Reality TV News - January 2003
The New York Daily News reports that "Joe Millionaire" finalist Sarah Kozer said Thursday she has no regrets about appearing in kinky foot-fetish and bondage flicks. "I'll stand by anything I have ever done," say the 29-year-old "Joe Millionaire" finalist. "My checkpoint living in L.A. as a young woman for the last few years has been ... I would never do anything that I wouldn't call and tell my mother about." Kozer said she wasn't roped into the roles - she auditioned for them after she quit law school and was saddled with huge loans while studying real estate.
'Celebrity Mole Hawaii' 4th episode ratings up over previous week, wins timeslot in Adults 18-49 ratingsJanuary 31, 2003
ABC reports that the January 29th episode of "Celebrity Mole Hawaii" moved up into the No. 1 position in its time period among Adults 18-49 (5.3/13), beating CBS' "48 Hours" by 66% (3.2/8) and NBC's "Law & Order" by 6% (5.0/13). Winning its hour for the third week in a row, "Celebrity Mole" led the hour by its largest margin yet among Adults 18-34 (+41% over second-place NBC - 5.2/14 vs. 3.7/10).
Our episode summary for Episode 4 of ABC's "The Bachelorette," entitled "The Search for Prince Charming," written by greeneyes, has been posted. Click here to read it.
Our episode summary for Episode 4 of FOX's "Joe Millionaire," entitled "Four Dates and a Funeral," written by FesterFan1, has been posted. Click here to read it.
The AP reports that Magic Johnson has announced that he will produce and occasionally appear in the MTV reality show "Who's Got Game," documenting the lives of 12 street basketball players competing for fame and a $100,000 prize.
Well, well, well... apparently last Monday's episode wasn't the first time that "Joe Millionaire" finalist Sarah Kozer has been caught moaning and groaning on camera. The Smoking Gun reports that it has discovered that Sarah has starred in dozens of kinky bondage and fetish films that feature her being handcuffed, gagged, hog-tied, or bound with duct tape.
As we reported earlier, CBS has announced that it has decided to bring back "Star Search" for another nine episode run -- starting February 19th. Why should "Amazing Race" fans care about this news -- because as a result of the extended run for "Star Search," "The Amazing Race 4" might find itself without an available timeslot until late Spring 2003!
Second 'Star Search' run to begin February 19th on CBS, Spring 2003 airing of 'The Amazing Race 4' may be delayed as a resultJanuary 28, 2003
Variety reports that on Monday CBS ordered a second nine episode run of its revived "Star Search" series. The second run of the series will begin on Wednesday, February 19th at 8PM -- only days after the first run's February 6th finale.
Variety reports that ABC Family has caught "Dance Fever" and is reviving the 1980s dance competition series. According to Variety, ABC Family has ordered 13 hour-long episodes of the series and could begin airing them as early as June 2003.
File this story under "Semper Hi-Fi."
NBC has ordered seven additional episodes of its hit dating reality series “Meet My Folks,” it was announced today by Jeff Zucker, President, NBC Entertainment.
Our episode summary for the episode 3 of the special three part premiere of the second season of NBC's "Meet My Folks," written by AMAI, has been posted. Click here to read it.
E! reports that ABC is casting for a new reality series based on a hit British show called "Wife Swap." While it's not quite the swingers' scene viewers might expect, the kooky concept might have some family-friendly critics up in arms. Wife Swap features two women who trade husbands, kids and homes for 10 days.
Wow, if there were any doubts about Corey Feldman's self-absorbed delusions before, this week's TV Guide Insider interview seems to have eliminated them. In an interview with TV Guide, Feldman says he's shocked at the bad press he's getting over his appearance on The WB's "The Surreal Life" series, claims that he's "not a publicity whore," and takes some shots at fellow housemate Jerri Manthey of "Survivor 2" fame.
Variety reports that the NBA has signed a deal with two production companies to develop weekly one-hour "Who Wants to Be an NBA/WNBA Player?" series.
NBC got a dominating time-period debut out of “Meet My Folks” last night, as the hit relationship show scored NBC’s second-highest adult 18-49 rating in the Saturday, 10-11 p.m. slot since July 13, 2002.
