- Hold me, Datalounge, I'm scared.
- Pancreatic cancer
- Hold me Grim Reaper, I'm scared.
- Could someone explain to me why the "hold me David" shit is being posted all over the place lately?
Wasn't this show from the 1970s? Why/how is this suddenly so funny?
Christ this place is infested with old fraus.
- Has Joyce DeWitt, DL favorite, commented yet? I won't know what to think until then.
- AP obit:
- What is in her 8 track player?
- this thread is about to blow up
- Aw, that's really sad.
- Didn't like her then + still don't = DON'T CARE!
She was and will always be an ICON!
- I plan to deal with my grief one day at a time.
- I am looking in the mirror, laughing and crying as I type.
- So, up on your feet...
- She had optimistically booked herself to do a one-woman play in a few months. Must've had a sharp downturn this year.
- Somebody better check on Mackenzie Phillips; she was distraught over Mindy McCready's death. This could send her toppling right off the wagon.
- Her Tony winning performance;
- I was so sad... briefly.
- Damn, damn, damn!
- R4 has classic narcissistic personality disorder. "I don't understand something that happened before I was born, so I despise it."
- Has Shelley Fabares reacted?
- This is really saddening. I know a lot people mock her and the show, but it was one of my faves growing up. A real loss.
- Excuse Me (R17)?!
Jennifer Hudson on Smash and now this!
- This is it!
- Yet Dick Cheney lives on.
- Better call Snyder
- The show was mediocre at best, but in the olden days there were far fewer choices so I did watch it, on and off. Mackenzie was the main appeal for me, who Bonnie kept narcing out and getting fired. Schneider was gross, and Valerie was a perky bubblehead.
- I liked that people on 70s tv shows looked like real people. Today, only Bertinelli might be employable in Hollywood.
- She guested on Hot in Cleveland last season. It seems as though just about ANYONE who comes in contact with Betty White dies a premature death. The other HIC ladies should be worried. Very worried. Is Betty in league with Satan?
- Attention Datalounge shoppers "Hold Me, David" Snuggie blankets are now SOLD OUT.
Sorry no rain checks.
- One Day At A Time:
Ardent, divorced, feminist, Midwestern career woman as written at Cantor's deli during lunch by the combined efforts of Flatbush friends who together conquered Hollywood: Maxie, Davie, Mario, and Ryan.
- Hold me.
- I can't tolerate the mockery in this thread, so please stop it. A human being has died. There's nothing funny about it.
- R33 must be new here...
- R33 = Mary Richards, before her uncontrollable laughing fit at Chuckle's funeral.
1970\tTony Award\tBest Musical\tWon
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical\tLen Cariou\tNominated
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical\tLauren Bacall\tWon
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical\tBrandon Maggart\tNominated
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical\tBonnie Franklin\tNominated
she did NOT win but was very good in it!!! so sad
- She was very good in APPLAUSE but she did not win.
- R33, is that a set up for the Chuckles the Clown episode?
- Was she a fundie?
- Still nothing from Mackenzie or Valerie on Twitter.
DAMMIT, JULIE AND BARBARA!
- The National Enquirer obit has a YouTube embed of "I Hate to Exercise...But I Love to Tap!"
- r40, stop it. Just stop it already. I understand that some people use humor to grieve, but seriously, enough is enough.
- You are unhinged, r42.
This is DataLounge!
- They're probably very busy mourning right now.
- [quote]Why/how is this suddenly so funny?
It's not. It's stuff posted by the WHET, cak, graxy, Helen Lawson crowd who are on the verge of dementia. They think it's hysterically funny.
- R33, you need to go to another message board. This one exists for those of us who dearly hope Bonnie is laid to rest in a cable-knit sweater with an oversize turtleneck, with gauchos and knee boots and a mood ring on her finger. I hope the cosmetologist at the mortuary knows how to give a bubble cut.
Farewell and RIP to another piece of the 70s.
- She's fine! She sends her love!
- Gives a new meaning to the phrase in her Applause song:
What is it that we're living for? Applause, applause!
- R46, fear not; she still had a bubble cut.
- So... did her carpet match her drapes?
- Maybe I can take over her one-woman show!
Er, if I can find some free time in my already jammed show biz schedule.
- No wonder she devoted an entire episode to the trauma of turning 35. Her life was more than half over at the time and we didn't know it.
- [quote]This one exists for those of us who dearly hope Bonnie is laid to rest in a cable-knit sweater with an oversize turtleneck, with gauchos and knee boots and a mood ring on her finger. I hope the cosmetologist at the mortuary knows how to give a bubble cut.
- Maybe r33 needs to note that we are making fun of Ann Romano, and poor Ms Franklin's death just made us think of this character who is fiction and does not exist.
- How can you all be so tasteless and irreverant? Do you have any sense of deceny? A fellow human being has died. If you can't offer anything but jokes in this thread, then you really shouldn't be posting.
- A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants!
- r46 great post. But one minor correction - an "oversized turtleneck" is technically referred to as a "cowlneck".
- R55, at times we all fall down and hurt our foo-foos.
- She was NOMINATED for the Tony, R17, she DID NOT win.
MELBA MOORE won for PURLIE in 1970!
I HATE TO CORRECT PEOPLE... BUT I LOVE TO TAP!
- [quote]How can you all be so tasteless and irreverant? Do you have any sense of deceny?
Mockery is the only reason this thread exists, my dear. Go practice your spelling skills and leave us alone if it bothers you so much.
Quick, somebody start the Bonnie Franklin's iPod thread so we can watch r55's head explode.
- FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE SHIT IN MY MOUTH??!!??!!
- I just saw this on Yahoo and my first thought was "must go to Datalounge".
- Please explain to me how you could mock a person's death, especially one so full of pain. What if it was your mother? How would you feel if people mocked that. Then again, judging from your post(s), it sounds like you were raised in a jungle anyway.
