Serving up this steaming pile of
Celebrity Gossip
Gay Politics
Gay News
and Pointless Bitchery
Since 1995

Who's The Boss?

I loved this show growing up (a big part of my love for it was seeing Tony Danza's great butt in tight jeans). A bit corny, a lot implausible, but a good show nonetheless.

by Anonymousreply 12602/28/2014

Loved that show. Danny Pintauro was my first celebrity crush when I was a kid.

by Anonymousreply 103/10/2012

I loathed that show. It was so boring and the decor of the house was way too stuffy.

by Anonymousreply 203/10/2012

Loved it too.

Tony was prime JO material.

by Anonymousreply 303/11/2012

Alyssa Milano was my first celebrity crush.

I'd still hit that.

by Anonymousreply 403/11/2012

Mona was the best part.

by Anonymousreply 503/11/2012

Who's the Boss?

21 Jump Street

Punky Brewster (not the cartoon version)

by Anonymousreply 603/11/2012

Oh my golly! In the previews for next week, Angela walks in on Tony taking a shower! Can't wait!

by Anonymousreply 703/11/2012

I like Judith Light as the judge on SVU.

by Anonymousreply 803/11/2012

I always wanted to frost my hair like Judy Light.

by Anonymousreply 903/11/2012

I did actually blow a load at least once to that shot of Tony Danza in the shower that was in the opening credit.

by Anonymousreply 1003/11/2012

[quote]I always wanted to frost my hair like Judy Light.

R9=D. Pintauro

by Anonymousreply 1103/11/2012

A bit corny? That's an understatement. However Tony Danza is sexy.

by Anonymousreply 1203/11/2012

For the longest time I truly believed that Tony Danza was gay and out. Don't know why, I think I must have confused him with someone else.

by Anonymousreply 1303/11/2012

How can we see that, r10? I mean a pic of Danza in the shower, not you blowing a load. :)

by Anonymousreply 1403/11/2012

Tony Danza est un homophobe géant!

by Anonymousreply 1503/11/2012

[quote] Tony was prime JO material.

Was he ever!!!

by Anonymousreply 1603/11/2012

Former Bond girl Honor Blackman was suppose to play Mona.

But producers were worried her English accent would be off-putting, Katharine Helmond was chosen instead.

by Anonymousreply 1703/11/2012

For R14

by Anonymousreply 1803/11/2012

He sure was, R3

by Anonymousreply 1903/11/2012

He recently got divorced, R13, so ya never know...

by Anonymousreply 2003/11/2012

Danza seems like a nice guy who is also aware if his limits as an actor. Was it himself or someone else who started the story that all of his tv actors were named Tony because he would forget to respond to cues when they had other names.

by Anonymousreply 2103/11/2012

I guess that's something he and Joey Lawrence have in common, R21. Well, that and their amazing asses.

by Anonymousreply 2203/11/2012

[quote]Danza seems like a nice guy

Are you being serious?

Remember his nasty homophobic remarks about Ellen & Anne?

Or how about how he made life a living hell on WTB for that child actor who played "Billy" near the end of the series run?

by Anonymousreply 2303/11/2012

What are you talking about R23?

Katharine Helmond said the kid was let go because he wasn't comfortable with being on the set and all that goes with it. Plus, the audience never took to him.

by Anonymousreply 2403/11/2012

I thought it had emerged that Danza had hired Ken Ryker back in the day. it was common knowledge.

by Anonymousreply 2503/11/2012

I never heard about the Billy thing, R23. Do tell more. I always thought that little kid was like a mini-me Tony, even down to the voice. This is what little Billy looked like in later years...

by Anonymousreply 2603/11/2012

I don't think Alyssa ever went through an awkward stage in her life.

by Anonymousreply 2703/11/2012

She was a bit thick in the early '90s, and then there was that time in the '80s where she wore braces, but all in all, Alyssa really never had an awkward period.

