Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I Bid You Adieu...to My TV Parents
And you rocked the shit out of jive-talking in "Airplane" which made me respect you all that much more.
Second, to Tom Bosley, who passed away today, at age 83. He is best known for his role as Arthur Cunningham on the TV Program "Happy Days". When I was in elementary school, I was a huge fan of "Happy Days" (I used to fantasize about marrying Fonzie). "Mr. C" was my favorite TV dad, and I loved him because he always gave fatherly advice with a calm and collected head. He was wise and his children loved him. Granted, Mr. C got exasperated with his children every now and then, but he never called his kids "morons" or "idiots" and always gave them chances to make a bad situation better. Mr. C was pretty kick-ass. Thank you, Mr. Bosley for being my favorite TV dad and for giving your TV children good advice that I could sometimes work into my own life. I think if you had been my dad, I would have turned out a little more self-adjusted, with a dash more self-esteem. I doubt you would have called me "chubby" as a kid (because, let's face it, you're a little chubby yourself) and I believe you would have let me win at the video games we would have played together instead of beating my ass because you can't lose at anything.
Too bad TV parents aren't more like real parents, huh? I'm sure a few of you out there agree with me. ;) You know that saying that "you can't choose your family"? I'm hoping that if there's a heaven, we CAN choose our family...because my parents would be June Cleaver and Arthur Cunningham. I hope their writers got Emmys for all the great advice they gave their TV children. Because that shit was pure solid gold.
Adieu Babs and Tom!