- Was she cross eyed?
- Cowlnecks are back!
- R63, we're not mocking her death. We're mocking her life.
- R4, back when there were only 3 networks things stood out more.
I couldn't tell you any of the last few American Idols, name three Housewives of Atlanta or who the newest cast member of ZOOM is. But back in the 70s and 80s we didn't have the Internet and 500 choices.
Things stood out more. They're remembered fondly, especially a favorite show like ONE DAY AT A TIME.
- [quote]How can you all be so tasteless and irreverant? Do you have any sense of deceny? A fellow human being has died. If you can't offer anything but jokes in this thread, then you really shouldn't be posting.
Oh honey, you better clutch your pearls and flee while you can.
- r63, the only people posting here are people who LOVED Bonnie Franklin.
She had a big impact on our lives. We can't bring her back. But we can have a laugh and remember the good old days.
Some of the best "funerals" I've been to have been gatherings at the deceased person's house (with all their stuff around) and everyone drinking and telling funny "remember when" stories about the person who's gone.
And laughing our asses off.
- A Cowl-Neck Sweater is almost like a sweater with an attached scarf.
- How did she get pancreatic cancer?
- OMG! This is just like the 9/11 thread.
- Booze bag, I bet!
- major alcoholic, they often get pancreatic cancer
- not exactly, R70. I think r66 is onto something. I honestly couldn't stand her when she was alive and never understood the vacuum which must have existed that enabled her to scale the heights she did.
Now that she's dead, well, I don't love her now either.
- I used to get her confused with Bonnie Hunt.
- Why is there little warning for certain cancers? Sorry, I'm clueless.
- r67 is correct.
There was no cable, no Netflix, no internet, no DVDs, no home videos.
And no DVRs or Video to tape anything to watch later. You watched it live or you missed it.
You had 3 TV networks or a book or magazine.
And once a year, they broadcast The Wizard of Oz, And EVERYONE watched it.
- Glen Scarpelli just paid tribute on his FB page
- She was a horrible person in real life. She got Mary Louise Parker fired because she was funnier and didn't like her.
She got that gay kid Alex fired, she had Julie fired and she was a demanding and subpar actress.
She over acted and wasn't attractive. Her biggest role prior to this was a Munster's episode.
Only Boyd "I've won every Tony Award there is but I'm not gay," Gaines liked her.
- She ate too many jelly donuts, and overworked herself, R72 .
- Poor R4, thinking she can look cool by trying to stifle a DL running gag that's at least 15 years old. Of course, [italic]she[/]italic can't be bothered by old sitcom references. [italic]She's[/italic] into the hot [italic]new[/italic] stuff, like dubstep and Pinterest!
- Was she really an alcoholic, R75? I thought that was Linda Lavin. I used to be a waitress and remember serving either Lavin or Franklin (drinking alone) glass after glass of white wine. I think it was Franklin because she was doing a play in the town I lived in and I don't recall Lavin doing plays, only musicals. This was in 1990.
- One day at a time the lost episode.
- Franklin also had a small role on "The Patty Duke Show".
Even in the '60s her hair was pretty flat, relatively speaking.
- She was actually good at the comic bits but she had absolutely no talent for the drama and serious parts of the show.
But she could do comedy well. She was also very good playing off people. She played well off of Mac, and Val and of course Pat Harrington. But she was a limited actress.
I don't know what she was like in real life, she seemed to have a "Linda Lavin" reputation, but maybe that was just a CBS at the time, type of thing.
- [/italic] closing the italics, I hope
- [quote]She got Mary Louise Parker fired because she was funnier and didn't like her.
Fired from what?
- [italic]Dammit Schneider, close the italics![/italic]
- I adore you R59 and I love... LOVE Melissa Hart!!!
Apple Tree to Cabaret to Promises Promises to Pimpernel to voice teacher
- I already closed them
- A television mom (one you were glad wasn't yours) has passed - back when people's apartments on TV looked like musty, broken down shit holes.
- I wonder if the mourners will run across the parking lot to the door of the funeral home in tribute to Bonnie's acting choice when Ann Romano's doorbell rang?
- Totally, R95. I love watching 70's films and tv shows because they are so much more "real".
It must have been around 1982 that the USA marketing machine figured out that they could make an entire nation depressed and desperate by portraying every dwelling as a palace.
- Only THREE replies?????
- Of course Melba Moore won the Tony in 1970. I was at The Mark Hellinger that year. I remember riding the elevator with Melba up to the ball at the Waldorf afterwards. I sat at a table with Eve Arden and Noel Coward was at the next table. I recall Streisand, who won a special award, leaving early.
- I remember when she was on "The Tonight Show" and started talking about what she liked to read on the toilet. I thought Carson was going to throw up. He seemed really disgusted by her. I don't know if he ever had her back.
I remember that it was groundbreaking to have a single mom on TV at that time.
I'm surprised McKenzie didn't go first. Pancreatic cancer sucks balls, so I hope she got good quality care.
- R82, I think you mean Mary Louise Wilson, not Parker.
- Hold me, David, I'm dead.
- OK, Valerie has now weighed in Twitter with a sweet photo of her and Bonnie and the words "My heart is breaking."
- I can rest easy now that I have heard from Val.
Now, Kenzie, pls say somethign so I can have dinner.
- She guest starred on Young and Restless last summer as a nun. I didn't hate her in it. She was pretty good. I think her diagnosis came right after that.
While I thought One Day was an up and down show, the final scene with Ann Romano recalling when she first moved in with the girls as very young teens was sweet.
- I would post but I'm far too busy winning Tony Awards
- Valerie Bertinelli has released a statement to People:
"My heart is breaking. Bonnie has always been one of the most important women in my life and was a second mother to me.
"The years on One Day at a Time were some of the happiest of my life, and along with Pat (Harrington Jr.) and Mackenzie (Phillips) we were a family in every way.