by Anonymousreply 2803/11/2012

Oh yeah, she did have a thick period, but she was cute thick even when she had the short, blonde hair in that godawful movie about the twins.

by Anonymousreply 2903/11/2012

You have to admit Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore) would have been a much better Mona than Katharine Helmond.

by Anonymousreply 3003/11/2012

LOL R29, that was exactly the movie I was talking about, too (Double Dragon). She was also thick on The Long Island Lolita Amy Fisher TV movie.

by Anonymousreply 3103/11/2012

R31 - Amy Fisher was no twig. Maybe it was for the role.

by Anonymousreply 3203/11/2012

I liked the show, but I think the Tony/Angela romance was unnecessary. I feel the same about Monica and Chandler and Niles and Daphne from Frasier. Some romances don't really work, but every show seems to push two leads together.

by Anonymousreply 3303/11/2012

I actually think the Tony/Angela romance was what really made the show click. Tony and Judith had great chemistry together, and I loved to tune in to see if they'd finally come out and confess their love for one another.

by Anonymousreply 3403/11/2012

Honor Blackman played the "Mona" role in the English version of WTB. Ran for years. Can't remember what it was called.

by Anonymousreply 3503/11/2012

Really, R34? I used to get the strong impression that Tony Danza thought Judith Light was too ugly for him as a love interest.

by Anonymousreply 3603/11/2012

I once saw a Who's the Boss retrospective, and Tony talked about how another actress came in and read before Judith, and there was absolutely no chemistry. When Judith came in, he flirted, there was chemistry, and the rest was history. I think that Tony's the type of guy where if he wasn't attracted to the actress, he wouldn't have flirted with her to begin with.

by Anonymousreply 3703/11/2012

Judith Light is a vastly underrated actress.

by Anonymousreply 3803/11/2012

A bit corny, OP? I love that in a show.

by Anonymousreply 3903/11/2012

I never understood why Tony put up with Angela. I always thought she was ugly as sin, cold, and scary. For some reason the actress radiated evil to me.

by Anonymousreply 4003/12/2012

R35 "The Upper Hand."

by Anonymousreply 4103/12/2012

R38, don't worry. The beacon of her own self-esteem radiates a great distance and illuminates all in its glare.

by Anonymousreply 4203/12/2012

It's on TV Land right now. Tony is STUFFED into those tight pants. I want to dig into his ass like a Thanksgiving turkey.

by Anonymousreply 4307/05/2012

I didn't realize Katherine Helmond had played Emma Borden in "The Legend of Lizzie Borden" (with Elizabeth Montgomery).

by Anonymousreply 4407/05/2012

Milano was never "thick."

You ana-Queens need to give it a rest.

by Anonymousreply 4507/05/2012

The Upper Hand was the UK version of Who's The Boss.

by Anonymousreply 4607/05/2012

Alyssa was never thick?? Are you nuts? Take a look at her meaty ass and thighs crammed into those 501s beginning at 1:45 in this clip, and then again at 5:22

by Anonymousreply 4707/05/2012

R45 - She was carrying about 15 extra pounds by Hollywood standards in Double Dragon. I thought it looked good on her, but she was thick.

by Anonymousreply 4807/05/2012

Like I said, R47. Give it a rest.

by Anonymousreply 4907/05/2012

Pintauro was a pass-around bottom in the late 90s. I wonder if he has the aids.

by Anonymousreply 5007/05/2012

Only if seriously underweight is normal, which it is not.

