Manic Mondays! Pinky Becomes A Real Genius When She Meets Gabriel Jarret From The Awesome Cult Classic!

For today’s Manic Monday, it’s a popcorn bonanza!
Who can forget the iconic 1980’s classic Real Genius? I loved the movie growing up and I still think it’s one of the best roles Val Kilmer ever had!

Pinky also loved the movie and met Gabriel Jaret and now… They’re friends! Nice! That’s the Pinkster!

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Hello, my lovelies. Pinky Lovejoy-Coogan here thinking about what a small world it is. Not long ago I was looking at pictures from some red carpet event and noticed Gabriel Jarret (from the iconic ‘80s movie, Real Genius) had been in attendance.


I was so upset I’d missed him because I LOVED Real Genius growing up. There aren’t many movies that can “popcorn” a house – it was, well, genius! Val Kilmer was hysterical in this film and Gabriel Jarret played Mitch, Val’s nerdy roommate.

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As a total nerd lover, I had a wee bit of a crush on poor little Mitch, so when I saw he was around at events, I was just dying to meet him!


Flash forward to my meeting my future husband, Keith, and guess who was his best friend growing up? That’s right, Gabriel Jarret!


Didn’t I mention it was a small world? Not only was Gabe in our wedding, but he’s a dear friend, as well.

Gabriel Jaret now 2013 signing autographs fan photo 1

Funny how things work out! After Real Genius, Gabe stayed busy in films like Apollo 13

gabriel jarret apollo 13 press promo still

and Frost/Nixon,

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but my fave role of his still would have to be Real Genius. If you’ve never seen this endearing and fun film, I strongly urge you to check it out.

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Gabriel Jaret now 2013 signing autographs fan photo 2

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