"She taught me how to navigate this business and life itself with grace and humor, and to always be true to yourself. I will miss her terribly."
- I heart Valerie so much at this moment. If only the tone of this thread could be in line with her lovely comments.
- The Schneider character would never be on a present-day sitcom. In today's world he would be seen as sexually harrassing the women on the show, and just all-around creepy and gross. Times have changed so much.
- [quote]I remember when she was on "The Tonight Show" and started talking about what she liked to read on the toilet.
I think I remember this. Patti LaBelle was a guest later in the same episode, and when someone made a reference to Bonnie having sung on Broadway, Patti looked over to Bonnie on the couch and said faux-sincerely "Oh, I LOVE her voice..." Hard to describe in words why that was so funny, but my mom and I have had that as a catchphrase ever since.
- Just read Walter Kerr's review of APPLAUSE and he raved about her:
"An inbetween word about those other good people. Bonnie Franklin turns up whenever the principals turn Villageward, and she really has nothing to do with the show but to stop it. Shaggily red-headed, with a smile like the one they sometimes paint on lollipops, slapping her chaps and tossing her neckerchief to the apparently high winds, she needs only to be turned loose to take over. Larceny is the word for it (and that's an irony, in a show that is about a coming-up youngster stealing a march on the stars; do the authors and director really mean to say it's beginning to happen all over again, right here?)."
Who write like that anymore??!
- My favorite episode of One Day was when Barbara was on the pill.
- Oh, what are those poor girls going to do now without their mother?
- Datalounge, how could you have let this happen? I guess she's overlooking all of us now.
- Will she be buried without a bra? Those angry, hard nips were revolting!
- Why do people expect people to comment on people they worked with thirty years ago? Do people call you for a statement when someone you worked with die?
- R116 the original 4 from One Day at a Time stayed in touch through the years.
- This is so sad...RIP Bonnie.
- My statement is prepared if anyone is interested.
- When she was in one of the NYMF shows last year I think we caught up with thing and had a nice chat.
- Lauren Bacall just tweeted about how Bonnie was the cuntiest cunt who ever cunted.
- Can someone please post the lyrics to the theme for ODAAT?
- Google is your friend, r122.
- One Day At A Time Theme;
No one is interested and no one ever will be.
- Don't you understand I'm fucking crying and can't type right now, r123, you fucking dick?
- Why do people like R55, et al, come here? And once they see what's going on, why do they stay & berate everyone? It's OK to disagree, but why inject yourself into a group that clearly doesn't view things the way you do?
RIP, Bonnie Franklin. I thought that show was sappy but harmless -- guess it was a good gig at the time.
- She and Esther Rolle wrote a song about not having necks.
- I'll be honest and say that I never really liked her for some reason. I'm not going to be hypocritical and claim other wise because she is dead ,which happens often with the public when famous people die. She seemed to be mean in real life. Was she awful or nice? Regardless, I wouldn't wish anyone to go through cancer! My niece was 8 years old when she died of cancer and she suffered terribly.
I grew up watching One Day At A Time religiously. This show was one of the first ground breaking programs on TV that talked about topics no other show did before. Also, being a divorced single mother raising two kids on her own was ground breaking. I was a kid who lived with his single divorced mother at the time this show aired so I could identify with some things here and there with the show. It was a hugely popular show in the 70s.
BTW, the poster who said their apartment was awful, we use to think it was really cute.
- "Christ this place is infested with old fraus.'
Christ, this place is infested with retards like you.
- Toni Tennille will now be the only one with that bundt cake hairdo.
- Loved to hate her - but preferred her alive
- Fuck off, r31.
- Bonnie was very sweet to Patti Labelle on that Tonight Show episode, so if Patti was mocking her that was a nasty thing to do. After Patti finished singing, she went over to the chair were Bonnie immediately complimented her on her voice and said she was thankful that she didn't have to follow her.
- Patti throwing shade?
That never happens.
And by never I mean "always"
- This is it. This is it.
This is life, the one you get
So go and have a ball.
This is it. This is it
Straight ahead and rest assured
You can’t be sure at all.
So while you’re here enjoy the view
Keep on doing what you do
So hold on tight we'll muddle through
One day at a time, One day at a time.
So up on your feet. Up on your feet
Somewhere there’s music playing.
Don’t you worry none
We’ll just take it like it comes.
One day at a time, one day at a time.
One day at a time, one day at a time.
One day at a time, one day at a time.
One day at a time, one day at a time.
- Patti was at her hairiest on that Tonight show. The hostess was Joan Rivers and another guest was Don Rickles. Bonnie was on to promote her tap dancing video and was supposed to show Joan a tap or two, but Joan begged off and sent her out to the middle of the stage with Rickles. I don't know what happened then because I turned to something else instead of watching Rickles ham it up.
Bonnie was discussing her husband at the time and she let it be known that when he was first introduced to her he had no fucking idea who she was even though she had been on ODAAT and Broadway all those years before. Joan was aghast and decided not to tell Bonnie that her husband was an ignorant asshole and a snob.
- Drat that darn formatting.
- (R4) Who the hell else but gay men would make "Hold Me David" jokes?
Are you even gay?
- R62 - Right there with you. Datalounge was my next click after seeing the death announcement.
- Mark me down as another who immediately went to the Datalounge when I read that she had died.
- who will take over at Connors and Davenport?
- R39 Jews are not usually "fundies."
Fun fact: ODAAT was co-created by Whitney Blake, mother of DL fave Meredith Baxter (and former star of "Hazel.")
Bonnie was also on at least one episode of "Gidget" with DL fave Sally Field.
