Just in time for TBS’s annual 24-hour marathon of A Christmas Story, a few of the stars of the frequently-seen 1983 holiday chestnut joined the ladies of The View.
Zack Ward, who played “Scut Farkus” and Scott Schwartz, who played the tongue-stuck “Flick”, appeared in their fully grown up glory, and shared anecdotes from the film’s legacy.
“Once the movie hit and got traction, people got confused and actually started fights with me which was scary,” Ward exclaimed. “Later on, they wanted me to beat up their kids. For Christmas, people would hold them up and say, “beat the kids.” It’s the most bizarre Christmas blessing I could get.”
Schwartz, who is now a memorabilia collector, explained what he thought the movie’s message meant to him.
“It’s a relationship movie,” Schwartz said. “It’s a coming of age between the son finally getting dad’s respect. It’s also that you remember at Christmas — everybody remembers that one year when they wanted that one thing. No matter whether you’re 7 or 70, you remember that one thing.”
Watch the two Christmas Story stars all grown up on The View
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