History Series / TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries

14th Aug '17 5:32:51 PM FranksGirl
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** "House on Possessed Hill" features a psychiatrist hypnotizing a young psychic woman so she can wander an old house like she was four years old.

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** "House on Possessed Hill" features a psychiatrist hypnotizing a young psychic woman so she can wander an old house like she was four years old. Said psychiatrist also hangs out with the patient's mother at their home, in the middle of the night, just because the young woman hasn't come home on time.



** A third episode, "The Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew Meet Dracula", may count as well, though the supernatural aspect is met with skepticism, is suspected of being only due to TheVillain's delusions, and, when shown to be real at the very end, [[RealAfterAll is only seen by Joe Hardy.]]

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** A third episode, "The Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew Meet Dracula", may count as well, though zig-zags on this: the supernatural aspect is initially met with skepticism, is suspected of being only skepticism and thought to be due to TheVillain's delusions, and, when shown to be real RealAfterAll at the very end, [[RealAfterAll is only seen by Joe Hardy.]]Hardy,]] who isn't believed.



* BermudaTriangle: The episode "The Mysterious Fate of Flight 608" subverts this to pieces. The Hardys board a plane that will be flying over the infamous area; Joe finds out about the flight path from a scared passenger and freaks out, though Frank scoffs at the idea, saying science has debunked the whole thing. But then the plane runs into trouble: a hurricane hits, the pilots collapse, Frank ends up crash-landing the plane into the ocean, and the passengers take refuge on a deserted island, with the scared passenger saying they're now in another dimension and lost for good. [[spoiler: Nothing mysterious about it -- the pilots were drugged by a diamond smuggler, and the island is within spitting-distance of Bermuda, with rescue crews heading their way.]]

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* BermudaTriangle: The episode "The Mysterious Fate of Flight 608" subverts this initially appears to pieces.play it straight, then averts it midway through. The Hardys board a plane that will be flying over the infamous area; Joe finds out about the flight path from a scared passenger and freaks out, though Frank scoffs at the idea, saying science has debunked the whole thing. But then the plane runs into trouble: a hurricane hits, the pilots collapse, Frank ends up crash-landing the plane into the ocean, and the passengers take refuge on a deserted island, with the scared passenger saying they're now in another dimension and lost for good. [[spoiler: Nothing mysterious about it -- the pilots were drugged by a diamond smuggler, and the island is within spitting-distance of Bermuda, with rescue crews heading their way.]]



** "Last Kiss of Summer": See the entry for StuffedIntoTheFridge below.

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** "Last Kiss of Summer": See the entry for StuffedIntoTheFridge below.below for full description. Jamie is introduced, only to be killed in the first 10 minutes, and is never mentioned in any other episode, despite supposedly being the love of Joe's life.



* HollywoodVoodoo: "Voodoo Doll", an episode that has to be seen to be believed. A white stuffy English professor is somehow a Voodoo High Priest (with the Haitian Voodoo Priest stated to be his "protoge"), tarot cards called "Voodoo cards" (though their apparent accuracy is actually a MindScrew used by the villain to psych the Hardys out), and stage magic presented as the real thing. Though the episode does have one point in its favor: Baron Samedi is not mentioned at all, and during a fake Voodoo ceremony, the practitioners summon "Papa Legba" instead.
** Point taken away: [[ArtisticLicenseReligion Papa Legba is the guardian of the crossroads]], and would hardly be the one invoked for the apparent death curse that the villains are trying to lay on the Hardys.
** Point ''doubly'' taken away: TheVillain owns a Voodoo-themed bar called "Club Damballah". Damballah is a ''Haitian'' Voodoo loa whose worship strictly forbids the consumption of alcohol.
** Points triply taken away as all the Voodoo references in this New-Orleans-based episode are Haitian. New Orleans and Haitian Voodoo are two entirely different things. The episode does state that both villains are Haitian Voodoo practitioners, but that doesn't explain their circle of NOLA worshippers.

