Saturday, May 7, 2011

Watch Jordan and Jonathan Knight on When I was 17

Here is video of Jordan and Jonathan on MTV's "When I was 17":

I found a short clip: Click here to watch!

Update: here is a longer clip: 

MTV posted this article: 

It's hard enough to balance school work, extracurricular activities and a social life in high school, but it's even harder when you throw superstardom into the mix. Just ask Jordan Knight.

On the latest episode of "When I Was 17," which airs Saturday at 11 a.m. ET on MTV, the pop star recalls balancing school grades with his teen fame as the lead singer of New Kids on the Block.

"When I was 17, me and rest of the New Kids, we would do shows on the weekends," he says on the episode. "We'd be up late at night and be like 'I don't want to go to school.' We'd come in late, so I was kind of getting bad grades."

As all moms do, Knight's mother, Marlene, offers a softer perspective on the singer's lackluster school efforts, saying, "Jordan was an average student. I don't think he had the time to excel."

Knight's not-so-good grades hit a new low when the pop star began failing science class, which would have cost him a diploma. Luckily, he struck a deal with his teacher to do a report in exchange for a passing grade.

Even with his second chance, Knight just couldn't find it in him to do the assignment, so he looked to a fellow classmate to get the job done. "There was a girl in my class, and I was like, 'Can you give me a report so I can forge it?' So, she's like, 'Yeah, yeah, I can do that,' " he tells MTV.

With a looming due date, Jordan explains that when he reached out to his classmate, he was met with some disappointing news.

"It was in the back of my head. I'm like 'Damn, I got to do this report,' because it was a Friday. The last day to hand it in was Monday," the 40-year-old recalls. "So I called her up, and she's like, 'Oh my God. I was going to give to it you. It's in my car, and it got towed.' "

Here is an excerpt from an article about the show from 

MTV just aired the latest edition of When I Was 17, an opportunity to discover what some of our favorite pop stars were doing when they were just shy of being legal. This go around, Jordan Knight (right) of New Kids on the Block fame, 90210 actor Tristan Wilds, and Nikita actor Shane West all confessed their teen sins and embarrassments. Check out the highlights below.

Jordan Knight (17 from 1987-88)

Hi hair – “My hair was kind of short on the side, big on the top,” Knight explained. “But I had, like, a rat tail.” “I remember the day he cut it off my mother kept it,” his brother Jonathon recalls. “So it’s sitting around in a box somewhere. “

Cheaters prosper? – As a senior in high school and burgeoning pop star, Knight didn’t have the time to do homework and almost didn’t graduate. Thank goodness a classmate gave him her science report. He then re-typed it in an attempt to make it more authentic. “I passed it in that Monday morning,” Knight remembers. “The teacher’s like, ‘Jordan Knight… congratulations. You have graduated high school.’” Victory, and a diploma, was his.

Favorite album: Al B. Sure!’s In Effect Mode

Favorite movie: Coming to America

Random: “I was a ping-pong fiend.”

1 comment:

Susan Burns said...

Thanks for posting this, I missed it this morning!