- RIP Bonnie:(
I grew up watching "One Day at a Time"
- Im a straight woman in my 40's and got the 'hold me David' thing right away, my best friend and I have said that to each other for many years. I think this thread is hilarious and I hope Bonnie would too. I'm sure she wasn't always recognized lately and I bet this would really trigger some funny recollections for her. If not, oh well, she's not here. Life is for the living, wouldn't you want to know you at least cracked some people up with gaucho jokes on your passing? Gauchos were the bane of my young existence and anything that ridicules them is welcome.
- Here on the DL, the term "Too Soon" means absolutely nothing.
In fact, can't we just start the Burt Reynolds Colon Cancer thread now?
- Who the hell is David?
- R149 - Ann Romano's boyfriend in the early seasons.
- She used to toss my salad.
- I liked her, had no reason to like her, but I do/did. I'm sad she had to suffer with pancreatic cancer; it's a nasty way to die. I was surprised to read Bonnie was two years younger than I.
- From Mackenzie Phillips:
Remembering my friend. Rest in peace, Bonnie Franklin.
- Jesus, it took Mac all day to weigh in. For everyone who says we are mocking or disrespectful, at least we offered condolences before Mack.
- Ms. Franklin was predeceased by her husband and her career.
- Her mom is still alive at 101.
- [quote]Her mom is still alive at 101.
Actually, she's ON the 101, wandering around near the Encino exit.
- lol r158
- OP Cancer?
I always thought she was Capricorn.
- Bonnie must've made a mint off of ODAAT because she barely worked again for the next 30 years.
- Those who were waiting for SALLY JESSY RAPHAEL to weigh in, wait no more!
"Just heard Bonnie Franklin has lost her battle w/ cancer. The world has lost a gifted actress, and more importantly, a wonderful lady. #RIP"
- Can't believe no one has posted this yet (unless I just missed it)!
- [quote] Age: 69
LOL, OP said 69.
- R62, I'm with you and the others who came right to the DL to see what everyone was saying.
I'm disappointed. I thought the jokes would be funnier.
BTW, I loved that show, and when I was that age (mid-teens), I was convinced that Valerie Bertinelli was a lesbian.
Wishful thinking, I guess.
- Someone did R163, on the first page, no less.
Try to keep up.
- [quote] Someone did [R163], on the first page, no less.
My bad, sorry. Please enjoy this one instead.
- She did an interview on Merv and said the best part of playing Peter Pan was wearing the flying harness and experiencing the rubbing sensation. Talk about awkward pauses.
- Always thought she was ugly. Didn't care for her.
- A human being has died in one of the worst ways imagineable. Her friends and family are grieving. Can you even imagine the horror they'd be in for if they did a search for her death and this and the other equally irreverant threads popped up? Did you think about that when you posted your jokes? Can you show a little common deceny and respect for the dead and not write anything at all if mockery is all you have to write? How you no boundaries? Shame on you.
- r173 The only thing offensive about this thread is the fucking cock that keeps posting shit pictures and me for calling him a revolting cock. Why would her family be searching google about her death? They know she died. They might be happy to see that her death has prompted like 9 threads on here. Chill the fuck out.
- "Applause" was the first Broadway show I saw so I will always remember her fondly. I also watched ODAAT regularly and enjoyed the show. I'm sad for her and her family that she died relatively young and of cancer.
That said, I've enjoyed the BF threads over the years and "Hold me, David. I'm scared" is now part of my life.
My partner and I stopped out for dinner and I saw the news on the CNN crawl. I told him DL must be melting down and immediately grabbed my phone and started checking the threads, reading him some of the more tasteless comments.
For those of you who don't get this, you don't belong on DL.
- Judging by the number of posts created today, Bonnie Franklin truly was a Data Lounge Legend!
- [quote] Can you show a little common deceny and respect for the dead and not write anything at all if mockery is all you have to write? How you no boundaries? Shame on you.
You're new here, aintcha, toots?
- Does anyone else remember the classic thread where someone described in detail their fantasy of a 70's variety show hosted by Bonnie Franklin? It began with her wearing a cowl neck sweater, sitting in a big easy chair and singing "Evergreen"? I think Shields and Yarnell were purported guest stars. It was one of my all-time favorites, I wish I could remember more details!
- A simple Twitter search shows these celebs are among the ones who have made online condolences: Michael McKean, Jackee Harry, Suzanne Somers, and Tracey Bregman of "Young & Restless."
- r178 I don't remember it but it sounds lovely and I will light a candle for her and think of that.
- She must've been scared at the TVLand Awards last year.
http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Bonnie Franklin/10th Annual TV Land Awards Show/zjHysT1vGck
- Awesome r181..pure awesome.
- Love to her and her family. Great lovable comedienne.
- I remember an interview with the Bonn where she was asked her opinion about the "Roseanne" show. She kept saying that she didn't get it, didn't understand that kind of humor. Which I thought was completely bizarre.
- [quote]Can you even imagine the horror they'd be in for if they did a search for her death...
Yes I can, R172, I can imagine. I mean, I just did a search for her life and am already horrified.
- For a person that had one hit show and was a total bitch on it for nine years, she's lucky.
If her acting in that clip of Applause is any indication of her overall ability, she is, shall we be generous and say, "AWFUL."
- Bonnie, we hardly knew ye...
Perhaps that was for the best
- [quote]I wonder if the mourners will run across the parking lot to the door of the funeral home in tribute to Bonnie's acting choice when Ann Romano's doorbell rang?
- This is it, this is it
This is life so don't you shit
Just play with your balls
This is it, this is it
Always be straight when you give head that is all
And while you're here don't be a Jew
Only Christians will do
Hold on tight, don't be a Jew
One time at a day, one time at a day
So walk on your feet, walk on your feet
And use them for music playing
Don't you worry none
With Viagra you will cum
One time at a day, one time at a day
- Can we make fun of all the AIDS victims that have died? Dying of pancreatic cancer is right up there with AIDS if not worse.
What's on all the AIDS victims' iPods?