Our episode summary for Episode 3 of ABC's "The Bachelorette," entitled "Eight Is Enough, Already," written by samiam, has been posted. Click here to read it.
Our episode summary for the episodes 5 and 6 of CBS' "Star Search," written by AMAI, has been posted. Click here to read it.
It's official: Simon-mania has swept the country.
Our episode summary for the third episode of "Celebrity Mole Hawaii," authored by Jims02, has been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
Variety reports that American Idol" mania continued Wednesday, as the season's second episode of Fox's hugely popular music talent show held onto about 95% of its premiere-night audience, taking a bite out of ABC's "The Bachelorette."
NBC has generated more impressive preview numbers with its returning hit series “Meet My Folks,” which last night equaled NBC’s highest non-sports adult 18-49 rating in the Tuesday 10-11 p.m. ET hour since Oct. 2, 2001. According to preliminary “fast affiliate” in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research, last night’s “Meet My Folks” (5.6 rating, 14 share among adults 18-49, 10.8 million viewers overall) won its slot in virtually all key demographic categories (including a tie among women 25-54) and defeated its combined ABC-CBS competition among adults, men and women 18-34. In the key adult 18-49 race, “Folks’” margin of victory was 51 percent (5.6/14 vs. 3.7/9 for CBS’ second-place “Judging Amy”).
Variety reports that the new NBC-Bunim/Murray syndicated show Starting Over will film its first set of episodes in Chicago. As previously reported here, the show will feature women going through major life changes while living together in a house for 20 weeks. (Does "loss of privacy" count as a major life change?)
Our episode summary for the second episode of "Celebrity Mole Hawaii," authored by cyclehausen, has been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
Our episode summary for the episode 2 of the special three part premiere of the second season of NBC's "Meet My Folks," written by AMAI, has been posted. Click here to read it.
Our episode summary for Episode 3 of FOX's "Joe Millionaire," entitled "Oh, To Be In Paris," written by Swami, has been posted. Click here to read it.
'American Idol' draws huge ratings in second season premiere, carries FOX to biggest ever non-sports nightJanuary 22, 2003
Mediapost reports that second season premiere of "American Idol" opened big in the ratings -- real big. The series not only won Tuesday night's ratings race for FOX, but it made Tuesday FOX's highest-rated non-sports event night ever!
The NY Daily News reports that, despite the heavy dose of continuing publicity that the Osbourne family has continued to draw to itself, ratings for the family's reality TV show on MTV have declined dramatically this year. Ratings for the most recent episode were the lowest of the season, attracting only about half the audience of the show's second-season premiere ... and they were even further below the audience numbers at the end of the show's first season in April. "The Osbournes" even finished behind MTV's long-running "The Real World" reality series.
NBC’s hit relationship series “Meet My Folks” returned to the schedule triumphantly last night in a special Monday preview that generated the network’s highest non-sports rating among adults 18-49 in the Monday 10-11 p.m. ET hour since May 3, 1999 (“Noah’s Ark, Part 2”). Although a "CSI: Miami" repeat led the 10PM hour in total viewers, “Meet My Folks” ruled the hour in virtually all key demographic categories, beating the combined ABC-CBS competition among adults 18-34 and women 18-34.
Are you single and tired of the dating scene? Do you dread another Saturday night as “the third wheel?” Do you believe that your Mr. or Mrs. Right is out there somewhere, but you just haven’t found him or her yet? Find out who is willing to take a once-in-a-lifetime chance to change their future and meet the person of their dreams on MARRIED BY AMERICA, the new, unscripted reality series from the creators of the hit series “Joe Millionaire,” premiering Monday, March 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Survivor's 6 Alex Bell works as doorman at the same LA bar where Big Brother's Mike Boogie and Survivor 4's Gabriel workedJanuary 20, 2003
Forget sending in those home videos... if you really want to get on a CBS reality TV program, just get a job on the staff of Los Angeles' "Belly" bar.
Our episode summary for Episode 2 of ABC's "The Bachelorette," entitled "Know When to Hold Em', Know When to Fold Em'," written by buckeyegirl, has been posted.