And that's the trouble with too many of you--you cater to "Hollywood standards" as if this reflected reality.

by Anonymousreply 5107/05/2012

She was indeed thick in "Double Dragon" as well. She's gone through periods of thickness, even at one point during "Charmed", but is mostly able to managed a toned and trim weight.

by Anonymousreply 5207/05/2012

R49 = HATER!!!

by Anonymousreply 5307/05/2012

Tony Danza - cute yeah but too skinny.

by Anonymousreply 5407/05/2012

Helmond was the only funny on e on the show.

by Anonymousreply 5507/05/2012

Saw Tony Danza in person about a year ago. He was waaaay too thin, but seemed outgoing and friendly.

by Anonymousreply 5607/05/2012

Yeah, he's gotten thinner as he's gotten older. He used to have a real phatty.

by Anonymousreply 5707/05/2012

I find the Blackman as Mona story hard to believe. While she's pretty much a national treasure in England, Honor Blackman never made it in Hollywood. If she was on the list, I imagine it was far below the likes of, say, Stella Stevens.

by Anonymousreply 5807/05/2012

Thank you R47 - but she does look good, even when thick. Weight goes to her ass.

by Anonymousreply 5907/05/2012

R38. I'dhqrdly call Light underrated, as she just won a Tony last month (and well-deserved, too)!

by Anonymousreply 6007/05/2012

Such a brilliant idea for a show.

A faghag mom, her gay son, and her drag queen mother take in a closeted prizefighter and his teenage straight daughter. Hilarity ensues.

by Anonymousreply 6107/05/2012

"Lisa Klugman: But you never really needed a drastic body makeover or anything ...

Alyssa Milano: Rent Double Dragon. I was 15 pounds heavier, and that is a lot for someone who's just 5'2". I looked stocky. I lost the weight, was working out, but I hit a plateau, until I started working with Gunnar [Peterson, my trainer]. I think it's his method - he fatigues the muscles until you're burned out. I'll do 40 minutes of cardio and then I'll circuit-train. He believes in constantly shocking the system. You can't get too used to any type of exercise because you won't see the results."

by Anonymousreply 6207/05/2012

[quote]Remember his nasty homophobic remarks about Ellen & Anne?

I never heard about that. Can someone elaborate?

by Anonymousreply 6307/05/2012

Wasn't he a rent boy from the Haymarket on 8th Ave back in the 70s? He's no stranger to pinga. He was at that bar in Chelsea used to be called The Works, had his driver drop him while he had a drink, that story was on here.

by Anonymousreply 6407/05/2012

Nothing "thick" in here but your heads.

by Anonymousreply 6507/05/2012

R65 has been smoking way too much ganja.

by Anonymousreply 6607/05/2012

Or was it The Break? Now called or was called The View! I would eat Danza's ass like a cannoli.

by Anonymousreply 6707/05/2012

We mean "thick" in a good way, R65. You must be hopelessly white.

by Anonymousreply 6807/05/2012

Hold me closer, Tony Danza!

by Anonymousreply 6907/05/2012

[quote]I would eat Danza's ass like a cannoli.

AND how! He had the perfect rentboy/rough trade ass--tight, round and firm. He always showed if off in skintight jeans on Taxi and WTB.

by Anonymousreply 7007/05/2012

Hey, Jude...

by Anonymousreply 7107/05/2012

I don't think they mean it in a good way, R68.

by Anonymousreply 7207/05/2012

Yes we do R72, as in "thicker than a snicker"/thick in all the right places." Who wants a skinny rail?

by Anonymousreply 7307/05/2012

She's not chubby or fat.

by Anonymousreply 7407/05/2012

I actually think Alyssa carries weight well, especially for someone who is short. She should not go short and blonde again.

by Anonymousreply 7507/05/2012

Not saying she is, R74. She looked great voluptuous, and she looks great toned.

by Anonymousreply 7607/05/2012

She looks great period!

by Anonymousreply 7707/05/2012

Alyssa is really as sweet as she seems. I've met her and she reallu is someone to admire. She deserves a bigger career.

by Anonymousreply 7807/05/2012

the greatest moment in Tv history?

It's on season one Disc 1.

by Anonymousreply 7907/05/2012

I kept thinking why does Angela keep saying, "My son," when Danny Pintauro is clearly a girl.