Cue the hypocrisy in 1...2...3...
- Bonnie was only 31 when ODAAT started in 1975
(Bertinelli was 15, Mackenzie 16)
- Was she really an evil bitch? Everyone seems fond of her in the TV Land Award photos.
- Awwwww. This makes me sad. I was never a Bonnie fan or ODAAT fan, but it makes me sad when those semi-celebrities of 70s TV pass away. I can't explain it well, but just because they were a presence of my youth, and you like to think they will always be around.
I'll be a mess when Karen Grassle dies.
- R185- her acting in APPLAUSE was two scenes and two numbers. Except for those, she wasn't in the show.
- W&W, r189.
It's telling that none of these assholes have responded.
- R189 and R194, if your precious sensibilities are offended, GTFO.
It's actually our way of honoring famous people - while poking fun and not taking it too seriously.
People die. Death sucks. Should we clutch our pearls and say "oh my stars this is awful" for you?
Pull the splinter filled stick out of your asses, please.
- Comedy Gold in Canada is showing One Day at a Time all day today.
- I remember when Bonnie was a replacement in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune and she said she didn't want anyone to think she was a " Garry" re: the nude scene. This was taken as a slight to Kathy Bates.
- "One of my favorite shows as a kid, sad news"
- Rob Marciano
"Sorry to hear about Bonnie Franklin's passing. She directed me many years ago for an episode of Patty Duke's sitcom, "Karen's Song"."
- Marg Helgenberg
"Very sad to hear of Bonnie Franklin's death. I 1st saw her in 1970 in APPLAUSE on Bway. Please support @PanCan. Too many die too young."
- Dana Delaney
"Very sad to hear of Bonnie Franklin's death. I 1st saw her in 1970 in APPLAUSE on Bway. Please support @PanCan. Too many die too young."
- Patty Duke
"RIP Carrot Top"
- Andy Cohen
"Just heard Bonnie Franklin has lost her battle w/ cancer. The world has lost a gifted actress, and more importantly, a wonderful lady."
- Sally Jesse Raphael
"So sad to hear about actress Bonnie Franklin. She gave us many laughs on 'One Day at a Time.'"
- Nancy O Dell
- Perez Hilton
"Remembering my friend. Rest in peace. Bonnie Franklin."
- MacKenzie Phillips
- r189 et al - DON'T you worry NONE. Take LIFE as it COMES.
- "RIP Bonnie Franklin, RIP Dale Robertson. You both will be sorely missed! My heart goes out to their families! !"
- Patty Duke
- Dana Delaney and Patty Duke said the exact same thing?
- [quote]I can't explain it well,
All you have to say is they were part of the video/soundtrack of your youth.
- Dammit Julie, I meant to say awesome r180. Good stuff.
- [quote]Can we make fun of all the AIDS victims that have died?
I had a partner who died of AIDS and many friends as well. I attended more memorials and funerals in the 1990's than I care to admit. I can assure you that, within the anger and frustartion at the unknown, the virus and the government, these loved ones were also able - while they were of sound mind, to laugh at the face of despair.
Cancer patients who can laugh, evne at the precarious situation they're in, last longer.
That doesn't mean that you don;t ttake the disease or iot's treatment seriously. It just means you'd rather laugh than cry - both acceptable therapies.
Lighten up, bitches
- People Magazine: "When certain television stars pass away, they don't leave the stage – they leave your life. They played ordinary people so perfectly, you almost imagine that once their series concluded they went on living a plain existence parallel to yours as you worked, shopped, ate dinner, watched TV."
- Couldn't stand her as Anne Romano. OMG, she drove me to rage with her velours and pocketless slacks. But then about 4 years ago I saw her in an L.A elevator .she was talkingto everyone and just had a really nice vibe. Oh well. RIP.
- She was one step above Linda Lavin in the bitch department. She got people fired off her show and made unreasonable demands. She demoted Pat Harrington, who was the only name actor on the show. He was funny, Valarie was gorgeous and Mac could've been excellent had see not been a junkie.
But Bonnie? Eh they could've put a mannequin in her place and the show would've been OK
- I have won every award a man can win on Broadway. As for Bonnie Franklin, well she didn't.
- RIP to a real broad, a true talent, and one of the few bitches I know where the carpet matched the drapes.
Here's a shot for you, toots.
- Bonnie should have won at least one Emmy for the show. She had a few good episodes that would have qualified. The four parter where she has the affair with the married man. The episode where it's her birthday and she locks herself in the bedroom.
- More stories about her bitchiness please.
- Can we talk about the episode where Barbara was on the pill?
- We couldn't watch One Day at a Time because my mother, who is a walking histrionic personality disorder, was repulsed by what she called "That fat chipmunk face. Ugh! She makes me want to vomit." Then she would make some anti-Semitic remark about how she would never be allowed on television if she wasn't Jewish.
So that's the memory I have of Bonnie Franklin.
- Well, have we established that she was a boozebag or not?
- r213, I had a similar situation with a different type of Mom. She despised Bonnie's TV character and the only reason she would give was "she's a classic overachiever". My response, then and now - What??
- Jewish people don't drink, r214
- my mom also hated Bonnie on ODAAT. Thought she was fake and not believable in the role.
My 80something grandma loved her tho - "i just think she is darling!"
- O I C, r216
- "She was one step above Linda Lavin in the bitch department. She got people fired off her show and made unreasonable demands. She demoted Pat Harrington, who was the only name actor on the show."
Who did she get fired? What unreasonable demands did she make? She "demoted" Pat Harrington? As I recall he was a regular on the show until it ended and it didn't seem like his role was reduced in any discernable way.
I seriously doubt that Bonnie Franklin had so much power that she could get people fired and reduce their roles and make "unreasonable demands" and get them.
