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Jun 30 2014

Kveller Exclusive: Old School Pics From Mayim Bialik’s “Blossom” Days

By at 12:31 pm

In case you haven’t gotten enough of the “Blossom” reunion on the internet, on Kveller, or elsewhere, I wanted to share some behind the scenes pictures from my “Blossom” days. “Blossom” is returning to Hub TV Monday, July 7. Hopefully, these will jog your memory in the best way and not make you feel old!

1. Me, Joey, and Jenna at my high school graduation celebration on set.

Mayim Bialik, Jenna Van Oy, and Joey Lawrence on Blossom set at Mayim's graduation

My mom arranged for a little graduation “party” for me on set when I graduated from high school in real life. That’s our beloved director Bill Bixby behind me and Jenna.

2. Me and Joey going to the People’s Choice Awards.

Mayim Bialik and Joey Lawrence at People's Choice Awards in 1980s

This was maybe first or second season; we were 14 and 15. Check out my beehive!

3. Me and Joey and Jenna before some awards thing.

mayim bialik, jenna van oy and joey lawrence at awards show

Look at how young we were. Wow. Jenna looks like Emma Watson here, I think. And Joey’s hair is so 90s, I love it.

4. Me and David Lascher.

mayim bialik and david lascher behind the scenes on set of "blossom"

Yeah, he was hot. He played Vinny. He was a super nice guy. He still is in the industry, acting and writing. We had a lot of fun times together. I love this picture of us. I stole one of his character’s shirts from the wardrobe department when the show ended, because they always got him these vintage flannels and that was my style! (No, he didn’t steal any of my “Blossom” hats.)

5. Me and Michael Stoyanov in drag.

Mayim Bialik and Michael Stoyanoy in drag, behind the scenes on "Blossom" set

There was an episode that called for the boys to be in drag, and here is Michael–my older brother on the show–in drag. I love this picture. I was growing my bangs out, so they were parted awkwardly in the middle and it was a horrible hair phase for me, but whatever.

6. Me with a young body.

Mayim Bialik in a daisy bikini on Blossom set

When we did a take-off on Madonna’s “Truth or Dare” in Season 3, I got to pretend to be Madonna in a dream sequence. It was all of the cast’s favorite episode we ever did. It was shot on location, in black and white, and it was full of cameos by Tori Spelling, Neil Patrick Harris, David Cassidy, Mr. T, and a bunch of other celebrities. Here’s me posing like Madonna. Note the blossoms covering the bra. This was considered racy at the time and that’s why we added fabric to the sleeves of the bra. These days, I think I could have gone topless in this kind of episode, but I guess in 1993, we had a little modesty still…I am also kind of embarrassed to post this, but I was 17 and this is what the episode called for. Also, I had no idea how much I should have appreciated my abdominal muscles because they look NOTHING LIKE THIS now.

There’s more where this came from, trust me. I’ve got a photo box chock full of good memories. Enjoy!

For more Blossom trivia, check out this joint interview with Mayim and Jenna (who played Six!) about motherhood,¬†what really went down at the #BlossomReunion, and Mayim’s thoughts on becoming a child actor.

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About Mayim

Mayim Bialik is the grandchild of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the mother of two young boys. She is best known for her lead role in the 1990s NBC sitcom Blossom, as well as her current role as Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS' The Big Bang Theory.

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