Our episode summary for the episodes 3 and 4 of CBS' "Star Search," written by AMAI, has been posted. Click here to read it.
Our episode summary for Episode 2 of FOX's "Joe Millionaire," entitled "The 'Getting Dirty' Dozen," written by Bucky Katt, has been posted. Click here to read it.
Stop us if you've heard this before, but ABC says that in the upcoming third edition of it's "The Bachelor" series, the bachelor who'll be the target of twenty single women who'll be vying for his heart will be rich.. and famous too. Honest.
The Associated Press reports that under pressure from rural advocacy groups, CBS is dampening expectations for ``The Real Beverly Hillbillies,'' a reality series in the works that borrows its premise from the hit 1960s sitcom. An advocacy group, the Center for Rural Strategies, has been placing advertisements in newspapers condemning CBS' plans and complaining that the show will perpetuate a stereotype of them as hicks.
Variety reports that during Wednesday's Television Critics Association press tour, ABC announced that the third edition of its "The Bachelor" reality series will premiere Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 9PM ET.
ABC's 'All American Girl' to premiere Wednesday March 12th at 9PM, then move to 10PM slot and air after 'Bachelor 3'January 16, 2003
Variety reports that ABC has announced that after its current Wednesday night reality slate of "The Bachelorette" and "Celebrity Mole: Hawaii" conclude, it has scheduled the "All American Girl" reality beauty pageant series and the third edition of its "The Bachelor" series.
Reuters reports that ABC announced at Wednesday's Television Critics Association press tour that ABC's surprise hit one-time "Extreme Makeover" special, which did so well in the ratings when it aired that it was re-aired the following week, will return for six episodes in the spring.
Reuters reports that ABC announced at Wednesday's Television Critics Association press tour that would-be hunks and babes will open competition in their "Are You Hot: The Search for America's Sexiest People," reality series on Thursday, February 13th at 9PM ET.
ABC reports that the second episode of their "Celebrity Mole Hawaii" series showed an across-the-board increase from its week-ago premiere.
Second episode of 'The Bachelorette' scores better Adult 18-34 ratings than NBC, FOX, and FOX combinedJanuary 16, 2003
ABC reports that the second episode of their The Bachelorette" series once again dominated its ratings hour, besting an original episode of NBC's "West Wing" by 21% in Total Viewers (17.4 million vs. 14.4 million) and by 73% among Adults 18-49 (8.5/20 vs. 4.9/12). "The Bachelorette" topped the combined deliveries of NBC, CBS and Fox in the hour by 10% among Adults 18-34 (9.5/25 vs. 8.6/24).
ABC revises 'I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!' airdate schedule, backs off from Thursday 8PM ET airings vs. 'Survivor: The Amazon'January 16, 2003
Wow, ABC can't decide what to do... first they go to court against CBS in order to be able to air their rip-off "I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!" series, then they go and cast folks that stretch the definition of the word "celebrity," then yesterday they announce that as part of the show's 15-nights-in-a-row "Olympics"-like airing schedule the series would air opposite CBS' "Survivor: The Amazon" during it's two Thursday airings.
According to the Boston Herald, the ABC Family Channel has decided to refocus on reality TV. Not only is ABC Family rerunning reality TV shows that previously aired on ABC, such as The Bachelorette and Celebrity Mole: Hawaii, but it is also creating at least three original reality TV programs
Variety reports that "Joe Millionaire" was money once again for Fox on Monday, dominating its hour and contributing to the lowest-ever ratings for ABC's "American Music Awards."
Hard on the heels of its victory in court over CBS and its announcement of the cast and host,, ABC today announced the schedule for its February reality series I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!, according to Zap2it.com. As previously announced, the show will air on 15 consecutive nights --- but only the first 8 episodes will fall within the February sweeps period, indicating that ABC may have some doubts about how well this clone of Survivor, with its D-minus-list celebrities, will perform.
The ABC Television Network today announced seven members of the so-called celebrity cast for "I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!"
The Associated Press and Reuters both report that a federal judge in the Southern District of New York refused to grant an injunction to CBS and Survivor to block the airing of a clone of the show, entitled I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!, scheduled to run on ABC during the February sweeps. As a result, ABC/Disney should be able to air the 15-episode British import next month, as scheduled.
