15 of the Most Epic Cast Reunions of 2014

by Emily Krauser 8:45 PM PST, December 22, 2014
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It was a year of epic reunions, with a slew of our all-time favorite casts from the big and small screens meeting up from Los Angeles to Paris. We know they didn’t all reunite just to make our hearts burst with happiness, but it sure feels that way. Feeling nostalgic? Get ready to really OMG when you see these star sightings.

1.  Mean Girls

Ten years after the now-classic comedy hit theaters, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, Lindsay Lohan and Tina Fey posed for a celebratory Entertainment Weekly magazine photo shoot. And the fab five weren’t the only cast members of Mean Girls to hang in 2014 -- Amy Poehler and Daniel Franzese helped Lizzy Caplan celebrate her birthday and an Emmy nom at Los Angeles’ Chateau Marmont back in August. (Franzese even hashtagged their selfie #northshore10yrreunion, because Damien is everything.) With these joyous meetings also came some sad news: Fey told EW it’s too late to make a Mean Girls sequel. But... but... do you understand how badly we want to make "fetch" happen?

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2.  Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call? Still the Ghostbusters. One of the biggest reunions came courtesy of EW with Billy Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Ivan Reitman coming together for Ghostbusters’ 30th anniversary. Murray told Today’s Al Roker that he knew that Ghostbusters "was gonna be a huge movie." The 64-year-old actor also fully supports the all-female reboot announced earlier this year.

3.  Friends

The lovely ladies of Friends reprised their roles in a replica set of Rachel and Monica’s apartment for a sketch on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In the bit, Jennifer Aniston indulged Kimmel by reading lines from his Friends fan-fiction, short of putting on a "Rachel" wig. Kimmel played Monica’s brother Ross, and Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow joined in as Monica and Phoebe. But where were Joey and Chandler? Kimmel killed them off by monkey bite. It makes sense that we would only see half of the cast. In April, Cox told David Letterman that she couldn’t get the six of them for dinner.

Happy to have these familiar faces on set with us this week! #GirlMeetsWorld

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4. Boy Meets World

Nineties kids cheered when Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel announced that they’d be reprising their roles as the adorable Cory and Topanga for Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World. In March, Savage and Fishel were joined by Rider Strong, Betsey Randle and William Russ, aka Cory’s BFF Shawn and his parents Amy and Alan Matthews, for a holiday episode. "Happy to have these familiar faces on set with us this week!" Fishel tweeted. We’re happy to see the whole gang back together too!

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5. The Wonder Years

With a little help from these friends, the beloved series has finally come to DVD. In May, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Jason Harvey, Olivia D’Abo and Josh Saviano sat down to tape interviews for The Wonder Years: The Complete Series. The iconic sitcom ran from 1988 to 1993, and an exact replica of the Arnold’s kitchen from that six year run was built for the DVD extras taping. But the best part of all? Seeing Kevin and Winnie together again, of course!

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6. Thelma & Louise

Friends Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis got nostalgic for their 1991 Oscar-winning insta-hit when they met up in June. All hail the original selfie queens, Thelma and Louise!

Go America! Supporting our girl in her play, Lips Together, Teeth Apart. #sisterhood

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7. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Nine years after the first Sisterhood film hit theaters, Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera and Amber Tamblyn proved they’re still BFFs with two reunions. The ladies brunched in September, then met up again in October to support Ferrera in the play Lips Together, Teeth Apart. Their selfies came months after it was announced that a third Sisterhood movie was in the works. Sisterhood Everlasting will pick up 10 years after the 2008 sequel. While the original cast isn’t attached yet, the idea has crossed their minds. "I think the four of us only ever think about how we can get back together and make people pay us to be with each other," Fererra told In Touch last year. "So all four of us would be very, very open to working with each other."

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8. Napoleon Dynamite

It’s been a decade, but we’d still vote for Pedro. Looks like Napoleon would too! In June, Jon Heder (the titular liger-tamer) and director Jared Hess were joined by castmates Hayley Duff, Shondrella Avery, Carmen Brady, Diedrich Bader, Sandy Martin, Tina Marjorino and Efren Ramirez (Pedro Sanchez) at L.A.’s Fox Studios. The motley crew from Preston, Idaho, were there to unveil a flippin’ sweet statue of Napoleon for the movie’s 10th anniversary.

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Basically the best.

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9. One Tree Hill

They’ve come a long way since Tree Hill! Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz, James Lafferty, Paul Johansson, Stephen Colletti, Torrey DeVitto, Robert Buckley, Shantal VanSanten and Antwon Tanner all made the overseas trek to the City of Lights to attend the "From Wilmington to Paris" convention in October. No, you didn’t read that wrong -- a convention for the North Carolina-based drama, which ran on The WB and then the CW from 2003 until 2012, was held in France. Also strange? OTH star Chad Michael Murray was nowhere to be found. There was plenty of love to make up for CMM not being there, including this sweet selfie Bush captioned, "Basically the best." We can’t argue with her there!

10. Married With Children

When Katey Sagal was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September, she wasn’t surrounded by her Sons of Anarchy co-stars. Instead, it was the beloved Bundy bunch – TV hubby Ed O’Neill and kids Christina Applegate and David Faustino -- standing by her side. The Fox sitcom ran for 11 seasons from 1987 to 1997, and it was recently confirmed that a spin-off was in the works. Seventeen years isn’t too late for a revival, right?

11. The Little Rascals

The most creative reunion came courtesy of the grown-up rascals. In honor of its 20th anniversary, the cast recreated the original movie poster from 1994. That hashtag up top? So 2014.

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12. Facts of Life

The world lived up to our dreams when our favorite Eastland School alum were reunited in September. The always affable Charlotte Rae received a standing ovation when she joined co-stars Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel and Mindy Cohn for a Paley Center panel. We took the good with the bad, as Kim Fields, aka Tootie, couldn’t be there. If you need to see all four of the Peeskill girls again, you’re in luck -- The Facts of Life: The Complete Series was released on DVD on Dec. 16.

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Flying V! #mightyducks reunion

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13. D2: The Mighty Ducks

The flying V is still going strong! Emilio Estevez and Joshua Jackson didn’t make it back for the reunion, but we can live with that because we still had Goldberg (who now really is lean and mean), Connie, Guy and the rest of the Ducks back together 10 years after the sequel’s 1994 release. Quack, quack, quack... okay, you get it.

Um, we invented Post-Its. #LBHS10YearReunion @laurenconrad

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14. The Hills

The girls from the real O.C. had the most legitimate meet-up of all this year -- their 10-year high school reunion. Newlywed Lauren Conrad posed for a selfie with BFF Lo Bosworth which was cutely captioned, "Um, we invented Post-Its," a line from the 1997 flick Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. Conrad’s ex Stephen Colletti and high school best friend Jen Bunney were also there, but there was one noticeable absence: Kristin Cavallari. The mama of two had a good excuse -- she graduated from Laguna High in 2005, a year behind Conrad and company.

15. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Sarah Michelle Gellar must really be missing Sunnydale! Buffy has been off the air since 2003, but the 37-year-old actress made up for lost time by catching up with her co-stars. On Feb. 13, Michelle Trachtenberg and Seth Green stopped by the set of Gellar’s since-canceled sitcom The Crazy Ones. Two weeks later, Gellar made Angel fans swoon when she visited the still-hunky David Boreanaz on Bones. Then in July, Gellar helped Anthony Head, aka Giles, promote his charity Cool to be Kind. Too bad Alyson Hannigan wrapped How I Met Your Mother -- how will Gellar finish her "Where Are They Now?" Buffy checklist?

Which cast were you most excited to see reunite this year?