McGee and me! Joe Dammann is okay, Shaylisa is nice, but Whit Hertford is awesome

14 Aug

I claim to be a child of the “christian 90’s”. So what kind of blogger would I be without a post about McGee and Me?  It was just a matter of time really…


The New Adventures McGee and me!

In the Nick of Time (ep. 10) (1992)

Joe Dammann will always just be Nick to me. I remember watching the “New Adventures” for the first time, as a pre-teen, and wondering..”Oh no, is that what turning into a teenager looks like?!”

Thanks to McGee and me I truly feared God and puberty.  Joe seems to be doing more behind the scene work, voice over, and smaller part stuff, but still in the biz.

joe dammann

Far too many M's and N's in your name Sir

Joe’s Facebook – maybe he will be your friend. I’m sure he won’t find it weird or anything.

Whit Hertford plays nerdy little Philip. He was always my favorite. Plus, I was a big Full House fan as a kid (don’t judge), so I knew him as ‘duck face’ as well. He’s a ‘unique’ looking fella, and a Mormon to boot. Well, occurding to the LDS website they claimed him as a LDS celebrity. I guess they define celebrity loosely. Heck, I guess I know who he is.

I hadn’t heard of him in years, then all of a sudden I was watching Glee (which I never watch), and the choreographer for the episode looked awfully familiar. Then I realized, Hey! That’s Whitby!

He’s using the internet like a madman, making videos (Funny or Die), being on late night, and having several websites full of funny stuff. Check out his tumblr.

Shaylisa Hurte starred as Renee, Nick’s only girl friend. She was okay I guess. I didn’t find her all that interesting, but her parents were divorced (shocking!).

Nowadays she can help you sell your house.

New Adventures McGee and me Intro

McGee and me  – edited the way I want

Of all the Christian videos for kids, I found McGee and Me to be the least annoying, and more professionally done. I didn’t realize until now that they were produced by Focus on the Family. I can’t stand Focus on the Family, so it kinda sucks to know I actually enjoyed something they had a hand in.

McGee and Me had a bunch of awkward kids, that made even me seem cool at the time. There are a lot of Bible verses, and a moral lesson to learn in every video of course. They aren’t so bad, for a Christian kid series anyways.

And actually had some talented kid actors that went on to do other things.

Next…  More SuperKids

7 Responses to “McGee and me! Joe Dammann is okay, Shaylisa is nice, but Whit Hertford is awesome”

  1. JeRocks2day September 10, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

    Hey there. I just stumbled upon your blog and thought I’d comment.

    I remember McGee and Me back in my day when it was big. The best part of the show was the animated segments with McGee, near the beginning or in-between the show.

    Looking back at it’s production history now, I actually learned that a lot of talented cartoonists, and animators worked on the show, such as Ken Boyer, Eddie Fitzgerald, Brian Mitchell, etc. A lot of them worked other animated series such as Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs, Ren and Stimpy, Tiny Toon Adventures, Mighty Mouse, Family Guy, Lion King, etc.

    • ldarwin September 11, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

      Very interesting… I always thought the animation was top notch, so that makes sense. Thanks for commenting!

      • JeRocks2day September 12, 2011 at 4:13 am #

        Your welcome. 🙂

        Also, Townshend Coleman [Michaelangelo from TMNT, The Tick, etc] did voice work, as the narrator, of the episode McGee TV. It was direct to video, and basically featured montage of previous McGee and Me episodes. I used to rewatch that tape for the sake of montage and Townshead Coleman’s voice.

        There was also a small rewrite in the clip where McGee and Nick parodied ‘At the Movies with Siskel and Ebert’ when they were reviewing two movies. Near the end of the clip, after they were nearly blown up, McGee remarks “I told you that movie was a bomb!” XD

  2. Corey D. Willis November 28, 2011 at 11:44 pm #

    Dang it! Now I just ordered DVD set of McGee and Me! for memories sake. 🙂 Way to make me waste my money! Haha. I remember loving these as a kid and I have a couple other friends who did to. Now I’m going to have a lame 90s movie night! Anyone see Last Chance Detectives? It was a similar type series from that time period.

    • ldarwin November 29, 2011 at 12:45 am #

      lol.. 90’s movie night sounds awesome. I don’t think I ever saw ‘last chance detectives’

      • JeRocks2day November 29, 2011 at 2:23 am #

        Wasn’t Mae Whitman [voice of Katara from Avatar: TLA] in Last Chance Detectives?

        I remember reading something like that when I was on wikipedia.

  3. Elint89 January 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    This blog rocks!!!! Keep it coming….

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