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The 5 Memes of Christmas Day 4: Casual Racism

18 Dec

December 18, 2020

The 5 Memes of Christmas is a series running every Friday this month until the unveiling of the bmj2k.com Annual Fonzie Christmas Meme. Each week we will spotlight a Great Moment in Santa History from Classic TV. This is week 4: Casual racism

I’ve saved the best for next to last. Archie Bunker comes face to face with Black Santa, AKA Henry Jefferson. There’s not much I need to say about this classic, except, whatever happened to Henry Jefferson? Once George Jefferson showed up, Henry left and was never heard from again.

Even on The Jeffersons, no one ever mentioned Henry, he never came for a visit, nada. I have a theory that maybe he really was Santa Claus, came down to Earth for a short while just to annoy Archie and give me some fodder for this blog, then went back to the North Pole to make knock off toys for all the good little kiddies.

And speaking of The Jeffersons, Louise’s best friend Edith never came for a visit, and when Sammy Davis Jr. stopped by, Weezie totally forgot that she met him years before at Archie Bunker’s house. I suspect that The Jeffersons is not a spinoff at all but just a series that coincidentally follows a completely different family named Jefferson that never lived next door to the Bunkers.

Whatever Happened to Danny Pintauro?

11 Oct

October 11, 2010

Remember Danny Pintauro from Who’s The Boss?  The sitcom where we were supposed to believe that Tony Danza went from a former baseball player to a nanny/housekeeper? Really, if Tony was that bad a ballplayer, how come he never played for the Mets? Seriously, how are we supposed to believe this stuff?

This, by the way, is Standard Comedy Plot # 109, next seen in the Hulk Hogan opus, Mr. Nanny.

Anyway, here’s Danny, cute little sitcom tyke. On a hit show, guy had the whole future ahead of him. And then nothing.

Ever wonder what happened to him? He didn’t seem to act much after the show went off the air. In fact, He didn’t seem to do much of anything and faded into obscurity. Even the kids from Diff’rent Strokes went on to greater fame as felons. Danny? Other than a few gay porn pics online (trust me, don’t search) he hasn’t exactly been setting the world on fire.

So what is Danny Pintauro doing now?

This.

Yep, you guessed it. He’s selling Tupperware.

He is a Tupperware salesman.

I’d like to say “how the mighty have fallen” but that doesn’t quite fit.

According to his Facebook page, he only needs $25 more to reach his sales goal.

We wish him luck.

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