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'Star-ving'

''Married...With Children's'' David Faustino embraces his own shame in a ''semi-autobiographical'' web series

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Hey, out-of-work ex-child stars: Why melodramatically debase yourself with Confessions of a Teen Idol when you can hilariously embrace your own shame, like Married...With Children's David Faustino? In his ''semiautobiographical'' Web series, the cash-strapped onetime Bud Bundy is constantly saved from suicidal despair by BFF Corin Nemec, a fellow has-been from Fox's early-'90s sitcom Parker Lewis Can't Lose. (As Faustino's voice-over says, ''He lost.'') Nemec is another gem, using a dead plant as toilet paper, revealing that he's the father of three Compton preteens, and trading barbs with guest (and far-more-employable Married alum) Ed O'Neill. Faustino sidesplittingly succeeds at utter failure. B+

Originally posted Jan 23, 2009 Published in issue #1032-1033 Jan 30, 2009 Order article reprints
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