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Trivia / New Kids on the Block

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  • Creator Backlash: None of the members are particularly fond of the animated series, especially because they think the voice actors didn't try particularly hard to get their voices right.
  • Creator Breakdown: Toward the end of their original run, Jon was pretty much falling apart due to a combination of general weariness with the band, the stress of trying to keep his orientation under wraps, and increasingly severe panic attacks. This eventually led to his departure, with the rest staying on as a quartet for a short while before breaking up. Although Jonathan has put in a lot of work to maintain his mental health, there are times in the post-reunion era when he'll withdraw in the middle of performances if he feels his issues reemerging.
  • Fandom Nod:
    • "Tonight" is all about being eager to perform for the girls in the audience.
    • Joey's solo song "Five Brothers and a Million Sisters" revolves around the group reuniting and being grateful to their fans for their support.
    • The entire comeback tour, especially in its later stages when more callbacks to the group's early days were incorporated into the performances and song selections.
  • One-Hit Wonder: New Kids On The Block had a bunch of hits, but Jordan Knight only managed to notch one for himself as a solo artist with "Give It To You."
  • What Could Have Been: There was plans to bring the quintet back onstage for an appearance at the 1999 MTV VMAs, but every member save for Jonathan accepted and once he declined, the others said that they would not appear without him.