Celebuzz’d 028: Go Back to School with Mario Lopez and Alyson Hannigan

Imagine that your gym teacher in grade school asked you to play dodgeball if your class didn’t have any equipment.

This would present a major challenge that would require some creative thinking. You could throw shoes at each other (ouch), use your youngest classmate as a ball (double ouch), or just sit down on the floor, but why would you when you could avoid this scenario altogether by rounding up some box tops? Mario Lopez and Alyson Hannigan join us on this very-September episode of the Celebuzz’d podcast to teach us a lesson on how simple it is to promote Box Tops for Education’s mission in providing resources for classrooms.

In celebrating their 20th birthday, Box Tops for Education went “back to school” with Hannigan and Lopez to show actual students what it would be like to have an empty classroom in a series of videos on the Box Tops website. Here, Hannigan tries to teach a computer class without any keyboards or mice.

Lopez said that he’s grateful for his experience of attending a “regular public school” before his career blew up on Saved By the Bell.

“I think I was one of the only kids that I know that actually did that, so I got to have real-life experiences like wrestling for my team and going to prom,” said Lopez. “I kinda got the best of both worlds in that sense, so I was lucky.”

We asked the Extra host which Hollywood figures, dead or alive, that he would choose to sit at his lunch table. This was his response:


Then, Hannigan told us about her experience watching her daughters grow up and attend school and filled us in on whether they’ve been bitten by the acting bug.

“I think, at one point, my older daughter maybe said that she wanted [to become an actor] and I asked her why and she didn’t really have a great answer. And then I said, ‘Well, you know how sometimes people come up to ask to take pictures with mommy and you don’t really like that? They’re going to ask to take pictures with you,'” recalled Hannigan. “And she was like, ‘Eh, I don’t want to be an actor.'”


Find out if Lopez ever played hooky and learn about Hannigan’s close encounter with her new The First Wives Club castmate Vanessa Lachey by listening to our podcast episode below. Learn more about how you can help provide resources for your local school by visiting the Box Tops for Education website.

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