I remember it very clearly -- it was my senior year in college and we all gathered for the season premiere of 90210 in the living room of my very dirty house. The music began (dunnana, dunnanna) and all our familiar faces began to run by. Kelly, Donna, Steve, etc., etc. etc., and then, like a beacon of light, there he was, Joe E. Tata (Nat) finally made it into the show's beginning credits, after being the heart of the Peach Pit for so many years before.
And the crowd went wild! Literally. Everyone in my living room that night cheered like their favorite team just won the World Series.
So this is for all of them -- Nat will be back, my Albany peeps! Joe told the AP that he just finished filming the pilot episode of the new 90210, which will air on September 2. Whether he will be in future episodes still remains to be seen.
"The coin's in the air for me," the actor, 71, says. "I guess it comes under the heading of magic test: Let's see if the audience still remembers me."
Does the audience remember you? Are you crazy? I can still hear the screams.... BRING BACK NAT!