There was a character who DID come and go fairly quickly; Jenny Roblicki (sp?). She was kind of wisecracking, older woman sexpot. I don't know why but she didn't last long on the show. I can't imagine Bonnie Franklin would have been so envious of her that she'd get the actress who played her fired. It seemed to me that the character just didn't work for the show.
- This thread is an abomination. The only consolation is that Bonnie is not here to read these posts. Can you imagine how she'd react to such negative comments surrounding her death?
- [quote] She demoted Pat Harrington, who was the only name actor on the show
She did not demote Pat Harrington. If anything he got special billing.
The last season Howard Hessman was a regular, and he was billed second (after Bonnie)
Pat got special billing, billed third with this billing
Pretty good to get 'starring' for being billed third.
- That's a big problem for Jewish people -- you look at them cross-eyed and they get cancer. That's probably what happened to Bonnie -- one warm day, she contemplated having a beer, but decided against it. Too late, her pancreas reacted anyway.
- Wait, hold on, back it up a minute. Boyd Gaines is straight?
- Here is the final opening credits where both Pat Harrington and Valerie get a 'starring' billing
- More comments:
"RIP my red. Became very close after she guested on Love Boat as Mrs. Stubbing. I'm alive cuz of her. Got me to realize I had a prob and forced me into rehab. She confronted me in character btwn takes. Her words still echo. "Dammit, Julie...get off the fucking junk or you'll be dead in a year." That was my red, a straight shooter. Missing her already. Not coping well with this. Not coping well at all.
- R198 So now Andy Cohen is going to be the source of rumors that Carrot Top is dead. Not that anyone would care.
- Bury me, David, I'm dead.
- R225 Mrs. Stubbing was actually played by Marion Ross
- Wait, r225, are you saying she said "Dammit Julie!" to Julie McCoy? That is too much...
- No, Lauren got it right, r228. Scroll down to her filmography.
- R229 Marion Ross who played Mrs. Stubbing and Lauren Tewes who played Julie were NOT on Love Boat at the same time.
- Please tell me she didn't confront Tewes IN CHARACTER! Dear Lord that must have been amazing. And, you coked-out cum dumpster, it's STUBING.
- Well M S Romano, there you go again, thinking this is about you.
- Yep she got Mary Louise Parker fired, she got the gay kid fired, she got Julie Fired and she didn't like David either.
Pat Harrington went from the last position with a "starring" and was demoted after the first season.
Harrington was hysterical and the only true "star" on the show before it started.
She was a total bitch who instead of helping a young Mac said, "Just fire her."
She was always bitching about not having enough lines and how the whole show should revolve around her. Even Hazel's daughter, who created the show in part, couldn't work with her and left.
- [quote]She got Mary Louise Parker fired because she was funnier and didn't like her.
You mean Mary Louise WILSON! She played neighbor "Ginny Roblicki" for one season, I believe it was the second season. She's a wonderful actress, and I too was puzzled by her disappearance. Sort of like the character "Crystal" on Roseanne, but I believe she did resurface briefly some seasons later.
- Mary Louise Parker was like 8 when ODAAT was on.
The name is WILSON dammit!
- The only true Mary Louise is MISS STREEP, bitches.
Not the Streep Troll
- I have heard the Mary Louise rumours for years but if you watch this Youtube clip at around the 5:00 mark, Wilson herself states it was SHE who asked to be let out of the show.
- Mary Louise Parker WAS forced out. By BF.
First of all on that YT clip you can see she's lying by hiding her face
Second, do you think the woman is going to admit she got canned, when she's trying to land a gig teaching?
Third, even if you believe it, you can see that the character of Ginny was NEVER replaced. This is testament to the fact, Bonnie Bitch Franklin didn't want any so called competition. In every other show, when a character goes of his/her own free will, it's replaced with a similar type one.
Did Alice just not have a fake Flo?
- I wish my father were still here to console and fuck me!
- First Farrah Fawcett, then Donna Summer, and now Bonnie Franklin.
When Lynda Carter goes, the 70s will officialy be dead.
- [quote]Third, even if you believe it, you can see that the character of Ginny was NEVER replaced. This is testament to the fact, Bonnie Bitch Franklin didn't want any so called competition. In every other show, when a character goes of his/her own free will, it's replaced with a similar type one.
Shelley Fabares, much hotter than MLW
- Pat Harrington could convey more with a pack of cigarettes folded into the sleeve of his undershirt, than most actors could with a Shakespearean soliloquy.
- [quote]Richard Masur, also played a gross pedo in the 70's
He also played a sexual harassing boss on "Girls", starring DL fave Lena Dunham.
- Why didn't Bonnie sing the theme song to ODAAT?
- Because, r245, unlike you, she wasn't feeling good.
- "This thread is an abomination."
MARY! full of graxy
- I have the feeling that if MLW was forced out of ODAAT by BF she would say so. What does she have to lose?
MLW was a Broadway baby and I am sure that she was very unhappy doing the series and one season was enough for her.
- I always thought MLW was fired because she and Schneider looked too much alike!
- R241: The 70s are a decade whose pop culture mostly can pass without moruning.
ODAAT was pretty unwatchable. A roommate liked it, so I saw as much as I could tolerate. To a greater degree than some of the other Lear sitcomes, it seemed to quickly tend toward plot devices (like Schneider) and heavy handed scripting. Only Different Strokes seemd worse in that regard. Despite some likable cast members like Valerie Bertenelli and Shelly Fabares, the show really lacked strong primary casting, which saved some of Lear's other shows.
Franklin and her character were easy to mock and her passing is an easy target for DL humor. Pearl clutchers should take their concern trolling elsewhere.
- Agree with 248. She's 81 years old, and she pulls no punches. She says she thought the writing was shit and she couldn't bear it. If Franklin had had her dumped, she would have stated it.
