Along Comes a Friend
Saturday 9: Along Comes a Friend (Theme from Kate and Allie) (1984)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) This week's song is the theme from Kate and Allie, a sitcom that ran from 1984 to 1989. Were you a fan?
No, I am not familiar with this sitcom, thus not a fan
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?
No to both questions
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?
The best thing I ever did was to marry my husband, with whom I reared the most amazing two now grown-up parents of the most special grandkids on the face of the earth. And, I'm pretty proud of all accounts.
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?
I have a designated utility room off the side and rear entry to the house. It is small but very efficient.
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?
Nope, another show I'm either not remembering or never knew.
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?
Again, no! I have never been a Saturday Night Live fan. Besides, I'm thinking the 70's and 80's just weren't good years for much TV watching.
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?
Never played poker, so this is another "Not applicable" question.
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?
Not currently, but years ago, yes.
9) Random question: What's the last thing you whispered?
There is absolutely no whispering in my house. Reason? Hubby has a hard enough time hearing what I say normally. Enough said!
Have you noticed a theme of some form of "no" answer in this post?
Let me leave you with something positive from the 80's.