Reuters/Variety reports that American Idol judge Simon Cowell and producer FremantleMedia have teamed up to create a new dating reality show, entitled Cupid, that will air 11 hourlong episodes this summer on CBS.
In addition to formally revealing the names of the sixteen castaways participanting in the upcoming "Survivor: The Amazon" -- identities you already knew if you visited our site on Friday, -- CBS also announced that the series will premiere on Thursday, February 13th at 8PM ET with a special 90 minute edition of the show.
Identity of one of 'Bachelorette' Trista Rehn's final two bachelors uncovered by RealityTVWorld.com?January 12, 2003
Have some of the previews of upcoming episodes shown at the end of the premiere of ABC's "The Bachelorette" revealed the identity of one of Trista's Final Two bachelors?
Our episode summary for the premiere episode of ABC's "The Bachelorette," entitled "Bring On the Man-Ho's," written by diamond, has been posted. Click here to read it.
Seymore Butts' 'Family Business' adult reality series to premiere on Showtime on Saturday February 22thJanuary 11, 2003
SHOWTIME cable channel has announced that following the airing of the "Tyson vs. Etienne" boxing match live from Memphis, TN on Saturday, February 22, 2003, it will premiere the network's new reality series, "Family Business."
Have the FindTheMole.com spoiler sleuths managed to uncover the identity of the "Celebrity Mole Hawaii" after only one episode of the series?
Our episode summary for the first two episodes of CBS' "Star Search," written by AMAI, has been posted. Click here to read it.
Survivor spoiler sleuths uncover names and photos of 'Survivor: The Amazon' cast before CBS announcementJanuary 10, 2003
It's hard to believe that the CBS.com webmasters are repeatedly this careless, but once again online Survivor spoiler sleuths have uncovered the names, ages, hometowns, occupations, and photos of the sixteen castaways of "Survivor: The Amazon" three days before the official Monday announcement.
Our episode summary for the premiere episode of FOX's "Joe Millionaire," entitled "The Dirt Digger and the Gold Diggers," written by Bebo, has been posted. Click here to read it.
Click here to view our image gallery from the premiere episode of FOX's "Joe Millionaire"
According to the Associated Press, the weird world of the Osbourne family just keeps getting more bizarre. In the latest development, Sharon Osbourne has filed a police report alleging that a Hollywood talent agent, who won a $15,000 necklace in a raffle during the New Years' Eve party thrown by the Osbournes (that was filmed for airing as part of their MTV series), committed theft by winning and taking the necklace.
'Bachelor' Alex Michael and 'Bachelorette' Trista Rehn continued relationship after Michael selected Amanda MarshJanuary 10, 2003
The NYPost reports that an upcoming issue of TV Guide will feature a blockbluster "behind the scenes" reality story of sorts -- news that the first "Bachelor," Alex Michel, who snubbed "Bachelorette" Trista Rehn for a younger woman at the end of the first ABC "The Bachelor" series, continued to carry a torch for Trista, writing and phoning her for months after the show ended. Upon learning of the secret relationship, Amanda Marsh, dumped Alex.
'Star Search,' 'Bachelorette,' & 'Celebrity Mole' continue week of strong reality TV show ratings premieresJanuary 9, 2003
Variety reports that a great week for reality premieres continued Wednesday, with CBS' "Star Search" and ABC's "The Bachelorette" and "Celebrity Mole: Hawaii" all premiering to strong ratings. "Bachelorette" was the night's top-rated show in key demos, and "Star Search" and "Celebrity Mole" delivered their networks' best series scores in their time slots in more than two years.
Zap2It.com reports that Maureen McCormick, who played eldest daughter Marcia on the '70s sitcom "The Brady Bunch," was approached to take up residence on The WB's "The Surreal Life," where former celebrities live together for 10 days. McCormick says she politely declined.
FOX has announced that it will air an encore special of the first two episodes of its new hit "Joe Millionaire" reality series on Thursday, January 16 from 8-10PM ET.
