Matt and I have booked a trip to Paris next month. I was there once before, in August 1989, when I was 15 years old. It’ll be Matt’s first trip. I can’t wait.
Today I dug up some photos I took the last time I was there. We happened to be there the same time that the cast of The Hogan Family was shooting a special three-part episode set in Paris. We actually ran into them on two different days in two different locations.
Here are the photos I took of Jason Bateman. I guess he must have been 20. Episode descriptions are below the photos.
Part 1 (9/18/89) – “The Hogans take a free trip to Paris and once there they plan on meeting the Pooles who are already on vacation. As the rest of the family enjoys the sites and sounds of Paris, David befriends an attractive woman, Julia, who unknowingly to him is a princess playing hooky from her royal duties. However, private investigators soon begin searching for her.”
Part 2 (9/25/89) – “Paris, the City of Lights, has cast a romantic glow over David and Julia, however, Julia’s day of playing hooky begins to slowly come to an end as the private investigators stake out the Hogan family. Sandy and Mrs. Poole quickly find themselves in trouble as they are chased through Paris by two private investigators who believe they may be planning to harm the princess.”
Part 3 (10/2/89) – “After a night of running away from the private investigators, David and Julia breathe a sigh of relief, that is until the private investigators catch up to Julia sitting on the bench and whisk her away leaving David without an explanation or a goodbye. Later, Sandy discovers Julia’s secret on the cover of a magazine and things turn around for David and Julia when she invites him and his family to a Parisian party fit for a princess.”