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* HollywoodVoodoo: "Voodoo Doll", an episode that has to be seen to be believed. A believed:
** An old
white stuffy English professor is somehow a Voodoo High Priest (with Priest, with the Haitian (Black) Voodoo Priest stated to be his "protoge"), tarot "protege".
** Tarot
cards are called "Voodoo cards" (though [[spoiler: though their apparent accuracy is actually a MindScrew used by the villain to psych the Hardys out), and out]]. Voodoo-themed Tarot did not exist at that point & no tarot uses the symbology or images shown; modern "Voodoo Tarot" is a CanonImmigrant incorporated from European-based Neo-Paganism.
** Obvious
stage magic presented as the real thing. Though the proof of "Voodoo powers".
** The
episode does have one point in its favor: favor, in an small aversion: Baron Samedi is not mentioned at all, and during a fake Voodoo ceremony, the practitioners summon "Papa Legba" instead.
**
instead. Point taken away: away, though: [[ArtisticLicenseReligion Papa Legba is the guardian of the crossroads]], and would hardly be the one invoked for the apparent death curse that the villains are trying to lay on the Hardys.
** Point ''doubly'' taken away: TheVillain owns a Voodoo-themed bar called "Club Damballah". Damballah is a ''Haitian'' Haitian Voodoo loa whose worship strictly forbids the consumption of alcohol.
** Points triply taken away Voodoo is presented solely as evil magic, not the path of healing & sincere worship that it is.
** To top everything off,
all the Voodoo references in this New-Orleans-based episode are Haitian.''Haitian Voodoo''. New Orleans and Haitian Voodoo are two entirely different things. The episode does state that both villains are Haitian Voodoo practitioners, but that doesn't explain their circle of NOLA worshippers.worshippers, and Haitian-style Voodoo is the only Voodoo presented in the episode.
11th Aug '17 8:06:43 PM FranksGirl
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* {{Revenge}}: ''Last Kiss of Summer'' has Joe Hardy going after the criminals who killed his fiancee' in a drunk-driving accident.

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* {{Revenge}}: ''Last {{Revenge}}:
** "Last
Kiss of Summer'' Summer" has Joe Hardy going after the criminals who killed his fiancee' in a drunk-driving accident.accident, stating that he's not going to leave L.A. until he gets them arrested.
** "Search for Atlantis". Despite being told that once they found a missing undercover agent, their job was over, Joe convinces Frank to stay to revenge the agent when said agent is found dead, as the agent had been close to the Hardy family as the boys were growing up and "was a very important part of our lives."



* RuthlessModernPirates: Third season episode ''Dangerous Waters'' features modern day pirates who lure in victims by pretending to be a boat in trouble, then either killing or kidnapping the people who stop to help. The plot kicks off with the Hardys trying to find a woman grabbed by the pirates, as she inadvertently stumbles over clues to the pirates' identity. The pirates state they not only intend to sell the woman into sex-slavery in China, but will kill Joe, as well.

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* RuthlessModernPirates: Third season episode ''Dangerous Waters'' "Dangerous Waters" features modern day pirates who lure in victims by pretending to be a boat in trouble, then either killing or kidnapping the people who stop to help. The plot kicks off with the Hardys trying to find a woman grabbed by the pirates, as she inadvertently stumbles over clues to the pirates' identity. The pirates state they not only intend to sell the woman into sex-slavery in China, but will kill Joe, as well.
11th Aug '17 8:01:31 PM FranksGirl
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* CatchPhrase: See the page quote.

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* CatchPhrase: See the page quote. Joe said this sarcastically at every opportunity, usually right before the brothers were about to get in some sort of "trouble" that had unexpected benefits.
11th Aug '17 7:59:33 PM FranksGirl
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** ''The Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew Meet Dracula'' has Frank & Joe investigating their dad's disappearance in Europe, which opens with them identifying corpses in a morgue. They eventually discover Fenton was attacked and has been unconscious for days in a monastery/hospital, with his recovery uncertain. The scene ends with Joe breaking down in tears at his father's bedside.
** ''Sole Survivor'' has Fenton being told his son Joe is missing and likely dead in a car wreck, with his body believed to have been washed out to sea.
** ''Assault on the Tower'': Fenton breaks down after Frank is caught by TheVillain and imprisoned with him, with Fenton believing that it's his fault that his son is now in danger of losing his life.
** ''Last Kiss of Summer'': after finding out that Joe is attempting a reckless sting on a pair of ruthless thieves who have already killed two people, Fenton tries to order his son to stop, to the point of trumping up charges so the feds will pick Joe up, as Fenton is scared that Joe will be killed, too.

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** ''The "The Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew Meet Dracula'' Dracula" has Frank & Joe investigating their dad's disappearance in Europe, which opens with them identifying corpses in a morgue. They eventually discover Fenton was attacked and has been unconscious for days in a monastery/hospital, with his recovery uncertain. The scene ends with Joe breaking down in tears at his father's bedside.
** ''Sole Survivor'' "Sole Survivor" has Fenton being told his son Joe is missing and likely dead in a car wreck, with his body believed to have been washed out to sea.
** ''Assault "Assault on the Tower'': Tower": Fenton breaks down after Frank is caught by TheVillain and imprisoned with him, with Fenton believing that it's his fault that his son is now in danger of losing his life.
** ''Last "Last Kiss of Summer'': Summer": after finding out that Joe is attempting a reckless sting on a pair of ruthless thieves who have already killed two people, Fenton tries to order his son to stop, to the point of trumping up charges so the feds will pick Joe up, as Fenton is scared that Joe will be killed, too.



