Whoa! Joey Lawrence Doesn't Mind Enthusiastic 'Blossom' Fans Wearing Out His Famous Catchphrase

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It’s been 16 years since “Blossom” ended its five-year run, but Joey Lawrence (who played the lovable, yet not-so-bright, Joey Russo on the former NBC hit) says he still gets approached by fans who immediately utter his character’s famous one-word catchphrase, “Whoa!” – and, believe it or not, he’s still not sick of it!

“I don’t [get annoyed] because it’s sort of — it’s kind of why I’m here,” the 35-year-old actor told Kit Hoover and guest co-host Tamera Mowry-Housley on Wednesday’s Access Hollywood Live. “I don’t like people that forget about the journey that brought them to where they are.

“They go, ‘Ugh - I don’t want to talk about that,’” he continued. “And it’s like, ‘Well, if it wasn’t for that, you wouldn’t be here.’”

Joey — who is releasing his new single, “Rolled,” on Wednesday night — now stars in the ABC Family series, “Melissa & Joey” alongside Melissa Joan Hart, who joined him for the interview.

“I taught my 5-year-old how to [say ‘Whoa!’] to drive Joey nuts!” Melissa, 35, said with a laugh.

“He’s afraid of doing it — there’s too much pressure though,” she added. “A lot of pressure for him to have to perform that and say it in just the right [tone].”

The second season of “Melissa & Joey” premieres tonight at 8 PM on ABC Family.

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