Monday, February 9, 2009

The Winnie Cooper Theorem of Unrequited Love

Things I learned from an Onion A.V. Club interview with Mayim Bialik, former star of Blossom: Danica McKellar, the actress who played the object of Kevin Arnold’s affection on The Wonder Years, went on to study mathematics at UCLA, co-authored a paper as an undergraduate and now has a theorem named after her. I find this remarkable.

I find it less remarkable but nonetheless a little neat that role of the far less likable Wonder Years character Becky Slater was played by Danica McKellar’s sister, Crystal McKellar, who is now a lawyer but does not have theorems named after her.

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