In one of the "Odyssey
Scrapbook" shorts, Chris said that Donna and Jimmy were named after
their actors, but Azure Janosky and David Griffin played Donna and
Jimmy. What's up with that? -Submitted by Madison
I believe you're just a little
confused, Madison. That's okay though. I tend to confuse myself
about a lot of things. In reality,
Azure Janosky and
David Griffin have nothing
to do with the whole recipe. Chris was referring to the movie
It's a Wonderful Life which stars Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.
Jimmy Stewart played George Bailey and Donna Reed played Mary
Bailey. So from that we can deduct the following:
- The Barclay last name is a
reference to the last name 'Bailey' from It's a Wonderful
- Mary Barclay's character stems
from Mary Bailey on It's a Wonderful Life.
- George Barclay's character
comes from George Bailey on It's a Wonderful Life.
- Jimmy Barclay refers to the
first name of Jimmy Stewart.
- Donna Barclay refers to the
first name Donna Reed.
- When AIO introduced the new
baby of the family, the 'Stewart' and 'Reed' were combined to
create the name 'Steward Reed.'
Thus, we have a confusing little
mix that all fits together to pay a tribute to one of the best-loved
Christmas films of all time. I hope this information helps you,
Madison. It may also interest you that
R.F.D. and It's a
Pokenberry Christmas are ironic tributes to It's a Wonderful
Life as well.