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Elizabeths Perkins and McGovern -- what year is it?

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154350__weeds_blog_l_1Until the fall TV season begins, the blogfather’s viewing has been limited to a little bit of Entourage, a little bit of Runway, and a little bit of weed, er, Weeds. Sunday night, however, I came across an odd little show called Three Moons Over Milford on ABC Family (admittedly not often my network of choice). It’s not particularly good, but here’s what stood out about it: Elizabeth Freakin’ McGovern is the star!

Remember Elizabeth McGovern? She was Kevin Bacon’s cutie-pie wife in She’s Having a Baby, and for a few years in the late ’80s, she snagged some A-list roles (Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America with De Niro and James Woods and Racing With the Moon with Sean Penn), and then pretty much promptly disappeared.

To the blogfather, however, she was best known as “the one who isn’t Elizabeth Perkins,” who also snagged some A-list roles (About Last Night…, Big, He Said, She Said – incidentally, with Kevin Bacon) in the late ’80s, and then pretty much promptly disappeared. And now she’s back, as Mary Louise Parker’s acid-tongued sidekick on Weeds (pictured). Coincidence?

What’s next? A career resurgence for Ellen Barkin? (Oh, right.)

Which other ’80s face deserves a comeback?

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