Geez what a difference a non-Friday night timeslot and a good lead-in can make. After pulling last season's "Mole 2" off the Frinday night Fall 2001 schedule after only three episodes and watching the series rebound when the series was later run on Wednesday evenings in Summer 2002, ABC reports that its "Celebrity Mole Hawaii" program debuted to strong numbers and delivered the network's best young adult audience retention this season for a series coming out of "The Bachelor" franchise. The celebrity whodunit program drew an average audience of 10.8 million viewers and notched a 5.3 rating, 14 share among Adults 18-49, placing second to NBC's "Law & Order" on both counts.
The overnight ratings are in, and the debut of "The Bachelorette" was a resounding success, as the third edition premiere of the ABC franchise drew an average audience of 17.6 million viewers and earned an 8.5 rating, 20 in the key Adult 18-49 demo. "The Bachelorette" dominated its closest competition in the hour, topping an original episode of NBC's "West Wing" (14.0 million & 4.7/11) by 3.6 million viewers and by 81% in Adults 18-49. "The Bachelorette" stood as the No. 1 television program on Wednesday night in Adults 18-49, outdelivering the second-highest-rated program, an original episode of NBC's "Law and Order" (7.2/19), by a strong 18% in the key demo.
CBS's premiere of "Star Search," hosted by Arsenio Hall, won its Wednesday (8:00-9:00 PM) time period in viewers, households and key demographics, according to final National Nielsen ratings for Jan. 8.
CBS News has announced that its "The Early Show" morning news program will provide the first look at the new 16 castaways of "Survivor: The Amazon" on Monday, Jan. 13 (7:00-9:00 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Have some of the previews of upcoming episodes shown at the end of the premiere of FOX's "Joe Millionaire" revealed the identities of some of the woman that will be making the Final 5 and Final 3?
Zap2It.com reports that an NBC affiliate in Missouri pre-empted Monday's (January 6) episode of "Fear Factor," in which contestants were asked to eata piece of horse rectum. Mike Scott, president and general manager of KYTV in Springfield, Mo. acknowledges that the stunt show regularly pushes the envelope of good taste, but the horse-rectum stunt "seemed over the line."
Our episode summary for the premiere episode of "Celebrity Mole Hawaii," authored by survivorscott, has been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
Reuters reports that in a novel blend of TV formats that could hardly be further apart, ABC plans to inject a bit of "reality" -- in this case a search for five of America's sexist men -- into the fantasy world of its popular soap opera "All My Children."
Zap2It.com reports that Anna Nicole Smith can't catch a break. First, the E! series that chronicles her life landed on a host of TV critics' worst-of-2002 lists. Now, the former Guess? jeans model and Playboy centerfold has been deemed the worst-dressed famous person on the planet by fashion critic and former designer Mr. Blackwell.
The Associated Press reports that the federal judge hearing the lawsuit brought by CBS and the producers of Survivor against ABC and the producers of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! will probably rule on CBS's request for an injunction on Jan. 13, 2003. If U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska grants the injunction, ABC will not be able to air Celebrity during the February sweeps, as it currently intends to do.
According to the Associated Press, 'Joe Millionaire' not only had the highest-rated pemiere episode of the 2002-03 television season among "key demographics," as reported here, but it also had the highest-rated debut of any reality TV series during the current reality-TV boom.
Variety reports that Fox's limited-run reality series "Joe Millionaire" has cashed in with jaw-dropping Nielsens, including some of the network's best Monday ratings in eight years.
'Millionaire' Evan Marriott... average joe construction worker by day, skimpy swimsuit model by night?January 8, 2003
The Smoking Gun reports that before appearing on FOX's "Joe Millionaire," Evan Marriott earned spare change modeling skimpy briefs for a California firm specializing in revealing swimwear, thongs, and leatherette underwear. arriott, whom Fox describes as a $19,000-a-year construction worker and is trying to position as a shy, somewhat quiet individual, posed in November 2001 for California Muscle, a Los Angeles-based firm that sells its racy garments via a bi-annual catalog and web site.
Variety reports that FOX will air an upcoming special entitled "Bridezilla" that will feature a full hour of what the network is calling "matrimonial monsters" who wreak havoc on their loved ones as they prepare to walk down the aisle.
