One Small Fact for 80's Kids Who Remember the Movie Cocoon

  1. Wilfred Brimley was 51 when that movie was made.
  2. Either aging has changed radically, or Brimley's brand of "old dude" happened prematurely.
  3. Corollary: there seems to be a divide between people who remember the Shannon Doherty/Wilfred Brimley joint "Our House" and those who think Brimley was just Quaker Oats guy.
  4. Fans of Bojack Horseman may feel some simpatico between "Horsin' Around" and "Our House."
  5. I think Brimley may have been my childhood nemesis (represented everything arbitrary and authoritative I loathed).
  6. He was only 51 in Cocoon, did you know that?