New Kids on the Block, the Backstreet Boys, The Police, Beavis and Butthead… hey, they all came back and reunited successfully. So, why can’t “2Ge+her” – the MTV faux-boy band? Alex Solowitz, who played the role of bad boy Mickey Parke, believes the time is now.
“It would just be funny to get back together and do a show,” Solowitz said in an interview via Skype on “The Ralphie Radio Show.” “We’re no spring chickens anymore, but I think that would even add to the comedy of it all.”
That is how the “band” started out: as a comedy. The whole premise of “2Ge+her” was to spoof the boy band craze of the late 90’s. But after the made-for-MTV movie aired, the popularity of the five guys grew off the charts. The project spawned an additional two TV seasons and two albums. Fans still remember the lyrics to songs like “U + Me = Us (Calculus)” and “Say It (Don’t Spray It).” Solowitz wants to recapture that magic, and the rest of the crew is down for another go at it.
“Me and Kevin (Farley) were at lunch at The Newsroom (restaurant in Los Angeles), and we were like, ‘Dude, we should totally do a reunion show,’” recalled Solowitz. “He was like, ‘Cool,’ and I was like, ‘Alright, pose for a picture!’”
Solowitz posted the photo to his Facebook page and instantly received likes, comments, and friend requests. The light bulb that had gone off in his head moments ago wasn’t turning off anytime soon. Immediately, it was his goal to rally the troops on the social networks and grab MTV’s attention. So far, so good. TMZ and CNN blogged about the story already, and Solowitz revealed during the interview that MTV has also been contacted directly regarding some type of unlikely comeback for this unlikely band.
In addition to Solowitz and Farley, Noah Bastian and Evan Farmer are also on board for the possible reunion. Not joining the group will be the youngest, Michael Cuccione. The teen heartthrob lost a battle with cancer in 2001. Solowitz said that he plans to perform at least one live show in addition to the TV return, with a portion of the proceeds from the concert going to a foundation set up in Cuccione’s honor to fund cancer research.