- R234 and R239 appear to have a bizarre, irrational hatred of Bonnie Franklin. And the dumb fuckers can't even get the name right (Mary Louise WILSON) of the person they say Bonnie Franklin "fired." Oh yeah, and she fired the "gay kid" and she wouldn't help poor little "Mac" and she "demoted" Pat Harrington...all that sounds like the insane ramblings of poor slobs who have a lot of time on their hands and need to obsess about SOMETHING. But...Bonnie Franklin? Now THAT is sad.
- [quote]When Lynda Carter goes, the 70s will officialy be dead.
NO! Todavia faltan otros, pendejo.
Hispanic Hotties Tony Orlando and Eric Estrada
- Bonnie Franklin and Crisco.
Two things we gays know a little something about!
- Why did she get the Ann Romano role? Did she know someone, or was she good at an audition?
- She was good at giving head.
MacKenzie Phillips, tapping a vein
- Used to think Schneider was hot when I was a kid. Without the mustache he was pretty handsome.
- Just realized that Bonnie was 31 or 32 when the show started....Ann Romano was 35 when it started.
- Huh r258, that's as fascinating as the Crisco infomercial r254 linked.
- No one wants to admit they were canned. MLW was fired. Of course 50 years later she'll downplay it, but she was fired.
Bonnie got rid of anyone that she felt would upstage her.
David, Ginny, The guy who played her boyfriend with the gay kid, the gay kid, Max, Julie.
The only two she couldn't get rid of were Snyder and Francine, because those two actors were way too famous to fire, so she demoted the. Snyder went from last place, (The place of honor) to third. And she kicked Shelly Long out of the opening credits all the way.
- Mackenzie Phillips said:
Bonnie told me all about women's lib. Of course she also told me cocaine was completely harmless.
David Masur said:
She called me fat
Pat Harrington said:
I think about Bonnie all the time. But my psychiatrist says with the right medication, those night terrors will finally end.
Glenn Scarpelli said:
She made me what I am today. An out of work homosexual
Ron Rifkin said:
I'm not Alan Rafkin, I wish I was though.
Mary Louise Wilson said:
My mother said, "Don't speak ill of the dead." I wish she was alive so I could call her a bitch.
Shelley Fabares said:
She had this odor about her. I suppose it's worse now.
Nanette Fabray said:
I am SO still alive
Boyd Gaines said:
I won every Tony there is. I don't think she was even nominated.
Michael Lembeck said:
She told me to cut my beard, I told her to cut her throat.
Charles Siebert said:
After working with Bonnie all I can say is, "Thank God something else came along."
Howard Hesseman said:
I was TOO on that show.
John Hillerman said:
She had me fired then begged me to let me on "Magnum PI." Then when I got her a part the bitch said, it wasn't big enough for her star quality and walked out. No one cared.
Ronald Sossi (Ex Husband) said:
There's a reason why she never had children. A dark scary horrible reason.
Valerie Bertinelli said:
Can I have her portion?
- So much work, r263: and for zero laughs.
- Bravo, R261!
- Standing ovation for R261!
- I had no idea she was jewish or such a reputed bitch. I would have given her the stinkeye in the elevator had I known. Not the Jewish part. The bitch part.I just knew that Anne Romano was the most annoying ginger to ever grace my screen.
r206 who is jewish and always sad when jews go bad
- [quote]when jews go bad
"Pass the rye whiskey, and the chicken cheese omelet with bacon!"
- Tig Notaro. Tig Notaro. Tig Notaro
Bonnie Franklin, rolling in her grave, and trying to get this thread deleted
- 254 that was awesome!
- Linda Lavin wanted Polly Holliday and Diane Ladd out. She wouldn't let Polly come back after Flo was cancelled and forced Diane Ladd out after one season.
- Polly has stated that "even if 'Flo' doesn't work out as a series, I wouldn't want to come back to 'Alice'--it's like leaving the nest--once you fly out you don't go back".
And Diane left on her own accord, stating that life was too short to subject herself to working on such an unpleasant set.
- Linda and Polly Holliday DID NOT get along at all.
They hated each other, that is the truth
- Polly hated Linda for being a megacunt.
Linda Lavin could give Patti LuPone and Streisand cunting classes.
- Cunt Linda Lavin has to steal my thread even when I'm dead.
- Linda Lavin played a major bitch on an episode of L&O:CI (Jewish mother who had her daughter-in-law killed.) I've always thought it was pretty close to her real life persona.
- Out of respect for Ms Franklin, ladies, no more talk about Linda Lavin.
Let's talk about Mackenzie Phillips or Mary Louise Wilson instead!!!!!!!!
- lol R273. Especially the tap part.
- Does anyone know if Bonnie was a smoker and/or a drinker? That's what usually causes pancreatic cancer.
- I hate looking at pictures of shit, but I love to tap!
Dead Bonnie Franklin
- Me too r278, me too!
- I never knew Bonnie was Jewish until I read it in her obits. I always assumed she was Irish lol!
- Aye lassie, I was Irish! Can I interest you in a pint?
- So far, none of her obituaries have mentioned her time playing bass for the Association.
- Did they mention that she had been a long term boozebag and had recently switched to heroin?
- Can't believe you bitches haven't posted this. She's in one of those "Bonnie" outfits, and I love the way she tries to act/birth the scripted talk, but her tap sounds are pretty damn clean.
- Bless you r284.
- She was a tap dancer? Ok
- I'd still like to know how she got the Ann Romano role and what happened with Whitney Blake getting booted from a show she created.
- Bonnie Franklin's role on television similar to life
Palm Beach Post, November 17, 1977
They say redheads have a little fire to match the flaming tresses. Bonnie Franklin is like that.
At the moment she is sitting on the sofa in the living room of her Beverly Hills apartment. Her bare feet are tucked beneath her. She wears Jeans and a navy sweater.
Bonnie is miffed, but nothing like she had been the week before.