Who knew huh?

by Anonymousreply 8007/05/2012

R78 - I suspect Alyssa is happy with the size of her career, and didn't want to become a movie star.

by Anonymousreply 8107/05/2012

Great cap, R79. I had forgotten that we got a full body shot of Tony in that "shower commercial" scene. I don't think he's huge in the cock dept., but his luscious ass more than makes up for it.

As for Alyssa's career, I think she's done great. How many TV-based actors can say they've been on three successful shows (WTB?, Melrose Place and Charmed)? The girl is likely loaded.

by Anonymousreply 8207/06/2012

I love Alyssa, R82, but I think it's a stretch to include MP. She was only on it for a season or two in its declining years. That Alyssa was on WTB and Charmed for their entire runs are much bigger accomplishments.

by Anonymousreply 8307/06/2012

Very true, R83. Even two long-running shows is an accomplisment. Her residual checks probably look VERY nice.

by Anonymousreply 8407/06/2012

Who's the Boss? will be back in a minute. Stick around.

by Anonymousreply 8507/06/2012

I'm sure she's racking in the bucks just through syndication.

by Anonymousreply 8607/06/2012

Alyssa's Beverly Hills home. She's loaded.

by Anonymousreply 8707/06/2012

Ditto to whoever commented about Tony and Judith's chemistry, it was definitely there. I remember one scene where Tony was play-acting that he was a hairdresser and lifted up Angela's hair into a chignon and their back-and-forth chatter seemed improvised and very natural and charming.

Ditto too, about Judith's acting chops. I saw something on TV once where they describe a scene from One Life To Life in the late 70's, her character Karen freaks out on the stand and apparently it is voted highly on lists of best dramatic TV performances of all time. That same special also said that her scene was frequently used in acting classes in the 80's and 90's for teaching purposes for potential TV actors.

I remember this drama seemed play out over a week, I was 8 but I remember my sisters talking about it. Amazingly the scene below looks like it was taped in one take, I guess that's how it goes with daytime TV budgets. But I really think she did an awesome job.

by Anonymousreply 8807/06/2012

Judith is a WONDERFUL actress. Much better than some bonafide movie stars of today. The chemistry between her and Tony was one of the best things about the show. I loved seeing them being madly in love, but pretending not to be. There's an episode where they almost make out or have sex, but not quite, and at the end, they're discussing what would happen if they ever went "all the way". Tony looks at her and says, "I'd want you to remember it. And you WOULD." And she deadpans back, "So would you..." Classic.

by Anonymousreply 8907/06/2012

Judith's judge was one of the most interesting characters on L&O:SVU. I've always liked her as an actress and consider her vastly underrated.

by Anonymousreply 9007/06/2012

I've met Judith Light a couple of times and she is a lovely, lovely person.

by Anonymousreply 9107/06/2012

[quote]She should not go short and blonde again.

Exactly. Alyssa should stick to tall and dark. No more short roles for her.

by Anonymousreply 9207/06/2012

Lyss Jayne has some of the fastest growing hair I've ever seen. She can cut it thisshort, and in no time it'll be all the way back down her back (sans extensions).

by Anonymousreply 9307/06/2012

Alyssa uses Wen by Chaz Dean. Her hair will always look great from now on.

by Anonymousreply 9407/06/2012

Alyssa can also look stunning with a crewcut to waist length hair, either duly or straight.

by Anonymousreply 9507/06/2012

Alyssa was on Wendy Williams last year, and Wendy asked her if she had tracks (extensions) in her hair, and she said nope. She's since cut it just past shoulder length again, but I hope she lets it get all the way down her back again.

by Anonymousreply 9607/06/2012

Tony is gay. I (I know, I know) had a friend back in the late 80's/early 90's who was a massage "therapist" and Tony was a client of his. He would expect a happy ending every time. One time (the last time my friend "serviced" him), as my friend reached for his dick, Tony bolted up and clocked my friend in the face and started screaming and yelling about him being a faggot and he wasn't into that and he wasn't gay blah blah blah. Sounded like a real freak if you ask me.

by Anonymousreply 9707/06/2012

Wow, that's weird. He expected (and got) a hand job every time, but the last time he freaked out about it? I do believe that Tony is, in the very least, bi. I mean, LOOK at him...

by Anonymousreply 9807/06/2012

[quote]Danza seems like a nice guy who is also aware if his limits as an actor.