USA Network has announced three of the Nashville Star judges who will ultimately choose the winner of the nationwide search for the next country music superstar, premiering Saturday, March 8th on USA Network.
Zap2It,com reports that The WB's "High School Reunion" debuted to strong ratings, albeit on the Frog's smaller scale. The show's premiere at 9 p.m. ET Sunday (Jan. 5) drew 5.2 million viewers. It was the most-watched series debut in that timeslot in the network's history.
Reuters reports that a cameraman working on a new British reality TV show produced by pop superstar Madonna's husband, was stabbed while filming a stunt designed to trap would-be car thieves. The cameraman was working on a new series called "Swag," produced by Guy Ritchie which uses hidden cameras to film people being tempted into illegal acts, British broadcaster Channel Five said Monday.
Variety reports Fox is developing a trio of way-out-there reality specials -- including a doggie beauty pageant some are dubbing "Miss Bitch" and a multi-species athletic competition boasting, among other things, a team of little people squaring off against an 8,000 lb. elephant.
Variety reports that nothing's official yet, but the ABC is in negotiations to order about six additional episodes of the "Extreme Makeover" before-and-after reality hour in which civilians are radically reconstructed, often via plastic surgery.
Zap2It.com reports that The Mississippi University for Women has asked MTV not to use its campus to interview prospective participants in its upcoming tentatively titled "Sex in the Itty Bitty City" series. Produced by MTV's news division, the program will follow several young women in small towns in the South as they search for their Mr. Right.
ABC has announced that two of its most engaging reality series are coming to ABC Family beginning January 13, "The Bachelorette" (7:00 - 8:00 PM ET/PT) and "Celebrity Mole Hawaii" (9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT).
ABC Family to launch Monday reality block with 'My Life Is A Sitcom' and 'The Last Resort starting January 20th'January 4, 2003
Tune-in to reality on Monday, January 20, as ABC Family premieres its Monday night reality block with two anticipated original primetime reality series "My Life Is A Sitcom" (8:00 - 8:30 PM ET/PT) and "The Last Resort" (8:30 - 9:00 PM ET/PT).
He may act like a guy who just inherited $50 million on TV, but he doesn't always pay his bills in real life. The Smoking Gun reports that Evan Marriott (aka FOX's Joe Millionaire) was busted by the California Highway Patrol on Sept. 25 for toll evasion on an Orange County highway.
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Trista Rehn, who'll be appearing in ABC's "The Bachelorette" starting next week, is also appearing in the current January 2003 issue of "Maxim" mens magazine. The magazine appearance features a black and white pictorial along with the obligatory interview in which the former NBA Miami Heat dancer shares her views on numerous topics, including dating and societal perceptions.
NBC has announced that it will complete its multi-city search for the nation’s best male and female professional and aspiring comedians (18 years of age and older) with open auditions in five cities. The talent search has begun with a series of auditions across the country that will determine the laugh-out-loud contestants who will compete in the network’s upcoming “Last Comic Standing” series hosted by actor/comedian Jay Mohr (“Mohr Sports”). Successful searches in Chicago and St. Louis have already been completed.
Believing that turnabout is fair play, the ABC Television Network will air "The Bachelorette," a six-episode series in which one woman, Trista Rehn, meets 25 men and begins the courtship process in an attempt to find true romance with one special guy. Rehn was originally introduced to viewers during the first installment of "The Bachelor," ABC's romance reality series in which one man met 25 women, narrowed the field to just Trista and another, but ultimately rejected Trista. The series premieres WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8 (9:00 - 10:00 p.m. EST).
CBS has announced that "Star Search," a one-hour variety/talent series hosted by Arsenio Hall and inspired by the original "Star Search" television program (1983-1995), which helped launch the careers of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Ray Romano, Sinbad and Martin Lawrence, among others, will be broadcast live twice a week for four weeks, beginning with its premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) and on Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) beginning on Jan. 9. "Star Search" will have its finale on Thursday, Feb. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).
The WB has announced the identities of the seventeen people appearing on it's upcoming "High School Reunion" reality TV show. The show, which will debut Sunday January, 5, 2003, brings together 17 members of the Oak Park-River Forest Class of 1992 for our amusement and theirs.