It’s Jason Bateman!
Jason Bateman (Michael Bluth), now 44, comes clean to Jimmy Kimmel about his childhood antics with fellow Silver Spoons castmember Ricky Schroeder!
First, their fun with the live, studio audience:
“There were two audiences, there was an audience that would usually consist of all elderly people at like 4:00, and then at 6:30 there was a younger, hipper crowd... There’s like catwalks at the top of these soundstages, like 40 feet. So we’d go up there with a stack of rewrites, and we thought it might be fun to go and shoot spit wads down at the old ladies’ hairdos.”
Apparently they used brass peashooters for the spitballs. Whoa! But the real juicy part comes next:
“And then if you walk a little further down the catwalk, you could look into the wardrobe changing area, which didn’t have a ceiling on it because you didn’t need any ceiling because there’d be nobody above, so we took advantage of that, and we’d just watch [fellow Silver Spoons castmember] Erin Gray get changed every week. Erin Gray, just about the hottest woman of her time.”
Jason jokingly defended his adolescent actions: “You’re not getting a lot of sex ed at 12 years old at the studios!”
“Does she know?” asks Jimmy.
“She does now,” responds Jason, “She’s a big Kimmel watcher!”
Jimmy says he’d be right up there with him, but hey dudes: that’s creepy. But you were kids, so we forgive you.