saturday 9

Along Comes a Friend

1) This week's song is the theme from Kate and Allie, a sitcom that ran from 1984 to 1989. Were you a fan? I liked it well enough

2) The show was about two divorced women who live and raise their children together. Were you ever a single parent? Were you raised by a single parent? I was raised by my dad

3) Allie is proud that she can make a perfect cup of coffee: "Just the essence of the bean. No acidity." Kate is proud that she can belch the alphabet. What are you proud of? my ability to untangle knots

4) Kate and Allie share half of a duplex in Greenwich Village. Many episodes had them doing laundry in the basement. Where are your washer and dryer? at the local laundromat

5) Kate was played by Susan St. James. She was familiar to viewers as the "wife" in McMillan and Wife. Without looking it up, do you know who played McMillan? I do not remember, he was handsome

6) Allie was played by Jane Curtin. She was one of three women in the original Saturday Night Live cast. Without looking it up, can you name the other two? the beloved Gilda Radner and Loraine Newman

7) On the set, Jane Curtin ran a poker game for the cast and crew. Do you think winning at poker takes more luck or skill? a healthy combination of both--leaning toward skill

8) The Kate & Allie theme was cowritten and sung by John Lefler. Years later, Mr. Lefler wrote the theme for the Pokemon show. Is anyone in your life into Pokemon? there is a Pokemon club at my school and I have been given a few figures over the years

9) Random question: What's the last thing you whispered? when I was reading these questions to myself--it helps me concentrate


The Gal Herself said...

Everybody loves Gilda! That's nice. I'm glad she lives on. One of the first Gilda's Clubs ever is here in Chicago.

Looks like you and I are the only ones who hoard quarters to do our laundry.

I have three necklaces on my dresser that could benefit from your untangling talent.

CountryDew said...

That's an interesting accomplishment. I eventually get things untangled but it can take a while.

Stacy said...

I struggled with tangled chains until I read somewhere to rub a bit of oil on the knot and it will loosen it up. That and I use a toothpick to pick and pull it.

I am Harriet said...

Knowing how to take out a knot is quite the skill. My son loves going to the laundromat because it is so quick.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

#3 .... That's just got to be the knitter in you. lol

I loved Gilda for many things, not the least that she left a legacy in cancer support for women, in the short time that she lived after she was stricken. I guess she impresses me the most because she never lost her sense of irony nor her quick wit.
This 9 has shown me how old I am, and out of how much out of sync.