I am terrible at remembering names or associating them with faces. The best fail that turned into a win happened almost 20 years ago when I was trying to remember the name of the kid who plays Ham in this movie. I’m actually not sure if I ever knew his name, but I was talking to husband and my friend K and getting super frustrated at my inability to remember even the CHARACTER’S name. Finally, I said “Ugh, YOU KNOW WHO I’M TALKING ABOUT! From The Sandlot?! The fat headed red kid?!” And they both started laughing immediately, and it took a minute before I even realized what I’d said.
And since then he’s been the fat headed red kid to us. I don’t see that changing any time soon.