Melissa Joan Hart, who waltzed into audiences' heart as a teenage witch and then as a narcissistic politician, will be celebrating her 39th birthday on Friday, 18 April.
Melissa, who basically grew up watching TV, is among the few child stars of her generation that didn't have a public meltdown or drug abuse problem. After casting a spell on her viewers as "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", she made a comeback to television with her dear friend and fellow child actor of her time, Joey Lawrence.
"Melissa & Joey", the story of a local politician, her niece, nephew and their uncanny nanny caught the attention of many and became a beloved show over the four seasons it ran. The funny sitcom which was wrapped up on 12 February 2015, was famous for its amazing storylines and build-ups.
In celebration of Melissa's 39th birthday, here are some of the most memorable and funniest moments from "Melissa & Joey":
Season 1 Episode 4 (Boys Toys 'R' Us)
Lennox's new relationship with a bad boy makes her Aunt Mel concerned.
Mel: Do you get what I'm saying?
Lennox: Got it. Bad boy, bad. Virginity, good.
Mel: Exactly! Now jut repeat that until you're thirty.
Season 1 Episode 9 (Seoul Man)
Lennox and her best friend Phoebe agree to go to the school dance together as friends but rumors soon escalate that they are going as a lesbian couple. Although the girls do not let the rumours affect them, Lennox is furious that her school principal forbids them from attending the prom as a gay couple.
Lennox: I'm gonna fight this. They've messed with the wrong lesbian.
Joey: Yeah, the straight one.
Season 1 Episode 11 (A Fright in the Attic)
It's Halloween in the Burke-Longo household.
Mel: See? Here's somebody in the Halloween spirit.
Joey: My spirits have nothing to do with Halloween And everything to do with this. I just got my Porsche out of the repo lot! - Yeah, baby!
Mel: It must feel so good to have your penis back.
Joey: Go ahead and make your jokes, burke. The ladies, they love the Porsche.
Mel: Yeah.. Until they meet the driver.
Season 2 Episode 7 (Mixed Doubles)
Mel: Jeez, Longo, would it have killed you to meet her father?
Joey: Sort of. He died two years ago. She brought him over in a jar. She wanted me to meet his ashes.
Mel: Wow, big surprise-- another one of your light-weight ladies pops like a balloon and flies around the room. Pfft! It's too bad too. Valerie was really something special. She's the only one who ever got my skinny vanilla lattes exactly right.
Joey: I am so sorry for your loss.
Season 3 Episode 21 (Plus One)
Janey: Having a good-looking piece of man meat on your mar never hurt a campaign. Oh, sorry to call you "man meat"
Joey: No, I'm okay with that. You're just calling it how you see it.
Mel: Joe, you know Janey. She's handling my campaign for next year.
Joey: Absolutely. That's a smart move. She's got excellent taste in… in man meat.
Janey: Actually, I'm a pescatarian.
Joey: You and me both, baby.
Season 4 Episode 12 (You Say You Want an Ovulation)
Mel- I have a good feeling about this one. This is the month I've been impregnified.
Joey- That's not a word.
Mel- Hey, if I can make a human being inside of me, I can make up words. And I'm telling you, all the signs are there. My boobs are bigger, my shoes don't fit. And I've been moodier lately. Have you noticed?
Joey- Of course not, my darling.
Mel- Aww, smart man.