** A third episode, "The Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew Meet Dracula'', may count as well, though the supernatural aspect is met with skepticism, is suspected of being only due to the BigBad's delusions, and when shown to be real at the very end, [[RealAfterAll is only seen by Joe Hardy.]]

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** A third episode, "The Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew Meet Dracula'', Dracula", may count as well, though the supernatural aspect is met with skepticism, is suspected of being only due to the BigBad's TheVillain's delusions, and and, when shown to be real at the very end, [[RealAfterAll is only seen by Joe Hardy.]]



* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Almost right down to a T: Frank Hardy, Manly (Parker Stevenson being the muscled prep-school jock into surfing), aggressive, and likely to get into a fight. Younger Brother Joe, Sensitive (Shaun Cassidy, slender teen-idol musician) who tries to avoid trouble at all costs. Though the show occasionally subverted it by having Frank shove Joe out front in dangerous situations. See CasualDangerDialog entry for example.
** Season Three really subverted it. Joe Hardy went from Sensitive Guy to the guy most likely to chase down the villain and get into a fight. This might just have been CharacterDevelopment, but still...
** Ironically, the later Casefiles novels had Frank as the sensitive intellectual and Joe as manly and impulsive.
* SeventiesHair: For young Gen X'ers first introduced to the Hardy Boys through this show with their long hair, seeing the contemporary covers of the books with them with their short hair was a shock.

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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Almost right down to a T: SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan:
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Frank Hardy, Manly (Parker Stevenson being the muscled prep-school jock into surfing), aggressive, and likely to get into a fight. fight; at one point, he even threatens to kick someone's teeth in. Younger Brother Joe, Sensitive (Shaun Cassidy, slender teen-idol musician) who tries to avoid trouble at all costs.costs & is more likely to fall for the victim-of-the-week. Though the show occasionally subverted it by having Frank shove Joe out front in dangerous situations. See CasualDangerDialog entry for example.
** Season Three really subverted it. swapped it around 180-degrees. Joe Hardy went from Sensitive Guy to the guy most likely to chase down the villain and get into a fight. This might just have been CharacterDevelopment, but still...
** Ironically, the later Casefiles novels had
fight, with Frank as being the sensitive intellectual one who gains a target's trust, often getting emotionally involved with the target, & is subsequently shown as upset and Joe as manly and impulsive.
conflicted over breaking that trust.
* SeventiesHair: For young Gen X'ers first introduced to the Hardy Boys through this show with their long long, feathered-back hair, seeing the contemporary covers of the books with them with their short hair was a shock.



* SpecialGuest: the show is FULL of these. "Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom", in particular, seemed to be just an excuse for Creator/{{ABC}} to work in as many of their B-list stars as possible.

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* SpecialGuest: the show is FULL of these. these:
**
"Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom", in particular, seemed to be just an excuse for Creator/{{ABC}} to work in as many of their B-list stars as possible.possible: [[Series/CharliesAngels Jaclyn Smith]], Creator/CaseyKasem, [[Series/McCloud Dennis Weaver]], and Robert Wagner are just a few, with Casey Kasem acting like [[Series/{{Columbo}} Lieutenant Columbo]], instead of just being himself.
** "The Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew Meet Dracula" not only had Series/BattlestarGalactica1978's Lorne Greene as TheVillain, but Bernie Taupin (Music/EltonJohn's co-writer) and Music/PaulWilliams.



* BermudaTriangle: The episode ''The Mysterious Fate of Flight 608'' subverts this to pieces. The Hardys board a plane that will be flying over the infamous area; Joe finds out about the flight path from a scared passenger and freaks out, though Frank scoffs at the idea, saying science has debunked the whole thing. But then the plane runs into trouble: a hurricane hits, the pilots collapse, Frank ends up crash-landing the plane into the ocean, and the passengers take refuge on a deserted island, with the scared passenger saying they're now in another dimension and lost for good. [[spoiler: Nothing mysterious about it -- the pilots were drugged by a diamond smuggler, and the island is within spitting-distance of Bermuda, with rescue crews heading their way.]]