That Thursday, the day before taping "One Day at a Time" for CBS, she got into her car after rehearsal and screamed at the top of her lungs.
"Then I cried for 20 minutes." she recalls. "if you'd ask me about the show then I would have said I hoped it went down the toilet. I've since changed my mind. I have to remember that it's only a situation comedy and I have to stop taking these things too personally."
Her radiant good looks and bright red hair belie her inner turmoil.
She had battled for three days that week with the producers over a script in which she, as Ann Romano, goes through a middle aged crisis.
"Ann wakes up on her 36th birthday and is angry and upset. She fears that life is passing her by and there's nothing left. It's something I've gone through and I'm only 33.
"Five middle aged men were telling me that I didn't understand the story, that I didn't know what I was talking about. The script, written by two women, got castrated because they wanted to go for laughs instead of playing it for reality."
- R287 I'd still like to know how she got the Ann Romano role and what happened with Whitney Blake getting booted from a show she created.
Whitney would've been over 50 by the time the show started. I don't think that's what they were going for.
- Tomorrow is the third day - will she rise from the dead? Zombie bubble cunt shuffling her undead feet in a macabre tap dance.
- Lol r148
- Bonnie did not get Whitney Blake booted from the show. Blake was married to Allan Manning, who had spent 5 years on Laugh-In. After that, he and Blake came up with an idea for a series that reflected Blake's previous experience as a divorced mom raising teenagers. The idea was that Blake would star. Their idea did not initially sell. Four or five years later, they pitched it again, and Norman Lear bought it, but by this time, Blake was seen as to old to star, and Bonnie was eventually cast. Though Mannings produced the first 13-ep season of the show, Blake was never on the payroll, except receiving royalties as co-creator. Bonnie had nothing to do with Blake's non-involvement.
With Mary Louise Wlson, Bonnie indeed thought Wilson pulled too much focus and had her dropped from the show after her 13 contracted episodes were completed.
- I'm so upset that I just overmixed my brownies, so I ran the spoon backwards through them to "erase" the overmixing!
- Fun fact that many might know, but many others have probably forgotten.
Whitney Blake = Meredith Baxter's mother
- It ain't a fun fact to me, toots!
- It's awful Bonnie Franklin died.
Oh WHY OH WHY couldn't it have been Linda Lavin.
- Linda Lavin is far worse than Bonnie Franklin, except Alice was a much bigger hit.
- [quote] Bonnie was eventually cast
Why? Did she audition? Was she friends with someone?
- 2009 BF interview...which is more annoying...Bonnie's inability to tell story without going off on a tangent or the smarmy interviewer's eagerness to keep interrupting and/or laughing uproariously at some mild quip...
Bonus: We learn Bonnie was chosen because she had (in Norman Lear parlance) a wet face....
- For R300: Interesting post, but copy and paste the link into the box marked "URL" below this text box. That's why that field is there.
Just giving advice to a newbie (am I right about that?)
- Dammit ! Just kidding...
One (more) Day at a Time....
2009 BF interview...which is more annoying...Bonnie's inability to tell story without going off on a tangent or the smarmy interviewer's eagerness to keep interrupting and/or laughing uproariously at some mild quip...
Bonus: We learn Bonnie was chosen because she had (in Norman Lear parlance) a wet face.... www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx9myQUMTDU
- [quote]Fun fact that many might know, but many others have probably forgotten.
Whitney Blake = Meredith Baxter's mother
It was "fun" at R145; now it's just redundant.
[quote]Linda Lavin is far worse than Bonnie Franklin, except Alice was a much bigger hit.
"Alice" ran for 202 episodes; "ODAAT" for 209. Please explain how this makes "Alice" a "much bigger hit."
- [quote]"Alice" ran for 202 episodes; "ODAAT" for 209. Please explain how this makes "Alice" a "much bigger hit."
Their ratings perhaps? I.e., the amount of people that saw the show and the amount of money charged for commercial time? Just guessing.
For instance, Facts of Life squeaked through 9 seasons as a median show with no spectacular ratings for most of its run, a reasonably low budget, no exhorbitant salary raises, but reaching a target demographic that kept it on the air.
Could that have been the case witn ODAAT?
I know Alice got decent ratings and Polly Holliday got a spinoff, albeit a flop.
- Fuck Linda Lavin! Fuck her right in the ear!
Start a goddamned Alice thread! This is MY funeral, toots!
- lol r304 You tell 'em, Bonnie.
- I can't believe Bonnie Franklin, patron saint of DL, died and her thread is ONLY at 305.
We maxed a Donna Summer thread before last call the day she died.
You bitches are SLIPPING!
- I've been on DL since the year 2000, and even back then Bonnie Franklin was a DL icon.
- Was she mean? Like I said before, I loved the show when I was a kid, but she always came off like she would flip off easily and had a temper?
BTW, Bonnie Franklin was Jewish right? Someone told me she was.
- Ann Romano was Eye-talian.
- I got to say: I don't give a fuck that this has-been is dead.
- Then movie it along, toots! r310
- R311: Don't type drunk, honey.
- Let's play who's the bigger bitch
Bonnie Franklin or Linda Lavin?
- No,no, R309, I meant in real life. I should have been more specific.
- Didn't she sometimes used to hide her entire head in those huge cowl neck sweaters? I
I think my fav ODAAT eppy was when Julie's band performed "I Got the Music in Me". She wore really wide bell bottoms.
- I loved the episode where they did Elton John.
And then Bonnie, Nanette and Valerie did the singing triplets song....
- Mackenzie Phillips will be on the Dr. Oz show today (mar 5) to talk about Bonnie Franklin. She brings along Dr. Drew with her for emotional support.
- I would have done Schneider.
- Schneider was creepy and gross.
- I ate out my dead grandmother in her coffin.
- I also would have done bearded Max.
- Bonnie may be gone but MLW is still as feisty as ever!
- Bonnie Franklin.