This is not the title of a show. But if there was a show with all of the Lawrence brothers in it, I would totally watch it. Oh wait, there was. But it was terrible so I didn’t watch a lot of it. That being said, the Lawrence brothers were good in every possible way. If and when I give birth, I better have three cute boys that are charming and funny like this trio or I’ll be pretttty upset. Hopefully they’ll want to take up careers in acting and make me millions–crossing my fingers (for my unborn children).
The eldest, and perhaps most popular brother would be Joey Lawrence of Blossom fame. I was too young to watch Blossom. Actually, that’s not true. I probably could have watched it, I just wasn’t aware of it’s existence. Let’s just put it this way, if it was on Nickelodeon, I would’ve watched it.
Joey’s first television appearances were on Diff’rent Strokes and Silver Spoons. Ummm is Joey Father Time? Seems like Joey’s been in the TV circuit forevs. And he’s still barely hanging on, starring in a show with Melissa Joan Hart simply titled Melissa and Joey. I don’t want to assume that it’s horrible but there’s no possible way that it could be good.
Joey and his two brothers appeared on a show called Brotherly Love (barf) where Joey was supposed to be a half brother to his real life brothers. What an original and crazy idea. The show was so cheesy and laugh-track filled that I could barely sit through 7 minutes when I youtubed it just now.
My personal favorite brother would have to be Matthew. He didn’t have the longevity that Joey has, but he made up for it by actually choosing good roles. Matthew’s earliest appearance was in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, but I like to think that his career didn’t really kick off until he played one of Robin William’s depressed kids in Mrs. Doubtfire.
Side note: I feel like Matthew Lawrence had some father issues because his early TV roles include: The Summer My Father Grew Up, Daddy, Lifetime: Families in Crisis…jus’ sayin’.
Matthew also managed to get a part in the college seasons of Boy Meets World. Pretty impressive. Although I still don’t understand how Eric and Shawn were accepted into the same college as Topanga.
The youngest brother is Andrew Lawrence. He is also the brother most likely to become a serial killer. There is something really messed up about him. He never snagged any memorable movie or TV roles besides voice-over parts where the audience didn’t have to see his face. Ex. Recess, As Told By Ginger, King of the Hill, etc.
For some reason The Disney Channel had faith in him and cast the brothers in not one, but two Disney Channel Original Movies. The first being Horse Sense (which only starred Joey and Andrew) where the brothers play cousins who grew up with completely different lifestyles. Andrew is raised on a ranch, and Joey is from LA. The second is a sequel to Horse Sense called Jumping Ship. This movie was filmed in New Zealand and stars all of the brothers. Matthew just plays a random captain of a boat. Which is weird because he looks identical to his passengers. I actually owned the VHS version of Jumping Ship. Judge away.
The Lawrence brothers made the 90’s a good place to be. They should just keep doing what they’re doing. Except for Matthew, who should be my husband by now.