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* BermudaTriangle: The episode ''The "The Mysterious Fate of Flight 608'' 608" subverts this to pieces. The Hardys board a plane that will be flying over the infamous area; Joe finds out about the flight path from a scared passenger and freaks out, though Frank scoffs at the idea, saying science has debunked the whole thing. But then the plane runs into trouble: a hurricane hits, the pilots collapse, Frank ends up crash-landing the plane into the ocean, and the passengers take refuge on a deserted island, with the scared passenger saying they're now in another dimension and lost for good. [[spoiler: Nothing mysterious about it -- the pilots were drugged by a diamond smuggler, and the island is within spitting-distance of Bermuda, with rescue crews heading their way.]]



** Point taken away: [[CriticalResearchFailure Papa Legba is the guardian of the crossroads]], and would hardly be the one invoked for the apparent death curse that the villains are trying to lay on the Hardys.

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** Point taken away: [[CriticalResearchFailure [[ArtisticLicenseReligion Papa Legba is the guardian of the crossroads]], and would hardly be the one invoked for the apparent death curse that the villains are trying to lay on the Hardys.
11th Aug '17 7:25:40 PM FranksGirl
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* AdaptationDyeJob: In the books, Frank's hair is dark. TV Show, inexplicably blonde.
** The eye colors of both brothers also fall into this. In the books, Joe is the blue-eyed blonde. Here, Frank has the blue eyes, Joe's hazel. Not that anyone's complaining, mind...
* {{Adorkable}}: The show ''tried'' to do this to Joe Hardy in 1st season: nerdy argyle sweater, check. Heavily into forensics and fingerprints and likely to start expounding on fingerprints at the drop of a hat, check. Portrayed as socially awkward younger brother, check. But then the writers realized they were up against [[TeenIdol Shaun Cassidy]] and gave it up as a lost cause.
* AdultFear: There are quite a few cases where one of the brothers and/or their dad is attacked or kidnapped, leaving the ones left terrified for their well-being. One episode has them investigating their dad's disappearance in Europe, which opens with them identifying corpses in a morgue. [[spoiler:They find out he was beaten severely and has been unconscious for four days, although fortunately he was being given medical attention, at least.]]
* AlternateContinuity: the show is considered this in regards to [[TheHardyBoys the book series.]] Woe betide any {{Fanfic}} writers who use these versions of the Hardys and don't flag their tale as such up front!
* AmateurSleuth: No matter where the Hardy brothers go, they end up involved in a mystery...though the show sometimes plays with it by having the cops or others get real suspicious about the Hardys' involvement, up to and including tossing them in jail. Nancy's amateur status is questionable, as she often implies that she's working for her father.
* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Many of the bad guys throughout the show are shown carrying guns without holsters and simply tuck the guns into their waistbands. A couple even have the gun tucked into the front of their pants...

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* AdaptationDyeJob: AdaptationDyeJob:
**
In the books, Frank's hair is dark. TV Show, inexplicably blonde.
** The eye colors of both brothers also fall into this. In the books, Joe is the blue-eyed blonde.blonde, Frank dark-eyed. Here, Frank has the blue eyes, Joe's hazel. Not that anyone's complaining, mind...
* {{Adorkable}}: The show ''tried'' to do this to Joe Hardy in 1st season: nerdy argyle sweater, check. Heavily into forensics and fingerprints and likely to start expounding on fingerprints at the drop of a hat, check. Portrayed as socially awkward socially-awkward-but-cute younger brother, check. But then the writers realized they were up against [[TeenIdol Shaun Cassidy]] and gave it up as a lost cause.
* AdultFear: There are quite a few cases where one of the brothers and/or their dad is attacked or kidnapped, leaving the ones left terrified for their well-being. One episode well-being:
** ''The Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew Meet Dracula''
has them Frank & Joe investigating their dad's disappearance in Europe, which opens with them identifying corpses in a morgue. [[spoiler:They find out he They eventually discover Fenton was beaten severely attacked and has been unconscious for four days, although fortunately he was days in a monastery/hospital, with his recovery uncertain. The scene ends with Joe breaking down in tears at his father's bedside.
** ''Sole Survivor'' has Fenton
being given medical attention, at least.]]
told his son Joe is missing and likely dead in a car wreck, with his body believed to have been washed out to sea.
** ''Assault on the Tower'': Fenton breaks down after Frank is caught by TheVillain and imprisoned with him, with Fenton believing that it's his fault that his son is now in danger of losing his life.
** ''Last Kiss of Summer'': after finding out that Joe is attempting a reckless sting on a pair of ruthless thieves who have already killed two people, Fenton tries to order his son to stop, to the point of trumping up charges so the feds will pick Joe up, as Fenton is scared that Joe will be killed, too.
* AlternateContinuity: Both the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew sides of the show is are considered this in regards to [[TheHardyBoys the two book series.]] series, due to the many changes the show makes to both book series' canons. Woe betide any {{Fanfic}} writers who use these versions of the Hardys and don't flag their tale as such up front!
* AmateurSleuth: No matter where the Hardy brothers go, they end up involved in a mystery...though the show sometimes plays with it by having mystery, and at one point, Chief Collig dresses them down for doing such while being "unlicensed and underage". All through first & second seasons, the cops or others get real suspicious about never accepted the Hardys' involvement, help without question and often gave them a good deal of scorn over being meddling bystanders, up to and including tossing them in jail. Nancy's amateur status is questionable, as she often implies that she's working for her father.
* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Many of the bad guys throughout the show are shown carrying guns without holsters and simply tuck the guns into their waistbands. A couple even have the gun tucked into the front of their pants...pants!
2nd Aug '17 8:14:15 PM FranksGirl
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* BermudaTriangle: The episode ''The Mysterious Fate of Flight 608'' subverts this. The Hardys board a plane that will be flying over the infamous area; Joe finds out about the flight path from a scared passenger, though Frank scoffs at the idea. Sure enough, the plane runs into trouble: a hurricane hits, the pilots collapse, Frank ends up crash-landing the plane into the ocean, and the passengers manage to make it to a small deserted island. Psych! [[spoiler: Nothing occult about it -- the pilots were drugged by a diamond smuggler, and the island is within spitting-distance of Bermuda, with rescue crews heading their way.]]

