Andrew Koenig, "Boner" from "Growing Pains," is still missing. When he didn't return home to California on Feb. 14 after a trip to Canada, media outlets went wild: There've been interviews with his father, "Star Trek's" Walter Koenig, articles about co-star Kirk Cameron praying for his family, and tweets from actors like Sarah Silverman and Alyssa Milano.
Yesterday, another twist -- RadarOnline reported that police believe Koenig is alive, and "lying low in Vancouver."
Especially for those of us deeply addicted to '80s pop culture, it's all been bordering on the surreal -- and a reminder that even somebody who played a goofy TV character from our childhoods is still a real person with real problems. Good luck, Boner -- we hope you find your way home.