‘Goonies’ cast, ‘Flintstones’ rescue TV viewers in pandemic

  • FILE - This Nov. 9, 2019 file photo shows actor Josh Gad during a portrait session at The W Hotel in Los Angeles. Gad hosted reunion with the cast and creatives behind the 1985 film “Goonies” which also served as a fundraiser for a fundraiser for those affected by the pandemic.(Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP, File)

  • This combination photo shows filmmaker Steven Spielberg, from left, and cast members from Spielberg’s 1985 film “Goonies,” Josh Brolin, second left, Sean Astin and Ke Huy Quan, who reunited with other cast and creators for a fundraiser for those affected by the pandemic. The reunion was hosted by actor Josh Gad. (AP Photo)

LOS ANGELES — Josh Gad had a notion about what might soothe the kid in him during a scary time and maybe do the same for others. The actor got to work organizing an online reunion of the cast and creators of the 1985 movie “The Goonies,” which quickly tallied a million-plus views.