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* BermudaTriangle: The episode ''The Mysterious Fate of Flight 608'' subverts this. this to pieces. The Hardys board a plane that will be flying over the infamous area; Joe finds out about the flight path from a scared passenger, passenger and freaks out, though Frank scoffs at the idea. Sure enough, idea, saying science has debunked the whole thing. But then the plane runs into trouble: a hurricane hits, the pilots collapse, Frank ends up crash-landing the plane into the ocean, and the passengers manage to make it to take refuge on a small deserted island. Psych! island, with the scared passenger saying they're now in another dimension and lost for good. [[spoiler: Nothing occult mysterious about it -- the pilots were drugged by a diamond smuggler, and the island is within spitting-distance of Bermuda, with rescue crews heading their way.]]
2nd Aug '17 8:07:35 PM FranksGirl
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* BermudaTriangle: The episode ''The Mysterious Fate of Flight 608'' subverts this. The Hardys board a plane that will be flying over the infamous area; Joe finds out about the flight path from a scared passenger, though Frank scoffs at the idea. Sure enough, the plane runs into trouble: a hurricane hits, the pilots collapse, Frank ends up crash-landing the plane into the ocean, and the passengers manage to make it to a small deserted island. Psych! [[spoiler: Nothing occult about it -- the pilots were drugged by a diamond smuggler, and the island is within spitting-distance of Bermuda, with rescue crews heading their way.]]
8th Jul '17 6:38:15 PM FranksGirl
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* RuthlessModernPirates: Third season episode ''Dangerous Waters'' features modern day pirates who lure in victims by pretending to be a boat in trouble, then either killing or kidnapping the people who stop to help. The plot kicks off with the Hardys trying to find a woman grabbed by the pirates, as she inadvertently stumbles over clues to the pirates' identity. The pirates state they not only intend to sell the woman into sex-slavery in China, but will kill Joe, as well.
10th Apr '17 1:03:17 AM FranksGirl
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** Point ''doubly'' taken away: TheVillain owns a Voodoo-themed bar called "Club Damballah". Damballah is a ''Haitian'' Voodoo loa whose worship strictly forbids the consumption of alcohol.
** Points triply taken away as all the Voodoo references in this New-Orleans-based episode are Haitian. New Orleans and Haitian Voodoo are two entirely different things. The episode does state that both villains are Haitian Voodoo practitioners, but that doesn't explain their circle of NOLA worshippers.
28th Mar '17 2:00:24 PM FranksGirl
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* PrettyBoy: Joe Hardy, aka [[TeenIdol Shaun Cassidy]].

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* PrettyBoy: Joe Hardy, aka [[TeenIdol Shaun Cassidy]]. Slender and lean, check. Hair feathered back in '70s style, check. Constantly referred to himself as "the cute one" in-universe, check. Actor was a TeenIdol with a huge, squeeing FanGirl base, triple-check.
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