This is a good example of Van Dyke's improvisational talents. Most of his comedy performed before Richie's school class was made up on the spot, some from Van Dyke's previous performances, and some reacting to the children in his "audience." Also notable in this episode is Mary Tyler Moore's emotive talents which were often overlooked by critics who only saw the silly stuff. Watch Laura's face as she deals with both her son's disappointment in his father, and in Rob's realization that his son is not proud of him. Feminism aside, MTM gives an excellent demonstration of a loving mother and wife allowing her men to work their own way through their feelings without pushing them, but while offering sympathetic support.
I don't think he's don't this with Gaga yet - hope he does. Although I don't like her standard fare, I was amazed by the quality of her voice as she sang with him. Of course, it could just be that Tony makes everyone better!
STEPfamilies: On August 19, our free stepparenting classes will begin again for the Fall 2015 season. We will be meeting Wednesday nights at 6:22 pm, at East Side Baptist Church (same as for the last 19 years!). The classes are free, you can use ESBC's great child care from nursery thru teens.
If you have any concerns about attending this class, please come and check us out. No one will think badly of you. We have ALL been divorced. We are ALL struggling to make our 2nd or 3rd (or 4th) marriages work. You will be welcomed by ALL of us.
Thank you for uploading! I didn't even realize I remembered this until I heard it. I was born the year after this album was produced. I have always had this song in my head - this version even - but never found it. My mother loved June Christy, and I believe she had this album (I seem to remember this version and the album cover). Perhaps this is a real stretch, but I wonder if I heard this so much before and after I was born that it became wedged in my brain…? I counsel couples now as a career and often quote the chorus of this song to them as a point of how they should conduct themselves through their relationship. Most have no idea what song I'm referring to. Now I can point them to this! Thank you again!