 2016 at 1:43 pm
    Niel Sorensen says:

    The young boy is indeed Ricky Segall, from the Partridge Family. You referred to him as Brandon Cruz from “Courtship of Eddie’s Father”. They do look somewhat alike at that age. Thanks, Greg!! Great stuff!!!!

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