Martha Plimpton steps into “Grey’s” fancy elevator


Raise your hand if you have a crush on Martha Plimpton.

Wow — I didn’t even know that many people were here. For me, it started when she played Stef Steinbrenner in The Goonies, but only because I hadn’t seen The River Rat yet.

Really, who could resist a crush on a cute little baby dyke tomboy like Jonsy?

In fact, her tendency to get cast as the “wisecracking best friend” is what made her shift her focus to theater — a pretty good move, judging from her accolades. She’s been nominated for three Tony Awards: for The Coast of Utopia in 2007, Top Girls in 2008 and Pal Joey in 2009.

I’d give her an award for Outstanding Cuteness in this photo of Plimpton with her Pal Joey buds.

Fortunately, our favorite Martha hasn’t abandoned TV completely. We’ll get to see her in a multi-episode arc on Grey’s Anatomy next season. Plimpton’s role as Pam, the mother of an 18-year old patient starts with the season premier on September 24. And I have to confess, I’m hoping for a few magic moments with Callie on that fancy elevator at Seattle Grace.

How about you? When was your first crush on Martha Plimpton? Did it ever end? Will you look for her on Grey’s Anatomy?

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