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Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 06/22/2006

Two Coreys Are Better Than One

By Liz Kelly

Once upon a time there were two boys named Corey: Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. In the course of a decade they went from cool to kitsch, from potential River Phoenixes to, well, a two-headed C-list monster known as "The Coreys."

We loved them, we hated them, we loved to hate them. For years now, wistful 30-somethings like me have dared to dream a little dream that the Coreys would find their way back to the limelight together. Feldman has released a couple albums (the refreshingly named "Former Child Actor"), appeared on a season of "The Surreal Life" and variously claimed Michael Jackson made him look at dirty pictures. Haim's recent history has been a bit more troubled. Although both Coreys can add addiction to their CVs, Haim suffered a drug-induced stroke in 2001. He now maintains he's clean and sober.

Positive movement has finally been detected on the Corey frontier.

So sayeth Star magazine:

The '80s teen heartthrobs will star in The Coreys, a comedy series that centers on fictional versions of themselves, similar to Curb Your Enthusiasm. The Coreys will reunite Feldman -- who's living the comfortable suburban life with his wife Suzie and son -- with Haim, a bachelor and the total opposite of Feldman! According to Variety, episodes would follow Haim as he shakes life up for the Feldmans.

Boy does that sound like a winning formula. I will be glued to my couch for this event, which I will share with my best friend from high school, a two-liter bottle of Cherry Smash and my Betamax tape of "The Goonies."

Production company RDF (responsible for "Wife Swap" and "Rock School") will begin pitching the show to networks today. Let's make some noise to let them know how well a Corey comeback will be received. And, in the meantime, selected highlights from the Coreys careers is appended below.

*Corey-dom, a Timeline and Rental Guide:

1984, Debut: Haim bursts onto the big screen playing the little brother (that'd be second born) in "First Born." Feldman, already a grizzled vet of TV sitcom bit parts, jumps to film in "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter."

1985, Upswing: Feldman shines in "The Goonies" as Clark "Mouth" Devereaux. Haim rocks a cowboy hat and holds his own with co-stars Sally Field and James Garner in "Murphy's Romance."

1986, Pre-teen Hollywood Idols: Feldman is one-fourth of power ensemble cast (with Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix and Jerry O'Connell) of excellent "Stand By Me." Haim makes teen flick "Lucas" (co-starring Charlie Sheen and Winona Ryder) in which he plays a lovable nerd.

1987, Apex: The storied meeting of the Coreys occurs in the Jim Morrison-esque teen vampire movie "The Lost Boys."

1988: The Coreys dazzle a young Heather Graham in "License to Drive." Yeah, right.

1989, The Slippery Slope: Jason Robards witlessly agrees to share the billing in the frightening "Dream a Little Dream." If memory serves, this is the first time we see Feldman sporting his rip-off Michael Jackson look, complete with single white glove and moonwalk.

By Liz Kelly  | June 22, 2006; 10:44 AM ET
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Feldman is the better of the two, simply because of his brilliant work in Stand By Me, a film and a role that won't be forgotten. Haim never rose to that level, which was the peak of what Feldman achieved.

Posted by: Ben | June 22, 2006 12:18 PM | Report abuse

June 21, 2002 The Corey Feldman Band played a little dive bar in Baltimore. Eery the four-year anniversary was only yesterday - the day Feldman learned Baltimore is no place for a washed-up, marginally-talented-kid-star turned band-frontman. I'm sure he shivered from the heckling - "where's haim?" "hey cory hart?" (he donned sunglasses after 11pm)- even before the music started, which featured three robert palmer-esque ladies.
Say no to Coreys.

Posted by: april | June 22, 2006 2:00 PM | Report abuse

heck yes i'll watch that show. thank you for the news, even if it doesn't materialize

Posted by: bridget.e | June 22, 2006 3:04 PM | Report abuse

I would totally watch that show. Or at least give it a chance.

Posted by: Jack | June 22, 2006 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Was one of these guys in Rock and Roll Highschool Forever?

Posted by: Tom Canick | June 22, 2006 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Was one of these guys in Rock and Roll Highschool Forever?

Posted by: Tom Canick | June 22, 2006 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the news! I would absolutely watch that show!!! Wow, that would be great. I loved Corey Haim as a kid...I hope it materializes!

Posted by: Used to love Haim! | June 22, 2006 4:21 PM | Report abuse

And the total downfall - Last Resort! That was such a crappy movie. But, of course, I watched it, because I love the Corey's.

Oh, and I will totally watch their show if it gets picked up!

Posted by: Ah but you forgot . . . | June 22, 2006 5:22 PM | Report abuse

How could you forget to mention "Blown Away"...the 1992 skin flick they made with Nicole Eggert of Charles In Charge fame? If I recall correctly you even got to see Haim's bare butt...and a whole lot more of Nicole. Apparently Chachi's positive influence on her had worn off by then.

Posted by: bd | June 22, 2006 9:38 PM | Report abuse

"Rock and Roll High School Forever" was indeed a Feldman movie. It was in the same era as "Dream a Little Dream" and has Feldman doing his Michael Jackson routine (in full matching dress).

That said, no listing of highlights from the Feldman career can leave out mention of his stellar performance in "Meatballs 4".

Posted by: Greg Wythe | June 23, 2006 9:30 AM | Report abuse

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