Who’s the Boss? ran for eight seasons and 196 episodes, and before nearly every episode, Tony Danza recruited the show’s child actors — Alyssa Milano and Danny Pintauro — to tap dance. Thirty years later, do they remember it?
“Can you guys do it? You can’t do it, can you?” Danza asks the duo at Entertainment Weekly’s reunion of the cast. To his surprise, they were game.
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“I can probably do it,” Pintauro replied. When Danza offered to show it off, there was only one answer: absolutely.
Nearly 25 years after the show’s finale, the rust only briefly showed: Pintauro and Milano made it all the way, albeit a little less smooth than their pre-teen selves would have likely done.
During production, a familial relationship developed between Judith Light, Danza, Pintauro, and Milano.
“[Milano and Pintauro] were just kids when they started — you got to take care of them,” Danza told EW. (Pintauro recalled being forced to bring in his report cards.)
“Tony really took responsibility. On Wednesday mornings we’d come in, and he’d have read all the newspapers and do current events with the kids,” Light said. “The mensches they are today have a lot to do with that. We were their home away from home.”
See the tap dance above.