Very big limits.

by Anonymousreply 9907/06/2012

Tony played the same guy in everything. He even usually kept his own name as whatever character he played.

by Anonymousreply 10007/07/2012

I prefer the triple-X parody version.

by Anonymousreply 10107/07/2012

[quote]Tony played the same guy in everything.

Hammy! Worst actor on TV ever.

by Anonymousreply 10207/07/2012

R96 - Here are recent pics of Alyssa. Her hair is a few inches past her shoulders.

by Anonymousreply 10307/08/2012

Thanx R96. She looks great, as does her hair.

by Anonymousreply 10407/08/2012

I'm watching the episode now where Angela and Tony are trapped at a dingy motel because of a storm and forced to sleep in a pajama top (her) and bottom (him) with obviously nothing on underneath. How they managed NOT to fuck is a mystery.

by Anonymousreply 10507/17/2012

No mystery, R105 - Angela forgot her strap-on.

by Anonymousreply 10607/17/2012

LOL R106

by Anonymousreply 10707/17/2012

would love to fuck Tony's tight ass

by Anonymousreply 10807/17/2012

Me too, R108. It's like Tony had it written in his contract in the '80s that he'd ONLY wear tight pants. All the better to show off his perfect bubble butt. If no man has ever tapped that, it'd be a crime.

by Anonymousreply 10907/17/2012

Alyssa turns 40 tomorrow!

by Anonymousreply 11012/18/2012

Tony has a real hairy bush and fat uncut cock fucked him back in the 80s

by Anonymousreply 11112/18/2012

Tony has a hairy hole

by Anonymousreply 11212/18/2012

Tony made me lick his hairy hole

by Anonymousreply 11312/18/2012

Tony made everyone do that, Danny.

by Anonymousreply 11412/18/2012

Happy birthday Alyssa.

by Anonymousreply 11512/19/2012

I could not stand Angela. KH made the show watchable.

by Anonymousreply 11612/19/2012

Ditto. R116. Mona was the boss.

by Anonymousreply 11712/19/2012

the opening song is cloying and perfectly awful. The depiction of the advertising world is lame.

by Anonymousreply 11812/19/2012

Tony was always a bossy bottom

by Anonymousreply 11912/20/2012




by Anonymousreply 12012/20/2012

Danza has made homophobic comments going back to his "Taxi" days (e.g. how disgusting it was to get fan mail from men).

He's also been rumored to be closeted. Of course, the former doesn't preclude the latter. On the contrary, it makes it more plausible.

I only saw WTB recently. They were running reruns on TV Guide channel. Light is great on SVU and Ugly Betty but was wasted here. Helmond got off the only good lines, largely because of her delivery.

I didn't see it as a child so I don't have any fond memories of it to mitigate its silliness.

by Anonymousreply 12112/20/2012


by Anonymousreply 12207/31/2013

Every once in a while the re-runs will pop up again. I haven't seen them in several months.

by Anonymousreply 12307/31/2013

Alyssa is the only one who really succeeded.

by Anonymousreply 12407/31/2013

Danny was such an adorable little faggot in his teens.

by Anonymousreply 12502/28/2014

How did Judith and Tony get along?

by Anonymousreply 12602/28/2014
Need more help? Click Here.

Follow theDL catch up on what you missed

recent threads by topic delivered to your email

follow popular threads on twitter

follow us on facebook

Become a contributor - post when you want with no ads!