Question: In the television show, Who’s the Boss?, where is Tony Micelli originally from?
Last Question: E.T. said his first words to whom?
Answer: A. Gertie
Gertie sat down to watch some T.V. and E.T. was in the room with her. E.T. walked around the T.V. while Gertie tuned in and sounded out some words, such as “basket”, “bandit”, and “ball”. The narrator, of the show, told the viewers that all the words began with the letter “b”. When E.T. heard this, he said “be” and this surprised Gertie, since she did not know E.T. could talk. Gertie told him, “good!” E.T. then said to Gertie, “Be good.” A couple of other phrases that E.T. learned, in the movie, were “E.T. phone home” and “I’ll be right here.”
Question: E.T. said his first words to whom?
Last Question: In the television show, Cagney & Lacey, who played the role of Cagney?
A. Loretta Swit
B. Tyne Daly
C. Sharon Gless
D. Joanna Kern Answer: Both A and C. My bad. I meant to ask who played Cagney in the television pilot/movie, but I messed that up. Loretta Swit played Cagney in the tv pilot movie, then was replaced by Meg Foster. Audience approval was low and the show was pulled until fans banded together to demand its return. Sharon Gless took over as Cagney and played her until the series finale.
Today we are going to go with some awesome freestyle dance with “Hooked On You” by Sweet Sensation. Sweet Sensation was originally formed in 1985 with sisters Margie and Mari Fernandez along with Betty Lebron. Sweet Sensation was signed to a production deal with Platinum Vibe Productions, and recording started on their first album, with Betty Lebron on lead vocals. Using “Hooked on You” as an introduction, the trio was signed to Next Plateau Records. “Hooked on You” was released on the Next Plateau label, along with their second single, “Victim of Love (Goodbye Baby).” In 1987, they were picked up by Atco, and their debut album, Take It While It’s Hot, was released. “Hooked on You” peaked at #64. In late 1988, Mari left the group and was replaced by Sheila Vega. The original album cover featured Betty, Margie, and Mari, but in the 1989 re-pressing of their album, new member Sheila Vega replaced Mari on the cover. The vocals of “Hooked on You” were not changed.
But, the song was re-released, and had greater success, reaching #23 on the U.S. charts.
Sweet Sensation would go on to record only one more studio album, 1990s Love Child. This album would produce their biggest hit – the chart topper “If Wishes Came True“.
The split up a few years later. But this freestyle gem still has me “hooked”!
“9 to 5” by Dolly Parton Became the #1 Song in America on this day in 1981. Dolly wrote this for the 1980 film of the same name, and the single was released on November 3, 1980. The song earned Parton an Academy Award nomination and four Grammy Award nominations, winning her the awards for Best Country Song and Best Country Vocal Performance, Female. This would be Dolly’s only solo hit to land at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. She also hit #1 with her duet with Kenny Rogers, “Islands In the Stream.”
The film was Dolly’s acting debut, and also starred Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dabney Coleman. The film was a huge success, grossing over $103.9 million. Although Dolly was already a successful singer, musician and songwriter, this movie and song launched her permanently into mainstream popular culture.